KARACHI: Aiming to keep away from relegation, NBP needed to toil onerous earlier than reaching 203-6 of their first innings on the opening day of their 4-day Pool A fixture of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy towards SSGC on the Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot, on Thursday.
The corridor-mark of the bankers’ innings on the day, which was curtailed to sixty three overs because of dangerous mild, was a strong knock from opener Hamza Paracha who hit excellent ninety to take his aspect to a fairly good complete. He stored one finish intact throughout his calculated 179-ball knock which featured eleven fours.
Having misplaced his associate Ahsan Ali (5) early, the 26-yr-previous Lahore-born batsman added 50 runs for the second wicket with Ali Asad (18). He then placed on 88 runs for the fourth wicket with all-rounder Kamran Ghulam (37), who struck three fours from 87 deliveries.
Bilal Asif (9*) and Raza Hasan (four*) have been on the crease when bails have been drawn. Quick bowler Ahmed Jamal (2-forty one), Umar Amin (2-22) and Azhar Attari (2-38) bowled nicely. In one other recreation of Pool A, at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Aamer Sajjad (88), Khushdil Shah (fifty three) and Bismillah Khan (forty six) took defending champions WAPDA to 283-eight of their first innings towards former champions SNGPL.
After being invited to bat, WAPDA had a disastrous begin as they have been decreased to fifty three-four at one stage, regardless of a forty one-run opening stand.Aamer and wicket-keeper batsman Bismillah utilized themselves and scored eighty four runs for the fifth wicket to convey their aspect out of deep hassle.
After Bismillah fell prey to proper-arm off-break bowler Iftikhar Ahmed having hit 9 fours in his high quality fifty two-ball knock, Aamer scored 87 for the sixth wicket with Khushdil, who hammered six fours and two sixes in his ninety seven-ball effort.
The 36-yr-previous Aamer, who was dislodged by left-arm spinner Imran Khalid, hit 15 fours in his 131-ball knock.Worldwide pacer Bilawal Bhatti (three-seventy five) and younger quick bowler Asad Ali (three-fifty four) bowled nicely. The match will determine whether or not WAPDA qualify for the Tremendous Eight stage.
Lahore Blues, additionally eyeing a Tremendous Eight stage seat, had a poor begin once they have been folded for 220 of their first innings towards Islamabad at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.Opener Tahir Tayyab (eighty five) and Hafiz Saad Nasim (fifty six) lifted their staff from ninety nine-four to 198-5 by including ninety nine runs for the fifth wicket.
Tahir smashed eleven fours from eighty five deliveries. Saad, a world participant, struck six fours from sixty nine deliveries.Quick bowler Shahzad Azam Rana was the primary destroyer as he acquired 6-sixty nine. His new ball associate Hamza Nadeem had figures of four-forty six.
Islamabad have been 25-1 in response by the shut of the day’s play.The Pool A recreation between Tremendous Eight stage aspirants Peshawar and Faisalabad, who’re on the verge of relegation, was hit by dangerous climate as not a single supply was bowled in all the day due to fog at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.
In a Pool B essential match, at Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Mipur, Rawalpindi gained early benefit as they secured lead towards FATA. After dismissing FATA for 126, that they had reached 149-four by the top of the day.
Umar Waheed (fifty eight) and Sarmad Hameed (fifty eight) added ninety nine for the second wicket to assist Rawalpindi strengthen their place.Umar hit 14 fours from seventy nine balls. Sarmad struck 9 fours from one hundred and five deliveries.
Left-arm medium pacer Saad Altaf (eight-sixty two) produced his profession-greatest figures to allow Rawalpindi to fold FATA for a paltry complete.Asif Afridi (28) and Mohammad Naeem (21) have been the outstanding scorers.
At KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi, Ali Khan (eighty two) and younger left-hander Saud Shakeel (seventy one) guided PTV to 259 all out of their first innings towards KRL.Left-arm spinner Nayyar Abbas (three-27) and Ali Shafiq (three-forty nine) did properly with the ball. Sadaf Hussain received 2-sixty six.
KRL, in response, have been one with out loss in three.four overs. Test pacers Umar Gul (5-fifty three) and Junaid Khan (three-fifty four) enabled HBL to dismiss UBL for 179 of their first innings. Saad Ali scored forty four which got here off fifty eight balls and had 9 fours.In response, HBL have been 29-2 at stumps. The outing between Karachi Whites and Lahore Whites on the LCCA Floor, Lahore, was additionally hit by dangerous climate as not a single ball was bowled resulting from moist circumstances.
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