KCL South Indoor 2024 – Week 2 Highlights
The 2nd week of the indoor season concluded this Saturday evening with all KCL Franchises having played 2 games each in the 2024 edition of the pre-season Indoor tournament.
The weekend featured double headers for the Truthful Warriors, Mighty Strikers, Radiant Stars and Defenders of Peace. All teams have now had an opportunity to give some of their players a chance to combine and bond as a team unit.
The Truthful Warriors join the Merciful conquers as league leaders with two out of two wins on the day. Hammad Butt’s new look Warriors displayed two excellent performance, having blasted 139 against a strong Strikers side who fell 14 runs short in a high scoring contest. Muhaddin’s heroics of 47* (14 balls) were not enough to see the strikers through to their first victory.
The match being played on the other side of the hall was between the Radiant Stars and the Defenders of peace, in which the Stars also proved too hot to handle with a mammoth total of 134-4 in their 8 overs batting first. The Defenders struggled to get any momentum going in their chase and fell well short of the total by 41 runs.
The second round of matches of the day saw the two winners and the two losers of the first hour go head to head, as the Stars now locked horns with the Warriors in what promised to be a battle of two teams in very high spirits. The Stars combined well as a unit to put up a decent total of 116-5 in their 8 overs , Muneeb Ahmed’s late innings blitz of 22 runs with a strike rate of 275 being crucial in the proceedings. The chase for the Warriors was set up beautifully by openers Bilal and Mohsin striking furiously at 300 and scoring 20+ runs each, before Khurram and Naveed also made 20+ run contributions off 9 balls each to get the Warriors over the line with 1 ball to spare. A good, thrilling match!
The Strikers having fallen short earlier batted first this time and piled up a daunting score of 143-6 in their 8 overs against the Defenders. Safeer Ahmed striking 46 runs off 18 balls at a strike rate of 256 being the top contributor. The Defenders were in the chase throughout with respectable contributions of 20+ runs scores by 5 of their 8 batsmen. But the score of 143 proved too much as they too fell 12 runs short by the end. Another excellent game which could have tipped in the favour of both teams competing.