• Pakistan beat India in World Finals of Campus Cricket

    Another Hasan starred in Jinnah Government College Karachi’s victory, as Pakistan bowling proved too good for India’s batting once again.

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    Always a good contest between bat and ball when India and Pakistan play against each other. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

    The last time there was an India-Pakistan match, it was on a grand scale as the both side pitted against each other in the ICC Champions Trophy. This time, even though the encounter didn’t include a star-studded squad of international players, any clash between the arch-rivals delights people regardless of the level it is played at.

    The Jinnah Government College of Karachi cruised to a thumping seven-wicket victory over Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce, Pune (MMCC College) on the opening day of the World Finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket recently.

    However, camaraderie between the two sides was strong and the match was marked by good feeling. Just as Pakistan had skittled India for a low-score at the Champions Trophy final this year, thanks in part to the bowling of Hasan Ali, another Hasan starred in Jinnah Government College in Karachi’s victory, as Pakistan bowling proved too good for India’s batting once again.

    Dawn reported that by taking 4 for 21 from 3.1 overs, Hasan Mohsin sent India’s MMMC College collapsing to their eventual score of 81. They were all out in the 17th over despite two easy catches going down. Eventually, that total was not enough to test the Jinnah Government College’s top order as the home side strolled to the target inside 15 overs with opener Muhammad Azad making the top score of 38 not out off 51 balls.

    World Finals a good platform for young talent

    Eight teams compete in the World Finals including Sri Lanka’s Business Management School (BMS), Australia’s University of Sydney, Bangladesh’s University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Zimbabwe’s National University of Science & Technology (NUST), India’s Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce (MMCC College) in Pune, Pakistan’s Jinnah Government College Nazimabad, Karachi, South Africa’s North-West University (NWU) and UAE’s Herriot Watt University, Dubai.

    Red Bull Campus Cricket is an annual international T20 (20-over) tournament for college cricket teams, providing a platform for young talent to play on a world stage and pave way into professional cricket. The competition was launched in 2012 and is now in its sixth year.