December 10, 2022

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Abdullah and Arham lead DPS Faisalabad to CPCA College Championship title

An all-round performance from captain Arham Nawab and half-century by Abdullah Shahid guided Divisional Public School Faisalabad to a six-wicket win over Government College University Lahore in the final to clinch the title of the Central Punjab Cricket Association College Championship 2021-22 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Friday.

Chasing 177 to win, player of the match Abdullah top-scored with 76 off 66 balls. His innings included seven fours and one six. Abdur Rehman contributed 32 off 65 and struck two boundaries during the course of his innings. The pair knitted 64 runs for the third wicket. The left-handed Arham coming to bat at number five returned undefeated on 24. His innings included a four and a six off 25 balls faced. DPS Faisalabad achieved the target with four balls to spare.

Arham collected winning cheque of PKR 0.5 million along with a trophy, while his opposing captain Muzamil Ishfaq bagged runners-up trophy along with a cheque of PKR 0.3 million.

Earlier, after being put into bat, GCU Lahore managed to score 176 for nine in 40 overs. Opening batter Mubashir Muzamil top-scored with a 98-ball 61, which included three fours. Hasnain Qamar batting at number four was other contributor with the bat scoring 33 off 36 balls, hitting three fours.

For DPS Faisalabad, Arham led from the front and bagged three wickets for 22 in eight overs. The off-spinner was equally supported by right-arm fast Abdur Rehman who bagged three wickets for 44 in eight overs.

Scores in brief:

Divisional Public School Faisalabad beat Government College Lahore by six wickets

GCU Lahore 176-9, 40 overs (Mubashir Muzamil 61, Hasnain Qamar 33; Arham Nawab 3-22, Abdur Rehman 3-44)

DPS Faisalabad 177-4, 39.2 overs (Abdullah Shahid 76, Abdur Rehman 32, Arham Nawab 24 not out)

Player of the match – Abdullah Shahid (DPS Faisalabad) PKR 25,000

Best Wicket-keeper of the Tournament – Baqir Raza, Punjab College Lahore (Seven catches, eight stumpings) PKR 25,000

Best Bowler of the Tournament – Hassan Khan, Government Grad. College Sheikhupura (22 wickets in five matches) PKR 25,000

Best Batter of the Tournament – Obaid Shahid, Punjab College Lahore (706 runs in eight matches) PKR 25,000

Best All-rounder of the Tournament – Zeeshan Sikandar, Superior College MandiBahauddin (260 runs and 20 wickets) PKR 25,000