FMB Mpingwe Sports Club (MSC) T20 Knockout Cricket Tournament reached the quarter-final stage on Sunday.
Eight teams, namely Electra Sales, Conforzi Plantation, Crown Pharmaceutical, Fattani Printers, KU Destroyers, Anchor Industries, Eazy Pack and Deekay Suppliers went through after dismissing Pharmanova, Opco, Fargo, Optichem Fertilisers, Universal Industries, Trans-Maritime, Eshani Products and Kukoma, respectively.
At the Blantyre Sports Club (BSC), Electra Sales beat Pharmanova by nine wickets. Imtiyaz Limbada contributed 27 runs to the win as Faizal Patel took four wickets. Conforzi booted out Opco with an emphatic 186-53 runs win as their stars Ayub and Sohail Patel made individual contributions of 61 runs and three wickets, respectively.
Crown Pharmaceutical outshone of Fargo by 5 wickets at the Oriental Cricket Club (OCC) where Suhail Hafiz was outstanding after making 31 runs and claiming four wickets. Fargo made 166 runs in the entire 20 overs but Crown chased down the score in 15 overs. At the same venue, Fattani made 189 runs all out to beat Optichem by 96 runs.
KU Destroyers won against Universal Industries by 29 runs at the OCC. They made 152 runs in 20 overs whereas Universal made 123 runs and lost all wickets. In-form batsman Gift Kamsonkho made 56 runs and took 3 wickets in the Destroyers’ victory.
At the same venue, Anchor booted out Trans-Maritime by 50 runs after making a total of 204 runs in 20 overs. Imran Khan made 75 runs while Ahshan Khan took 3 wickets for Anchor.
EazyPack triumphed over Eshani Products at Indian Sports Club (ISC) by 5 wickets. Eshani made 98 runs all-out as EazyPack chased down the score in just 16 overs. Best players in this game were Eazy Pack’s Suhail Manjra, who took four wickets, and Sadik Bhatti, who made 47 runs.
Deekay Suppliers made 159 in 20 overs at ISC to beat Kukoma by 34 runs. Kukoma managed 125 runs all out. Deekay’s Salim Jasat was the best performer with 46 runs and four wickets.
“We are happy that all games were played in good spirit and we thank all the team sponsors for their involvement. We most importantly thank FMB for bankrolling this exciting competition,” said MSC sports director Wahab Jagot. n