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Lahore Whites win against FATA on day three of round six of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Lahore, 12 October 2023: At Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Lahore Blues’ Imran Butt and Hashim Ibrahim registered centuries against Multan on the third day of round six of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24. Skipper Faheem Ashraf contributed with both the bat and the ball to keep Faisalabad dominant against Peshawar at Pindi Stadium. Shan Masood, playing his first game of the season, produced a solid knock to keep Karachi Whites in the game against Rawalpindi at the Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium. At Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Lahore Whites secured a victory against FATA who lagged behind by an innings and 118 runs.

Lahore Blues v Multan at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore:

At Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Multan declared their innings at 718 for eight after batting for 179 overs. Lahore Blues then began their batting; the side posted 314 runs from 87 overs, losing one wicket in the process which came courtesy of Tahir Hussain.

Hashim Ibrahim scored 120 runs from 226 balls (13x4s, 1x6). Captain Imran Butt had a splendid day with the bat. At stumps, he was unbeaten at 155 runs, which he scored on 253 balls and hit 16 boundaries and a six.

Faisalabad v Peshawar at Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi:

Faisalabad started their day at 236 for six at Pindi Stadium, in response to Peshawar’s 216 runs posted in the first innings. Skipper Faheem Ashraf produced a solid half-century (60, 100b, 10x4s) which helped the side get to 313 runs in 116 overs. Ali Shan (55, 119b, 4x4s, 1x6) and Ali Waqas (118, 272b, 14x4s, 1x6) were the other contributors with the bat, with both the performances coming the previous day. Spinner Sajid Khan and pacer Abbas Afridi got three wickets each while Niaz Khan and Mohammad Ilyas grabbed two wickets apiece.

Peshawar then replied by posting 155 for five on the board, after batting for 46 overs. Sahibzada Farhan played a captain’s innings and remained unbeaten at 71 (85b, 11x4s) at stumps. Khurram Shahzad got two wickets while pacers Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Ali and Arshad Iqbal had one apiece.

Karachi Whites v Rawalpindi at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi:

At Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Karachi Whites resumed from 134 for the loss of two in 32.4 overs after Rawalpindi were bowled out for 243 in 84.3 overs the previous day. Karachi posted 228 runs in 66.1 overs in the innings; Shan Masood scored 90 runs in 97 balls including 11 boundaries and Ammad Alam scored 46 runs in 109 balls including five boundaries and a maximum. Rawalpindi’s Kashif Ali bagged a five-fer while Awais Anwar got three wickets. 

Rawalpindi struggled in their second batting attempt, posting only 108 runs in 43.4 overs while losing six wickets in the process. Abdul Faseeh (50, 121b, 7x4s) was the most valuable batter for Rawalpindi. Left-arm pacer Mir Hamza was the most successful bowler, returning with three important wickets. Tabish Khan, Aftab and Noman Ali also grabbed one wicket apiece.

Lahore Whites v FATA at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium:

After bowling out FATA for 97 runs in 26 overs in the first innings, Lahore Whites resumed their innings from 399 for eight at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium. Lahore added 24 runs to their total before declaring at 423 for eight in 100 overs. Asif Afridi had five wickets in the innings while Sameen Gul returned with two wickets to his name. 

FATA bettered on their first batting attempt however, remained largely unsuccessful of succumbing the mammoth total posted by Lahore Whites. They could manage 208 runs in 68.1 overs before the Lahore bowlers dismissed them, thereby winning by an innings and 118 runs.

Aizaz Khan (52, 143b, 6x4s, 1x6) and Khushdil Shah (44, 82b, 7x4s) were the notable contributors with the bat for FATA. Ahmed Bashir and Mohammad Rameez picked up three wickets each while Asadullah and Aamir Jamal returned with two scalps to their names.

Scores in brief

Lahore Blues v Multan

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 314-1 in 87 overs (Imran Butt 155 not out, Hashim Ibrahim 120; Tahir Hussain 1-56)

Faisalabad v Peshawar

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 155-5 in 46 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 71 not out, Sajid Khan 32; Khurram Shahzad 2-20, Mohammad Ali 1-33, Arshad Iqbal 1-37, Faheem Ashraf 1-39)

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)

Karachi Whites v Rawalpindi

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 108-6 in 43.4 overs (Abdul Faseeh 50; Mir Hamza 3-21, Tabish Khan 1-15, Aftab 1-31, Noman Ali 1-37)

Karachi Whites 228 all out in 66.1 overs (Shan Masood 90, Ammad Alam 46; Kashif Ali 5-60, Awais Anwar 3-50)

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)