Abu Dhabi T20: Lahore Qalandars win title with Titans victory

Captain Sohail Akhtar leads by example with half-century as his side triumph at Zayed Cricket Stadium

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Lahore Qalandars became the first holders of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy after defeating Multiply Titans by 15 runs at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in the final on Saturday.

The Pakistan franchise sent into bat first posted 148-6 in 20 overs, with captain Sohail Akhtar leading by example with 56.

The Titans in reply were restricted to 133-5 as after a promising start their innings ran out of momentum.

Titans required 20 from the last over and seamer Harris Rauf bowled an excellent over to concede just five runs to leave the Qalandars winners by 15 runs.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Qalandars 148-6 in 20 overs (Sohail Akhtar 56, Mohammed Faizan 32, Paul Salt 26, Tshepo Moreki 3-33, Saun von Berg 2-28) beat Multiply Titans 133-6 in 20 overs (Theunis de Bruyn 37, Rivaldo Moonsamy 27).


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