Khan in fine form with an exciting knock of 95

Victoria were in form as they defeated Dungannon in a re-arranged 20 over game.

Batting first Victoria lost an early wicket, but rebuilt, with David Reiman and Andrew Gray putting on 62 for the second wicket.

However, Victoria were not scoring particularly quickly, as the score stood at on 66 after 12 overs. Gray departed in the next over, for 18.

Victoria had wickets in hand, going into the final seven overs, but were going to have to score at over nine an over, in order to reach a good total of 140.

Scoring at nine an over, wasn’t going to be a problem, as long as Babar Khan remained, as the first ball was dispatched for six.

Khan managed to face the majority of the remaining deliveries, facing 30 of the remaining 45 balls. Khan brought up a 21 ball half century, as the Victoria soaring rate soared. Reiman also brought up his half century, reaching 50 at a run a ball.

Victoria had accelerated, scoring at 13.5 an over, since Khan came to the crease, and Dungannon heads had dropped as Victoria sat on 130 with three overs to go.

However, things were to get worse in the final three overs, as Victoria averaged a staggering 23.7 runs an over.

Khan added another 45 off 10 balls, after passing his half century, and Reiman dispatched four boundaries in succession during the final over.

Reiman finished not out on 67 off 53 deliveries, while Khan was not out on 95 off only 31 balls.

The pair had put on an unbeaten partnership of 132 off 45 balls, and propelled Victoria to 201-2 off their 20 overs.

Dungannon attacked the Victoria bowling early on, trying to give themselves of chasing the mammoth total.

Garry McClune made the breathrough, removing Kelly (27) in the seventh over, with the score on 39.

Khan was introduced, and struck the middle stump with his first ball. Meeke and McNamee built a bit of a partnership for Dungannon, but this was eventually broken by Khan, who returned impressive figures of 2-15 off his four overs.

At 71-3 off 12, Dungannon had a lot of work to do to get close, but the Victoria bowlers didn’t allow this to happen.

Craig Marshall and Jonny Irwin each picked up a wicket, while Gray ran out a batsman with an impressive direct hit from the boundary, as Dungannon finished on 140-6, 61 runs short.

Victoria’s match sponsor was Greiner Packaging. The ball sponsor was Andrews Wallpaper and Paints.