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Gujranwala beats Abbottabad by 7 wickets in blind cricket

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On Saturday, Gujranwala took on Abbottabad at Sadiq Public School Cricket Ground, Bahawalpur in the  National Bank of Pakistan T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy 2015 Bahawalpur. Gujranwala came away victorious by 7 wickets. Israr Hassan was named Man of the Match.



Abbottabad batted first after Gujranwala won the toss.  They managed to put up 156 runs while having a loss of 6 wickets.  Scoring was relatively distributed with Zulfiqar scoring 33, Riasat Khan scoring 30, and Nadeem scoring 38.  Muhammad Waqas took 2 wickets for his side.  When positions were reversed, Israr Hassan scored 72 runs for Gujranwala who met their target with 16.1 overs in a loss of 3 wickets.  This enabled Gujranwala to win.


In other matches, Peshawar beat Okara at Dring Stadium Ground No.1 Bahawalpur, Islamabad came away victorious in their match against Faisalabad at Dring Stadium Ground No.2 Bahawalpur, Lahore lost to Karachi at Dring Stadium Ground No.1 Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur won their match against Quetta at Dring Stadium Ground No.2 Bahawalpur), and AJK beat Attock 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 started Friday, and 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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