Karachi, 15 February – Gulmit Young Stars Club clenched the top slot, defeating team Sost, in recently concluded 7th All Gojal Tape Ball Cricket Tournament, organized in Karachi by Passu Students’ Association in collaboration with Passu Sports Academy. Jamil Udin of GYSC, scoring 58, was titled man of the match was Piar Ali, captain GYSC, having scored 206 runs in the tournament and taken six wickets, was declared man of the series.
Batting first GYSC scored 138 in ten overs, despite of a brilliant bowling attack by Sost. Jamil Udin, a young batsman, did the magic by hitting huge sixes in all directions. He was accompanied by Kamal Udin, his elder brother, who scored more than 30 runs playing only 8 balls. Starting the chase, Sost lost its first wicket in the first over, when Imtiaz was caught at long on by Nizar, of Kamal’s short pitched delivery. Nadeem Posh put GYSC under immense pleasure, but was caught beautifully behind the wickets by Rehmat Ali. Nadeem’s departure slowed down the chase, as wicket kept falling. Sost was close to victory, requiring 9 runs of the last over. But Nazar Udin’s stunning performance with the ball and Sost lost the match, with three more runs required. It was a thrilling match, from start to the end, and resulted in triumph for Gulmit Young Stars Club. It is pertinent to note here that GYSC scored its first ever tournament victory in Karachi.
At the semi final stage Gulmit Young Stars had defeated Gojal United by 37 runs, with a late but useful hatrick by young GYSC bowler, Rehmat Ali. Sost won its semi final match against Khuda – Abad, qualifying for the final.
Safi Ullah Baig, president Gulmit Young Stars club and Ali Anwar, Secretary, congratulated the entire GYSC team on the wonderful performance. Similarly, Fida Muhammad (President, Tehsil Sports Association – Gojal, Ghulam Nasir, Aziz Muhammad and other former officials of the club sent felicitation messages for GYSC and Team Sost on reaching the final and playing professional cricket.
Photographs by Farman Udin