OTTAWA, Canada: In a thrilling last ball finish, Toronto Pakistan XI defeated Ottawa Canada XI Cricket team in the final of Canada-Pakistan Cricket Cup final match by six wickets at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Sunday.
The match was part of the series of events, the High Commission of Pakistan for Canada organised in connection with 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence.
After winning the toss, Ottawa Canada XI opted to bat first on the dicey wicket at the Rideau Hall Cricket Ground in the Governor General House.
On the target balling by the pacers and good fielding of the Toronto Pakistan XI restricted the Ottawa Canada XI to score only 82 runs in the 20 overs, while losing nine wickets.
It seemed that the Toronto Pakistan XI would easily reach the target but the match went on wire. The Ottawa Canada XI team gave good fight, not allowing Toronto Pakistan XI to score freely.
In the final over of the match, Toronto Pakistan XI team needed 15 runs to win the match. At this moment batsman Fawad Ul Haq hit two consecutive sixes in the last two balls of the final over, winning the Canada Pakistan Cricket Cup by four wickets.
Cricket lovers in the city of Ottawa enjoyed the first ever Canada-Pakistan Cricket cup match.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan Tariq Azim Khan gave away medals to the winners of the final match.
While speaking on the occasion the High Commissioner appreciated the hard work and display of exemplary sportsman spirit by both the teams. He also appreciated the efforts of Captain of the Toronto Pakistan XI team Ali Memon for sponsoring team travel.
The High Commissioner He appreciated the enthusiasm of the spectators which comprised of cricket lovers, diplomatic community and members of Pakistani Canadians Community.