Lahore, March 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): Gujranwala won the Bar Association cricket title here at the Mehran Club Ground beating Rawalpindi in the final on Wednesday while Lahore Press Club reached the final of badminton at the Iqbal Park Sports Complex Gymnasium and their table tennis team clinched the title at Johar Town Hall.
On the third day of the final phase of the Punjab Youth Festival, PHA got walk over and reached the final and would face Sports Board Punjab team for the departments table tennis title. SBP table tennis team made its way to the final beating Motorway Police. Asad Javed of SBP moved past Aslam of Motorway Police 11-8, 11-7. Similarly, PHA reached the final when forensic department team did not reach the venue.
Meanwhile, the match of the Ittefaq Cricket Ground has been moved to the LCCA ground while the first final of cricket was played between Rawalpindi and Gujranwala bar associations. Gujranwala batting first gathered 90 runs for the loss of eight wickets in eight overs. Babar Jamil with 29 and Shahid Farooq 21 were the prominent batsmen.
In reply Rawalpindi could make just 64 runs. Gujranwala thus won the match by 24 runs and took the winner’s trophy. Earlier, Rawalpindi beat Bahawalpur and Gujranwala defeated Lahore Bar association teams in the semi-finals. In the press club category, Sahiwal played Multan in the first semi-final. Sahiwal made 69 for the loss of seven wickets in eight overs. In reply Multan could manage 67 runs in eight overs for the loss of six wickets. And Sahiwal won by two runs.
Faisalabad beat Rawalpindi by six runs in the other semi-final. Faisalabad made 82 in the given overs while Rawalpindi crawled to 76 runs. Now Sahiwal will take on Faisalabad in the final of the press club category of cricket. Meanwhile, in the badminton SBP showing sportsmen spirit awarded the match to Excise Department after one of their player got injured. With this gesture, Excise team reached the final of department badminton.
In press club table tennis category, Lahore swept Multan to grab the table tennis title. Naeem Akhtar and Sarmad Saeedi made the win possible for Lahore. In singles, Sarmad beat Multan’s Agha Shahid 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, Kashif of Multan brought his team back in contention beating Naeem Akhtar 11-6, 11-5, then Sarmad and Naeem paired up to beat Kashif and Shahid pair 11-7, 11-7. In reverse singles Sarmed beat Kashif 13-11, 11-9 and in corporate sector final, Lahore beat Faisalabad 3-1 to win title.
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