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Eaton CC seal crushing win in last pool tie

Eaton CC seal crushing win in last pool tie

KARACHI: Eaton CC warmed up for their quarter-final fixture in the Omar Associates Trophy 31st Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Festival with an eight-wicket win over Sojhula CC here on Monday.

In the lat pool-round game at the Karachi Gymkhana Ground, Eaton CC dismissed Sojhula CC for a paltry total of 118 in 19.5 overs. Skipper Fahad Anjum grabbed four wickets for mere 13 runs in 3.5 overs with off-spinners.

Rashid Hussain was the main run-getter for the losing side with an 18-ball 23 that included three boundaries.

Eaton CC, in reply, knocked off the required runs in only 10.5 overs. Fahad Jabbar led the chase with a 33-ball knock of 49, adorned with five boundaries and three sixes.

Raees Ahmed stroked two sixes and one four in scoring an undefeated 37 from 19 deliveries, while Hasan Sardar hit 21 off 13 balls with a pair of sixes and one solitary boundary.

Fahad Anjum was later named man-of-the-match.

Eaton CC will face Dubai Islamic Bank in the last quarter-final on Friday. The preceding three last-eight fixtures will be played between Omar CC and Omar Colts on Tuesday, Heroes CC vs Medicam on Wednesday and Tapal CC against Atiq Estates on Thursday.

Summarised scores:

SOJHULA CC 118 in 19.5 overs (Rashid Hussain 23, Mansoor Saleem 18, Kashif Bhatti 16; Fahad Anjum 4-13, Ali Asghar 2-19, Zahid Mansoor 2-35); EATON CC 119-2 in 10.5 overs (Fahad Jabbar 49, Raees Ahmed 37 not out, Hasan Sardar 21 not out).

Published in Dawn, June 28th, 2016

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