Pakistan register fourth consecutive win in veterans cricket world cup


Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to clinch their fourth consecutive match by 32 runs in the ongoing veterans cricket world cup in Sydney.

Off-spinner Imtiaz Ahmed bowled superbly by taking 3 wickets for 26 runs to help Pakistan restrict opponent before the target.

The skipper of green shirts Ghulam Ali after winning the toss decided to bat first on a pitch which looked good to bat. They scored paltry 178 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 45 overs.

Amir Tousif scored highest 34 runs spread over two boundaries and a six. Sajjad Ali made 29 runs laced with three fours while Mazhar Hussain was dominant by scoring 27 runs.

M. Labrooy took three wickets conceding 26 runs in nine overs while S. Fernando, D. De Silva, and R. Ismail shared two wickets apiece.

In reply, Sri Lanka were bowled out on 146 runs with S. Fernando scoring highest 40 runs including three boundaries.

Jaffer Qureshi, Shahid Anwar, and Javed Hafeez took 2 wickets each.

Pakistan is placed at the second spot on leaders table behind Australia. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan needs to win just one match to qualify for the semi-finals.

Pakistan will next face Australia in their fifth match on November 28.