Power CC 228ao (38 overs) defeated Nomads CC 200ao (39 overs) by 28 runs
Deutweg, Sunday 2nd August 2015
Power Cricket Club qualified for the semi-final stage of the Cricket Switzerland Premier League (CSPL) Championship with a convincing victory over defending champions Nomads
Winning the toss on a sunny day, Power skipper Mubarak had no hesitation in electing to bat. Osama and Sajid provided them with a stable start and just when Osama started opening up, he was caught behind down the leg side trying to hook a bouncer from Abid Mahmood. Sajid in partnership with Hassan then stabilized the innings with a 60 run second wicket partnership before Sajid was adjudged lbw of Shafqat. Hassan continued building up partnership with middle order and made sure there was no collapse. He scored a brilliant 72 before being caught behind trying to accelerate. The lower order led by Shahnawaz provided quick runs and Power CC finished their innings on 228 in 38 overs. For Nomads Shafqat was the pick of bowlers with 3 wickets along with Farid Din (3 wickets).
Chasing 228, Nomads got off to a bad start loosing Faheem in the first over strangled down the leg side by Osama. A second wicket partnership of 52 between Asvin and Kannan provided some sense of stability but quick wickets and lack of partnership in middle over in face of good line and length bowling from Power CC ensured that Nomads were always behind the eight ball. Kannan made a valiant 57 but did not get enough support from rest of the team. The match was all but done, when Shafqat was out for 32. For Power, Asad Mahmood continued his irresistible form in 2015 season, this time with the ball, where he picked up 5 crucial wickets for a meager 30 runs and ensured that Power won the game by a comfortable margin of 28 runs. Nomads finished with 200 in 39 overs.
With this victory Power qualifies for the semi finals of CSPL and will now wait for the results of other games to know if they will play their semi finals home or away.