Dolphins batsmen trump Leopards

Sind Dolphins 273 for 4 (Khurram 81, Shahzaib 59) beat Federal Areas Leopards 271 for 8 (Amin 85, Wasim 30) by six wickets

Half-centuries from Khurram Manzoor, Shahzaib Hasan and Asad Shafiq set up a comfortable win for Sind Leopards over Federal Areas Leopards in Karachi. Khurram and Shahzaib added 97 for the opening wicket, and Shafiq contributed a patient 52 to put the Dolphins in control of their chase of 272. Hasan Raza and wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed took over after they were dismissed to add an unbeaten 36 and seal victory, Dolphins' third in a row, with nine balls to spare.

The Leopards, after choosing to bat, put in a decent show, setting a competitive total. Umar Amin's unbeaten 85, including seven fours, was backed up by 49 from opener Raheel Majeed. It seemed at one stage that the Leopards would struggle to get to 271, but wicketkeeper Naeem Anjum and No.9 batsman Imad Wasim, who made a run-a-ball 30, added 71 to give their bowlers a good target to defend. But in the wake of a combined batting display from the Dolphins, their effort was inadequate.

S Dolphins 2nd innings Partnerships

1st97Khurram ManzoorShahzaib Hasan
2nd74Khurram ManzoorAsad Shafiq
3rd38Faisal IqbalAsad Shafiq
4th28Hasan RazaAsad Shafiq
5th36Hasan RazaSarfraz Ahmed