Mirpur Royals, one of the top-notched teams of the inaugural release of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL 2021) have polished their chances of being in the final as they overpowered Overseas Warriors in the Eliminator 1 today.
Royals, the only KPL’s crew to triumph four consecutive rivalries are cataloged to encounter the Rawalakot Hawks in Eliminator 2 with each side struggling to battle the home side in the final.
The initial journey was not a stable one as they lost the first two games but an astounding comeback led them to the playoffs.
Mirpur Royals polish their chances to be in the final
Today’s battle versus the Warriors was a do or die contest – you lose, you go home. Knowing the situation, the Shoaib Malik-led side exerted their all not missing any opportunity during the battle seizing Warriors to let them fly back home.
After winning the toss, the Royals chose to bowl first and conceded a decent target of 161. The opponents lost 9 wickets but Agha Salman won the hearts of their fans scoring 59 off 26. Royals’ Shadab Majeed was declared man of the match for his magical spell of 4-45.
Another win for #MirpurRoyals, they are now on a run and have become the team to beat, gained form at the right time. They have now qualified for eliminator 2 after beating Overseas Warriors in Eliminator 1. Congratulations @sulemanrazauk pic.twitter.com/5g0cQ8wMEC— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) August 15, 2021
Later, the Royals dynasty easily chased the prey in the 19th over sparing four men with the assistance of the entire team. Sharjeel Khan remained the top scorer with 30 runs coming off 17 and the rest of the batters contributed with 12-27 runs individually.
Malik and chaps are one step closer to the title and will put on efforts in the Eliminator 2 on 16th August. The final of the KPL 2021 is programmed to be contested on 17th August.
Notably, the franchise was founded by Adil Waheed and owned by Suleman Raza. The stakeholder crew is joyful over the team’s immense success and wishes to lift up the trophy being the prime winners of KPL 2021.