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Pianoro 114/6 (10 ov)
Baracca Prato 115/3 (9.3 ov)
Baracca Prato won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Zaryab Arshad
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What a contest this turned out to be! Baracca were cruising at one stage with Arshad and Ghulam in with a fabulous partnership and it looked like they would comfortably get past the line, which they eventually did though, but with some drama and spice in the middle losing both of them in quick time that took the game to the final over. Three balls, however, was all Ali Hassan took to let everyone know who the winners are! Blistering finish for them in the end that. Wickets in hand was the key and that helped them overhaul the target. A magnificent 27-ball 53 from from Arshad anchoring the chase while he was well supported by his skipper, Ghulam, who scored a vital 38 as well. 

Pianoro did not have enough runs to defend quite clearly and they failed to pick wickets as well that cost them the game. The first few overs were good for them though as they did manage to keep things tidy but it was going to take more than that to win the game. Waleed Rana (1/8) and Farhan (1/13) bowled really well which were the positives for them but they couldn't get the support required from the rest of the bowlers. 

A good all-round game for Baracca in the end, doing reasonably well with the ball first up and then coming back to the chase the target with seven wickets to spare and a certain confidence booster this. The only thing they will need to work on going ahead will be their catching in what has been an otherwise good performance!
Just for a moment we all thought this game was right back in the balance but what a finish for Baracca! Just three deliveries to get the fourteen runs and some magnificent striking from Ali Hassan under pressure to seal the game for them in the end. Pianoro did well in the end to take it down to the final over but it's Baracca who will walk away with the points in what has been an encounter short of no drama right from the beginning till the end! 
Over: 10 | Summary: 6 2 6 Bowler: Nilantha Kotikawatta Score: 0/0
9.3 Nilantha Kotikawatta to Ali Hassan, SIX! THAT'S IT! A length ball bowled outside off, Ali Hassan has swatted that one over extra cover for a huge six to seal a win!
9.2 Nilantha Kotikawatta to Ali Hassan, a similar ball bowled outside off, Ali Hassan chips it over the off-side infield for a couple. 6 off 4!
9.1 Nilantha Kotikawatta to Ali Hassan, SIX! A length ball bowled outside off, Ali carves it over deep cover for a maximum! What a start to the over. 8 off 5!
Well well! Is this a twist in this game or what? Two big wickets at just about the right time for Pianoro and this game is not done just yet. Two new men in the middle for Baracca and this could go anywhere now. How quickly this game can change in this format and this is going down the wire! What a contest this has been so far. 

14 off the last over!
Over: 9 | Summary: 0 1 0 W 0 1 Bowler: Waleed Rana Score: 101/3
8.6 Waleed Rana to Ali Hassan, CHANCE! A short ball bowled outside off, Hassan top-edges one towards the fine-leg region but only for a single
8.5 Waleed Rana to Ali Hassan, a length ball bowled outside off, Hassan has a swing at it but misses!
8.4 Waleed Rana to Zaryab Arshad, WICKET! A length ball bowled on middle and off, Arshad top edges a pull shot only as far as the bowler, who takes an excellent catch!
8.3 Waleed Rana to Zaryab Arshad, DOT BALL! A length ball bowled into the batsman, who tries to pull but pulls at thin air!
8.2 Waleed Rana to Ali Hassan, a similar ball once again, Hassan pulls it to midwicket for a single
8.1 Waleed Rana to Ali Hassan, a back of a length delivery on middle and off, Hassan drags it back to the bowler
Wickets in hand is the key to any chase and Baracca have done well to lose just one until this over, which was also unfortunate by the way! These two have complimented each other so well with Arshad leading the charge and Ghulam playing second fiddle, who also hasn't missed out on scoring opportunities. Pianoro finally getting a wicket! Is it too late though?

16 off 12 needed
Over: 8 | Summary: 0 1 6 1 1lb W Bowler: Farhan Shafique Score: 99/2
7.6 Farhan Shafique to Ghulam Dastgeer, WICKET! A length ball bowled outside off, Dastgeer miscues the slog and ends up holing out to Fernando at cow-corner, who takes a good catch!
7.5 Farhan Shafique to Zaryab Arshad, a full ball bowled on the pads, Arshad tucks it away past the keeper for a single
7.4 Farhan Shafique to Ghulam Dastgeer, a length ball bowled on middle and leg, Dastgeer edges one onto his pads and ends up taking a single
7.3 Farhan Shafique to Ghulam Dastgeer, SIX! A full-toss on the stumps, Dastgeer slogs it over the leg-side boundary for another maximum!
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