Pakistan Association were crowned Somerley Sunday League champions yesterday. And now they want to accomplish the double, a feat they achieved two seasons ago, by winning the Knockout Cup. 'We want to win the double and I'm very confident that we can because we have got a good side. Even though we have won the league with two games remaining to play, we want to finish unbeaten and then continue this form by taking the Cup,' said Pakistan Association captain Saleem Malik. Malik should know how much value to place on his teammates. 'I didn't do anything today, but my players won it for us,' said Malik, heaving a sigh of relief as KCC Infidels pushed the Pakistanis to the very brink before being beaten by two wickets at the Diocesan Boys School ground. An unbroken 40-run partnership for the ninth wicket between tailenders Rafaqat Ali and Tauseef Ahmed helped the Pakistanis inch past the Infidels' total of 244. That target looked imposing at the outset when Infidels speedster Imran Farcy grabbed two wickets in his very first over and then added another in the next to leave the Pakistanis tottering at three for eight. Bowling with venom, Farcy had Nasir Hameed caught in the gully by Ravi Sujanani and then got the prize wicket of captain Malik, ruled leg before off the very first ball he faced. As if that wasn't enough to put the Pakistanis in a panic, Farcy induced Waseem Imtiaz to edge to slip where Damian Green pouched the catch. Farcy went on to take a further three wickets to finish with his best figures this season - six for 65. But it was still not enough to thwart the Pakistanis. Opener and vice-captain Ilyas Gul stood firm as wickets tumbled around him to top score with 79. He received superb support from Amar Najeeb (32) and Munir Hussain (35), as he went about repairing the early damage. But it was left to tailenders Ali (24 not out) and Ahmed (17 not out) to steer the Pakistanis to victory and seal the 2000-2001 league title with two games still to play. 'Winning the league was a team effort as we showed today. Everyone contributed and this has been the reason for our unbeaten run this season and our success,' said Gul. An accomplished innings of 72 by Damian Green and valuable knocks by opener Mark Eames (55), Mark Johnston (27) and Sujanani (24) had helped Infidels to post 244 for seven in 50 overs. The Pakistanis began their innings with a handicap after being penalised three overs for a slow over rate while bowling. This meant they had 47 overs to accomplish their goal. But that soon seemed inconsequential as Farcy rocked the top order. 'Even though we lost early wickets, I knew we could win,' said Malik. His faith was proven right at the end as everyone chipped in. Even a fired up Farcy could not stand in the way as the Pakistanis squeezed out their 14th consecutive win this season. Opponents will have to find a way to shake this faith if they are to stop the Pakistanis from making a clean sweep of the Sunday competitions in the SAR.