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February 15, 2018

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Talal’s whirlwind knock powers Canada Seniors to three-wicket win

KARACHI: Skipper Talal Iqbal’s whirlwind unbeaten knock of 75 powered the visiting Canadian Seniors to an exciting three-wicket victory over Gold Bridge Media here at the Moin Khan DHA Cricket Stadium the other day.

According to the information made available by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) here on Wednesday, Canada Seniors registered their first victory of their Pakistan tour by reaching the target of 243 in the final over.

Despite half centuries from opener Kashif Mehar (58 off 54 balls) and Rizwan Qayyum (55 off 40 balls), Canada Seniors slumped to 213 for seven to leave the match wide open. The brilliance of captain Talal guided them over the line with an undefeated 75 off only 36 balls.

Earlier, Gold Bridge Media posted 242 for six in the allotted 30 overs with Muhammad Irfan scoring 48 off 41 balls. Kamran Hussain struck 43 off 37 balls and Maqbool Ahmed blasted 40 not out off 20 balls. The wickets were shared between Mahmood Ahmed (3-37) and Imran Salim (2-73).

Having played against Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Omar Associates and Gold Bridge Media, they are now to play against Factdate Engineering at National Bank Stadium and Rashid Latif Veterans at UBL Stadium.In Lahore the Canadians will be pitted against Lahore Gymkhana at Bagh-e-Jinnah Cricket Ground on Sunday and Turk Plast at LCCA Cricket Ground on Monday.

They will be pitched against Amar Cables at Country Club Muridke Cricket Ground on February 21. Their last game will be against Punjab Veterans at LCCA Cricket Ground on February 22.

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