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May 12, 2019

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Asad excels in bowling role

KARACHI: Test batsman Asad Shafiq shone in an unaccustomed bowling role as Omar Associates whipped Agha Estate by 73 runs in the Brighto presents Osaka Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup fixture at the Naya Nazimabad Stadium late on Friday.

In the other game which concluded in the early hours of Saturday, Karachi Port Trust (KPT) defeated Alamgir Gymkhana by 38 runs.

Asad, who bowls off-spin, grabbed 3-16 in four overs to help his team curtail Agha Estate to 145-9 in 20 overs after man-of-the-match Usman Khan had earlier blasted 71 off 43 balls (nine fours and four sixes) and Umar Akmal a 19-ball 37 (three sixes and as many fours) as Omar Associates posted 218-4.

Sajjad Hashmi was KPT’s hero with a 43-ball knock of 68 (five fours and five sixes) while Mohammad Hasan hit up a 30-ball 54 (four fours and three sixes) in a total of 172-6.

Alamgir’s reply ended at 134 on the final ball of the match with Nasir Owais taking 4-22 in four overs

Summarised scores:

KPT beat Alamgir Gymkhana by 38 runs.

KPT 172-6 in 20 overs (Sajjad Hashmi 68, M. Hasan 54l Fahaddis Bukhari 2-29); ALAMGIR GYMKHANA 134 in 20 overs (Aashir Ahmed 42, S.M. Tahami 29, Shiraz Hussain 24 not out; Nasir Owais 4-22).

Omar Associates beat Agha Estate by 73 runs.

OMAR ASSOCIATES 218-4 in 20 overs (Usman Khan 71, Saud Shakeel 41, Umar Akmal 37, Saim Ayub 29 not out, Khurram Shehzad 22 not out); AGHA ESTATE 145-9 in 20 overs (Sami-ur-Rehman 27, Fawad Khan 26, Surab Baloch 25 not out; Asad Shafiq 3-16, Mohammad Salman 2-19).—Sports Reporter


Bilal delivers 24 dot balls in Corporate T20 fixture

KARACHI: Off-spinner Bilal Asif achieved one of the rarest T20 feats by bowling four overs without conceding a single runs as National Bank romped to a nine-wicket rout of Momin Seeds in the opening encounter of the seventh Corporate T20 Cup here on Friday night.

Bilal not only delivered 24 dot balls but also scalped two wickets at the DHA Sports Club Moin Khan Academy. However, the man-of-the-match was slow left-armer Raza Hasan, who grabbed four wickets for 14 runs as Momin Seeds mustered a miserable score of 55 all out in 18 overs with six of their batsmen failing to scores as the NBP bowlers altogether send down eight maiden overs.

Mohammad Ali made 14 while batting at number 10 while No. 9 Haider scored 12.

NBP then needed 8.5 overs to make the required 56 runs with discarded Pakistan opener Shan Masood finishing 39 not out from 31 balls while striking eight boundaries.

Summarised scores:

MOMIN SEEDS 55 in 18 overs (Mohammad Ali 14; Raza Hasan 4-14, Bilal Asif 2-0, Mohammad Asghar 2-14, Kamran Ghulam 2-16); NATIONAL BANK 56-1 in 8.5 overs (Shan Masood 39 not out).—Sports Reporter


Ilyas stars for Rangoonwala

KARACHI: Leg-spinner Mohammad Ilyas claimed three wickets while guiding Rangoonwala CC to an 18-run victory over Patex Boards in their fixture of the 34th Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival here on Saturday.

Chasing 167, Patex reached only 148-7 as Ilyas took 3-23 in four overs to claim the man-of-the-match award.

Skipper Tahir Khan scored a fighting 19-ball 32 while adding 50 for the unbroken stand of 50 with Azhar Khan (40).

Summarised scores:

RANGOONWALA CC 166-5 in 20 overs (Bilal Irshad 36, Asad Ali 29, Ijaz Ali Shah 28 not out; Sajjad Mirza 2-26); PATEX BOARDS 148-7 in 20 overs (Azhar Khan 40 not out, Tahir Khan 32 not out, Fouz-ul-Hasan 25; Mohammad Ilyas 3-23).—Sports Reporter


Pakistan U-16s lose first one-dayer

LAHORE: After losing the two-match series of three-dayers Pakistan U-16 also lost the first one-day match against their Bangladesh counterparts by 89 runs in Khulna on Saturday.

Chasing a modest 229, Pakistan were bundled out for 139 in 41.4 overs. Only Kashif Ali (64) played a worthwhile knock as Azizul Haque Rony, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi and Mushfiq Hasan took two wickets each.

Earlier batting first, Bangladesh U-16s posted 228-9 in the stipulated 50 overs. Mahfuzur (66) also excelled with the bat while Aziz (35) and Sakib Shahriar (34) also made useful contributions. Farhad Khan (4-54) and Aseer Mughal (3-53) were the main wicket-takers for Pakistan.

Summarised scores:

BANGLADESH 228-9 in 50 overs (Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi 66, Azizul Haque Rony 35, Sakib Shahriar 34; Farhad Khan 4-54, Aseer Mughal 3-53); PAKISTAN 139 in 41.4 overs (Kashif Ali 64, Mohammad Waqas 27, Aseer Mughal 19 not out; Azizul Haque Rony 2-19, Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi 2-31, Mushfiq Hasan 2-34).—Sports Reporter


Rehman Foundation in close win

KARACHI: Rehman Foundation edged Tango Cricket Academy in a nail-biting finish to win their Medicam presents Paracha Exchange Royal Ramazan T20 cricket tournament fixture by two runs at the Al-Mansoora Ground.

After totalling 147-9, Rehman Foundation curtailed Tango Cricket Academy to 145-8 despite a third-wicket partnership of 74 between Ammar Hasan (51 off 53 balls, five boundaries) and Aaqib Rizvi (40 off 30, three fours and two sixes).

Summarised scores:

REHMAN FOUNDATION 147-9 in 20 overs (Abdul Rauf 40, Yawar Bashir 23, Ameer Hamza 20; M. Shafiq 2-38, Umar Lohya 2-38); TANGO CRICKET ACADEMY 145-8 in 20 overs (Ammar Hasan 51, Aaqib Rizvi 40; Manzoor Khan 2-17, Abdul Rauf 2-20, Hafiz Suleman 2-33).—Sports Reporter


Commissioner Karachi Marathon in January

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalwani has announced that the second Commissioner Karachi International Marathon will be held on Jan 5.

Addressing a meeting of Divisional Sports Committee at his office on Friday, the commissioner said that the arrangements for the mega events will kick start after Eid-ul-Fitr.

He informed the participants of the meeting that Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah has assured their full support in this regard.

The meeting was attended by DC South Syed Salahuddin Ahmed, Assistant Commissioner Aijaz Ahmed, SJAS Secretary Asghar Azim, Shahida Parveen, Khalid Jameel Shamsi, Divisional Sports Committee head Ghulam Muhammad Khan, former cricketing great Iqbal Qasim and others.

The Commissioner has appointed Ghulam Muhammad Khan as coordinator for the mega event.

Published in Dawn, May 12th, 2019