KABUL (Pajhwok): An all-round performance from young Azmatullah Omarzai and Noor Ali Zadran’s terrific knock ensured Ayobi Kabul Eagles’ berth in the final of Etisalat 4G Shpageeza Cricket League, beating Hazrat Ltd. Mis-e Ainak Knights by four wickets in the first qualifier here on Monday.
Azmatullah bowled an economic spell and also scored 62 runs in the high-scoring game to help Ayobi Kabul Eagles win the match.
He and Noor Ali Zadran, who also notched a brilliant knock of 85, put on a match-winning 97-run stand after the Eagles lost four early wickets. Earlier, the Eagles’ skipper opted to field first after winning the toss.
Hashmatullah Shahidi and Mohammad Shahzad played exciting knocks for the Knights as the former fell short just by three runs of a terrific century while the latter entertained with a blistering 40.
The Knights eventually set their second target over 200 in the tournament ending on 208/3.
The Knights will face the winner of the Eliminator between DG Bost Defenders and DFI Band-e Amir Dragons while The Kabul Eagles will be up against the winner of the second qualifier on September 16 in the Final of the Etisalat 4G Shpageeza Cricket League.