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Mudassir Abbas and Mohammad Nabil produced sensational performance to guide their respective outfits to crushing victories in the Group G matches of the HBL Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament 2014 being held in Karachi.
Left-arm spinner Mudassir Abbas took seven wickets for only 10 runs as Ebrahim Ali Bhai School trounced Fahims School System by 143 runs at the Hussain Lawai Naya Nazimabad Stadium while all-rounder Mohammad Nabil followed up his knock of 45 with a five-wicket haul to power Khan Secondary School to a massive 222-run victory over Qamar-e-Bani Hashim School at the TMC Ground.
The tournament is being organized by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) and a total of 32 teams, including a couple of outfits selected by HBL on the basis of open trials, are participating in the event which will continue until November.
Ebrahim Ali Bhai School overcame a middle-order collapse to reach a total 208 in 32 overs with Tahir Marwat scoring an unbeaten 70 off 77 balls with the help of eight fours while opener Mohammad Owais contributed a blazing 52 off 32 balls, blasting one six and seven fours. The innings was wrecked by left-arm spinner Ihtaram-ul-Haq (5-34).
Set to score 209 in 40 overs, Fahims School System collapsed dramatically against the spin duo of Mudassir Abbas (7-10) and Mohammad Shoaib (2-12), tumbling to 65 all out in 12.2 overs. They lost their last nine wickets for only 10 runs after the 50-run second wicket partnership between Ihtaram-ul-Haq (22 off 26 balls) and Abdul Hamid (17 off 29 balls).
In the other game, Khan Secondary School rattled up a huge score of 279 in 39.5 overs with Arsal Bashir (55 off 49 balls), Rizwan Meo (53 off 48 balls), Mohammad Nabil (45 off 46 balls) and Sujawal Khan (29 off 27 balls) sustaining tempo with Mudassair Raza (4-32), Qasim Jaffery (2-17) and Zameen Hussain (2-67) being the successful bowlers.
Qamar-e-Bani Hashim School, chasing a target of 280 in 40 overs, succumbed to the scorebaord pressure to be bowled out for 57 in 14.3 overs with the medium-pace of Mohammad Nabil (5-21) and Waqar Hussain (2-28) doing the damage. The demoliaion was completed by left-arm spinner Arish Ali who took wickets for only two runs.