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Faisalabad and Karachi Whites register wins on day four of round six of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Lahore, 13 October 2023: The match between Lahore Blues and Multan at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore resulted in a draw on the final day of round six of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24. At Pindi Stadium, Faisalabad was given 109 runs to chase in the final innings, which the side achieved in 30.2 overs with six wickets remaining. At Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Karachi Whites chased 157 in 57.4 overs, defeating Rawalpindi by one wicket.

Lahore Blues v Multan at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore:

At Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Imran Butt-led Lahore Blues resumed from 314 runs from 87 overs, having lost one wicket the previous day. Imran scored a magnificent double century (255, 401b, 26x4s, 2x6s). He was supported by Qasim Akram (72, 85b, 11x4s, 1x6) and Hammad Butt (51, 101b, 6x4s).

Lahore Blues posted 578 in 162 overs and lost six wickets in the innings. Zahid Mahmood and Ali Usman returned with two wickets each. The match was drawn when no definitive results could be foreseen.

Faisalabad v Peshawar at Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi:

Peshawar started their day with 155 for five on the board after batting for 46 overs the previous day at Pindi Stadium. They managed to post 205 runs in 65 overs; skipper Sahibzada Farhan remained the most successful batter for the side, scoring 92 runs in 120 balls, including 14 boundaries and a maximum. Mehran Ibrahim was the other contributor with the bat (40 not out, 128b, 4x4s). Mohammad Ali got a five-fer for Faisalabad. Khurram Shahzad and Arshad Iqbal picked two wickets apiece.

In turn, Faisalabad was asked to chase 109 in the final innings. Raees Ahmed (34, 61b, 6x4s), Mohammad Huraira (33, 56b, 4x4s) and Irfan Khan Niazi (25 not out, 22b, 5x4s) chipped in with the bat to take the score to 111 in 30.2 overs, securing a win for the side by six wickets. Niaz Khan was the pick of the bowlers, picking three wickets in the innings. Spinner Sajid Khan also got one wicket.

Karachi Whites v Rawalpindi at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi:

At Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi resumed their second batting attempt from 108 for six in 43.4 overs. They lost the remaining four wickets rather quickly, getting to the final score of 141 in 55.2 overs. Abdul Faseeh (50, 121b, 7x4s) was the top-scorer for the side. Jamal Anwar (26, 50b, 2x4s) was the other contributor with the bat. Mir Hamza shined with the ball, grabbing six wickets in the innings. Spinner Noman Ali also got two scalps.

Karachi Whites were tasked with chasing 157 runs in the final innings. The side succumbed the target in 57.4 overs at the loss of nine wickets. Veteran Asad Shafiq (36, 82b, 6x4s) was the highest run-getter for the side, followed by Ammad Alam who scored 27 in 96 balls including one maximum. Jahandad Khan had four scalps to his name, while Kashif Ali and Awais Anwar returned with two wickets each.

Scores in brief

Lahore Blues v Multan

Match Drawn

Multan 718 for 8 in 179 overs (Zain Abbas 118, Saim Ayaz 117, Sharoon Siraj 114, Mohammad Basit 105, Ali Usman 105 not out, Haseebullah 101; Qasim Akram 3-163, Hunain Shah 2-93, Kashif Bhatti 2-161)

Lahore Blues 578-6 in 162 overs (Imran Butt 255, Hashim Ibrahim 120, Qasim Akram 72, Hammat Butt 52; Ali Usman 2-142, Zahid Mahmood 2-173)

Faisalabad v Peshawar

Faisalabad win against Peshawar by six wickets

Peshawar 216 all out in 72.2 overs (Kamran Ghulam 64, Israrullah 55, Sahibzada Farhan 48; Mohammad Ali 5-45, Khurram Shahzad 3-64) and 205 all out in 65 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 92, Mehran Ibrahim 40 not out; Mohammad Ali 5-54, Khurram Shahzad 2-33, Arshad Iqbal 2-41)

Faisalabad 313 all out in 116 overs (Ali Waqas 118, Faheem Ashraf 60, Ali Shan 55; Sajid Khan 3-59, Abbas Afridi 3-59, Niaz Khan 2-70, Mohammad Ilyas 2-86) and 111-4 in 30.2 overs (Raees Ahmed 34, Mohammad Huraira 33, Irfan Khan Niazi 25 not out; Niaz Khan 3-22, Sajid Khan 1-22)

Karachi Whites v Rawalpindi

Karachi Whites win against Rawalpindi by one wicket.

Rawalpindi 243 all out in 84.3 overs (Jamal Akram 89, Umar Amin 32, Mubasir Khan 26, Jahandad Khan 24; Mir Hamza 4-61, Noman Ali 3-56) and 141 all out in 55.2 overs (Abdul Faseeh 50, Jamal Anwar 26; Mir Hamza 6-37, Noman Ali 2-37)

Karachi Whites 228 all out in 66.1 overs (Shan Masood 90, Ammad Alam 46; Kashif Ali 5-60, Awais Anwar 3-50) and 157-9 in 57.4 overs (Asad Shafiq 36, Ammad Alam 27; Jahandad Khan 4-49, Awais Anwar 2-34, Kashif Ali 2-49)

Lahore Whites v FATA

Lahore Whites win against FATA by an innings and 118 runs.

FATA 97 all out in 26 overs (Khushdil Shah 21, Aizaz Khan 14; Ahmed Bashir 6-21, Aamer Jamal 3-42, Asadullah 1-27) and 208 all out in 68.1 overs (Aizaz Khan 52, Khushdil Shah 44; Ahmed Bashir 3-28, Mohammad Rameez 3-45, Asadullah 2-32, Aamir Jamal 2-48)

Lahore Whites 423-8 (declared) in 100 overs (Tayyab Tahir 102, Umar Akmal 66, Imran Dogar 50; Asif Afridi 5-103, Sameen Gul 2-76)