KARACH - Forgotten Test paceman M Sami produced a sterling all-round show as Omar Associates annexed the second Peace Cup Ramazan T20 Floodlight Cricket Tournament with a thrilling two-run victory over Advance Telecom at the Lawai Stadium Naya Nazimabad here on Sunday night.
Sami hit an awesome unbeaten 59 in 34 deliveries with four boundaries and three sixes and took two wickets for 17 runs to grab the man of the match award. Omar Associates electing to bat first, piled up 173 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. International Rameez Raja continued his brilliant run with the bat scoring a scintillating 80 off 44 balls hoisting as many as seven sixes and three boundaries.
Advance Telecom in reply was restricted to 171 for eight wickets in their 20 overs. Babar Agha smashed half a dozen boundaries and brace of sixes in his 65 not out off 47 balls while Asif Ali was in belligerent mood hammering 55 after consuming 26 balls hoisting six sixes and to boundaries. Jamal Anwar hit one six and one four in his 16.
Sami after attacking batting, took two wickets for 17 runs and off-break boler Misbah Khan claimed two wickets for 28 runs. Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Sports, Adil Siddiqui was the chief guest, distributed the trophies. Chairman of Arif Habib Group, Arif Habib, Nadeem Omar , Chief Executive Omar Associates , Director Sports M Iqbal and other officials were also present on the occasion.
The winning captain Javed Mansoor received the trophy and cash purse of Rs 400,000 while Rehan Shaikh collected the runners-up trophy and Rs 200,000. Saud Shakeel of Malir Gymkhana was named player of the tournament and got Rs 20,000.
Summarized scores:
OMAR ASSOCIATES : 173-7 in 20 overs (Rameez Raja 80, M Sami 59*, Fiazan Riaz 2-23, Sohail Khan 2-31)
ADVANCE TELECOM: 171-8 in 20 overs (Babar Agha 65*, Asif Ali 55, M Sami 2-17, Misbah Khan 2-28).