RBS National Twenty20 Cup

Waqas shines as Lions overwhelm Tigers
KARACHI: A four-wicket haul from all-rounder Waqas Ahmed helped Lahore Lions outplay Multan Tigers by 2 runs in the National Twenty20 Cup at the National Stadium here on Thursday.

It was Lions third straight win in the tournament. In chase of 167, Kashif Naved shone with a 42-ball 58, which included 5 fours and 2sixes. He was supported by Rameez Alam’s 33 but Waqas picked up wickets regularly after the pair were dismissed to turn the game in Lions favour.

Earlier, Lions had slipped to 41 for 3 in their innings but were revived by the Akmal brothers, Umar and Kamran, who added 54 for the fourth wicket. Umar went on to score 64 while Waqas dealt some lusty blows at the death to lift Lions to a score that proved just about adequate.

Summarised scores:

Lahore Lions beat Multan Tigers by 2 runs:

Lahore Lions 166-7 in 20 overs (Umar Akmal 64 not out, Kamran Akmal 31, Sohail Ahmed 25, Waqas Ahmed 20, Zulfiqar Babar 3-22, Muhammad Irfan 3-34) vs Multan Tigers 164-7 in 20 overs (Kashif Naveed 58, Rameez Alam 33, Naved Yasin 14, Muhammad Hafeez 14, Waqas Ahmed 4-22, Aizaz Bin Ilyas 2-24).

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