LAHORE - Omer Associates will take on Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) in the 3rd Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Women Cricket Challenge Trophy 2014 final to be played today (Sunday) here at the Gaddafi Stadium.
ZTBL and Omer Associates qualified for the prestigious final on net run rate. In the first match of the day, Asmavia Iqbal batted ZTBL to 53-run triumph over Saif Sports Saga women.
Put into bat first, ZTBL set a target of 135-6 in 20 overs. Asmavia was top scorer with 34 runs while Marina Iqbal contributed 33. Sabiha Zulfiqar clinched 3-16 while Sumaiya Siddiqui, Bakhtawar Iqbal and Aiman Anwar got one wicket apiece. In reply, Saif Saga could manage to score 82-6 in 20 overs. Aiman Anwar made unbeaten 25 while Sumaiya Siddiqui added 18. Qanita Jalil took 2-9.
In the second match of the day, HEC defeated Omer Associates by six wickets but could not qualify for the final as they had fewer points than Omer Associates which booked final berth against ZTBL. Omer Associates, batting first, were all out for 96 in 20 overs. Marium Hasan scored 34 and Muneeba Ali 15. Hina Azam took 2-14 and Iram Javed 2-16. In reply, HEC achieved the target for the loss of four wickets in 18.4 overs.