Pun­jab MPAs de­feat KP by 11 runs in thrilling T20 match

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

LA­HORE—Pun­jab MPA’s XI scored a thrilling 11 runs vic­tory over KPK As­sem­bly XI in a T20 match here on Tues­day night at Gadaffi Sta­dium.

The home side elected to bat on a placid wicket posted 143 for the loss for 9 wick­ets in al­lot­ted 20 overs and bowled out their op­po­nents at 132.

The home team in­nings re­volved around half cen­tury maker and the top scorer Ali Sal­man (51) and Syed Zaeem Qadri (27). They en­ter­tained the au­di­ence with their stroke play and ham­mered bound­aries to dif­fer­ent parts of the ground.

Qazi Farid and Asif Mehmood with 16 runs each sup­ported the win­ning team.

Shah Faisal was the pick of the KPK side and cap­tured 3 wick­ets for 24 runs as Shah Far­man (2/28) and Ish­tiaq Omar (2/ 31) were their other main wicket tak­ers.

KPK, in re­ply, uti­lized their full en­ergy to chase the to­tal set by Pun­jab but fell 11 runs short of the tar­get mainly due to deadly bowl­ing of Ma­lik Taimoor Ma­sood, who grabbed 5 wick­ets for just 16 runs in the role of chief wicket taker. KPK Min­is­ter Shah Far­man ex­hib­ited won­der­ful form, fit­ness and stamina and scored 48 runs but failed to steer his side to suc­cess as rest of the KPK bats­men fell cheapy. Shah Faisal and Go­har Nawaz made 14 and 10 runs re­spec­tively. Mehmood Cheema from Pun­jab also chipped in with two wick­ets. Ear­lier, both the teams were ac­corded warm wel­come upon their ar­rival at the Gaddafi Sta­dium and they were in­tro­duced with the Direc­tor Gen­eral Sports Pun­jab Us­man An­war. Among hun­dreds of sports lovers, sev­eral pop­u­lar fig­ures such as for­mer na­tional Kabaddi cap­tain Shafiq Chishti, world class spin bowlers Yasir Shah and Zul­fiqar Babar were also present in the ground to en­joy the pro­vin­cial par­lia­men­tar­i­ans’ cricket match which was su­per­vised by In­ter­na­tional um­pires Ah­san Raza and Shozab Raza.—APP

Deputy Speaker Na­tional As­sem­bly Mur­taza Javed Ab­basi award­ing tro­phies to the win­ning team of Tent peg­ging at Vil­lage Amra Khurd Khar­ian, District Gu­jrat.

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