Lahore: Chief Minister XI beat Veteran XI by 19 runs in the last and third match of the Veterans Cricket of the Punjab Youth Festival played here at the Bagh-i-Jinnah’s Lahore Gymkhana Ground on Tuesday.
Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan, who was to lead one of the teams was the chief guest of the final ceremony. He was accompanied by Director General Sports and Youth Affairs Punjab Usman Anwar.
Batting first Chief Minister XI hammered 231 runs for eight wickets in 30 overs. Kamran Khan was the vital player in the building of a big total. He cracked 114 runs and got ample support from Zahoor Elahi 32 and Ali Amjad 20. Rauf Wani and Rehan Rauf shared two wickets each for 36 and 48 runs respectively.
In reply, Veterans Blues could manage to reach 212 and in the process they lost all of their wickets. Mian Parvaiz did his best to meet the requirement of the average by scoring 56 runs while Shahid Mansoor scored 45 and Zubair Butt 23. Asim Sheikh and Romail Bashir applied breaks of the flow of their rival teams score by taking four wickets and two in order giving away 42 and 36 runs respectively. Later Rana Mashhood and Usman Anwar gave the man of the match award to Kamran for his brilliant century.