Sports: Hockey: Umar, Zubair star in WAPDA’s triumph


Karachi: Umar Bhutta and Zubair Riaz scored two goals each to help WAPDA record a 4-2 victory against PIA on Monday in 9th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament underway at Mutiullah Hockey Stadium in Bahawalpur.

PIA’s Inayatullah was the first to score in the match, when he netted the ball in 17th minute of the game. However, six minutes later Umar Bhutta levelled the arrears converting a penalty corner. The match was locked at 1-1 at the end of the first half play.

Zubair Riaz two goals for WAPDA in 47th and 63rd minute to help his side take 3-1 lead. Mohammad Irfan pulled one for PIA in the 66th minute to make it 3-2. However, Umar managed to restore two goals lead before the end of the match.

In the second match of the day, NBP registered an identical 4-2 victory against Army (Red). Sibtain Raza braced while Akhtar Ali and Ayub Ali scored one goal each for NBP. Mohammed Safeer and Abdul Jabbar scored one goal each for Army.

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