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Faisalabad and Karachi Whites register wins in the first round of games of the QeAT 2023-2024

Faisalabad and Karachi Whites register wins in the first round of games of the QeAT 2023-2024
Faisalabad and Karachi Whites register wins in the first round of games of the QeAT 2023-2024

Faisalabad registered their first victory of the season, after chasing 186 on the final day of the first round of the QeAT 2023-2024. 

Lahore Whites and Lahore Blues drew their game at Gaddafi Stadium after the former could not bowl out the latter in the second batting innings. Karachi Whites win over Peshawar by a margin of 116 runs. FATA and Rawalpindi match end in a draw.

Faisalabad vs Multan

Multan started the day at 155-5 after 52 overs, leading by 119 runs. After amassing 66 runs in the first session, they were bowled out for 221.

Faisalabad was thus asked to chase 186 on the final day. Openers Mohammad Huraira and Azeem Ghumman set the tone for the chase by going for a 63-run partnership. Even as wickets fell, the side remained in command of the chase without faltering.

Experienced batter Asif Ali, retaining his form from the previous batting innings, scored an unbeaten 42 which secured the game for his side.

They won the game by five wickets after chasing the target in 51.3 overs.

Lahore Blue vs Lahore White:

At the start of the day’s play, Lahore Blues stood at 61-2 in 26 overs, with Rizwan Hussan and Umar Siddiq at the crease.

A 92-run-stand between Umar and Rizwan, followed by a 47-run-stand between Umar and Hussain Talat helped Imran Butt-led side recover the deficit caused by the mammoth total accumulated by the opposition.  An unbeaten century by the prodigal Qasim Akram effectively took the side into the lead.

With the Blues at 329-8 in their second innings in the last session of the game, it was deduced that the game would not have a definitive conclusion.

The captains shook their hands as a draw was called.

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

Karachi began the day with Sarfaraz Ahmed at the crease alongside Aftab. The scorecard read 249-6. After getting to 329, Sarfaraz declared the innings, inviting Peshawar to chase 360 in the final innings of the game.

Peshawar, chasing a big total, had a shaky start; opener Israrullah failed to score more than one run and captain Sahibzada Farhan was removed after scoring 28 runs. Although a 68-run-stand between Kamran Ghulam and Waqar Ahmed helped their side gain some momentum, it was short-lived with the specialist spinner Abrar Ahmed getting both of them out before they could produce any significant damage.

The Sahibzada-led team could not sustain any solid partnerships after that and kept faltering on the crease. Sajid Khan, who had retired hurt earlier, came to bat at the end, Batting alongside Imran Khan Snr, the spinner tried to keep the game alive for his side.

Eventually, they were bowled out for 244 runs, with the Sarfaraz-led side seizing a 116-run-victory.

FATA vs Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi started the day at 16-0 after batting for eight overs the previous day. Chasing a mammoth total of 400 in the final innings, the Umar Waheed-led team had a stellar start to their innings.

The openers Hasan Raza (79) and Abdul Fasih (65) had a brilliant partnership, expanding for 140 runs, before Zeeshan Ahmed provided the breakthrough. Despite losing wickets periodically, Rawalpindi’s scorecard kept flowing. Half-century from Haider Ali and 33-run-knock from Mubasir Khan helped their case.

Although the Khushdil-led team countered the plans set in motion by the opposition, Rawalpindi were determined not to give in. A four-wicket-haul by Akif Javed destabilized Rawalpindi but not sufficiently enough to bring out their loss.

With Rawalpindi at 293-7 after 98 overs, stumps were called and the match was drawn.

Scores in brief

Faisalabad vs Multan

Faisalabad win by 5 wickets

1st Innings

Multan: 233 all out in 80.4 overs (Zain Abbas 65; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 8-62, Khurram Shehzad 1-33)

Faisalabad: 269 all out in 80 overs (Asif Ali 69, Ahmed Safi Abdullah 69; Ali Usman 5-66, Zahid Mehmood 2-81)

2nd Innings

Multan: 221 all out in 67.1 overs (Imran Rafiq 68, Aamer Yamin 67; Mohammad Ali 3-38, Khurram Shehzad 3-45, Ahmed Safi Abdullah 3-89).

Faisalabad: 186-5 in 51.3 overs (Asif Ali 42*, Azeem Ghumman 40; Majid Ali 3-31, Zahid Mahmood 2-65).

Lahore Whites vs Lahore Blues

Match drawn

1st Innings

Lahore Blues: 248 all out in 81.3 overs (Hussain Talat 61, Junaid Ali 51; Ahmed Bashir 4-23, Aamer Jamal 3-65)

Lahore Whites: 432 all out in 124.5 overs (Saad Nasim 221, Ahmed Shahzad 44; Kashif Bhatti 3-105, Ali Shafiq 2-62, Waqas Ahmed 2-83, Hunain Shah 2-98).

2nd Innings

Lahore Blues: 329-8 in 101 overs (Qasim Akram 115*, Umar Siddiq 73; Ahmed Bashir 3-77, Mohammad Irfan 2-96).

Lahore Whites: did not bat

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

Karachi Whites won by 116 runs.

1st Innings

Karachi Whites: 332 all out in 103.4 overs (Khurram Manzoor 87, Asad Shafiq 70; Muhammad Ilyas 4-85, Sajid Khan 3-61)

Peshawar: 301 all out in 84.5 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 85, Israr Ullah 59; Ghulam Mudassar 3-36, Mir Hamza 2-26, Shahnawaz Dahani 2-51, Abrar Ahmed 2-108)

2nd Innings

Karachi Whites: 329-7 (declared) in 70.4 overs (Asad Shafiq 76, Omair bin Yousuf 70; Abbas Afridi 3-86)

Peshawar: 244 all out in 65.3 overs (Waqar Ahmed Snr 54, Kamran Ghulam 31; Abrar Ahmed 4-67, Aftab 3-59)

FATA vs Rawalpindi

Match drawn.

1st Innings

FATA: 318 all out in 92.1 overs (Muhammad Usman 99, M Sarwar Afridi 76; Bilawal Bhatti 4-89, Mubasir Khan 2-55)

Rawalpindi: 144 all out 46.2 overs (Mubasir Khan 42, Abdul Fasih 41; Sameen Gul 8-51, Irfanullah Shah 2-19)

2nd Innings

FATA: 225-6 (declared) in 73 overs (Mohammad Salman Khan Jr 110; Mehran Mumtaz 3-83, Bilawal Bhatti 2-22)

Rawalpindi: 293-7 in 98 overs (Sardar Hassan Raza 79, Abdul Faseeh 65; Akif Javed 4-67)