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Faisalabad and Karachi win on second day of play at Pakistan’s National Solidarity Cricket Cup of the Blind

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Earlier today, Faisalabad and Karachi picked up wins on second day of play at Pakistan’s National Solidarity Cricket Cup of the Blind.



Faisalabad took on Quetta in the first game of the day, with Faisalabad winning by 10 wickets. Quetta went 167/5 in 20 overs, and then Faisalabad 168/0 in 11 overs. Abdul Saleem had 43 runs for Quetta, while Ijaz had 99, and Usman had  22 for Faisalabad.  Both teams lost on their first day.  Quetta lost to Abbottabad, who won by 9 wickets. Quetta had 209 runs in 20 overs off 53 runs by Ghous Bux, and 28 runs by Jibran and Imran Hakeem. Abbottabad scored 210 runs in 10.5 overs off 59 runs by Riasat and 52 runs by Waqar Saeed.



The second game of the day was between Karachi and Abbottabad, with Karachi winning by 10 wickets. Abbottabad scored 232/7 in 20 overs while Karachi scored 234/0 in 16 overs.  Waqar Saeed scored 39, Riasat  scored 36, Sohaib score 28 and Mohsin scored 29 for Abbottabad. Awais got 2 wickets for Abbottabad. Murad had 110 runs and Tariq Samuel 101 for Karachi. The win was the second for Karachi.  On the first day, they defeated Faisalabad by 10 wickets. Faisalabad had 200 in 20 overs, of 48 runs by Usman and 27 runs by Habib ul Islam. Karachit was better with 201 in 11 overs of 114 runs by Tariq Samuel and 59 by Shehzad Iqbal.


The competition was organized as a tribute to the victims of the Army Public School Peshawar attack.  The tournament was organized by the Karachi Cricket Club for Blind and concludes on Thursday.  It is being supported by  Sindh Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, HinoPak Motors, DMC South and Hub Pak Salt Refinery.


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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