Saqib Azeem produced a brilliant all-round performance as Defenders got past Iconic CC by six wickets. After having bagged three wickets to restrict Iconic CC to 168 for seven in 20 overs, Azeem remained unbeaten on 44 to ensure Defenders chased down the target in the 18th over. But it was Saud Afzal who shone with the bat as he blasted his way to a 21-ball 60 peppered with seven sixes and two boundaries while Arslan Rasheed chipped in with 25 not out from 17 balls.

Earlier batting first, Iconic CC were helped by good batting from Irfan Arif (30), Abhit Vartak (37) and Joseph James (45).

Brief scores:

Defenders bt Iconic CC by six wickets. Iconic CC: 168 for seven in 20 overs (Nadeem Abbas 18, Irfan Arif 30, Abhit Vartak 37, Joseph James 45, Saqib Hussain 15 not out; Saqib Azeem 3 for 17, Arslan Rasheed 2 for 37). Defenders: 169 for four in 17.5 overs (Saqib Azeem 44 not out, Saud Afzal 60, Arslan Rasheed 25 not out; Jagraj Singh 2 for 21).

Man of the match: Saqib Azeem.

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