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IBA Thump Ziauddin University | 2017-04-16 14:00:00

IBA Thump Ziauddin University

BY FARAN SALEEM

IBA Vs Ziauddin University

IBA Sports Olympiad

IBA batted first and were off to a blistering start as their openers were in great hitting form. Zubair Arif and Noman provided a solid platform to their side as they formed a brilliant partnership at the top of the innings. Zubair Arif scored 40 off 40 balls whereas Noman was a bit quicker and scored a fiery 41 off 22 balls with 7 fours and 1 six. After a the platform was set, Muhammad Omer and Emad ul Haq carried the momentum forward and both played some wonderful shots during their valuable partnership. Syed Muhammad Omer top scored for his side with an outstanding 57 off just 33 balls whereas Emad Ul Haq scored 34 off just 15 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. After Emad’s dismissal, Jai Vishal came in and scored 26 off just 8 to end the innings on a high for IBA. IBA scored a mammoth 216 in their 20 overs.

In response, Ziauddin University were off to a reasonably good start with their openers, Zubair Yaseen and Ali Merchant scoring some useful runs at the top. Zubair Yaseen scored 32 off 34 balls whereas Ali Merchant scored 34 off just 13 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. The start was good from Ziauddin University and they needed to carry the momentum forward but that was not the case. The bowling side came back strongly and picked up wickets in a heap to leave Ziauddin in tatters. The wickets were shared among four bowlers and each one of them gave their best and it was an impossible task for Ziauddin to come back from there. In the end, IBA won comprehensively by 95 runs.

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