CEO BlueEast Leads the Team to Victory: A Match to Remember
Cricket and Pakistanis have such a complicated but definitely loving relationship! As they say, the game is a part of the blood in our country and every person whether young or old can attest to the fact. Taking the time to be physically active when the routine is infinitely hectic & busy, is a huge feat!
But, when we do think of one way that we may be able to pass the time in a fun way, cricket is the first thing that comes to mind. This is the very motivation behind Corporate Cricket League between 14 teams that span across different organizations from all over Pakistan!
The first match of the tournament was held in Model Town, Lahore on the 15th of November between Orient Group and the defending champions, Allied Bank.
The match started early in the morning, with the cloudy weather adding to the excitement of the two teams! To start off, Allied Bank won the toss and chose to ball first. For the next twenty overs, Orient took over the cricket ground and successfully scored 239 runs in 20 overs, the highest ever total for any team in the tournament’s history!
The highest scorer was Kamran Rafi from BlueEast who managed to score a century and added 113 scored to the innings. Another notable performance was by Haji Adnan, who scored 63 runs and aided the team greatly towards the final 239 runs.
When it came to the second innings, the weather took a turn for the worse and it started to rain mid-innings. Due to the weather conditions, a decision was taken based on the scores of both the teams by the first six overs since the Allied Bank were only able to play and score for the first six overs of the second innings.
Former Director Marketing Orient and BlueEast’s CEO, Abdul Rehman Talat, stepped into the ground as the team’s all-rounder, supporting the win throughout!
Orient Group won the match by 6 scores! They had made 59 scores in 6 overs compared to the Allied Bank’s team who had only been able to score 53 runs!
With a stunning batting performance, Orient’s team did not just secure the win for themselves, they also managed to set new records for all to follow.
The match was the first victory for the team, with many others set to occur within the next few days. We heartily congratulate the team and are hoping to see them lift the trophy and bring the trophy home for us!