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Rain spoils Ghani Glass' campaign as HEC qualifies for final

  • HEC to face SNGPL in the final to be played on 12 May
  • Scorecard available here; right-free photographs can be downloaded here

Lahore, 10 May 2024: Higher Education Commission (HEC) advanced to the final of President’s Cup Grade-I 2023-24 as their semi-final against Ghani Glass was hit by rain at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Friday.

HEC required 278 runs off 195 balls with nine wickets in hand when the play was called off due to rain. HEC’s qualification to the final was decided based on their second position on the points table at the end of the round-robin stage, above Ghani Glass’ third position.

Earlier in the day, HEC’s bid to bowl first backfired despite landing an early blow as southpaw Sharjeel Khan and Tayyab Tahir came out all guns blazing. The duo put on an aggressive 148-run second-wicket stand off 124 balls.

Sharjeel dampened HEC’s spirits by hitting twelve boundaries and six maximums during his 67-ball stay in the middle, accumulating 105 runs. Tayyab kept the Ghani Glass’ innings intact on his way to scoring 107 off 117 balls with the help of 12 fours and a solitary six.

Usama Mir, batting at seven, bludgeoned five maximums and two fours, taking only 22 balls to notch an unbeaten 51, as Ghani Glass racked up 392-8 in their 50 overs.

HEC’ Waseem Akram and Shahid Aziz bagged three wickets each while leg-spinner Aqib Liaqat returned for two wickets.

Scores in brief:

No Result

Ghani Glass 392-8, 50 overs (Tayyab Tahir 107, Sharjeel Khan 105, Saad Nasim 61, Usama Mir 51 not out; Shahid Aziz 3-66, Waseem Akram 3-70)

HEC 115-1, 17.3 overs (Mohammad Huraira 44 not out, Mohammad Mohsin Khan 36)

Final: May 12 - SNGPL vs HECGaddafi Stadium, Lahore (3pm PKT)