After having lost their first 2 matches at home to Kuala Lumpur, Penang salvaged some pride when they defeated UKM at the Kinrara Oval. Played on Friday, 14th April UKM won the toss and elected to bat first. They put up 218 runs all out in 49.4 overs. Opener Fikri Makram Rosdi top scored with 64 runs off 95 balls. The other batters who contributed were Che Wan Razkan Zalati 33, Fair M. Nasir 29 and Azman Tajri together with Ainool Hafiz Md. Yatim 18 runs. Khizar Hayat Durrani with Hassan Ibrahim took 2 for 19 and 50 runs.
Penang stated their run chase steadily but lost 2 quick wickets with the score at 41 runs of 7.2 overs. They were 103 for 3 at 30 overs when inclement weather stop play. A revised target of 194 in 42 overs was set using the DLS Method. Penang took the challenge and reached their target in 41.4 overs giving them victory by 4 wickets by DLS Method. Khizar hayat Durrani was their hero as he contributed 54 unbeaten to take them home for the win. The others who aided were opener Justin Frew 24 and Sharvin Muniyandy 10 runs. Nik Nabil Safwan and Nazril A. Rahman took 2 wickets each for 39 off 9 and 49 off 8 respectively.
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