Misbah-ul-Haq’s spunk and bloody-mindedness finally found some reward as Faisalabad Wolves signed out of the qualifying stage of the Champions League Twenty20 2013 with a ten-run win over Kandurata Maroons at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Friday (September 20) evening. (Wolves vs Maroons, as it happened)
In a match of already eliminated teams fighting only for pride, Faisalabad turned in their first competitive performance of the tournament, scrapping hard to edge out a star-studded Kandurata outfit in a tense finish. (Scorecard/Scorecentre)
Misbah, the Faisalabad skipper, made a spectacular unbeaten 93 off just 60 deliveries, an innings of typically extravagant ball-striking, to single-handedly steer his team to 146 for 6 after being put in by Lahiru Thirimanne. He then marshalled his bowling resources admirably despite a rare bad day in office for Saeed Ajmal.