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KARACHI: Discarded Pakistan batsman Khurram Manzoor led from the front as the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) derailed Ghani Glass hopes of reaching the last-four stage of the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II cricket tournament on Wednesday.

Ghani Glass needed to defeat PQA outright in their third-round pool ‘B’ clash at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad on the last day of the preliminary-round phase of the competition but Khurram struck a fluent century as PQA sealed a three-wicket victory.

Having obtained a handy 132-run lead on the first innings, Ghani Glass mustered 151 all out as paceman Mudassar Riaz claimed 5-42 and ex-Test man Tanvir Ahmed 3-41.

Set a target of 284, PQA got home on the back of Khurram’s 178-ball 110, containing 13 boundaries, and his third-wicket partnership of 149 with left-handed Atif Ali Zaidi (60).

The result meant the Higher Education Commission (HEC) — who thrashed CandyLand by innings and 139 runs on Tuesday — topped the group with 16 points with Ghani Glass and PQA finishing with nine apiece.

Likewise Omar Associates were also denied a semi-final qualification when the previous pool ‘A’ leaders crashed to a 10-wicket drubbing at the NBP Sports Complex.

Resuming at 92-4, Omar Associates folded up for 190 in their second innings as Fawad Khan picked up his second five-wicket haul in the match. The slow left-armer’s figures of 5-37 in 23 overs gave him match bag of 10-105 from 52 overs. Off-spinner Nasir Owais claimed 4-64 in 18.3 overs.

Chasing a modest 115, Navy sailed home in 32.3 overs without losing a wicket. Hafiz Asad Baig (65 off 95 balls, 11 fours) and Jahanzaib Javed (52 off 100, six boundaries) putting on 118.

Navy and the Civil Aviation Authority (CCA) both ended up with 18 points each after the latter sealed a 110-run victory against Haideri Traders at the UBL Sports Complex.

Off-spinner Usman Usmani snared five wickets for 82 runs in 24 overs as Haideri Traders, who began the third and final day at 42-1, were all out for 239. Slow left-armer Mirza Ahsan Jamil took 3-42 to finish with excellent haul of 11-117 in the match.

Sabir’s Poultry completed a seven-wicket win over Karachi Port Trust (KPT) after easily getting the remaining 54 runs without much fuss at the LCCA Ground in Lahore.

Hashim Ibrahim added 19 runs to overnight score of 71 when he was dismissed for 142-ball 90 (eight fours and a brace of sixes) after adding 108 for the third wicket with Ali Zaryab, who remained unbeaten with an 111-ball 62 (five boundaries) as Sabir’s Poultry reached 236-3.

Sabir’s Poultry grabbed the top place in Pool ‘D’ with 15 points.

Scores and results on Wednesday (final day of three):

Third round:

Pool ‘A’:

At UBL Sports Complex, Karachi: Civil Aviation Authority beat Haideri Traders by 10 wickets.

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY 226 in 52.3 overs (Ashar Qureshi 70, Ashfaq Ahmed 29, Shahid Nawaz 26; Jalat Khan 6-62, Mohammad Ibrahim 3-47) and 280-9 declared in 78 overs (Akbar Badshah 111 not out, Mohammad Asim 31, Ashfaq Ahmed 27; Jalat Khan 4-110, Mustafa Naqvi 3-39); HAIDERI TRADERS 157 in 51.1 overs (Mohammad Usman 35, Momin Waqar 24, Jalat Khan 22; Mirza Ahsan Jamil 8-75, Ashar Qureshi 2-19) and 239 in 71 overs (Mohammad Ibrahim 53, Momin Waqar 42, Mohammad Usman 40, Hasan Ilyas 30, Syed Anum Naqvi 22; Usman Usmani 5-82, Mirza Ahsan Jamil 3-42, Ashar Qureshi 2-60).

At NBP Sports Complex, Karachi: Navy beat Omar Associates by 10 wickets.

OMAR ASSOCIATES 194 in 69 overs (Fahaddis Bukhari 68, Arsalan Bashir 44; Fawad Khan 5-68, Raza-ul-Hasan 3-45) and 190 in 61.3 overs (Usman Khan 44, Arsalan Bashir 40, Syed Zainullah 27, Bilawal Iqbal 25; Fawad Khan 5-37, Nasir Owais 4-64); NAVY 270-9 in 83 overs (Wasim Ahmed 65, Hamza Ghanchi 50, Nasir Owais 50, Latif Junejo 31, Hafiz Asad Baig 27; Mohammad Irfan Sr 4-102, Ulfat Shah 3-29) and 118-0 in 32.3 overs (Hafiz Asad Baig 65 not out, Jahangir Javed 52 not out).

Pool ‘B’:

At Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad: Port Qasim Authority beat Ghani Glass by three wickets.

GHANI GLASS 399-9 in 83 overs (Zeeshan Ashraf 94, Tayyab Tahir 91, Shahbaz Javed 60, Yousuf Babar 51, Haris Nazar 31 not out, Irfan Liaquat 27; Tanvir Ahmed 4-57, Azam Hussain 4-113) and 151 in 23.4 overs (Zeeshan Ashraf 51, Tayyab Tahir 43, Haris Nazar 36; Mudassar Riaz 5-42, Tanvir Ahmed 3-41); PORT QASIM AUTHORITY 267 in 81.3 overs (Atif Ali Zaidi 77, Daniyal Ahsan 57, Mudassar Riaz 46, Jahanzaib Naved 39; Ali Usman 5-84, Mohammad Waheed 3-80) and 284-7 in 65 overs (Khurram Manzoor 110, Atif Ali Zaidi 60, Mudassar Riaz 41, Jahanzaib Naved 39, Mohammad Sami 22 not out; Adnan Ghaus 2-40, Mohammad Waheed 2-47, Ali Usman 2-90).

Pool ‘C’:

At Army Cricket Ground, Rawalpindi: match drawn.

ARMY 200 in 63.4 overs (Shoaib Khan 82, Haseeb-ur-Rehman 43, Hamza Arshad 28; Tahir Khan 5-62) and 147-5 in 36 overs (Mohammad Fahad 47 not out, Hamza Khan 37, Shoaib Khan 25 not out, Mohammad Naveed 24; Tahir Khan 4-56); PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES 356 in 77.2 overs (Shoaib Khan 81, Anop Ravi 62, Fahad Iqbal 51, Shahzar Mohammad 34, Hanif Azad 31, Maeez Viqar 29; Musab Shahzaib 4-80, Hamza Khan 2-53, Umair Khan 2-65).

Pool ‘D’:

At LCCA Ground, Lahore: Sabir’s Poultry beat Karachi Port Trust by seven wickets.

KARACHI PORT TRUST 150 in 37.2 overs (Shah Ali Zafar 91; Ghulam Rehman 5-49, Asif Fawad 2-14, Nisar Ahmed 2-61) and 169 in 48 overs (Anas Mahmood 46, Husban Javed 23, Babar Rehman 21, Ahmed Iqbal 20; Nisar Ahmed 4-72, Ghulam Rehman 2-45, Manzoor Khan 2-23); SABIR’S POULTRY 84 in 27.3 overs (Imran Nazir 32; Babar Rehman 4-20, Husban Javed 4-28, Khalid Mahmood 2-36) and 236-3 in 61.1 overs (Hashim Ibrahim 90, Ali Zaryab 62 not out, Imran Dogar 58; Khalid Mahmood 2-67).

At Railways Stadium, Lahore: Match drawn.

K-ELECTRIC 295 in 58.1 overs (Nasir Nawaz 95, Umair Bin Yousuf 68, Jahanzaib Sultan 47; Hamza Nazar 5-88, Mohammad Rameez 3-66, Abdul Rauf 2-53) and 380-9 in 100 overs (Hassaan Khan 100, Bahadur Ali 87, Mohammad Afzal 85, Umair Bin Yousuf 23; Abdul Rauf 4-66, Ahsan Bhatti 3-42); RAILWAYS 309-9 in 83 overs (Ahsan Bhatti 78, Mohammad Waqas 61, Ameer Hamza 43 not out, Hasan Sardar 39, Zain-ul-Hasnain 29, Mohsin Pervez 20; Asad Raza 4-75, Sajid Khan 3-52).

Published in Dawn, April 25th, 2019