Sports: Softball: Karachi, Hyderabad cruise into Inter-Divisional Softball final

Karachi:Sindh Games gold medalist Karachi and defending champions and host Hyderabad have qualified for the summit clash of 6th Inter-Divisional Softball Championship after winning their respective semifinal matches at Hyderabad Club in Hyderabad on Sunday.

In the first semifinal, Karachi thrashed Shaheed Benazirabad team by 17-7 score. In its first inning, Karachi scored seven runs followed by nine in the second inning.

Benazirabad responded with one and six runs respectively in its first and second inning. It added only one in the last inning. Shumaila and Bushra Javed scored three runs each for the winners in the match.

Meanwhile, host Hyderabad registered even a bigger win than Karachi to cruise into the final, beating Mirpurkhas by 15-2 score. Hyderabad side scored seven and eight runs in its first and second inning respectively while Mirpurkhas responded with only two runs in reply.

Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas teams will now battle for third place on the podium on Monday followed by the final.

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