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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

Pakistan win IVth Lawyers Cricket World Cup

LAHORE: Pakistan lawyers cricket team has won the IVth Lawyers Cricket World Cup by defeating Indian lawyers team in the final, played at Feroz Shah Kotla ground, New Dehli, on Tuesday.

According to LHC sources, batting first Pakistani team scored 228 runs for nine wickets in the allocated 35 overs.

In reply India could only manage 160 runs all out in the 30th over.

Today's top performers on behalf of Pakistan team were:- Zia ul Saboor Advocate scored 72 Runs (highest score of the match); Irshad Naveed Advocate (Wicket Keeper) 40 Runs; Tariq Mehmood Advocate 39 Runs (Not Out); Muhammad Abdullah Advocate got four wickets and Asif Hussain Advocate got two wickets while Kashif Sohail Advocate of Pakistan was adjudged the best batsman of the tournament.

In their run up to the final, Pakistan team defeated Australia, Sri Lanka, England and West Indies, however, they lost to India in their pool match in a low scoring game.

The final was broadcasted by D.D. Sports and Door Darshan. In the inaugural lawyer World Cup Pakistan had reached the final but lost to India while in the following two tournaments the Pakistan team could not go beyond the semi finals.

Eight teams from cricket playing nations namely England, Sir Lanka, Australia, Pakistan, India and West Indies took part in the tournament. Two teams each were sent by Australia and Sri Lanka. Tournament was spread over 10 days. All the teams were in one pool and every team played six matches while the two top point scoring teams played the finals.

The Pakistani contingent comprised lawyers from all over the country and is managed by Justice (retd) Asad Munir who has worked tirelessly for the last ten years to bring the lawyers team to the present level of glory. (APP)