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CSRL: Super Lions lost against Pakhtoon by 138 Runs. Batting woes continued for Super Lions as batter failed to make mark during the chase

Draw: CSRL Round - 1

Date & Time: 30 June 2024 | 1200 hrs CET

Venue: Buchholz, Uster

Toss: Pakhtoon Zalmi won the toss and elected to Bat


Super Lions suffered a comprehensive defeat due to a poor batting display, with the top and middle order failing to build partnerships and score at a competitive rate. Pakhtoon batter Shinwari Khan played a stand-out innings, scoring 41 runs off 50 balls, including 4 boundaries and 1 six, remaining unbeaten. From Super Lions, Yuva Phalle was the MVP, claiming 4 wickets and created significant pressure on the batting side.


Pakhtoon Zalmi started their batting innings with caution and patience. Openers Umair and Anjum negotiated the early overs. Anjum was playing his shots and changing the strikes. Sriniwas finally broke the partnership as Umair Ahmad was caught superbly by Lokesk in the 7 over (26/1). Super Lions capitalized the pressure by clinching two more wickets as Pakhtoon's captain Bashir was went to pavilion cheaply in 9th over at 37/3. At the half way mark, Super Lions were in commanding position as Pakhtoon were 79/7.


Afterthe drinks break, Pakhtoon batter Hamad showed some agression and scored 20 crucial runs (4x1/6x1). But, Pakhtoon batter Shinwari Khan played a stand-out innings with the bottom order, scoring 41 runs off 50 balls, including 4 boundaries and 1 six, remaining unbeaten.


From Super Lions, Yuva Phalle was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 4 wickets and created significant pressure on the batting side. Sara and Minal bot claimed 2 wickets each. At the end Pakhtoon set a target of 154 runs for Super lions.


In a disappointing performance, Super Lions' batting unit struggled significantly against Pakhtoon bowling attack, and failed to establish any substantial partnerships. Lokesh faced just 3 balls before being dismissed Pakhtoon captain Bashir for a duck, and left his team with an early setback. Following Loki's quick dismissal, Amit managed only 3 runs off 14 deliveries before falling lbw to Hamad.


Minal kept one end going and scored 41 runs off 65 balls, including 6 boundaries and was supported by Srinivas who scored 14 runs and Yuva 13 runs. The middle order to lower down, Super Lions batsment crumbled under pressure as Bashir sent Sara back for just 1 run and Sam with a golden duck. Frreddie followed the suite as well.Prashanth and Jaspal managed 3 runs together. At the end Super Lions got all out at 115 in 28 overs.


Summary: Overall, the Super Lions' batting lineup struggled to cope with the opposition's bowling attack. Lack of partnerships and failure to convert starts into substantial scores were major issues. The team's inability to build momentum resulted in a below-par total, reflecting a disappointing batting display in this match.


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