Rawalpindi take control against Mianwali


THE NATION, ISLAMABAD, 18th SEPTEMBER 2013:- Hosts Rawalpindi were in a strong position against minnows Mianwali in the last group match of Regional Inter-District Senior 2013-14 played here at Pindi Cricket Stadium Tuesday. Rawalpindi finished the day one on a massive 327-5 in 68 overs and took a huge first innings lead of 266 runs with 5 wickets still intact. Zahid Mansoor was still at the crease with an unbeaten 99. Naveed Malik was out after scoring a polished 95 while Talha Qureshi was also unbeaten at 61. Naveed Saeed took 4 for 74. Earlier, thanks to a deadly bowling spell by M. Ramiz, who took 7 for 24, Mianwali were bowled out for meager 51 in 19.5 overs in their first innings. Hamza was the only batsman to reach double figures scoring 17 runs. Akhtar Ayub took 2 for 7 and Rashid Latif 1 for 14. –Staff Reporter

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