LAHORE: Nestle and Meezan Bank qualified for the HYF-endorsed CSP Sim Sim Lahore Corporate T20 Cup final after defeating their respective opponents in the semifinals played here at the Aligarh Cricket Ground.
In the first semifinal, Nestle outplayed Lahore Transport Company. Nestle, batting first, posted a huge total of 194-8. M Faisal batted brilliantly and scored 48 while Hamid Hayat and Umar Dogar hit 28 runs each. Abdul Ghaffar of LTC took 3 wickets. In reply, LTC were all out for 123 in the 16th over. Abdul Ghaffar played a quick knock of 34. Rana Irfan was named man of the match, who took 4 wickets for Nestle.
In the second semifinal, Meezan Bank thrashed Nippon Paints by 83 runs. Meezan, batting first, hammered 156 runs with major contribution coming from Nasir Mehmood who struck 31 and M Ashraf 29. In return, Nippon Paints were all out for 73 runs. Nasir Mehmood emerged as player of the match from Meezan Bank. The final of the tournament will be played on December 30 here at Aligarh Cricket Ground.