Sports Desk
LAHORE – Karachi Region Saturday defeated Multan by two wickets in the Inter Region U-23 Cricket Tournament on the final day at Multan Cricket Stadium.
Put into bat first, Multan Region were bundled out for 131 runs in their innings while Karachi in reply were crashed out for just 74 runs. Multan Region scored 163 runs in their second innings and set 222 runs victory target for Karachi. Karachi Region their second innings at the overnight score of 69 for the loss of one wicket achieved the target in 26 overs.
Aslam Bareach & Sajid Afridi supervised the match while Shahid Butt was the matchreferee and Zulfiqar Ali was the official scorer. Summarised scores: Multan Region U-23 – 131 in 43.3 overs: (Atif Fawad 29, , Usman Liaqat 21, Aamir 21, Abdul Ameer 5-46, Zohaib 4-57) and 2nd innings 163 in 49.5 overs: (Aamir 75, 11x4s, Maqbool 40, Zohaib 4-38, Fakhar 3-14, Abdul Ameer 2-46) v Karachi Region U-23 – 74: (Hassan,  Akbar Ali 4-19, Aamir Amin 3-25, Adeel Hanif 2-8) and 2nd innings 223-8.(M Zohaib 80, Fakhar Zaman 42, Israr 45*,  Akbar Ali 3-63, Asif Fawad 2-38).