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Talha Seals Habib Victory | 2017-04-16 16:00:00

Talha Seals Habib Victory

BY HADEEL OBAID

IBA B v Habib University

IBA B batted first at the IBA Sports Olympiad with their top order being dismissed cheaply early on in the innings. The team struggled with the bat, outdone by a fantastic display of bowling by Habib University. The fielding side were in control of the innings until Furqan Mehmood stepped in to stabilize his side with a valuable knock of 44 runs to pull his university back in the game. None of the other batsmen provided any support with only Ahmed Iqbal scoringa cameo of 14 runs lower down the order. Faajad Mehdi and Ahmed were the key wicket takers for their side, picking up 3 wickets each to stump the opposition. IBA B were bowled out for 118 in 18 overs.

Habib University opener Talha Shaheer was in form and on fire with an outstanding knock of 62 runs which included 9 boundaries and 1 six to set up a comfortable victory for his side. With the foundation set, minor contributions of 17 and 16 by Saad and Ashar propelled Habib University to victory. IBA B bowlers were unable to take wickets when required with only Hassan Marwat making inroads with 2 wickets in his spell. Habib University chased down the target in 14.3 over.

Habib University won by 6 wickets.

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