Quartet shine for Commrade SportsArchive
KARACHI: Fine batting by Jahanzeb Sultan and Zaryab Khan and fine bowling from the duo of Najeeb Memon and Tauqir Malik inspired Commrade Sports to a crushing 97-run victory over Azeempura Gymkhana in their KCCA Commissioner Karachi Cup match here on Tuesday.
After opting to bat first at the Pak Star Ground, Commrade Sports totalled 228 all out in 49.2 overs. Jahanzeb made 58 with the aid of eight fours and one six, while Zaryab hit six boundaries in making 48.
Sharjeel Khan (3-34) and Kamran Khan (3-36) bowled well for Azeempura Gymkhana.
But Azeempura Gymkhana, in reply, were bowled out for a disappointing 131 in 35 overs despite Kamran contributing a fine 58 that included three hits to the fence.
Najeeb grabbed four wickets for 32 runs and Tauqir provided good support with figures of three for 20.
In the other game played at the Landhi Gymkhana Ground Pak Crescent CC defeated Pak Korangi CC by four wickets.
Pak Korangi CC, batting first, were restricted to 155 all out in the 46th over. Fahad Akbar (48 with five boundaries) and Ashraf Ali (39, four fours and one six) were the main run-getters.
Slow left-armer Jawwad Khan claimed three wickets for 20 runs in a tidy spell and medium-pacer Gul Raheem captured three for 33.
In their chase Pak Crescent CC reached 156-6 in the 44th over with Qadir Khan (49, four boundaries), Saifullah (42, four fours) and Jawwad Khan (20 not out) playing key roles in their team’s success.
Badar Qureshi was the pick of Pak Korangi CC’s bowling with three for 26.
Pak Crescent CC beat Pak Korangi CC by four wickets at Landhi Gymkhana Ground.
PAK KORANGI CC 155 in 45.5 overs (Fahad Akbar 48, Ashraf Ali 39, Usama Basharat 21 not out; Jawwad Khan 3-20, Gul Raheem 3-33, Nawaz Khan 2-29); PAK CRESCENT CC 156-6 in 43.3 overs (Qadir Khan 49, Saifiullah 42, Jawwad Khan 20 not out; Badar Qureshi 3-26).
Commrade Sports beat Azeempura Gymkhana by 97 runs at Pak Star Ground.
COMMRADE SPORTS 228 in 49.2 overs (Jahanzeb Sultan 58, Zaryab Khan 48, Wahajuddin 24; Sharjeel Razzaq 3-34, Kamran Khan 3-36); AZEEMPURA GYMKHANA 131 in 35 overs (Kamran Khan 58; Najeeb Memon 4-32, Tauqir Malik 3-20).
Published in Dawn, September 17th, 2015
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