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May 19, 2019

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Revised schedule of Pakistan U-19 tour to SL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday announced a revised schedule of the national U-19 team’s tour to Sri Lanka, which will now comprise five 50-over matches against the hosts.

The said matches will be staged in Hambantota from May 26 to June 5.

The tour was originally planned from May 6 to 20, comprising two four-day matches and three 50-over matches. However, the series was postponed on April 27 by Sri Lanka Cricket following the 21 April terror attack in Colombo.

Members of the Sri Lanka-bound Pakistan U-19 squad have been invited to attend a training camp at the National Cricket Academy from Sunday.

Immediately after the Sri Lanka tour, Pakistan’s U-19 squad will travel to South Africa where they will play seven 50-over matches from June 19 to July 7.

Schedule:

May 26: First one-dayer (Hambantota)

May 28: Second one-dayer (Hambantota)

May 31: Third one-dayer (Hambantota)

June 2: Fourth one-dayer (Hambantota)

June 5: Fifth one-dayer (Hambantota).—APP


Port Qasim crush Customs

KARACHI: Port Qasim made short work of Pakistan Customs to record a comprehensive eight-wicket victory in their match of the Brighto presents Osaka Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup at the Naya Nazimabad Stadium here on Friday night.

After opting to bat first, Customs were bowled out 52 in 11.1 overs with the pace duo of Tabish Khan (4-20) and Mohammad Talha (3-15) inflicting the major damage. Port Qasim knocked off the required runs without much fuss before Tabish was named man-of-the-match.

Meanwhile, a blistering 16-ball 52 (five sixes and five fours) from Bismillah Khan enabled Pakistan Currency whip Alamgir Gymkhana by 45 runs.

After Pakistan Currency reached 200-8, Alamgir were all out for 155 with Azam Khan scoring a 38-ball 58 (five sixes and two fours) and Nabeel Hashmi hoisting four sixes in a 20-ball 32.

Summarised scores:

Pakistan Currency beat Alamgir Gymkhana by 45 runs.

PAKISTAN CURRENCY 200-8 in 20 overs (Bismillah Khan 52, Iftikhar Ahmed 41, Sami Afridi 39; Shiraz Hussain 3-42); ALAMGIR GYMKHANA 155 in 19.4 overs (Azam Khan 58, Nabeel Hashmi 32, Jaahid Ali 24; Abrar Ahmed 2-17, Salman Irshad 2-25, Imran Khan 2-42).

Port Qasim beat Pakistan Customs by eight wickets.

PAKISTAN CUSTOMS 52 in 11.1 overs (Yasir Hussain 11; Tabish Khan 4-20, Mohammad Talha 3-15); PORT QASIM 53-2 in 6.1 overs (Daniyal Ahsan 26 not out).—Sports Reporter


Abid leads Qasmi’s rout of Momin Seeds

KARACHI: Skipper Mohammad Abid Qasim led from the front as Qasmi Gymkhana annihilated Momin Seeds by nine wickets in a lopsided 34th Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Cricket Festival fixture here on Saturday.

The veteran off-spinner grabbed 3-19 while Wasim Ali claimed 3-25 to dismiss Momin Seeds for a measly 83 in 17.2 overs.

Opener Zakir Malik, who was named joint recipient of the man-of-the-match award, then bludgeoned a quickfire 65. His 24-ball knock included nine boundaries and four huge sixes as Qasmi Gymkhana sprinted to 84-1 in just 6.5 overs.

Summarised scores:

MOMIN SEEDS 83 in 17.2 overs (Arif Baloch 22; Abid Qasmi 3-19, Wasim Ali 3-25); QASMI GYMKHANA 84-1 in 6.5 overs (Zakir Malik 65 not out).—Sports Reporter


Leopards chalk up easy victory

KARACHI: Leopards sealed an easy 36-run victory over Tango Cricket Academy in the latest fixture of the Medicam presents Paracha Exchange Royal Ramazan T20 League at the Al-Mansoora Ground here on Saturday.

Arsalan Farzand stood out with a 47-ball innings of 66 that included seven boundaries and one six as Leopards reached 175-7.

Tango Cricket Academy, in reply, made 139 all out in 18.1 overs despite opener Mir Afzal blasting 71 off 42 deliveries with the aid of six sixes and four fours.

Slow left-armer Salman Khan bowled splendidly to capture three wickets for 17 runs.

Summarised scores:

LEOPARDS 175-7 in 20 overs (Arsalan Farzand 66, Fouz-ul-Hasan 34, Arif Khan 34 not out; Tanvir-ul-Haq 3-18, Arsalan Saeed 2-22); TANGO CRICKET ACADEMY139 in 18.1 overs (Mir Afzal 71, Aaqib Rizvi 29; Salman Khan 3-17, Hamza Qadir 2-27, Arif Khan 2-34).—Sports Reporter


Pakistan win Wheelchair T20 Asia Cup

Kathmandu: Pakistan’s wheelchair cricket players celebrate victory after the Asia Cup Twenty 20 wheelchair cricket tournament final match against India at Kirtipur Cricket Ground on Saturday. India set up a target of 212 runs which the national team chased for the loss of five wickets. Mohammad Latif played an innings of 152 runs off just 62 balls.—AFP
Kathmandu: Pakistan’s wheelchair cricket players celebrate victory after the Asia Cup Twenty 20 wheelchair cricket tournament final match against India at Kirtipur Cricket Ground on Saturday. India set up a target of 212 runs which the national team chased for the loss of five wickets. Mohammad Latif played an innings of 152 runs off just 62 balls.—AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan’s wheelchair cricket team won the Wheelchair T20 Asia Cup final beating arch-rivals India in the final at Kirtipur Cricket Ground in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Pakistan played their last group game against Nepal and won by a huge margin of 130 runs to advance into the final against India. On the other hand, India made it three wins in three matches after defeating Bangladesh by 30 runs.

Pakistan then took on India in the final where India set up a target of 212 runs in 20 overs which national team chased for the loss of five wickets. Mohammad Latif played a fine inning of 152 runs off just 62 balls.

Published in Dawn, May 19th, 2019