KARACHI: Holders SNGPL, Wapda and PTV all opened their winning accounts in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship on Tuesday, while Mohammad Hasan’s second century of the match secured a draw for Karachi Whites.
Mohammad Hafeez, who was overlooked for the forthcoming Asia Cup in the UAE, bagged two more wickets to lead his side SNGPL to an innings and 52 runs defeat of Fata at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium in Abbottabad.
Fata lasted just 14 overs on the fourth and final day of the second-round Pool ‘A’ fixture while being dismissed for 143 after resuming at 79-6. Skipper Hafeez ended up with figures of 6-62 in 21 overs as SNGPL claimed 10 points.
Ton-up Hasan saves Karachi Whites
Wapda took six points by virtue of their seven-wicket triumph over Multan at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The hosts, overnight 98-4, were all out for 167 in their second wickets with slow left-armer Khalid Usman snaring 5-37 in 28.4 overs.
Left with 170 for victory, Wapda romped home thanks to a belligerent innings of 96 from their wicket-keeper/batsman Ali Shan who finished off Multan in style by hoisting paceman Mohammad Irfan for a six.
Ali’s 109-ball contributed altogether included 14 fours and three sixes as he outscored Wapda captain Salman Butt (49) in their third-wicket partnership of 116.
PTV chalked up a 45-run success against Lahore Blues by bowling out the regional side for 264 at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
Lahore Blues, who began the day at 19-1, were well served by Irfan Haider (66 not out) and Rizwan Hussain (55) but still fell short of the 310-run target as ex-Pakistan spinner Raza Hasan picked up four wickets for 63 runs in 30.1 overs.
Karachi Whites held off SSGCL’s victory charge successfully here at the National Stadium while making a brilliant recovery from 118-5 to collect 230-6 in their second innings after the departmental outfit closed their first innings at the Monday’s total of 531-9.
Hasan, the gutsy wicket-keeper/batsman who scored 125 in the first innings, led the rearguard action by contributing exactly 100 from 166 balls in 265 minutes of crease occupation while hitting 16 boundaries.
Hasan received tremendous support from young Hassaan Khan (36 off 108 balls, three fours) as the duo put on 112 for the unbroken seven-wicket stand in 136 minutes after paceman Sohail Khan (2-61) and Ahmed Jamal (3-66) had made early inroads.
NBP had to settle for just three points after their rain-hit match against Lahore Whites petered out in a draw at the LCCA Ground in Lahore.
In matches finishing early, KRL, Peshawar and Rawalpindi emerged victorious.
All teams will be action on Thursday for the second-round of the Quaid-i-Azam One-day Cup.
Scores and results on Tuesday (final day of four):
At LCCA Ground, Lahore: Match drawn.
NBP 273 in 104.2 overs (Ali Asad 103, Rameez Raja 31, Danish Aziz 28, Kamran Ghulam 24; Mohammad Irfan 5-80, Babar Rehman 2-64) and 48-0 in 11 overs (Rameez Raja 26 not out, Ali Asad 20 not out; LAHORE WHITES 68 in 53.2 overs (Bilal Asif 4-16, Ataullah 3-2, Mohammad Asghar 2-12).
At Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad: SNGPL beat Fata by an innings and 52 runs.
SNGPL 461-8 declared in 117 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 145, Imran Butt 111, Adnan Akmal 53, Asad Shafiq 52, Naeemuddin 22; Adnan Ghaus 4-113); FATA 266 in 102 overs (Samiullah Jr 104 not out Mohammad Naeem 61, Abdul Aziz 25; Rahat Ali 5-78, Mohammad Rizwan 2-10, Asad Ali 2-66) and 143 in 50 overs (Mohammad Talha 31, Mohammad Sarwar 29 not out, Samiullah Jr 24; Mohammad Hafeez 6-62).
At National Stadium, Karachi: Match drawn.
KARACHI WHITES 338 in 92.2 overs (Mohammad Hasan 125, Khurram Manzoor 108, Saad Ali 30, Anwar Ali 35; Kashif Bhatti 3-78, Ahmed Jamal 3-95, Sohail Khan 2-49) and 230-6 in 75 overs (Mohammad Hasan 100 not out, Hassaan Khan 36 not out, Faisal Iqbal 26; Ahmed Jamal 3-66, Sohail Khan 2-61); SSGCL 531-9 declared in 176 overs (Fawad Alam 141 not out, Awais Zia 108, Muzammil Nizam 103, Saifullah Khan Bangash 38, Umar Amin 39, Adil Amin 33, Sami Aslam 21; Waleed Ahmed 6-155).
At Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan: Wapda beat Multan by seven wickets.
MULTAN 290 in 128 overs (Imran Rafiq 65, Usman Liaquat 43, Ahmer Ashfaq 38, Asif Fawad 35, Waqar Hussain 31; Waqas Maqsood 3-39, Waqar Malik 3-46) and 167 in 79.4 overs (Zeeshan Ashraf 26, Saif-ur-Rehman 26, Usman Liaquat 24; Khalid Usman 5-37, Mansoor Amjad 2-26); WAPDA 288 in 96.2 overs (Adnan Raees 91, Salman Butt 68, Mohammad Saad 30, Ayaz Tasawwar 27, Ali Shan 24; Mohammad Ali Khan 3-26, Sajjad Hussain 3-88, Mohammad Irfan 2-50, Asif Fawad 2-80) and 175-3 in 43.5 overs (Ali Shan 96 not out, Salman Butt 49).
At Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad: PTV beat Lahore Blues by 45 runs.
PTV 261 in 70.2 overs (Mohammad Waqas 101, Mohammad Yasin 54, Saud Shakeel 52; Aizaz Cheema 6-57) and 252-4 declared in 59 overs (Umair Khan 89, Saud Shakeel 78, Mohammad Yasin 28; Zafar Gohar 2-43); LAHORE BLUES 202 in 68.4 overs (Zafar Gohar 76, Saad Nasim 36, Rizwan Hussain 29, Fahad-ul-Haq 25; Tabish Khan 8-41) and 264 in 80.1 overs (Irfan Haider 66, Rizwan Hussain 55, Saad Nasim 40, Zafar Gohar 36; Raza Hasan 4-63, Ali Khan 2-18).
Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2018