The Faysal Bank T20 Super Eight is proving to be great spectacle for the viewers of T20 Cricket in Pakistan and the excitement of the citizens of Rawalpindi and Islamabad is clearly evident from their presence in huge numbers at the beautiful Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Today it was all about the Group B as the strongest teams of the group Sialkot Stallions and Karachi Dolphins locked horns with each other in the first game. Dolphins Captain Mohammad Sami won the toss and on a dry wicket, Sami opted to Bat first. Hero from the last game Khalid Latif managed just 15 runs today and was removed by Umaid Asif; Dolphins were 25/1 in the 4th over. Asad Shafiq and Shahzeb Hassan had a steady partnership as they took the score to 60/1 in up until the 11th over. However Sialkot skipper Shoaib Malik continued His good bowling form and removed Asad Shafiq and Shahzeb Hassan of consecutive deliveries, the Dolphins were in trouble at 67/3. Dolphins’ middle order was not able to handle the pressure created by the bowling side, and wickets fell on regular intervals.