Sports: Cricket: Waqas shines as Nazeer Hussain CC enters Challenge Cup T20 semis

Karachi

Karachi:Opener Waqas Mahboob smashed an unbeaten century to power Nazeer Hussain Young Fighters Cricket Club into the semifinals of KCCA Zone-I Challenge Cup T20 Cricket Tournament after they defeated Airport Gymkhana by seven wickets here at Young Fighters Ground.

Waqas clubbed 11 boundaries and smashed five sixes in his unbeaten 51-ball 102-run knock while chasing a challenging total of 193 runs. Waqas’ team reached the target in style with ten balls to spare.

Earlier, Airport Gymkhana batted first and put on board 193-3 in 20 overs. Agha Sabir top scored for the side with 47 off 27 balls. Bahadur Ali hoisted five sixes in his unbeaten 46 off 26 balls while Muhammad Owais scored unbeaten 42 off 26 balls with three fours and one six.

In another match at same ground, the spin trio of Hamza Muhammad, Ahmed Nawaz and Sajid Habib shared nine wickets between them to spin Liaquatabad Eaglets in the semifinal after they defeated Royal Cricket Club by five runs in a thrilling finish.

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