KARACHI: The carnival of cricket was launched in Azad Kashmir on Tuesday with Lahore Qalandar’s eight-group Rising Stars event being formally kicked off in Muzaffarabad.
Azad Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Khan, TV anchor Hamid Mir, Chairman Lahore Qalandars Rana Fawad and DCO Lahore Qalandars Aaqib Javed with others participated in a double wicket event to mark the opening of the event.
The primary match of Rising Stars event was performed between the hosts Muzaffarabad Rising Stars and Rawalpindi Rising Stars, during which the guests registered a cushty win by six wickets.
Batting first, Muzaffarabad Rising Stars have been bowled out with 118 runs on board in 19.1 overs as Kamran Ghulam took three essential wickets for Rawalpindi Rising Stars.
Muzaffarabad Rising Stars’ captain Mohammad Mubashir was the highest scorer for the workforce with run-a-ball 34. Mohammad Irfan scored 15.
In reply, Rawalpindi Rising Stars reached the goal with six wickets and 5 overs remaining. Sajawal Riaz, the eventual man-of-the-match, stroked seven boundaries for an unbeaten fifty seven off forty six deliveries.
Within the second match of the opening day, Sargodha Rising Stars defeated Gujranwala Rising Stars by 7 wickets.
Gujranwala was bowled out for 123 runs in 19.5 overs after it determined to bat first.
Haseeb-ur-Rehman scored 22, Imran Dogar scored 15, and Zeeshan Farooq scored 12 runs to assist Gujranwala submit a good complete.
Sargodha’s leg-break bowler Farzan Raja performed an necessary position in proscribing Gujranwala’s batting by taking 5 wickets for 21 runs in his allotted 4 overs.
Chasing the goal, Sargodha misplaced three wickets with fifty six runs on board, however then Atiq-ur-Rehman and Farzan Raja took the cost and completed the match for the workforce with ten balls remaining.
Ateeq scored an unbeaten forty off 30 balls whereas Farzan Raja smashed two sixes and one boundary for his 21 ball 29.
Two extra matches can be performed on the second day of Rising Stars event in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday.
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