HYDERABAD: A.R. Women Cricket Academy and Women Cricket Groomers Academy, both from Hyderabad, qualified for the semi-finals of the Sindh Women Cup Inter City Super League Championship here at the Niaz Stadium on Monday.

In a group ‘A’ match, A.R. Women Cricket Academy trounced Physical Sports College Sukkur by eight wickets. Batting first, Physical Sports College scored a poor 79-6 in the stipulated 20 overs. Kashish scored 23 and Shahneela 18. Humera Nazeer took 2-12 and Naila Farhat 2-12.

In response, A.R. Acad­emy achieved the target for the loss of two wickets in just 11 overs. Humera Zaheer scored 26 while Nabaa Bhatti remained unbeaten at 16.

Meanwhile, Women Cri­cket Groomers Academy defe­ated Women Cricket Academy Khairpur by seven wickets in their group ‘B’ game. Batting first, Khair­pur posted 95-7. Zaibunnisa scored 46. Skipper Maham Manzoor claimed 3-5 and Mahagul 2-8.

Groomers achieved the target in 16.4 overs for the loss of three wickets. Eesha Rahupoto scored an unbeaten half-century (53) with eight hits to the fence.

On Sunday, SMS Women Cricket Club Karachi and M. Hussain Women Cricket Club had qualified for the semi-finals.

Published in Dawn, September 28th, 2021

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