Kannur clinched a two-wicket victory over Rufi Calicut Zamorins. Kannur secured their victory thanks to Naveed Saleem who took three wickets for 37. Kannur clinching a two-wicket victory after chasing 138 in 18.5 overs. Calicut which batted first reached 137 for six in 20 overs thanks to a 16-ball 46 from lower order batsman Fahad Al Hashmi. Calicut top order batsmen failed to make a big contribution but their lower order batsmen helped them post a competitive total. Adil Farooq and Hashmi added some useful runs towards the end with the former contributing 24 from 26 balls with two fours and one six. Hashmi hammered three fours and five sixes in his 16-ball knock.
Saleem picked up three for 37 from his four overs while Sulthan Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan and Rizwan Rauf took one wicket each. While chasing opener Prashant Braggs gave a quick start to Kannur by scoring a 14-ball 22 with the help of one boundary and two sixes. Later Rizwan Sadiq and Salman Baber added some useful runs towards the end to ease the pressure of Kannur.
Justin James did a good job by picking up three wickets for 25 from his 2.5 overs. Nashwan Nazir bagged two, while Noor-Ul-Amin, Hashmi and Fahad Tariq took one each.
Mashood CTK and Sanjewa were the not out batsmen when Kannur reached the target in 18.5 overs.
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