Pakistan News & Features Services
Happy Palace School outsmarted Beaconhouse School System by seven wickets in their Group F fixture of the 9th PVCA/EBM Inter-School Cricket Tournament 2018 at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, Karachi, on October 17.
The tournament, having the participation of 32 schools of Karachi, is being organized by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) and sponsored by English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM), the makers of the famed Peek Freans biscuits.
Beaconhouse School System, choosing to bat first, was routed for 135 in 32.2 overs despite Ghulam Mustafa’s 41 off 40 balls. They were undone by left-arm spinner Abdul Rafay, who returned the figures of four for 24 off 7.2 overs as the last six wickets tumbled for only 41 runs.
Happy Palace School didn’t encounter much problems in chasing down the modest target of 136 in 40 overs. They needed only 25.5 overs to do it with opener Furqan Shakil, who was adjudged Man of the Match, striking three sixes and five fours in his 68 off 72 balls.
He dominated the 69-run second wicket stand with Mohsin Khan, who returned undefeated on 29 off 39 balls. The Happy Palace bowlers toiled hard but they could not change complexion of the game.