LAHORE - Pakistan thrashed Nepal 15-0 in Punjab International Sports Festival encounter here on Saturday at the Model Town ground in front of jampacked crowd.
Pakistan kept Nepal under persistent pressure throughout the play and rocked them with scoring goals one after the other. The home side demonstrated a higher level of skills in the game to enjoy all time supremacy over its rivals in the play and led the game 3-0 at the end of the first innings. Sumair Zawar played superbly and shone with three scores followed by two each from Asif Mushtaq, Usman Azim, Umair Bhatti, Zubair Nawaz, Zaheer Bashir while Ahsan Baig scored one score apiece to dump their opponents.
Pakistan Baseball Federation (PBF) secretary Syed Khawar Shah was the chief guest on the occasion. In international football, Yemen hardly defeated Mongolia 1-0 as both the teams played an empty first half at Punjab Stadium. In international ju-jitsu, Pakistan ended the day with two victories to maintain its fine run in the event. Asim Moeen and M Ali led their country to success in their respective bouts by exhibiting finer points of the game superior technique. Asim Moeen of Pakistan beat So Sang Boem of South Korea, Yang Hyengju defeated Ajbekov of Kyrgyzstan. Yasan Ali Nabizo of Iran outplayed Siaf Khuder of Iraq and M Ali of Pakistan beat Husain Mohammed of Iraq.
In international kabaddi, two matches were decided in which Pakistan (Punjab) and India (Punjab) scored victories against their respective rivals. Pakistan Punjab defeated Afghanistan 73-40 while in the second match, India beat Nepal 47-20.
With a rousing display of skills and talent, Pakistani deaf teams outshone their Indian opponents to win the cricket, table tennis, badminton and chess titles of the Deaf and Dump Dosti Cup here at different venues.
Pakistan special cricketers defeated India by 29 runs in the last match to make a clean sweep in a three match series at Iqbal Park Sports Complex ground. Pakistan won the opening match by 29 runs followed by 40 runs success in the second match while in the third match, they defeated the arch-rivals by again 29 run.
In table tennis, Pakistan deaf players swept the Indian side clinching the title 3-0 winning both of their singles and double ties. However in the badminton, the Indian players offered little resistance before home team overcome them 2-1, taking one single and one doubles match before losing their reverse single encounter. Deaf players continued to win laurels for their country, winning the chess title 2-1.