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Bahawalpur beat Abbottabad by 119 runs in third round match of Hanif Mohammad Trophy

Lahore, 25 September 2023:

The third round matches of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy (non first-class) concluded today.

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)

AJK started the day at 103 for the loss of four wickets.

Despite losing wickets at one end, Naveed Malik produced a fighting knock of 51 runs which helped that AJK get to 207 runs before they declared the innings.

A five-wicket-haul by Faraz Aziz remained the highlight of the innings for Larkana.

Larkana began their second batting innings. Aside from Israr Ul Haq, who scored 43 runs, the Larkana batters struggled to get going. They scraped to 129 at the expense of six wickets.

The match was drawn.

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Quetta, batting for the second time, were at 127 for two and trailing by 120 runs at the start of the last day of play.

The side got to 277, losing only one other wicket in the process. Shabaz Khan got an unbeaten score of 70 and Abdul Hanan Achakzai produced an unbeaten half-century.

The match was drawn at the end of day four.

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

At the start of the day, Bahawalpur were 251 at the expense of four wickets. Batting through the morning, they got to 353 runs. They subsequently declared the innings and invited Abbottabad to bat again, with the hopes of bowling them out and producing a result.

Abbottabad were asked to chase 318 in the final innings on the final day of the game. Aside from a 49 produced by Anees Azam Khan, the side did not have satisfying start. Unable to sustain long partnerships required to chase the target, Abbottabad struggled to secure their position in the game.

Mohammad Junaid bagged a five-wicket-haul. He was complemented by Shayan Khalil, who had three wickets in the innings.

Abbottabad was bowled out for 199 runs, with Bahawalpur winning the match by 119 runs.

Scores in brief

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)

Match Drawn

Larkana: 192 all out 67.5 overs (Mohsin Raza 72, Ishfaque Ahmed 34; Rohaan Qadri 4-52, Basit Ali 3-35, Faizan Saleem 3-37) and 129-6 in 39 overs (Israr Ul Haq 43, Faraz Aziz 21; Naveed Malik 2-10)

AJK: 103-4 in 33 overs (Hasnain Shamir 52, Raja Farhan Khan 36; Faraz Aziz 3-3)

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Match Drawn

Sialkot: 505-5 (dec) in 159.4 overs (Mohsin Riaz 142, Haris Sohail 105*; Jalat Khan 2-142)

Quetta: 258 all out in 84.1 overs (Mohammad Idrees 42*, Hazrat Wali 42; Shoaib Akhtar 4-45, Bilal Asif 3-103) and 277-3 in 65 overs (Shabaz Khan 70*, Mohammad Ibrahim Snr 60; Bilal Asif 2-64).

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Karachi Blues win by 313 runs.

Karachi Blues: 303 all out in 94.1 overs (Saifullah Bangash 73, Saqib 56; Salim Mal 3-65, Tariq Jameel 2-29, Sajjad Ahmed 2-85) and 261-6 (dec) in 59.5 overs (Saifullah Bangash 61*, Hassan Mohsin 48; Salim Mal 2-34, Mohammad Shahid 2-39, Aftab Ahmed 2-54)

DM Jamali: 117 all out in 53.1 overs (Nasir Khan 23, Mohammad Shahid 23; Saqib 3-26, Aarish Ali Khan 3-30) and 89 all out in 33.1 overs (Tariq Jameel 26; Saqib 5-37, Ashiq Ali 3-23)

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)  

Bahawalpur win by 119 runs.

Bahawalpur: 218 all out in 67.1 overs (Mohammad Umair 36, Faizan Zafar 31; Shahhab 5-63) and 42-2 in 19 overs (Ibrar Amin 32; Fayyaz Khan 1-8) and 353-7 (dec) in 110 overs (Mohammad Ammar 116, Aun Shehzad 86; Adil Naz 2-62, Shahhab 2-84)

Abbottabad: 253 all out in 89.1 overs (Afaq Ahmed 108, Ahmed Khan 34; Shayan Khalil 3-46) and 199 all out in 67.5 overs (Anees Azam Khan 49, Afaq Ahmed 39; Mohammad Junaid 5-49, Shayan Khalil 3-28).