KARACHI: Experienced off-spinner Nasir Owais grabbed a rich 11-wicket haul as Navy sealed an emphatic 10-wicket victory against Haideri Traders in their second-round Pool ‘A’ fixture of the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II cricket tournament here at the NBP Sports Complex on Friday.
On day two of the three-day game at the NBP Sports Complex, Haideri Traders lost 17 wickets across their two turns at the crease. Replying to Navy’s 336, Haideri Traders added 73 to their overnight first-innings tally of 64-3.
Nasir claimed six wickets for 54 runs in 23.3 overs with fellow off-spinner Raza-ul-Hasan taking 2-3 in three overs.
Forced to follow on by Navy skipper Babar Hussain Agha, Haideri Traders fared marginally better before being dismissed for 199 in their second innings.
Skipper Jalat Khan, batting at No.8 struck 82 from 126 balls with eight fours and two sixes to emerge as the top scorer.
Nasir was once again chief destroyer with figures of 5-94 from 22 overs, giving him match bag of 11 for 148.
In the other Pool ‘A’ match at the SBP Sports Complex, Omar Associates bounced back to leave Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in tatters at 35-5 after being all out for 224 to enable their opponents take a slim lead of 38 on the first innings.
Paceman Shahid Nawaz stood out for CAA with six wickets for 55 runs in 13.1 overs.
State Bank were 99-3 after PIA reached 230-7 in 83 overs of their Pool ‘C’ clash at the Diamond Club Ground in Islamabad.
After Thursday’s blank day in the Pool ‘D’ tie at the LCCA Ground in Lahore, K-Electric bludgeoned 402-8 in the stipulated 83 overs against Karachi Port Trust with five batsmen crossing the 50-run mark.
Sabir’s Poultry were on cusp of victory as Railways were shot out for 103 in their second innings with the new-ball pairing of Nisar Ahmed (6-28) and Manzoor Khan (4-28) sharing the wickets.
Earlier, Sabir’s Poultry earned a small 10-run lead by making 210 with opener Imran Dogar scoring a rapid 80-ball 90 (18 boundaries and one six) and former Pakistan star Imran Nazir — who is leading the department — hitting a 31-ball 37.
In the Pool ‘B’ encounter at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad where the first day was washed out, HEC made 266 in 79 overs after being put into bat by Port Qasim Authority captain Khurram Manzoor.
Close of play scores and result on Friday (day two of three):
At SBP Sports Complex, Karachi: CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY 262-9 in 83 overs (Ashfaq Ahmed 100, Akbar Badshah 55, Musadiq Ahmed 41; Mohammad Irfan 5-100) and 35-5 in 20 overs (Bilawal Iqbal 2-16); OMAR ASSOCIATES 224 in 78.1 overs (Yasir Mushtaq 65, Saad Nasim 46, Bilawal Iqbal 31; Shahid Nawaz 6-55, Hazrat Shah 2-55)
At NBP Sports Complex, Karachi: Navy beat Haideri Traders by 10 wickets.
NAVY 336 in 80 overs (Hamza Ghanchi 116,; Latif Junejo 45, Mohammad Waqas 42 not out, Wasim Ahmed 38, Fawad Khan 27; Jalat Khan 6-118, Mohammad Ibrahim 3-63) and 4-0 in 0.4 over; HAIDERI TRADERS 139 in 47.3 overs (Mohammad Usman 46, Adnan Bhatti 42; Nasir Owais 6-54, Raza-ul-Hasan 2-3) and 199 in 60 overs (Jalat Khan 82, Mohammad Ibrahim 20; Nasir Owais 5-94, Latif Junejo 2-18).
At Rana Naved-ul-Hasan Academy, Sheikhupura: GHANI GLASS 175-1 in 44 overs (Shahbaz Javed 68, Zeeshan Ashraf 65 not out) vs CANDYLAND.
At Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad: HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION 266 in 79 overs (Asfand Mehran 70, Mohammad Faiq 52, Sharoon Siraj 44, Fahad Usman 31, Kamran Afzal 23; Aariz Kamal 3-30, Mohammad Talha 3-64) vs PORT QASIM AUTHORITY.
At Army Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi: ARMY 125-5 in 29 overs (Qadir Khan 48, Mohammad Fahad 35; Mohammad Ismail 2-40) vs PAKISTAN AIR FORCE.
At Diamond Club Ground, Islamabad: PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES 230-7 in 83 overs (Abdul Rehman 77 not out, Ali Imran Pasha 40 not out, Fahad Iqbal 33, Shahzar Mohammad 28; Mohammad Ilyas 4-67, Nasir Ahmed Khan 2-56); STATE BANK 99-3 in 32 overs (Rizwan Hussain 46, Haseeb Azam 23).
At Railways Stadium, Lahore: PAKISTAN RAILWAYS 200 in 61 overs (Hasan Sardar 53 not out, Zain-ul-Hasnain 47, Mohammad Waqas 27; Nisar Ahmed 4-54, Ghulam Rehman 3-60, Sadaqat Ali 2-27) and 103 in 30 overs (Hamza Nazar 37, Ahsan Bhatti 20; Nisar Ahmed 6-28, Manzoor Khan 4-28); SABIR’S POULTRY 210 in 37.5 overs (Imran Dogar 90, Imran Nazir 37, Nisar Ahmed 23 not out; Abdul Rauf 5-64, Ali Zubair Bhatti 3-54).
At LCCA Ground, Lahore: K-ELECTRIC 402-8 in 83 overs (Umair Bin Yousuf 85, Bahadur Ali 68, Kashif Iqbal 60, Hassaan Khan 57, Jahanzaib Sultan 51, Sajid Khan 32; Babar Rehman 4-73, Mansoor Ahmed 2-81); KARACHI PORT TRUST 6-0 in 4 overs.
Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2019