PPCB clinch SBP Governor’s Cup


LAHORE – Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank won the 7th SBP Governor’s Cup Inter-Bank Super Series Cricket Tournament 2011, beating defending champions SBP Karachi by 24 runs here at the Gymkhana Ground, Bagh-i-Jinnah on Monday. Batting first PPCB scored 187 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. Mohammad Irfan (43), Mubeen Hammid (33), Tariq Mahmood (37), Mohammad Muneer (15), Umer Manwar (41 not out) and Fahim Ashraf (14 not out) all chipped in to help their team achieve the mammoth total. SBP Karachi’s Khalid Khan took two wickets for 30 runs, Ali Ahmed bagged two for 38 and Naeem Khan took one for 41.
In reply, SBP Karachi were dismissed for 163 runs in the final over. Umer Imtiaz (44), Zohaib Ali (15) and Ali Ahmed (74) were the prominent batsmen. Jahangir Khan took two wickets for 33 runs for PPCB, Mohammad Mudassar took three for 28, Fahim Ashraf bagged one for 34, Jahangir Khan took two for 33 and Mohammad Munir got one for 35.
Former Test cricketer Akram Raza and Ahmed Bilal were the umpires, while Masood Ahmed was the scorer fot the match. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Governor State Bank of Pakistan, was the chief guest and gave away the prizes to the winners and other participants.