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Mushtaq bags five-wicket haul on day three to put OGDCL ahead of Eshaal Associates

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Lahore, 10 June 2024: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) require 162 more runs to win the President’s Trophy Grade-II final after they finished day three with 93 for no loss in pursuit of the 255-run target set by Eshaal Associates at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium.

Earlier in the day, Eshaal Associates resumed their second innings from 127-4 and added only 145 runs to their overnight total. Sajjad Ibrahim (38, 55b, 7x4s) departed after adding just five runs to his overnight score of 33.

Abdul Rehman contributed with 40 off 75 balls with the help of six boundaries while Sajjad Ali’s brisk half-century (58, 41b, 6x4s, 3x6s) helped his team to manage a fighting total. Shahzaib Bhatti, batting at nine, also chipped in with 30 off 30 balls hitting one boundary and two sixes.

For OGDCL, Mushtaq Ahmed picked up figures of 5-93 in 17.2 overs while he was aided by Mohammad Sarwar Afridi who bagged four wickets.

In pursuit of the 255-run target, OGDCL opening batters, Raja Hamza Waheed (57 not out, 61b, 10x4s) and Abbas Ali (34 not out, 61b, 3x4s, 2x6s) cruised to 93 before the rain arrived and cut short the last session.

Scores in brief:

OGDCL vs Eshaal Associates at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium

Eshaal Associates 297 all out, 59.3 overs (Mohammad Sudais 83, Afaq Ahmed 43, Abdul Rehman 43, Mohammad Adil 37 not out; Mohammad Huzaifa 4-79, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 3-52, Jawad Ali 2-35) and 272 all out, 58.4 overs (Sajjad Ali 58, Abdul Rehman 40, Sajjad Ibrahim 38, Mohammad Sudais 34; Mushtaq Ahmed 5-93, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 4-75)

OGDCL 315-7, 75 overs (Rizwan Ali 143 not out, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 84, Mohammad Adil 3-55, Hamza Sajjad 2-67) and 93-0, 20 overs (Raja Hamza Waheed 57 not out, Abbas Ali 34 not out)