A cricket match is always interesting whether it is played at international level or national level. Every body is very interested in this game. Modern media had made this game more popular. At school level it is also liked and played.
A very interesting and very exciting cricket match was played the other day between Islamia high School and Muslim Model School on the ground of Islamia High School. The home team won the toss and went in to bat.
Ali and Asif started the game. All played the first ball from wasif. After 3 maiden over. Ali was caught in the slips. Imran now joined Asif and the prospects brightened. Both players played a steady game and the runs came in slowly but surely. Asif had two chances but imran played a faultless game. The second wicket was down at 50. Bowlers had to be changed twice before the second wicket was captured. The next two players did not contribute much. After some brisk play on the part of the fifth and the sixth wickets the telegraph showed 90 runs for 4. The whole side was dismissed for 170. It was now lunch time.
After the lunch the play was resumed at 3:00 p.m. When the visitors opened their innings. The bowling of the home team was a little weak from the very start and the players took advantage of it. But luck seemed to be against them. Two of the best players in over confidence played a bit loosely and were caught out. One was run out. This made the game a bit exciting. But the fourth and the fifth wickets between themselves carried the score to 70. When this useful partnership came to an abrupt end by Kashif being stumped off the bowling of Asif. At this point a rot set in and wicket after wicket fell in quick succession.
The last pair was in and there were some 40 more runs to make. The game became very lively now as the tail began to wave. It was very creditable for these players to have raised the score to 140 by heroic efforts and we had one more illustration of the glorious uncertainties of cricket. The game however ended in favour of the home team by 20 runs.