Kotli Lions register first win in KPL 2021


Muzaffarabad: Kamran Akmal-led Kotli Lions have finally managed to win the first match of the 2021 Kashmir Premier League (KPL) as they defeated Overseas Warriors by eight wickets.

Lions chased down a mammoth total of 212 in 19 overs. Kamran scored 60 off 35 balls powered by 10 fours and two sixes while Junaid Ali stroked 51 off 28 balls which included five fours and three sixes.

Ahsan Ali and Asif Ali remained unbeaten on 56* and 34* respectively. Imad Wasim and Faizan Saleem bagged a wicket each for Warriors.

Earlier, Nasir Nawaz, Haider Ali, Azam Khan guided Warriors to 211/6 in 20 overs. Nasir smashed 66 off 44 balls while Haider Ali continued his form, scoring 62 off 38.

Azam smashed 22-ball 51 with the help of five fours and four sixes. Khurram Shahzad took three wickets for Lions while Khalid Usman and Nadeem Khalil bagged a wicket each.

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