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Omar Associates annihilate Sialkot

Omar Associates annihilate Sialkot

KARACHI: Omar Associates set a new record in women’s domestic one-day cricket on Thursday when they thrived on three centuries to plunder a massive 450-5 against Sialkot in the 10th Mohtarma Fatimah Jinnah National Women’s Cricket Tournament at the Lahore Country Club in Muridke.

Opener Sidra Amin led the run spree by making 176 with her 128-ball knock featuring 23 fours and three sixes. Areeba Hanif compiled 107 — a score which was later matched by Iram Javed.

Sidra and Areeba, who hit 20 fours and one six, shared a second-wicket partnership of 188 before Iram partnered player-of-the-match Sidra in a stand of 204 for the third wicket.

Iram blasted five fours and eight sixes during her hurricane 68-ball innings.

Sialkot never stood any chance of staging a comeback and were sent packing for 84 in 31.1 overs to leave Omar Associates victorious by an emphatic margin of 366 runs. Skipper Asmavia Iqbal claimed 4-15 with her medium-pacers and left-arm spinner Sadia Yousuf took 3-16.

Omar Associates won their first match of the competition on Wednesday by 260 runs against Lahore.

Summarised scores:

OMAR ASSOCIATES 450-5 in 50 overs (Sidra Amin 176, Areeba Hanif 107, Iram Javed 107; Razia Malik 2-27); SIALKOT 84 in 31.1overs (Iqra Nawaz 30 not out; Asmavia Iqbal 4-15, Sadia Yousuf 3-16, Kainat Imtiaz 2-13).

Published in Dawn, May 15th, 2015

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