Lahore Lions enter BSF T20 semis

Updated 23 November 2012
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Lahore Lions enter BSF T20 semis

Lahore Lions thrashed Shouraim by 97 runs to cement their place in the Super League semifinals of the BSF T20 Cricket Tournament, organized by the Riyadh Cricket Association last Friday.
Batting first Lahore Lions scored 207 for 4 off 20 overs. Omar Zafar top-scored with 83 runs. He was well supported by Awais 56, Mansoor 37 and Nawaz 27. Faisal, Zeeshan, Mubashar and Imran grabbed a wicket each for Shouraim.
Chasing a target of 208, Shouraim collapsed and were bowled out for 110 off 16 overs. Amin was the only batsman who stayed at the wicket and scored a stubborn 26.
In another match of the same division, Lahore Badshah routed KFSH Blues by 10 wickets. Batting first KFSH Blues scored a competitive 197 for 6 off 20 overs. Fakhar (51), Imtiaz (39), Qaiser (22), Khurram (22) and Nasir Abbasi (21) were the main run getters. Yassir got two wickets.
Lahore Badshah were home after 17.1 overs. Wahab Khan played a magnificent unbeaten knock of 102; Asim retired hurt on 41 while Yassir made 30.
In the last match of the Super League Amir Holidays were comfortable winners against FUCHS by 81 runs. Amir Holidays made first use of the pitch and amassed 234 off their stipulated overs. Ahtisham was the highest scorer with 77. Nadeem (41), Irfan (34) and Kamran (31) were the other contributors. Riaz and Mohsen got 2 wickets each.
FUCHS managed only 153 off their 20 overs. Mohsen (40) and Waqar (37) did their best. Arsalan bagged two wickets.
In the Premier League 1, Hyderabadi Warriors scored thrilling two-wicket win over CKK. Batting first CKK scored 192 off 20 overs. Imran played a match valiant knock of 85. Syed Mubashir took 2 wickets.
Hyderabadi Warriors reached their target after 19 overs. Syed Mubashir scored a match winning innings of 82. The other scorers were, Abdul Majid (32), Shahnawaz (24) and Syed Naser (22). Nadeem took 4 wickets.
Later, Stallions scored a convincing 98 runs win over Thales. Batting first Stallions scored 232. Thanks to a scintillating 122 by Asif Mehmood. He was well supported by Junaid (52) and Amir (26). Asim took 2 wickets. Thales was bundled out for 134. Saad scored 30. Sohail and Sajid got 3 wickets each.
In the last match, RAC beat Riyadh Fighters by 22 runs. RAC scored 217 off 20 overs. Mubashir (52) and Aftab (49) were the main scorers. Nusrat got 3 wickets. Riyadh Fighters managed 195. Imran Younous was the highest scorer with 53 runs. Yassir (35) and Arshad (29) did their best. Sarfraz got 4 wickets and Waqas 3.
In Premier League 2, Lahore Badshah Green eased past Friends XI by 9 wickets. Friends Xl batted first and made 174 off 20 overs. Aftab got 3 wickets, Jahangir 2 and Asif 1. Lahore Badshah Green achieved their target off 15.2 overs. Amir (58), Afzal (46) and Zeeshan Butt (36).
Match between Pak Force and AB Contracting ended in a tie. Pak Force scored 219 off 20 overs. Ismail got 2 wickets. AB Contracting also scored 219 off 20 overs. Hilal played an outstanding innings of 115. Ismail (45) and Waseem (25) were the other run getters. Shahid got 3 wickets.
Kashmir Press routed Tigers by 10 runs. Batting first Kashmir Press scored 202 off 20 overs. Kifayat Khan (59), Raheem (36), Zahid (34) and Shabab (30) were the main contributors. Bilal got 2 wickets. Tigers scored 192 off 20 overs. Jewel was the top scorer with 32 runs. Waris, Danish and Amjad took 2 wickets each.
Imran XI scored a thrilling 8-run win over Combined XI. Batting first Imran XI scored 183 for 5 off 20 overs. Hazrat (54), Israr (35), Imdad (29) and Israr (24) were on the scorers list. Asmat, Ahmed and Munir took a wicket each. Combined XI batsmen tried their best but managed 175 for 8 off 20 overs. Kashif scored 54 and Naeem 25. Hussain got 4 wickets while Zain grabbed 2.
RCA President Tariq Javed visited the RCA Cricket Complex and met with all the teams. He thanked them for their support and cooperation. He assured them that RCA would take every possible step to promote the game of cricket to new heights in the region. He announced that RCA would play intercity matches this season with EPCA and YACA. He also announced that an RCA team would go for an tour abroad.


‘Captain fantastic’ Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

Updated 19 June 2018
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‘Captain fantastic’ Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

  • Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner
  • England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes

VOLGOGRAD, Russia: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.
Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time.
And the north Africans were still level as the game went past the 90-minute mark.
But Harry Maguire won a header from a corner and Kane was on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates.
“I’m so proud of the lads,” Kane said. “They kept going, kept going to the last second.
“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is. It shows good character to get the job done.”
England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes.
First Jordan Henderson’s lofted first-time pass released Dele Alli and when the ball eventually broke to Jesse Lingard he saw his shot from six yards saved by the outstretched left boot of Mouez Hassen in the Tunisia goal.
Kane had been kept quiet in the opening salvos but he exploded into action in the 11th minute when he cut inside from the left and saw his shot from the edge of the box deflected wide for a corner.
Ashley Young delivered the set piece for John Stones to rise highest and meet with a powerful header. Hassen saved acrobatically but Kane was on hand to tap home the rebound with his right foot and open his World Cup account.
Hassen, who had injured his left shoulder making an earlier save, could not continue and left the field in tears as he was replaced in goal by Farouk Ben Mustapha.
England continued to press and were made to pay for not converting a succession of chances when they conceded a soft penalty.
Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.
Ferjani Sassi took one step and fired home confidently past the hitherto unemployed Jordan Pickford and Tunisia who had been outplayed for the first half-hour were somehow level 10 minutes before half-time.
Still there was time for Lingard to come close again twice, first from a goalbound shot and then a dink over the keeper which agonizingly struck the post.
Alli too hit the woodwork with a header and England went into half-time wondering how they had not sealed victory already.
England still enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but could not find the same zip and penetration they had enjoyed at the start of the first half.
The ineffective Sterling gave way to Marcus Rashford with just over 20 minutes to go and the Manchester United man almost fashioned a chance straight away with a jinking run into the box.