RAWALPINDI: Karachi Dolphins set a tough target of 168 runs for Sialkot Stallions in the final of the Faysal Bank Super Eight Twenty20 Cup here at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

After the Dolphins captain Mohammad Sami won the toss and elected to bat first, his openers Shahzaib Hasan and Khalid Latif started aggressively to make 38 in only 2.5 overs before the latter went out for a breezy 30 from 12 balls. He hit four boundaries and a six.

Then, Rameez Raja Junior was run out for four due to a misunderstanding with Khalid when the score reached 63 in 5.5 overs.

However, Khalid Latif found a good partner in Asad Shafiq and both added 90 runs in 71 balls for the third wicket.

But as soon Asad got out for 38, wickets started falling quickly as Khalid held one end together as the Dolphins lost six wickets for just 14 runs to finish at 167-8 in 20 overs.

Khalid remained not out for 81 which he made off 59 balls with three sixes and seven fours.

For the Stallions, left-arm spinner Raza Hasan captured four wickets for 33 runs.