Zone-VII win low-scoring tieArchive
KARACHI: Zone-VII sealed a six-wicket victory after dismissing Zone-IV for a measly total of 77 in their Division-I fixture of the KCCA Under-15 Inter-zonal Cricket Tournament at the Pak Star Ground on Tuesday.
But in the Division-II tie played in the afternoon at the same venue, Zone-IV, inspired by three good performances, turned the tables on Zone-VII with an 81-run success.
Batting first, Zone-IV made 196-6 in the stipulated 30 overs with Hasan Ahmed (53 not out, seven fours and two sixes) and Mubashir Amin (51, two boundaries) playing major innings.
Off-spinner Mohammad Mubashir claimed four wickets for 16 runs as Zone-VII struggled to 115-9 in their reply.
Zone-VII beat Zone-IV by six wickets at Pak Star Ground.
ZONE-IV 77 in 23 overs (Rafay Mukhtar 20, Ali Zaib 12; Talha Durrani 3-4, Dawood Khan 3-16, Saad Khalid 2-17); ZONE-VII 78-4 in 15.5 overs (Mohammad Kashif 20 not out, Hammad Khan 16; Ameer Sultan 3-38).
Zone-IV beat Zone-VII by 81 runs at Pak Star Ground.
ZONE-IV 196-6 in 30 overs (Hasan Ahmed 53 not out, Mubashir Amin 51, Sibghatullah Raja 22, Aashir Amin 17; Usman Butt 2-23, Osama Ali 2-44, Shayan Fahim 2-58); ZONE-VII 115-9 in 30 overs (Osama Ali 18, Mohammad Waqas 17, Usman Butt 15, Azfar Afaq 15 not out; Mohammad Mubashir 4-16, Hasan Ahmed 2-13).
Published in Dawn, May 28th, 2015
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