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Ahmadi, Butt deliver third win for Amo Sharks, beating SGT by seven wickets

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Javed Ahmadi and Salman Butt delivered for Amo Sharks third win of the tournament after beating Speen Ghar Tigers by seven wickets with nine balls to spare on Saturday.

Batting first, Speen Ghar Tigers posted a reasonable total of 175 in their 20 overs.

The openers Shabir Noori and Awais Zia had a great start as the pair added 84 runs partnership inside first half of the match. Both scored 68 (52) and 46 (34) respectively. However, after the ddeparture of Awais Zia the flow of the innings came down and got worsened as Nasir Jamshid lost his wicket in the 13th over of match.

Javid Ahmadi receiving man of the match award from Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO, Shafiq Stanikzai

At one stage Speen Ghar Tigers were 143/3 in the 17th over before Karim Sadiq’s crucial 27 of 10 balls that reached them to respectable totalof 175.

For Amo Sharks it was required to start well inside power-play overs with field restrictions, as it was provided by the openers Javed Ahmadi and Usman Ghani. Despite Ahmadi’s 57 of 32 balls, it was Salman Butt’s 48* innings that enabled the team to chase down the target with the help of Afsar Zazai’s 37 of 21 balls.

In the 11th match of the tournament on Sunday morning, Band e Amir Dragons will take on Mis Ainak knights.

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