KARACHI: Defending Champion Omar Cricket Club sailed into the final of Omar Associates Trophy 29th Karachi Gymkhana Cricket Tournament when they Eaton Cricket Club by 32runs in the first semi-final at KG Ground on Friday.
Star-studded Omar Associates survived some anxious moments before coasting an easy win in the end.
All-rounder Asif Raza named man of the match played crucial role in his team?s triumph. He slammed a spectacular 21 in mere eight balls and took two wickets for 22 runs.
In match affected by morning rains and was reduced to 17 overs a side, Omar CC scored 125 for the loss of nine wickets. Hafiz Saad Nasim top-scored with 26 in 23 balls with a solitary boundary. Anwar made 21 in 15 deliveries.
Slow left arm spinner Saad Munir continued his fine form with leather taking four wickets for 33 runs. But effort in end went in vain.
Eaton CC after looking ton upset Omar CC, lost four quick wickets towards the end and was bowled out for 93 with three balls to spare.
Ali Jawwad slammed one six and a four in his 27 off 30 balls and Nadeem Javed scored 17. International Anwar Ali, Faraz Ahmed took cheap wickets.
Omar CC DIB 125-9 in 17 overs (Hafiz Saad Nasim 26, Anwar Ali 21, Asif Raza 21, Omar Siddique 21, Saadat Munir 4-33, Fahad Anjum 2-29) Eaton CC 93 all out in 16.3 overs (Ali Jawwad 27, Nadeem Javed 17, Fahad Anjum 14, Anwar Ali 2-8, Faraz Ahmed 2-9, Asif Raza 2-22).
Source : APP