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Bahawalpur wins by 9 wickets at National Bank of Pakistan T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy 2015

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In the first match of the afternoon on Friday at the National Bank of Pakistan T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy 2015 Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur took on Azad Kashmir and the home side came away as winners by 9 wickets. Zafar Iqbal was named the Man of the Match in a game played at Dring Stadium Ground No.1 Bahawalpur.



AJK batted first after Bahawalpur won the toss.  Azad Kashmir posted 204 runs while losing 7 wickets in 20 overs, with Nisar Al leading his side in scoring with 55 runs. In batting,  M Afzal took 2 wickets for his side. Bahawalpur met their target in their turn at bat, with 16.5 overs with a loss of 1 wicket. In his turn at bat, Zafar Iqbal scored 118 runs. Nadir then scored 46 runs while not being run out in his turn at bat.


In other matches on the first day of competition at the  National Bank of Pakistan T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy 2015 Bahawalpur, Karachi lost to Peshawar at the Dring Stadium Ground No.1 Bahawalpur, Islamabad beat Attock at the Dring Stadium Ground No.2 Bahawalpur, Quetta lost to Faisalabad by 8 wickets at Sadiq Public School Cricket Ground, Lahore came away victorious by 6 wickets in their meeting with Abbottabad at Dring Stadium Ground No. 2 Bahawalpur, and Gujranwala beat Okara at Sadiq Public School Cricket Ground, Bahawalpur.


The competition features twelve teams divided into two pools.  Pool A includes Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Okara and Quetta.  Pool B includes Karachi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Abbottabad and Attock.  The competition’s defending champion is Islamabad. Group play continued Saturday, Sunday, and yesterday.  The semi-finals are scheduled for today, with the finals scheduled for tomorrow at the  Dring Stadium Ground No.1.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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