KARACHI: Fawad Ijaz Khan starred with a half-century as Omar Associates Veterans sealed an emphatic 10-wicket win against Naya Nazimabad Veterans in the Over-60 Super Veterans fixture at the Lawai Cricket Stadium in Naya Nazimabad here on Saturday night.

The off-match, which has been organised by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA), saw Naya Nazimabad Veterans post a healthy 144-1 in the stipulated 20 overs after being put into bat by Nadeem Omar.

Former first-class player Babar Basharat and captain Arif Habib both scored 50-plus while sharing a first-wicket stand of 99.

Arif made 55 off 48 balls (six fours) and Babar made a 43-ball 52 (six boundaries) with both retiring.

Omar Associates reached their target in 19 overs thanks to Fawad’s a magnificent 63 with his unbeaten 60-ball knock including six boundaries. Nadeem put on 44 with Fawad before retiring on 16, while Khawaja Kaleem (25) also retired before man-of-the-match Fawad and Nadeem Yousuf (22) completed the last rites.

Federal minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi graced the occasion as the chief guest and distributed the prizes.

Published in Dawn, December 31st, 2018

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