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NIGHT 2009: Villa Park defeated Bright Future by 22 runs; For Team Standing please visit www.glensidecricket.org
Villa Park came up big in the final game Night 2009 against Bright Future Villa Park faced Bright Future second time in 2 days to play their last pool game of 2009 Night Tournament. VPCC won the toss for the first time in the tournament and decided to bat first. Villa Park opened the innings with dynamic pair of Zeyad Imtiaz (29) and Mujtaba Baqir (8). Villa Park lost early wicket but that did not stop Zeyad Imtiaz from playing with his usual flare against the side he dominated the other day as well. Hassan Bakhshi (19) supported him well but VPCC lost couple of quick wickets to put them in spot of bother, but the skipper Uzair Ali (55) came in to bat with purpose, as he showed energy in running between the wickets and class and elegance even in his power strokes. There was no stopping of this kind of determined batting; VPCC raced 118 runs in no time. Bright Future once again struck in a bunch in the middle, and it was up to the usual saviors Fawad Agha (39*) and Arsalan Ali (19) to take the total from moderate to massive. Lower order wag once again especially Fawad who displayed brilliant placement and sublime power when needed to take score the daunting 185 in 20 overs. Fahad Syed (2) and Zeeshan Jamal (2) shared two wickets apiece. Bright Future built the base of this massive chase on sloppy VPCC fielding which did not showed any sign of life in the initial going as many catches were put down once again. Ahmed Bakhshi (0) and Muhammad Ahmed (1) bowled their heart out with out any support by other men on the field. But the required target eventually got the toll on BFCC batting as they start loosing wickets to the improved VPCC bowling. In the middle session when BFCC was banking to go big on VPCC, Uzair turned the ball to Fawad Agha (3), who relishes the night environment for pace bowling. Fawad showed his vintage pace and devastated not only the stumps but also the heart of the BFCC batting order. During the game Hassan Bakhshi was injured while attempting to take a catch on the boundary and was taken to the hospital, he is recovering fine. Villa Park defeated Bright Future second time in two days to finish the night tournament on a positive note. Fawad Agha named the player of the game for his brilliant all-round performance.