First Semi Final Jinnah vs Middlesex
On Saturday October 8th, the Brooklyn knockout T20 Semi Finals played at Marine Park C, and Marine Park D. The first match Jinnah vs Middlesex, Jinnah won the toss and took first strike. Jinnah 149 for 9 from 20 overs, Ali Haider topped scored with a lusty 64, which included 5 (6s) and 5 (4s), Irfan Naseem 30 which included 2 (6s).

Jahanzeb Alam struck a classy 75 from 37 balls.

Bowling for Middlesex, off spinner Treldon McMillan 3/21 from 3 overs, Mark Audain 2/27 from 4 overs, Selwyn Cain 2/29 from 4 overs was the successful bowlers.

Middlesex 122 all out from 17.2 overs, Middlesex was in trouble from the first over, losing inform batsman, Captain Mark Audain LBW to a ball that pitch outside the leg stump, moving further down the leg side for a first ball duck, adjust by umpire PRINCE, Sharaz Baksh, their best batsman was the next batsman to follow, LBW to Irfan Naseem for 5, Middlesex continued to lose wickets in quick intervals, hence an uphill struggle to get the winning target. Patrick Atkinson with a gutsy 32 and Dominic Audain, with a typical aggressive 23 was the only batsmen to offer some resistance to the Jinnah bowling.

Bowling for Jinnah, Yousef 3/21 from 4 overs, Captain Ata Khan 2/6 from 1.2 overs, and Irfan Naseem 2/13 from 3 overs, Jinnah winning by 27 runs.

Second Semi Final at Marine Park D, Grenada vs Emperial
Grenada 143 for 8 from 20 overs, Gregory Anthony topped scored with a master class 91, which included 3(6s) and 8(4s), Banton 21, bowling for Emperial, Orlando Mofford 3/24 from 4 overs, Kester Sylvester 2/29 from 4 overs. Emperial 145 for 3 from 17 overs, Gregory Nelson 66 not out, which included 5(6s) and Captain Jason Williams 27, bowling for Grenada, Kelly Payne 2/13 from 4 overs was the most successful bowler. Emperial winning by 7 wickets.

Final Jinnah vs Emperial
On Sunday October 9th the Finals of the BCL T20 knockout competition at Marine Park C, Jinnah won the toss and elected to bat, Jinnah 167 for 6 from 20 overs, Jahanzeb Alam played brilliantly for a classy 75 from 37 balls, he played shots to all parts of the field, in one over he took 20 runs from Byron Mars, in another over, he took 15 runs from Colville Brown, capitalizing on some lose bowling from Emperial.

Very good support came from Farrukh Saleem with 31 not out, who steadied the inning, batting sensible picking up the ones and twos and rotating the strike. At one stage of the match Jinnah was 120 for 2 from 11 overs, but it was an impressive spell of medium pace bowling by Arthur Cains, 3/15 from 4 overs, who varied his pace, mixing up his deliveries, Shamroy Primo who bowled impressively from the start of inning, finished with 2/19 from 4 overs, and Kester Sylvester 1/27 from 4 overs.

Emperial was skittle out for 72 from 12 overs, no batsman offered any resistance to the Jinnah bowling, there was no answer to the questions asked from left arm orthodox spinner Asim Pervaiz, the man of the match with 4/4 from 3 overs, Jimil Shah did the initial damage removing Captain former Leeward Islands player Jason Williams for 6, and then clean bowling former Windward Islands batsman Kester Sylvester for 1.

Jimil Shah finished with 2/27 from 3 overs, and Irfan Naseem 1/16 from 3 overs. Jinnah was lead by their inspirational leader Ata Khan, who captain the team very well throughout the entire season, to take a team from number 18 position in the league to number 1 position, winning the T20 Championship.
Jinnah wining by 95 runs.


1 Comment

  1. Muhammad Chaudhry says:

    Congrats and very well Done Jinnah…keep up the good work!!!