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Left-arm spinner Tayyab Hussain powered St Paul English School to a convincing seven-wicket victory over Falconhouse Grammar School in the opening match of the 9th PVCA/EBM Inter-School Cricket Tournament 2018 at the Karachi Gymkhana Cricket Ground on October 11.
Tayyab, adjudged Man of the Match, returned the figures of 4 for 22 off six overs which sent Falconhouse Grammar School crashing to a paltry 84 all out in 21.3 overs. St Paul English School raced to the modest target of 85 with as many as 18.4 of 40 overs to spare.
The first match of the tournament, being organized by the Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA) and sponsored by English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM), the makers of the famed Peek Freans biscuits, turned out to be a one-sided affair with St Paul English School dominating the proceedings from the outset.
Falconhouse Grammar School batted first after winning the toss but only opener Muhammad Farjad (21 off 34 balls) and number ten Zain Mazhar (12 off seven balls) could enter double figures as they struggled against the left-arm spin of Tayyab Hussain and off-spin of Saad Abdul Rahman.
St Paul English School lost an early wicket but solid knocks from opener Saad Baig (21 off 50 balls) and Shamsher Daniyal (15 off 43 balls) put them firmly in control and the cameo from Khizar Khan, who remained unbeaten on 24 off 20 balls, completed a comfortable victory for them.