Pakistan beat USA in Over40s Global Cup after thrilling clash

The match was being played at the National Stadium in Karachi

By Web Desk
September 19, 2023
Tassavur Abbas scores match-winning 87* - Screengrab

In an exciting match at the Over40s Global Cricket Cup, Pakistan secured a thrilling victory over the USA by just one wicket. The match witnessed some remarkable performances, with Pakistan's Tassavur Abbas emerging as the hero of the day.

Batting at number eight, Tassavur Abbas played a crucial role in rescuing Pakistan from a difficult situation. Pakistan had been set a target of 251 runs for victory, and as the innings progressed the chase didn't look possible. However, Abbas turned the tide with a brilliant half-century, guiding his team to a nail-biting one-wicket win.

He contributed significantly to their total with an impressive 87 runs off 63 balls. Misbah-ul-Haq and Tariq Haroon also made valuable contributions to the scoreboard, with scores of 64 and 43 runs, respectively.

On the bowling front, American bowlers Saqib Hanif and Jaan Nisar Khan had commendable performances, each taking three wickets in their quest to defend their total.

In the second game of the day at the Moin Khan Cricket Academy, Hong Kong dominated Nepal, securing victory by eight wickets. Nepal was bowled out for a mere 105 runs in 31.5 overs. Santosh Bhandari and Sameer Keshtri were the leading run-scorers for Nepal, with 21 and 18 runs, respectively.

Hong Kong's bowlers Kashif Shams, Shelton Joseph, and Khan Zar shared the spotlight, each claiming two wickets. In response, Hong Kong comfortably achieved the target in just 27.4 overs, losing only two wickets in the process. Jon Patrick top-scored for Hong Kong with 40 runs, while Rahul Sambhas contributed 30 runs to seal the convincing victory.