ISLAMABAD - Multan, Lahore, HEC and Faisalabad Regions recorded wins in the 7th National Women Cricket Championship-2012 Pool A and Pool C matches played here at Rawalpindi and Islamabad grounds on Monday by beating their respective opponents.
In the first match of Pool A played at National Cricket Ground, Islamabad, Mutan Region beat Quetta Region by 7 wickets. Batting first, Quetta Region were bundled out for 120 runs in 43.5 overs.
Naheeda Khan 38 and Areeb Qasim 16 were the only notable scorers. Nadia Ghulam got 3 for 31, Sadia Siddiq and Hadia got two wicket each.
Multan achieved the 131 runs target in 28.3 overs after losing 3 wickets. Areeb Shamim played made 43 runs, Sana Gulzar and Fakhra score 23 and 18 runs respectively.
Hibba and Khairunnisa got one wicket each from Quetta. Nida Ghulam and Areeb Shamim declared join player of the match. Rasheed and Samera supervised the match. Ameer-ud-din Ansari was the match referee and M Akbar acted as the official scorer.
Lahore score victory:
In another match of same group played at Marghazar cricket ground, Lahore Region thrashed Abbottabad by 7 wickets, Batting first decision backfired as Abbottabad were bundled out for a partly 59 runs in 37.3 overs. Eliezbath destroyed Abbottabad batting and took 4 wickets for just six runs, Hina, Bakhtawar and Namra got two wickets each.
In reply, Lahore achieved the target in 19.3 overs for the loss of 3 wickets, Farzana (*25) and Hina (*10) helped Lahore score 7-wicket victory. Sadia Bibi and Fakhra Nayab got one wicket each for Abbottabad.
Eliezbath Barkat was awarded the player of the match award, Sohail Zaman and Sohail Khan were the umpires, Iqbal Sheikh was the match referee and Umer Iqbal acted as the official scorer.
Faisalabad thrash Hyderabad: In Pool C match played at Shalimar ground Faisalabad Region outplayed Hyderabad by 189 runs. Batting first, Faislabad smashed 261 runs all out in 49.3 overs. Uzma Younis (41), Rabia Shahid (40) and Zainab Riaz (34) played well. For Hyderabad Anzil Ali picked up 4 for 24 runs. Bakhtawar Baloch 3 for 47 and Hissal Marryam 2 for 51 also bowled well. In reply, Hyderabad Region were bowled out for 72 runs in 28.1 overs, Marryam Siddique 11 and Maria Ghouri 10 were the only players to reach double figures. Uzma Younis got 3 for 13 runs, Uzma Younis was named the player of the match, Shakeela Rafiq and Riffat Mustafa were the umpires, Asif Aslam Khan was the match referee and Awais Khan Khalil was the official scorer.
HEC shock Karachi: In the Pool C match played at KRL ground, HEC girls shocked star-studded Karachi Region by 9 wickets. Karachi were bowled out for 109 runs in 44.2 overs after batting first. Sana Taj (20) and Arman Khan (19) played well. Summiya 2/16 and Zeba Manzoor 2/18 bowled well from HEC bowlers.
HEC reached 110 runs target in 23 overs for the loss of one wicket, Ayesha Qazi made unbeaten 63 runs, Sukhan Faiz also made unbeaten 14 runs. Ayesha Qazi was named player of the match.