LAHORE - Legspinner Tanzeel Altaf took two wickets in the final over as Lahore Eagles defeated Rawalpindi Rams by 1 run at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. Zahid Mansoor struck an unbeaten 96 off 61 balls in Rams' chase of 318, but watched from the non-striker's end as Altaf dismissed Munir Ansari and Mujahid Amin with the third and sixth balls of the last over.

Chasing 316, Rawalpindi Rams stayed on course with Awais Zia and skipper Babar Naeem scoring 53 each, and Mansoor striking 11 fours to reach 94 off 58 when their 45th over began. Rawalpindi Rams needed six off six balls, with two wickets in hand. Altaf had smashed five sixes in an unbeaten 14-ball 44 to propel Lahore Eagles to 317 for 6, but had been expensive with the ball, conceding 54 in his first six overs. He gave away a single off the second ball and followed that with a wide, before trapping Ansari lbw. Singles off the next two balls left Mujahid needing to score two off the last ball, and Altaf bowled Mujahid out for 1 to give Lahore Eagles their first win of the tournament.

Sent in to bat, Lahore Eagles were 101 for 5 after losing two wickets in the 17th over. From there, Ikhlaq Butt and Zeeshan Ali put on a 144-run partnership before Butt fell in the 41st over for 109. From there, Zeeshan and Altaf smashed 72 off the last 29 balls. Zeeshan finished on an unbeaten 84-ball 93, while Altaf struck left-arm spinner Babar Naeem for two fours and three sixes off the last five balls of the innings, to propel the team to a mammoth score.