Karachi: Omar Associates reached the semifinals of 4th National Veterans Cup, organized by Pakistan Veterans Cricket Association (PVCA), after beating Lahore Lions by eight wickets in the match played at the Bagh-e-Jinnah Ground in Lahore.
Lahore Lions batted first and scored 138-8 in 20 overs. Saifullah top scored with 45 runs. Fareeduddin and Nadeem Musa took two wickets each.
Omar Associates reached the winning target with eight wickets in hand and more than four overs to spare. Former Pakistani opener Sajid Ali excelled with the bat and scored 63 off only 35 balls for the victors.
Omar Associates also won their last league match against Javad Zaman led Lahore Blues on Friday by 101 runs. The match had no consequence because Omar Associates had already reached semifinals and Lahore Blues team lost all of its three league matches.
In the semifinals to be played on Saturday, Omar Associates will play against Islamabad Panthers at Lahore Stags Ground and Lahore Lions will play against Sialkot Seniors Gold at LCCA Lahore Ground.
The final will be played at the LCCA Ground on Sunday.