The Eagles, needing a win to confirm a top four place, took control of the match with a strong performance in the field. Raheel Zaman dismissed both openers, and tight bowling kept the run rate down. Irtiza Dar made 27* coming in at 5 and batting through to the end, but Stars made just 116 from their 20 overs, with extras top-scoring with 33. Sarosh Abbasi took 3/18, Raheel Zaman 2/13 and Najaf Raza 2/24.
Stars fought back well, taking the first four Eagles wickets for just 33, two each to Mohammed Jawadur Rahman and Pardeep Dhillon. Safwan Khan played a match winning innings, making 42*, but the game was not decided until the final ball, with Eagles scraping out a 4 wicket win. Eagles finish with four wins and will compete in division 1 in the second round, whereas the Stars remained winless despite competing well in every match.

The second match of the day also came down to the last over, with Hurricanes needing 12 runs for the win. Two wickets from the first two balls made it 12 from 4 and they fell 5 runs short. Earlier Royal Challengers lost their first four wickets for 50, but Param Singh (42) Maulik Patel (21) and Shubbam Sharma (23), helped them post a total of 153, Ruyel Miah, Mahe Alam Chodhury and Madhu Bandara each taking two wickets. Hurricanes were 23/3 but 42* from Mahe Alam Chowdhury, supported by Sebastian Verghese (28) and Madhu Bandara took them to the brink of victory. Tendai Mudunge, Ranvir Rana, Waqas Ahmed and Param Singh each took two wickets. 

Maanik- a dominant century

In the final match of the day, Wolves batted first, making 159/6. the innings was founded on an excellent 2nd wicket partnership of 144 between Asash (69) and Aryan Falke (45). They were both out late in the innings and wickets fell cheaply as the middle order hit out. Wolves had Tigers under pressure right away as Prabhmehar Majithia took two wickets to reduce them to 19/2. Another wicket fell on 45, but a dominant innings by Maanik Arora swept Tigers to victory in 16 overs. He made 102 from 51 balls, with eight fours and six sixes, scoring 68% of the Tiger’s runs off the bat. He and Fahad Hossain (34*) put on 115 in an unbroken 4th wicket stand. It was Maanik’s second century of the summer, and he was the dominant bat of Round 1 with 375 runs at an average of 75.

Royal Challengers and Tigers both finished witha 5-1 record, with RC taking first rate on a narrow net run rate difference. NSK placed 3rd and Eagles 4th, again separated by net run rate.

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