Sohail Akhtar hit a scintillating century to power Lahore Qalandars to a six-wicket victory over Yorkshire Vikings in the Abu Dhabi T20 at Zayed Cricket stadium on Thursday.
While chasing a decent target of 185, Lahore Qalandars' opener Sohail Akhtar played a captain’s knock hitting 100 off 56 balls to give his side a victorious start in Abu Dhabi T20 Cup.
Qalandars won the toss and put the opponents into bat first, Yorkshire scored 184-5 while batting first. Harry Brook scored 37 off 26 and shared a 57-run stand for the second wicket with Adam Lyth, who scored 32.
Gary Ballance (33) and Jonny Tattersall added 50 for the fourth wicket as Lahore struggled in the field.
Lahore Qalandars will take on Hobart Hurricanes on Friday in the next game. The match is scheduled to kick off at 4PM PST.
The ADC began launched its first cricket tournament by lending a stage to international and club competitions organised by cricket boards outside the country - the annual Pakistan Super League being a case in point
“We wanted to follow something on the lines of the Fifa Club World Cup, where international teams are invited to Abu Dhabi,” ADC's acting chief executive Matt Boucher said, referring to the annual football competition that pits the best club teams from each of the six continents, as well as the winners of the host country's national league, against each other.