Quaid-e-Azam Trophy & Hanif Mohammad Trophy 2023-24 season Discussion

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The 2023-2024 domestic season is set to commence on 10 September with both the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the Hanif Mohammad Trophy to be played concurrently. A total of 18 regional teams have been slotted in this domestic structure with eight teams playing in the premier first-class tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and 10 teams featuring in the Hanif Mohammad Trophy, a non-first-class four-day tournament.

This will be the first domestic season played after the PCB revived the PCB 2014 Constitution according to which regional and departmental teams return to the domestic circuit.

Abbottabad, Lahore, and Rawalpindi will be hosting the QeAT, with 29 matches slotted between four venues across the three cities. Peshawar, Karachi Whites, Lahore Blues, Rawalpindi, FATA, Multan, Lahore Whites, and Faisalabad are the teams playing first-class cricket.

The opening round of the QeAT will begin on 10 September. Lahore Whites will be facing Lahore Blues at Gaddafi Stadium, while Peshawar and Karachi Whites will be facing each other at Abbottabad Stadium. Faisalabad vs. Multan will be held at Shoaib Akhtar Stadium in Rawalpindi while FATA vs Rawalpindi will be staged at Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The second round of matches will begin on 16 September. A total of seven rounds will take place with each team playing the other once before the top two sides meet in the final scheduled at the Gaddafi Stadium from 22 to 26 October.

With the revamped domestic structure, the new financial model will also be implemented. According to this, a player featuring in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will get a match fee of PKR 80,000, and players participating in the Hanif Mohammad Trophy will get PKR 40,000 per game. The non-playing members of a first-class team will get PKR 40,000. Adding to that, twenty players, selected by the regions according to the predefined criteria, will be assigned categories as outlined; A+ will get PKR 300,000, A PKR 200,000, B PKR 185,000, C PKR 170,000, D PKR 150,000, E PKR 100,000, F will pocket PKR 50,000.

Hanif Mohammad Trophy

The Hanif Mohammad Trophy will have 26 matches, with the 10 teams divided into two groups. The ten teams featuring in the tournament are Abbottabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Dera Murad Jamali, Hyderabad, Karachi Blues, Larkana, Quetta, Sialkot and Islamabad.

The tournament will see the top two sides from each group at the end of the group stage qualify for the Super 4 stage, where each team in that stage will play three matches. At the end of the Super 4 stage, the top side will qualify for next year's Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. The first round of matches will be played between Islamabad and AJK in Muzaffarabad and Larkana and Sialkot in Mirpur for Group A.

For Group B, the first round of matches will be played between Hyderabad and Karachi Blues in Multan and Bahawalpur and Dera Murad Jamali in Rahim Yar Khan. The aim of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy will be to serve as a pathway for the regional sides to qualify for the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

This domestic structure has been structured by the PCB Cricket Technical Committee. The structure has replaced the previous model, that was introduced in 2019 – which focused on six cricket association teams. The new domestic structure incorporates a larger pool of players with up to 360 cricketers set to benefit from increased earning opportunities.

The previous edition of the QeAT was won by Northern, led by captain Umar Amin. Northern had defeated Sindh in the final at Gaddafi Stadium by an innings and 55 runs. Northern’s dominance in the season was highlighted by the way players like Muhammad Huraira and Mubasir Khan headlined the season. Sindh’s bowler Abrar Ahmed too had an extraordinary season, bagging 43 wickets in 12 innings.
 
Toss Update Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24!

Lahore Whites v Lahore Blues: Lahore Whites win the toss and decide to field first against Lahore Blues

Peshawar v Karachi Whites: Peshawar win the toss and decide to field first against Karachi Whites

Faisalabad v Multan: Toss between Faisalabad and Multan delayed due to wet outfield

FATA v Rawalpindi: Toss between FATA and Rawalpindi delayed due to wet outfield
 
They also have grade 3 tournament later in the season. Thats great.

I think pcb is trying to get all the cricketers back into action after they left when teams were reduced.
 
Stumps (day 1) at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

FATA Region: 196-5 (57 ov)

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Stumps (day 1) at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Multan Region: 145-2 (43 ov)

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Stumps (day 1) at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Karachi Region Whites: 267-6 (86 ov)

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Stumps (day 1) at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Lahore Region Blues: 247-7 (79.5 ov)
 
Half centuries by Hussain Talat and Junaid Ali put Lahore Whites in a commanding position against Lahore Blues, on the first day of play for the QeAT 2023-2024. Bowlers Ahmed Bashir, Aamir Jamal and Mohammad Irfan counterattack the batting onslaught to keep the score at bay, while the Whites end the day on 247-7.

Lahore Blues vs Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore:

Lahore Whites, led by Saad Naseem, won the toss and opted to bowl first. Captain Imran Butt and Umar Siddiq opened the batting for Lahore blues. However, by lunch, both the openers had lost their wickets. Resuming play after lunch from 69-2, the Imran-led side sought stability in the innings. A 54-run partnership between Usman Salahuddin and Rizwan Hussain helped their cause.

However, the bowling unit kept the Blues’ batting line-up on their toes by getting wickets periodically. Ahmed Bashir, Aamir Jamal and Mohammad Irfan each got two wickets. Bowler Bilawal Iqbal also bagged a wicket, at the start of the innings.

A 73-run partnership between Hussain Talat and Junaid Ali helped the Saad-led side into a comfortable position. Half centuries by both Hussain and Junaid took the pressure off the batting side. By the end of the day, Lahore Whites had posted a score of 247, having lost seven wickets during the innings thus far.

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium

Peshawar won the toss and asked Karachi Whites to bat first, wanting to bowl first on the Abbottabad pitch. Although Sarfaraz-led Karachi did not get to an ideal start, having lost three wickets by lunch. Peshawar bowlers challenged the batters early on; Muhammad Ilyas taking the wickets of Habibullah and Ammad Alam and Imran Khan Snr getting the dangerous Omair Bin Yousaf out.

Veterans Khurram Manzoor and Asad Shafiq produced a magnificent partnership between themselves to keep the batting side ahead of the game. However, Ilyas got Asad out, breaking the solid partnership. After that, although Karachi could not maintain a steady partnership with Danish Aziz and Khurram both losing their wickets in quick succession, the scorecard did not completely halt.

At the end of the day, Karachi was comfortably at 267-6, with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed at the crease.

Faisalabad vs Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

A wet outfield at the Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi delayed the start of the match. After losing the toss, Faisalabad was asked to field first. The batting side got to a steady start; the openers had a 67-run-stand between the two. Even after Ahmed Safi Abdullah got Haseebullah out, effectively breaking the opening stand, Multan did not feel any unease. A following 42-run partnership between Imran Rafiq and opener Zain Abbas kept the score flowing.

Although getting a half-century, Zain too lost his wicket to Ahmed. At the end of the day’s play, Multan found themselves at 145-2 after having played 43 overs in the day. Batters Imran and Sharoon Siraj, both batting in 20s, were at the crease by the time play was closed.

FATA vs Rawalpindi at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Overnight rain in Rawalpindi delayed the start of the match. After winning the toss, Rawalpindi opted to bowl first. The batting side lost two early wickets, with openers Samiullah and Salman Khan both getting out cheaply.

However, a solid partnership of 137 runs between captain Khushdil Shah and opener Mohammad Usman kept FATA in a strong position. Even though he was denied a century, a brilliant 99 by Usman remained the highlight for the first batting innings. Following his wicket, FATA lost Rehan Afridi cheaply.

By the time play was closed, FATA was 196 for the loss of five wickets after 57 overs. Sameen Gul and Mohammad Wasim Khan remained at the crease.

Scores in brief

Lahore Whites vs Lahore Blues

Lahore Whites: 247-7 in 79.5 overs (Hussain Talat 61, Junaid Ali 51; Ahmed Bashir 2-23, Mohammad Irfan 2-85)

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

Karachi Whites: 267-6 in 86 overs (Khurram Manzoor 87, Asad Shafiq 70; Mohammad Ilyas 4-61)

Faisalabad vs Multan

Multan: 145-2 in 43 overs (Zain Abbas 65; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 2-31)

FATA vs Rawalpindi

FATA: 196-5 in 57 overs (Muhammad Usman 99, Khushdil Shah 64; Mubasir Khan 2-48)
 
A seven-wicket haul by the Hyderabad spinner Jawad Ali effectively renders the Karachi Blues batting line-up powerless on the first day of play of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy, who fold for 120 in the first innings.

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues

After winning the toss, Hyderabad elected to bowl first against Karachi Blues, at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Unable to withstand the bowling performance of the opposition, Karachi were bowled out for just 120 runs after batting for 32.1 overs.

Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi, with 34 runs, was the highest scorer of the first innings. Opener Imran Shah, with 33 runs, followed closely behind. The first innings was ultimately defined by the Hyderabad leg-spinner, Jawad Ali, who bagged 7 wickets. Jawad, who proved to be a challenge for Karachi, efficiently restricted the opposition, who did not have any answers for him.

Hyderabad, having dominated in the first innings, started their batting on a steady note with a 41 runs partnership between the openers. Even after the opening partnership was broken, they were not deterred. Another 41 run-stand between Ali Ahsan and Mohammad Suleman further helped their cause, keeping them comfortable.

By the end of the day, although they had lost three wickets, Hyderabad was in command, with 148 on the board.

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

DM Jamali won the toss and elected to bat first in Rahim Yar Khan. Each of the batters in the top order got to double digits, posting cameos of 10s and 20s. It was only Taimur Ali who got to the half-century mark, with the rest of the top order failing to score above 30.

Mohammad Shahid, who came to bat after six wickets had fallen, scored a solid unbeaten 78. By end of the day, Dera Murad Jamali was at 268 for the loss of 8 wickets.

The Bahawalpur bowling line-up certainly troubled the batting plans in the first innings; Mohammad Adeel ur Rehman, Shoaib Manzoor and Mohammad Junaid each got two wickets to their names, playing spoilsport for the DM Jamali batters.

Dera Murad Jamali’s scorecard boasted 268 runs, at the loss of eight wickets, by the end of the day.

Islamabad vs AJK

AJK won the toss and opted to bat first in Muzaffarabad. Openers Javed Khan and Hasnain Shamir got to a good start, producing a 42-run-stand at the start of the innings. However, once this partnership was broken with Javed’s wicket, AJK quickly lost both Nadeem Khalil and Mohammad Haider too.

The fall of three successive wickets did not deter the batting side much, who jumped back with a 74-run partnership between Naveed Malik and Hasnain, who each got a half-century to their name. A 50-run partnership between Naveed and Raja Mohammad Shahzad further propelled AJK’s scorecard.

A five-wicket haul by Muhammad Shayan Sheikh helped Islamabad remain in the game. By the end of the day, although they had lost nine wickets, the 257 runs posted on the board helped AJK’s position in the game.

Larkana vs Sialkot

Sialkot won the toss and elected to bowl first on the Mirpur pitch. Larkana, put into bat, struggled to get going in the first innings. None of the batters stepped over the 50-run-mark; Ghulam Raza Mahar came the closest before getting run out at 47. The second highest score was Umer Khalid’s 24. The only semblance of stability during the innings was found during the 57-run-stand between Raza and Mohsin Raza. Bilal Asif remained the pick of the bowlers, after getting 4 wickets at an impressive economy of 2.12. Sohaib Ullah also impressed with 3 wickets.

Sialkot lost their opener, Aamir Sohail, in the second over of the innings. On the very next ball, Salman Khan too fell. Two successive wickets bagged by Asif Ali put pressure on Sialkot. By the end of the day’s play, Sialkot’s scorecard read 24-2 in seven overs, with Tahir Baig and Bilal Asif on the crease.

Scores in brief:

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues


Karachi Blues: 120 all out in 32.1 overs (Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 34; Jawad Ali 7-23, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-40)

Hyderabad: 148-5 in 55 overs (Ali Ahsan 40; Aarish Ali Khan 2-25)

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

Dera Murad Jamali: 268-8 in 89.3 overs (Mohammad Shahid 78 not out, Taimur Ali 52; Mohammad Junaid 2-79)

Islamabad vs AJK

AJK: 257-9 in 92 overs (Naveed Malik 57, Hasnain Shamir 56; Muhammad Shayan Sheikh 5-75, Mohamad Musa 2-42)

Larkana vs Sialkot

Larkana: 179 all out in 75.3 overs (Ghulam Raza Mahar 47; Bilal Asif 4-53, Sohaib Ullah 3-37)

Sialkot: 24-2 in 7 overs
 
There's highlights uploaded from the live streamed match between Lahore Blues and Lahore Whites if anyone wants to watch on PCB's YT channel.

Few observations from Day 1:

- It's a miracle, they left grass on the Gaddafi Stadium wicket ! Yet we see dead wickets in our home Tests.

- Imran Butt hasn't learned anything. Still loose outside offstump.

- Rizwan Hussain timed the ball nicely before horribly miscuing a pull shot trying to fetch a ball from well outside off.

- The ship has sailed for Usman Salahuddin's Test career unless he adapts his style of batting. Scored at SR of 29 which doesn't fit with the new Pakistan Way.

- Amir Jamal going at 4 RPO on a green wicket is quite worrying. He needs another couple of seasons of FC cricket it seems.
 
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Match Report: Karachi Region Whites vs. Peshawar Region

Date: September 10 - 13, 2023
Venue: Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Karachi


In the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy's second match, Karachi Region Whites faced off against Peshawar Region. Karachi Region Whites, opting to bat first, posted a competitive total of 267/6 in 86 overs.

Key Performances:

  • Khurram Manzoor played a pivotal role, anchoring the innings with a strong contribution of 87 runs.
  • Asad Shafiq provided valuable support with his well-crafted 70.
  • Peshawar Region's Mohammad Ilyas impressed with his bowling, claiming 4 wickets for 61 runs in his 22 overs.
 
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Match Report: Multan Region vs. Faisalabad Region

Date: September 10 - 13, 2023
Venue: Rawalpindi


In the 3rd match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Multan Region locked horns with Faisalabad Region in a four-day cricketing battle. Multan Region, after 43 overs, posted a total of 145/2 on the scoreboard. One of the standout performances of the innings

Key Performances:

  • One of the standout performances of the innings came from Zain Abbas, who contributed significantly with 65 runs.
  • Ahmed Safi Abdullah of Faisalabad Region bowled an impressive spell, taking 2 wickets for 31 runs in his 10 overs.
 
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Match Report: FATA vs. Rawalpindi Region

Date: September 10 - 13, 2023
Venue: Rawalpindi


In the 4th match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, FATA faced off against Rawalpindi Region in an exciting encounter. FATA, after 57 overs, managed to put up a competitive total of 196/5.

Key Performances:

  • Muhammad Usman, who fell just short of a century with 99 runs.
  • Khushdil Shah, who contributed a valuable 64.
  • Mubasir Khan of Rawalpindi Region played a pivotal role with the ball, taking 2 wickets to put pressure on the FATA batting lineup.
 
ensuring competitive and exciting matches can help attract a wider audience and build a fan base for all teams, including those that might currently have fewer supporters.
Just the thought of Lahore Whites potentially facing off against the Titans known as Karachi Whites keeps me up at night.

Who needs regions when we have the City + Color teams? As someone from Lahore, I'm not sure which color I should support. I'll go with the Blues since they seem more quirky.

The views reflect this season's extreme popularity.
 
What happen to the 100 ovs point system?? I can see no intent from teams . did they scrap that point system???
 
Just the thought of Lahore Whites potentially facing off against the Titans known as Karachi Whites keeps me up at night.

Who needs regions when we have the City + Color teams? As someone from Lahore, I'm not sure which color I should support. I'll go with the Blues since they seem more quirky.

The views reflect this season's extreme popularity.
oh bhai, no one cared about first class team. No one gave support or anything, all people did was go on cricinfo and checked scorecards.

You supporting a central punjab helps no one. Pakistan has a large population and a large cricketing sample population, thus they need more teams.

Lahore gets two teams because lahore produces more cricketers than any other city. KPK should have 2-3 teams for similar reason.
 
oh bhai, no one cared about first class team. No one gave support or anything, all people did was go on cricinfo and checked scorecards.

You supporting a central punjab helps no one. Pakistan has a large population and a large cricketing sample population, thus they need more teams.

Lahore gets two teams because lahore produces more cricketers than any other city. KPK should have 2-3 teams for similar reason.
Views on YouTube are down 90% this season compared to the last one(For the first stream). More teams reduce the quality of cricket.

There are 8 teams playing First class this season compared to 6 teams last season, but you have to take into account the 2nd tier team each region had which was mostly reserved for up and coming young players. Players had to prove their worth in the 2nd tier to move up to the team. Abrar went that route.

Commercial viability has gone down the drain. If you wanna discuss this further we're gonna have to take this to another thread.
 
Lahore, 11 September: Faisalabad spinner Ahmed Safi Abdullah bagged an eight-wicket haul on the second day of play of the QeAT 2023-2024, effectively backing the Multan batting line-up which, in turn, folded for 233 in the first innings. Bowling at the Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi, Ahmed produced an inspiring performance with the ball.

Faisalabad vs Multan

Multan started the day at 145-2 after having played 43 overs the previous day. Batters Imran Rafiq and Sharoon Siraj were at the crease the time play started, however, both of them lost their wickets early in the day.

Multan were bowled out for 233, with the Faisalabad bowler Ahmed Safi Abdullah putting on a show. He got eight wickets in the innings and remained a challenge too big for the Multan batting line-up, who struggled against his bowling.

Faisalabad had a rocky start to their batting innings. The opening partnership, which yielded 40 runs, was the steadiest one until the fifth-wicket partnership between Muhammad Irfan Khan and Asif Ali, which went for 68 runs.

At the end of the day, Faisalabad were 178 for the loss of five wickets with Asif Ali and Ahmed Safi Abdullah at the crease.

Lahore Blues vs Lahore Whites:

Lahore Blues began the day with the score at 247, having lost seven wickets during the innings thus far. With only one more run scored, the Whites had bowled out the Blues. Fast bowler Ahmed Bashir bagged a four-wicket haul, while Aamir Jamal had three wickets to his name.

Whites lost their opener, Ali Zaryab Asif, early on which brought the veteran duo of Ahmed Shehzad and Abid Ali on the crease. However, Abid too was removed just after scoring seven runs. It was eventually the sixth-wicket partnership between Hamza Akbar and Saad Nasim, that brought stability to their innings. Saad’s century brought confidence back to the batting side.

At the end of the day’s play, Lahore Whites stood at 254-7 after having batted most of the day.

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

At the start of the day, Karachi Whites were comfortably placed at 267-6, with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed at the crease. Showing his expertise, Sarfaraz churned out a gritty half-century which brought Karachi to a respectable total of 332. Mohammad Ilyas got four wickets in the innings, and his efforts were complemented by Sajid Khan, who bowled at an economy rate of 2.26 and got three wickets as well.

Peshawar had a dream start to their innings. A 127-run stand for the first wicket put them in control. Particularly, a magnificent 85 produced by Sahibzada Farhan put pressure on the Karachi bowlers. However, once the partnership was broken, and another quick wicket followed, Karachi’s bowling staged an impressive comeback, getting Kamran Ghulam and Israrullah in successive overs.

At the end of the day, Peshawar stood at 231 for the loss of five wickets.

FATA vs Rawalpindi

FATA were 196 for the loss of five wickets when the day’s play began. Sameen Gul and Mohammad Wasim Khan, who resumed from their overnight score, lost their wickets without damaging the opposition.

Mohammad Sarwar Afridi and Zeeshan Ahmed tried to stitch together a solid partnership to keep FATA’s score flowing. Particularly, Sarwar’s 76 put FATA in a good position, before they were bowled out for 318. Bilawal Bhatti’s four wicket haul countered the opposition’s batting, keeping them at bay.

Rawalpindi suffered an early blow with their opener Hassan Raza out cheaply, followed quickly by Ashfaq Ahmed. Haider Ali too was removed just after scoring four runs. Abdul Faseeh and Mubasir Khan knitted a partnership to ward off the blows. The two remained the highest scorers of the side by the end of the day but Rawalpindi found themselves in a spot of bother once this partnership was broken, rapidly losing wickets.

They closed the day at an abysmal 129 at the expense of eight wickets lost.

Scores in brief:

Faisalabad vs Multan

1st Innings

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

Faisalabad: 178-5 in 50 overs (Asif Ali 62; Ali Usman 2-36, Zahid Mehmood 2-59)

Lahore Whites vs Lahore Blues

1st Innings

Lahore Blues: 248 all out in 81.3 overs (Hussain Talat 61, Junaid Ali 52; Ahmed Bashir 4-23, Aamir Jamal 3-65)

Lahore Whites: 254-7 in 72 overs (Saad Nasim 103*, Ahmed Shahzad 44; Ali Shafiq 2-44, Kashif Bhatti 2-48).

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

1st Innings

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

Peshawar: 231-5 in 65 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 85, Israrullah 59; Ghulam Mudassar 2-28)

FATA vs Rawalpindi

1st Innings

FATA: 318 all out in 92.1 overs (Mohammad Usman 99, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 76; Bilawal Bhatti 4-89, Mehran Mumtaz 2-49, Mubasir Khan 2-55)

Rawalpindi: 129-8 in 42 overs (Mubasir Khan 42, Abdul Faseeh 41; Sameen Gul 6-41, Irfanullah Shah 2-14)
 
Multan, 11 September 2023: After bowling out the AJK batting line-up for 279 runs, the momentum of the Islamabad bowlers carried on to their batting. Thoroughly dominating them from the get-go, Islamabad played attacking cricket during their innings. A magnificent 94 produced by Ali Imran reflected the batting onslaught on display at the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium.

Islamabad vs AJK

AJK started their day with 257 runs and just a wicket in hand. Making use of the last-wicket partnership, they scraped 20 more runs and got to 279 before being bowled out. Muhammad Shayan Sheikh’s five-wicket haul and Muhammad Musa’s three-wicket haul helped Islamabad keep AJK’s score in control.

Islamabad began their batting on a strong note. The openers Ali Imran and Hassan Nawaz had an unbeaten partnership of 112 runs, with each getting a half-century, before it was broken by Faizan Saleem. It was followed by a 72-run partnership between Ali and Syed Khizer Shah. Although denied a century, Ali’s 94 reflected how Islamabad’s batting dominated over AJK’s bowling.

At the end of the day, Islamabad stood comfortably at 375-6 with Syed Muzammil Shah and Arsal Sheikh on the crease.

Larkana vs Sialkot

Sialkot’s scorecard read 24-2 at the start of the day, with Tahir Baig and Bilal Asif on the crease, and a score deficit of over 150 runs. In the first session, both Tahir and Bilal were removed as well. This brought the veteran Haris Sohail on crease, who joined Ayaz Tasawwar there.

Sialkot’s batting refused to settle; the 70 runs produced during the partnership between Haris and Ayaz was the most stable phase in their batting. Their respective scores of 45 and 42 remained the highest ones on the scorecard. The Larkana bowlers had the batting line-up bowled out for just 177. A four-wicket haul by Aamir Ali Taheem especially helped the Larkana side.

Larkana’s second innings mirrored their first with the frequent fall of wickets. The 34-run stand between Faraz Aziz and M Aqeel Danish was the steadiest phase of the innings.

They ended the day with just 98 on the board at the expense of five wickets.

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues

After bowling out Karachi Blues the previous day, Hyderabad started their day in a commanding position with 119 on the board and opener Ali Ahsan unbeaten on the crease; however, he retired hurt in the first session. Nabeel Ahmed and Jawad Ali attempted to stitch together a 63-run partnership to keep their side going.

After Jawad lost his wicket, Ali returned to the crease and added runs to the board before eventually losing his wicket after scoring a gritty 70. Nabeel’s 78 also helped Hyderabad remain dominant. By the time their innings ended, they had posted a healthy total of 278 runs. Aarish Ali Khan’s six wicket haul, however, served as a counterattack.

Karachi Blues, beginning their second innings, had a mammoth task ahead after their abysmal first innings. Although the openers steadied themselves for a big partnership, Jawad Ali played spoilsport and got the wicket of Abdullah Fazal. However, Imran Shah and Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi stood firmly on the crease by the end of the day.

The play closed with Karachi Blues at 69 for the loss of a wicket.

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

DM Jamali’s scorecard boasted 268 runs, at the loss of eight wickets, at the start of the day. They lost their last two wickets, while amassing 20 more runs. At the end of their innings, they had posted 287 on the board. Bahawalpur’s bowling unit worked in partnerships, with Muhammad Adeel bagging three wickets and Shoaib Manzoor, Shayan Khalil and Aun Shehzad getting two wickets each.

Bahawalpur had a shaky start to their innings. Their opener Aun was removed cheaply, and then Ibrar Amin’s wicket followed soon after. A 52-run partnership between Muhammad Ammar and Waqar ul Hasan brought some stability, however, it was then broken by Rasool Baksh who removed Waqar.

Although Ammar kept one end secure, wickets kept falling at the other end. A 78-run stand between Husnain Majid and Ammar helped their cause. Once Ammar’s wicket fell, they could not sustain a solid partnership thereafter. They were bowled out for 234.

DM Jamali returned to bat with a lead of over 50 runs. Opener Basit Ali got out cheaply. By the time stumps were called, DM Jamali were at 25-1.

Scores in brief:

Islamabad vs AJK

1st Innings

AJK: 279 all out in 97.4 overs (Naveed Malik 57, Hasnain Shamir 56; Muhammad Shayan Sheikh 5-88, Muhamad Musa 3-49)

Islamabad: 375-6 in 82 overs (Ali Imran 94, Sarmad Bhatti 59; Rohaan Qadri 3-103)

Larkana vs Sialkot

1st Innings

Larkana: 179 all out in 75.3 overs (Ghulam Raza Mahar 47; Bilal Asif 4-53, Sohaib Ullah 3-37)

Sialkot: 177 all out in 48 overs (Haris Sohail 45, Ayaz Tasawwar 42; Aamir Ali Taheem 4-13, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 3-46)

2nd Innings

Larkana: 98-5 in 35 overs (M Aqeel Danish 46; Shoaib Akhtar 3-25)

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 120 all out in 32.1 overs (Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 34; Jawad Ali 7-23, Muhammad Asad Malik 2-40)

Hyderabad: 279 all out in 121.1 in 34 overs (Nabeel Ahmed 78, Ali Ahsan 70; Aarish Ali Khan 6-63, Osama Basharat 2-43)

2nd Innings

Karachi Blues: 69-1 in 21 overs (Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 29*; Jawad Ali 1-8)

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 287 all out in 95.2 overs (Muhammad Shahid 78, Taimur Ali 52; Muhammad Adeel ur Rehman 3-48)

Bahawalpur: 234 all out in 72.4 overs (Muhammad Ammar 78. Husnain Majid 53; Nasir Khan 4-26, Rasool Baksh 2-63)

2nd Innings

DM Jamali: 25-1 in 5 overs (Nasir Khan 6; M Adeel ur Rehman 1-7)
 
Ahmed Safi Abdullah takes 8-62. Hope more young spinners step up this season.

Faisalabad's middle order is a disgrace. Look at the FC batting averages of the guys at 2, 3 and 4.

Fahad Munir for Lahore Whites also smacks of a parchi pick.
 
They also have grade 3 tournament later in the season. Thats great.

I think pcb is trying to get all the cricketers back into action after they left when teams were reduced.

oh bhai, no one cared about first class team. No one gave support or anything, all people did was go on cricinfo and checked scorecards.

You supporting a central punjab helps no one. Pakistan has a large population and a large cricketing sample population, thus they need more teams.

Lahore gets two teams because lahore produces more cricketers than any other city. KPK should have 2-3 teams for similar reason.
This nonsense system was tried and failed. You have 100s of club cricketers playing FC and nobody knows what the system is for.
 
Ahmed Safi Abdullah takes 8-62. Hope more young spinners step up this season.

Faisalabad's middle order is a disgrace. Look at the FC batting averages of the guys at 2, 3 and 4.

Fahad Munir for Lahore Whites also smacks of a parchi pick.
All the guys that wouldn't be playing FC are now back in.
 
Sameen Gul has taken 8-51 vs Rawalpindi, which is basically the old Northern team.
 
Lahore, 12 September 2023: Ahmed Safi Abdullah, playing for Faisalabad, has thus far stunned with his performances in the first round of games of the QeAT 2023-2024. After Ahmed produced a gritty half-century in the second innings of the game against Rawalpindi, he got two wickets in the third innings, effectively grabbing ten wickets in the game. Playing at the Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi, he produced an extraordinary performance with bat and ball alike, rising as the most valuable player for his side thus far in the game.

Faisalabad vs Multan

Faisalabad started the day at 178 for the loss of five wickets with Asif Ali and Ahmed Safi Abdullah at the crease. After Asif lost his wicket early in the day, as the set batter on crease Ahmed took on the mantle to keep the runs flowing. His partnership of 59 runs with Ali Shan helped his side retain their momentum.

Once that partnership was broken, the tail was cleaned up by the Multan bowlers. Faisalabad ended their innings at 269.

Captain Zain Abbas was removed cheaply at the start of Multan’s innings. Imran Rafiq and Sharoon Siraj subsequently steadied the innings batting together for 58 runs. Once this was broken, the Zain-led side suffered a flurry of wickets.

Multan ended the day at 155-5 after 52 overs, leading by 119 runs.

Lahore Blue vs Lahore White:

Lahore Whites stood at 254-7 at the start of day three of the match. All-rounder Aamir Jamal lost his wicket early in the day, after which centurion Saad Nasim was joined by Mohammad Irfan on the crease.

Saad and Irfan displayed an extraordinary batting partnership, expanding for 130 runs. The right hander batter churned out a magnificent double century, batting over two days. The Saad-led team was bowled out after scoring a mammoth 432.

The Imran Butt-led team began the third innings, trailing by 184 runs. The captain and senior batter Usman Salahuddin both lost their wickets early on.

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

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

At the start of the day, Peshawar stood at 231 for the loss of five wickets. They lost three wickets early in the day, with Abuzar Tariq, Sajid Khan and Abbas Afridi falling periodically. Peshawar was then bowled out for 301 runs. Medium pacer Ghulam Mudassar bagged a very important three-wicket-haul.

Habibullah, the Karachi opener, lost his wicket cheaply at the start of their second batting innings. Danish Aziz and Ammad Alam could not stay on the crease for long either. Omair bin Yousaf and Asad Shafiq displayed a reliable partnership of 113 runs which brought back stability for the Sarfaraz-led side. However, then Omair was run out. Following which, two more wickets fell.

At stumps, Sarfaraz Ahmed was at the crease alongside Aftab. The scorecard read 249-6.

FATA vs Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi began the day at 129-8. The Umar Waheed-led side scraped to 144 before being bowled out by the opposition.

After losing both their openers for a run each, captain Khushdil Shah built a 63-run partnership with Salman Khan Jnr. Although wickets fell on the other end, Salman stood firm and completed a glorious century. Khushdil declared the innings at 225-6, giving the opposition a target of 400.

Abdul Faseeh andHassan Raza opened the batting for Rawalpindi and were on the crease at the time of stumps, having scored 7 and 9 respectively.

Rawalpindi ended the day at 16-0 after batting for 8 overs.

Scores in brief

Faisalabad vs Multan

1st Innings

Multan: 233 all out in 80.4 overs (Zain Abbas 65; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 8-62, Khurram Shahzad 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: 155-5 in 52 overs (Imran Rafiq 68, Aamer Yamin 34*; Khurram Shahzad 2-26, Ahmed Safi Abdullah 2-47).

Lahore Whites vs Lahore Blues

1st Innings

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

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

2nd Innings

Lahore Blues: 61-2 in 26 overs (Umar Siddiq 24*, Rizwan Hussain 21*; Ahmed Bashir 2-24)

Peshawar vs Karachi Whites

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, Abbas Ali 47; Ghulam Mudassar 3-36, Mir Hamza 2-26, Shahnawaz Dahani 2-51, Abrar Ahmed 2-108)

2nd Innings

Karachi Whites: 249-6 in 59 overs (Asad Shafiq 76, Omair Bin Yousuf 70; Abbas Afridi 2-69)

FATA vs Rawalpindi

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 (Salman Khan Jnr 110; Mehran Mumtaz 3-83, Bilawal Bhatti 2-22)

Rawalpindi: 16-0 in 8 overs (Hassan Raza 9*, Abdul Faseeh 7*)
 
Lahore, 12 September 2023: Sialkot and Hyderabad registered their first victories of the season, winning their games against Larkana and Karachi Whites respectively. Islamabad and Bahawalpur are both comfortably placed to chase their targets on the final day of play tomorrow, with the former trailing by 48 runs and the latter requiring 107 to win with eight wickets in hand.

Islamabad vs AJK

Islamabad started the day comfortably at 375-6. They added 30 more runs to their total before declaring their innings at 405-9.

AJK started their second innings with a deficit of 126 runs. Opener Javed Ali fell victim to Mohammad Arham after scoring 17 runs. Nadeem Khalil was removed for a duck. A 44-run-stand between Naveed Malik and Hasnain Shamir helped, however, it was broken before it could produce significant damage.

Bowling out the opposition for 174, Islamabad was firmly in control at the end of the day’s play, with only 48 needed to win in the final innings.

Larkana vs Sialkot

At the start of the day, Larkana’s second innings read 98-5 on the board. They scraped to 142 before they were bowled out by the Sialkot bowling in 58.2 overs. Mohsin Raza’s gritty 45 helped his side gain a fighting chance.

Sialkot began their second batting innings with the target of 140 on board. Opener Tahir Baig was removed for a duck. Subsequently, batters Salman Khan and Aamir Sohail tried to pitch in but lost their wickets after scoring 34 and 22 respectively.

However, the three fallen wickets did not deter Sialkot. A partnership between Mohsin Riaz and Ayaz Tasawwar solidified the chase. Half-century by Mohsin Riaz helped his side cruise to the target with ease.

Sialkot won by 7 wickets, with a day to spare.

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues

Karachi Blues were at 69 for the loss of a wicket, at the start of play on day three. Despite losing successive wickets, with both Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi and Imran Shah removed without a run scored, Karachi did not falter much.

Being four wickets down, Mohammad Taha and Saifullah Bangash remained steadfast in their attempts to stitch up a solid 40-run partnership. Once that was broken, Hasan Mohsin attempted to keep the runs flowing, however, wickets kept falling on the other end. They ended their innings after being bowled out for 200.

A measly 42 to be chased, Hyderabad completed that in 6 overs, at the expense of just one wicket.

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

At the start of the day, DM Jamali were at 25-1, batting in their second innings. After losing Fahad Hussain early in the day, Nasir Khan and Dawood Khan steadied the innings with a 41-run partnership. This was followed by a 36-run partnership between Nasir and Taimur Ali.

However, after Taimur and Nasir lost their wickets, there was little left to sustain their battings innings, which eventually folded for 161 runs.

Trailing by 214, Bahawalpur began their second innings comfortably. The openers had a partnership of 63 runs which gave the batting side a smooth start.

Despite losing two wickets, the side ended their day in a dominant position, trailing by 107 runs and eight wickets in hand.

Scores in brief:

Islamabad vs AJK

1st Innings

AJK: 279 all out in 97.4 overs (Naveed Malik 57, Hasnain Shamir 56; Mohammad Shayan Sheikh 5-88, Muhamad Musa 3-49)

Islamabad: 405-9 (declared) in 94.1 overs (Ali Imran 94, Sarmad Bhatti 59, Muzammil Shah 56, Hasan Nawaz 54; Faizan Saleem 3-86, Rohaan Qadri 3-103, Basit Ali 2-68)

2nd Innings

AJK: 174 all out in 72.3 overs (Naveed Malik 32; Syed Khizer Shah 2-21, Mohammad Musa 2-28)



Larkana vs Sialkot

Larkana win by 7 wickets.

1st Innings

Larkana: 179 all out in 75.3 overs (Ghulam Raza Mahar 47; Bilal Asif 4-53, Sohaib Ullah 3-37)

Sialkot: 177 all out in 48 overs (Haris Sohail 45, Ayaz Tasawwar 42; Aamir Ali Taheem 4-13, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 3-46)

2nd Innings

Larkana: 142 all out in 58.2 overs (Mohammad Aqeel Danish 46, Mohsin Raza 45; Bilal Asif 4-23, Shoaib Akhtar 4-47)

Sialkot: 145-3 in 43 overs (Mohsin Riaz 53*; Asif Ali 1-15, Aamir Ali 1-23, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 1-26)

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues

Hyderabad win by 9 wickets.

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 120 all out in 32.1 overs (Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 34; Jawad Ali 7-23, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-40)

Hyderabad: 279 all out in 121.1 in 34 overs (Nabeel Ahmed 78, Ali Ahsan 70; Aarish Ali Khan 6-63, Osama Basharat 2-43)

2nd Innings

Karachi Blues: 200 all out in 70 overs (Hasan Mohsin 45*, Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 45; Majid Asghar 4-30, Jawad Ali 4-55)

Hyderabad: 42-1 in 6 overs (Salman Khan 20; Osama Basharat 1-15)

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 287 all out in 95.2 overs (Mohammad Shahid 78, Taimur Ali 52; Mohammad Adeel ur Rehman 3-48)

Bahawalpur: 234 all out in 72.4 overs (Mohammad Ammar 78. Husnain Majid 53; Nasir Khan 4-26, Rasool Baksh 2-63)

2nd Innings

DM Jamali: 161 all out in 51.4 overs (Nasir Khan 49; Mohammad Umair 5-16, Mohammad Junaid 3-57)

Bahawalpur: 107-2 in 41 overs (Aun Shehzad 37; Rasool Baksh 2-27)
 
Lahore, 13 September 2023: Islamabad and Bahawalpur followed suit after Sialkot and Hyderabad, who had registered their first victories of the season yesterday. At the start of the day’s play, Islamabad and Bahawalpur were both well situated to chase their targets on the final day of play of the first round of games of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy. The former was trailing by 48 runs and the latter required 107 to win with eight wickets in hand. The targets were thus achieved with ease.

Islamabad vs AJK

Bowling out the opposition for 174 in their second innings, Islamabad were firmly in control at the end of third day’s play, with only 48 needed to win in the final innings. The 405 runs they had accumulated in their first innings meant Islamabad were easily ahead of the game, requiring only 48 to win on the final day.

A measly total to chase, the openers Hassan Nawaz and Ali Imran completed the task in the first session of the day. Requiring only 9.3 overs, Ali and Hassan took their team home, scoring unbeaten 31 and 16 respectively.

Islamabad won without having lost a single wicket.

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

Despite losing two wickets, the side started their day in a dominant position, trailing by 107 runs and eight wickets in hand, owing to the start provided by the solid opening partnership on the previous day.

The 83-run-stand between Mohammad Ammar and Ibrar Amin propelled Bahawalpur’s chase, bringing them strongly in command of the game. Rasool Baksh, who had five wickets to his name, was the lone warrior leading the counterattack.

Ammar, steadfast on one end, kept the runs flowing which meant his side did not suffer even when wickets fell on the other end.

Owing to his significant knock of 67* runs, Bahawalpur reached their target in just 78.3 overs, effectively winning the game by 4 wickets.

Hanif Mohammad Trophy Round 1 scores in brief:

Islamabad vs AJK


Islamabad win by 10 wickets.

1st Innings

AJK: 279 all out in 97.4 overs (Naveed Malik 57, Hasnain Shamir 56; Mohammad Shayan Sheikh 5-88, Muhamad Musa 3-49)

Islamabad: 405-9 (declared) in 94.1 overs (Ali Imran 94, Sarmad Bhatti 59, Muzammil Shah 56, Hasan Nawaz 54; Faizan Saleem 3-86, Rohaan Qadri 3-103)

2nd Innings

AJK: 174 all out in 72.3 overs (Naveed Malik 32; Syed Khizer Shah 2-21, Mohammad Musa 2-28)

Islamabad: 49-0 in 9.3 overs (Ali Imran 31*, Hassan Nawaz 16*)

Bahawalpur vs DM Jamali

Bahawalpur win by 4 wickets

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 287 all out in 95.2 overs (Mohammad Shahid 78, Taimur Ali 52; Mohammad Adeel ur Rehman 3-48)

Bahawalpur: 234 all out in 72.4 overs (Mohammad Ammar 78. Husnain Majid 53; Nasir Khan 4-26, Rasool Baksh 2-63)

2nd Innings

DM Jamali: 161 all out in 51.4 overs (Nasir Khan 49; Mohammad Umair 5-16, Mohammad Junaid 3-57)

Bahawalpur: 215-6 in 78.3overs (Mohammad Ammar 67*, Ibrar Amin 40; Rasool Baksh 5-78)

Larkana vs Sialkot

Larkana win by 7 wickets.

1st Innings

Larkana: 179 all out in 75.3 overs (Ghulam Raza Mahar 47; Bilal Asif 4-53, Sohaib Ullah 3-37)

Sialkot: 177 all out in 48 overs (Haris Sohail 45, Ayaz Tasawwar 42; Aamir Ali Taheem 4-13, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 3-46)

2nd Innings

Larkana: 142 all out in 58.2 overs (Mohammad Aqeel Danish 46, Mohsin Raza 45; Bilal Asif 4-23, Shoaib Akhtar 4-47)

Sialkot: 145-3 in 43 overs (Mohsin Riaz 53*; Asif Ali 1-15, Aamir Ali 1-23, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 1-26)

Hyderabad vs Karachi Blues

Hyderabad win by 9 wickets.

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 120 all out in 32.1 overs (Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 34; Jawad Ali 7-23, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-40)

Hyderabad: 279 all out in 121.1 in 34 overs (Nabeel Ahmed 78, Ali Ahsan 70; Aarish Ali Khan 6-63, Osama Basharat 2-43)

2nd Innings

Karachi Blues: 200 all out in 70 overs (Hasan Mohsin 45*, Syed Haider Abbas Zaidi 45; Majid Asghar 4-30, Jawad Ali 4-55)

Hyderabad: 42-1 in 6 overs (Salman Khan 20; Osama Basharat 1-15)
 
As expected Sarfraz in the runs. Asad Shafiq to who was unjustly dropped proving why this dosti culture is destroying our team

Honestly I expect both Karachi to dominate this tournament considering 5-6 of their XI can make the Pakistan team
 
Lahore, 13 September 2023: 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)
 
Good to see they are still at least broadcasting one match and putting it on YT. Disappointing to see the lack of standout PJL players who were even in the emerging/U-19 squads not playing.

Great to see Qasim Akram looking classy and scoring a century to help his team draw the match. One of the few players in the middle order that has genuine potential to be a match winner and much like the new breed in Haris/Saim, he plays pretty quick too and is actually good vs spin.
 
Yeah the league is diluted with a bunch of no names that don't have potential as international players, but at least they're earning money right??? That's what's most important?
 
Crazy to see Haris Sohail is not in QeA squads but rather in the secondary Hanif Trophy. His international days are behind him but if the goal is to have a competitive FC setting, one of the better players with an excellent FC record should be in one of the squads especially considering Pakistan's middle order woes.
 
Rain delays the start of Quetta's first game of the season as second round of Hanif Mohammad Trophy commences


Lahore, 16 September 2023: Rain delayed the start of Quetta’s first game of the season, resulting in a shortened day of play. Islamabad, carrying their batting prowess from their previous game, keep the Larkana bowlers under pressure after choosing to bat first. A close contest between the bowlers and batters hangs the games in Multan and Rahim Yar Khan in balance.

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

DM Jamali won the toss and elected to bat first on the Rahim Yar Khan pitch. The 88-run-opening-stand gave the side a solid start, Particularly, opener Nasir Khan’s 82 helped the side situate themselves comfortably on the first day of the match.

Nasir was helped by small contributions from his teammates, all of whom scored below 35, but ensured that the scorecard was not stagnant. The side was bowled out for 270 runs.

Hyderabad bowlers countered their opposition quite well, taking wickets periodically. Four wickets by Majid Asghar and two wickets each by Jawad Ali, Mustafa Nasir and Mohammad Asad Malik kept the opposition on their toes.

Trailing by 271 in their first innings, Hyderabad suffered an early blow when one of their openers retired hurt after scoring a run. The other opener was removed after scoring 17 runs.

They ended the day on 38-1, trailing by 233 runs.

Islamabad v Larkana

Islamabad won the toss and elected to bat first on the Muzaffarabad pitch. Despite losing opener Hassan Nawaz for a duck, the side did not falter.

A solid partnership of 211 runs between Ali Imran and Syed Khizer Shah, with both getting centuries, put the side in a dominant position. By the time both Ali and Khizer lost their wickets, Islamabad was comfortably set for another high total in the first innings.

They ended the day on 238 at the loss of three wickets with Rohail Nazir and Sarmad Bhatti on the crease.

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

Karachi Blues were invited to bat first by Abbottabad, who won the toss at Multan Cricket Stadium. Blues had a faltering start; a 40-run-stand between Imran Shah and Mohammad Taha was the only steady period in the batting until the seventh wicket partnership, which brought back stability to the innings.

Ashiq Ali and Saifullah Bangash, batting together for 51 runs helped the side gain some momentum. Particularly, Saifullah’s half-century gave confidence to the team.

Four wickets each by Israr Hussain and Adil Naz, as well as two wickets by Aitizaz Habib Khan ensured that the batting side remained under pressure throughout. Eventually, they were able to bowl out Karachi for 172 runs.

Abbottabad had an abysmal day with the bat. None of their batters stayed on the crease long enough to make a mark, thereby jeopardizing their chances in the game. Most of their side fell to the right-hander Saqib, who bagged a six-wicket-haul.

At the time of stumps, Abbottabad stood at 46 runs, having lost seven wickets already.

AJK v Quetta

Quetta won the toss and elected to bat first at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium, on the shortened first day. After losing their opener Hazrat Wali early on, Quetta looked to steady their innings.

A partnership of 70 runs between Abdul Wahid Bangalzai and Latif Ullah brought considerable momentum to the batting. Eventually, this partnership was broken by Rohaan Qadri.

At the time of stumps, Mohammad Ibrahim Snr remained on the crease with Abdul Wahid, who was set at the crease at an unbeaten 47.

They ended their day at 105-2 after batting for just 25 overs.

Scores in brief:

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 270 all out in 69.1 overs (Nasir Khan 82; Majid Asghar 4-42, Mustafa Nasir 2-50, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-51, Jawad Ali 2-98)

Hyderabad: 38-1 in 16 overs (Salman Khan 17, Rizwan Mehmood 16*; Nasir Khan 1-10)

Islamabad v Larkana

1st Innings

Islamabad: 238-3 in 61 overs (Ali Imran 107, Syed Khizer Shah 105; Asif Ali Jr 1-39, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 1-44, Aamir Ali Taheem 1-59)

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 172 all out in 71 overs (Saifullah Bangash 84*, Imran Shah 23; Adil Naz 4-28, Israr Hussain 4-38)

Abbottabad: 46-7 in 17 overs (Khayyam Khan 12*; Afaq Ahmed 12; Saqib 6-22, Mohammad Hamza 1-22)

AJK v Quetta

1st Innings

Quetta 105-2 in 25 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 47*, Latif Ullah 30; Faizan Saleem 1-18, Rohaan Qadri 1-21).
 
Rain plays spoilsport on opening day of second round matches of QeAT 2023-24

Lahore, 16 September 2023: Rain played an important role on the first day of play of the second round of games in the QeAT 2023-2024. Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi, being played in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, was the only game that did not suffer delay. Whereas the three venues in Abbottabad and Rawalpindi duly influenced play.

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi won the toss and elected to field first. Playing on the batting-friendly conditions of Gaddafi, openers Ahmed Shahzad and Ali Zaryab Asif took charge from the get-go. Getting a century each, the duo put pressure on the opposition bowlers.

The 210-run between the two was eventually broken by when Ahmed retired hurt at 102. A brilliant 182 by Ali remained the highlight of the day. Despite veteran Abid Ali getting out for just five runs and captain Saad Nasim getting out on a duck, Lahore ended the day in a commanding position.

By the time stumps were called, the Saad-led team was squarely ahead in the game; their scorecard boasting a healthy total of 349 at the expense of 3 wickets.

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

Toss was delayed significantly due to overnight rain and consequently, wet outfield. Faisalabad won the toss and invited Sarfaraz-led Karachi Whites to bat first.

Veteran Khurram Manzoor lost his wicket cheaply. Opener Ammad Alam was then joined by the up-and-coming Omair Bin Yousuf. The two batted together for over a hundred runs, both getting half-centuries.

At the end of the day’s play, Karachi stood at 141, having lost just one wicket. Omair and Ammad remained unbeaten at the crease.

Peshawar v Multan

Multan won the toss and chose to field first, on the rain-shortened first day. Sahibzada Farhan and Israrullah opened the batting for Peshawar. While the latter got out for a duck, Farhan contributed 22 runs before he was removed by Majid Ali.

Kamran Ghulam retired hurt after scoring 6 runs. Waqar Ahmed and Mohammad Ilyas, sent as a nightwatchman, remained on the crease by end of the day.

Peshawar ended their day at 43-2.

FATA v Lahore Blues

No play due to wet outfield.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

1st Innings

Lahore Whites: 349-3 in 90 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 182, Ahmed Shahzad 102; Kashif Ali 2-59, Munir Riaz 1-59)

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

1st Innings

Karachi Whites: 141-1 in 40.4 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 62*, Ammad Alam 56*; Khurram Shahzad 1-29)

Peshawar v Multan

1st Innings

Peshawar: 43-2 in 17 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 22; Majid Ali 1-13, Aamer Yamin 1-21)

FATA v Lahore Blues

No play due to wet outfield
 
Rain plays spoilsport on opening day of second round matches of QeAT 2023-24

Lahore, 16 September 2023: Rain played an important role on the first day of play of the second round of games in the QeAT 2023-2024. Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi, being played in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, was the only game that did not suffer delay. Whereas the three venues in Abbottabad and Rawalpindi duly influenced play.

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi won the toss and elected to field first. Playing on the batting-friendly conditions of Gaddafi, openers Ahmed Shahzad and Ali Zaryab Asif took charge from the get-go. Getting a century each, the duo put pressure on the opposition bowlers.

The 210-run between the two was eventually broken by when Ahmed retired hurt at 102. A brilliant 182 by Ali remained the highlight of the day. Despite veteran Abid Ali getting out for just five runs and captain Saad Nasim getting out on a duck, Lahore ended the day in a commanding position.

By the time stumps were called, the Saad-led team was squarely ahead in the game; their scorecard boasting a healthy total of 349 at the expense of 3 wickets.

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

Toss was delayed significantly due to overnight rain and consequently, wet outfield. Faisalabad won the toss and invited Sarfaraz-led Karachi Whites to bat first.

Veteran Khurram Manzoor lost his wicket cheaply. Opener Ammad Alam was then joined by the up-and-coming Omair Bin Yousuf. The two batted together for over a hundred runs, both getting half-centuries.

At the end of the day’s play, Karachi stood at 141, having lost just one wicket. Omair and Ammad remained unbeaten at the crease.

Peshawar v Multan

Multan won the toss and chose to field first, on the rain-shortened first day. Sahibzada Farhan and Israrullah opened the batting for Peshawar. While the latter got out for a duck, Farhan contributed 22 runs before he was removed by Majid Ali.

Kamran Ghulam retired hurt after scoring 6 runs. Waqar Ahmed and Mohammad Ilyas, sent as a nightwatchman, remained on the crease by end of the day.

Peshawar ended their day at 43-2.

FATA v Lahore Blues

No play due to wet outfield.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

1st Innings

Lahore Whites: 349-3 in 90 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 182, Ahmed Shahzad 102; Kashif Ali 2-59, Munir Riaz 1-59)

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

1st Innings

Karachi Whites: 141-1 in 40.4 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 62*, Ammad Alam 56*; Khurram Shahzad 1-29)

Peshawar v Multan

1st Innings

Peshawar: 43-2 in 17 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 22; Majid Ali 1-13, Aamer Yamin 1-21)

FATA v Lahore Blues

No play due to wet outfield
So The out come of today's Play for others is Ahmed Shehzad's ton but for me is another knock of 62 not out. Omair Bin Yousaf What a player he is. Knocking the doors of Selectors from last couple of seasons.He should be consider in red ball cricket. He is a GEM. He knows how to score big.
 
Abrar not playing is absolutely mind-blowing. Can only see the justification if he's injured or Karachi coaches were told by selectors to sit out Abrar for potential WC selection.
 
Abbottabad Cricket Stadium: Day Two. Toss. Lahore Blues win the toss and decide to field first against FATA.

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Lunch (day 2) at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad FATA Region: 77-3 (24 ov)
 

Second day of play of round two of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy:​


Lahore, 17 September 2023: Islamabad’s Faizan Riaz, who got an unbeaten 116, became the third centurion of the side in the innings, on the second day of play in the match against Larkana. Rizwan Mehmood, playing for Hyderabad, got a century to his name as well.

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

Hyderabad started the second day 38-1, trailing by 233 runs. Batting throughout the day, they were able to bring themselves ahead of the opposition.

A magnificent 138 by Rizwan Mehmood, coupled with solid innings from both Ali Ahsan and Daniyal Hussain Rajput helped Hyderabad catch the lead in the first innings.

DM Jamali bowlers had little success during the day, getting just five wickets, as the opposition’s scorecard kept trickling higher.

Hyderabad ended the day at 338-5, leading by 68 runs with five wickets in hand and Daniyal set on the crease with an unbeaten 85.

Islamabad v Larkana

Islamabad started the second day on 238 at the loss of three wickets with Rohail Nazir and Sarmad Bhatti on the crease.

After Rohail lost his wicket, an unbeaten century by Faizan Riaz, as well as a solid 82 from Sarmad helped Islamabad get to a mammoth total of 459, at the expense of just six wickets, after which they declared the innings and invited Larkana to bat.

Intimidated by the gigantic ask in the first innings, Larkana batters faltered at the start with the side losing four wickets in the day, without having any set partnerships in the innings thus far.

They ended the day on just 59, at the loss of 4 important wickets.

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

Resuming from the challenging position they had ended the first day in, Abbottabad stood at 46-7 at the start of the second day.

They scraped to 103 before they were bowled out by the opposition. Khayyam Khan’s 27 was the highest score for the side.

Karachi, leading by 69 runs, began their second innings. Despite losing one opener early, they did not falter. Although no batter stuck on the crease for two long, contribution of 20s and 30s kept the scorecard moving.

They ended the day at 190-7, leading by over 259 runs.

AJK v Quetta

Quetta started their day at 105-2 after batting for just 25 overs the previous day due to a rain-shortened day of play. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai’s 61, complemented by scores of 20s and 30s by the rest of the line-up, helped the side get to 213 before they were bowled out.

AJK bowlers displayed a collective effort; Rohaan Qadri got wickets, while Faizan Saleem, Raja Mohammad Shahzad and Naveed Malik got two each.

Trailing by 213, AJK’s batting had an average start, with the top three getting out without making much of a mark. They ended the day at 60-3.

Scores in brief

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 270 all out in 69.1 overs (Nasir Khan 82; Majid Asghar 4-42, Mustafa Nasir 2-50, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-51, Jawad Ali 2-98)

Hyderabad: 338-5 in 106 overs (Rizwan Mehmood 138, Daniyal Hussain Rajput 85*; Nasir Khan2-59, Abu Huraira 2-79)

Islamabad v Larkana

1st Innings

Islamabad: 459-6 in 105 overs (Faizan Riaz 116*, Ali Imran 107, Syed Khizer Shah 105, Sarmad Bhatti 82; Asif Ali Jr 1-39, Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 3-86, Aamir Ali Taheem 1-95, Asif Ali 1-98, Ali Asghar 1-101)

Larkana: 59-4 in 26.2 overs (Israr ul Haq 27*; Mohammad Musa 2-27, Ali Imran 1-1, Mohammad Arham 1-23).

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 172 all out in 71 overs (Saifullah Bangash 84*, Imran Shah 23; Adil Naz 4-28, Israr Hussain 4-38)

Abbottabad: 103 all out 41.4 overs (Khayyam Khan 27; Saqib 6-35)

2nd Innings

Karachi Blues: 190-7 in 63 overs (Imran Shah 35, Hasan Mohsin 31; Aitizaz Habib Khan 2-23, Adil Naz 2-49, Israr Hussain 2-49)

AJK v Quetta

1st Innings

Quetta 213 all out in 70.2 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 61, Latif Ullah 30; Rohaan Qadri 3-29, Faizan Saleem 2-29, Naveed Malik 2-33, Raja Mohammad Shahzad 2-42).

AJK: 60-3 in 26 overs (Mohammad Haider 27*; Mohammad Idrees 2-16)
 
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Rain continues to loom over the second round of games in the QeAT 2023-2024​


Lahore, 17 September 2023: Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi, being played in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, suffered a delay caused by rain on second day of play of the second round of games in the QeAT 2023-2024. Similar fate followed the Peshawar v Multan game, being held at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi, where play was called off without a ball being bowled. Day two of Karachi Whites vs Faisalabad was shortened by rain. Lahore Blues and FATA, who had their first day washed out, got significant overs of game today.

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

By the time stumps were called yesterday, Saad Naseem-led Lahore White were comfortably placed in the game; their scorecard boasting a healthy total of 349 at the expense of 3 wickets.

With only 10.3 overs bowled in the day, before play was called off owing to rain, Lahore added 58 more runs to their total.

Play for the day was called off at 4:45 pm, considering the conditions of the ground. The side was 407-3, at the time of stumps.

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

At the end of the previous day’s play, Karachi stood at 141, having lost just one wicket. Omair Bin Yousaf and Ammad Alam remained unbeaten at the crease.

Play on the second day was delayed due to rain, and officially began at 4:00 pm, leading to a shortened day. Both Omair and Ammad lost their wickets and Rameez Aziz was also removed cheaply. Danish Aziz too could not contribute much.

Veteran Asad Shafiq was then joined on the crease by Sarfaraz Ahmed. Karachi thus ended the day with their two most experienced batters on the crease, as the scorecard read 203-5.

Peshawar v Multan

No play on day two due to wet outfield at the Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.

FATA v Lahore Blues

Lahore Blues won the toss and elected to field first. The Imran Butt-led team put up a dominating performance in the first innings and bowled out the opposition for just 140 runs.

Salman Khan Jnr was the highest scorer for FATA, with his 40 runs. Mohammad Wasim Khan’s 23 runs were the second highest contribution. Hunain Shah’s three-wicket-haul, two wickets by Hussain Talat, accompanied by a wicket apiece for Waqas Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti and Ali Shafiq displayed collective bowling success.

Trailing by 140, Lahore began their batting innings in a comfortable position. However, quick wickets at the top unsteadied their innings. The side scraped to 83, losing four wickets in the day. At stumps, Qasim Akram and Hussain remained at the crease.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi


1st Innings

Lahore Whites: 407-3 in 100.3 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 182, Ahmed Shahzad 102; Kashif Ali 2-88, Munir Riaz 1-75)

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

1st Innings

Karachi Whites: 203-5 in 57 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 84, Ammad Alam 60; Mohammad Ali 2-52, Khurram Shahzad 2-66)

Peshawar v Multan

1st Innings

Peshawar: 43-2 in 17 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 22; Majid Ali 1-13, Aamer Yamin 1-21)

FATA v Lahore Blues

1st Innings

FATA: 140 all out in 49.1 overs (Salman Khan Jnr 40, Mohammad Wasim Khan 23; Hunain Shah 3-22, Hussain Talat 2-28)

Lahore Blues: 83-4 in 27 overs (Usman Salahuddin 22; Akif Javed 2-24, Aimal Khan 1-23, Sameen Gul 1-30)
 
Abbottabad look to secure their first win in the Hanif Mohammad Trophy

Lahore, 18 September 2023: Abbottabad look to secure their first victory of the season, chasing 276 in the final innings. Islamabad, who had posted 463 in the first innings, continued their dominance by enforcing a follow-on on Larkana, after they were bowled out for 208 in their first batting innings.

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

At the start of the day, Hyderabad was 338-5, trailing by 68 runs with five wickets in hand. As the day went on, DM Jamali bowlers were able to remove the five remaining wickets while Hyderabad trickled to 404.

Although DM Jamali began their second batting innings on a turbulent note when they lost three early wickets, a 140-run-stand between Taimur Ali and Abid Ali Mengal took them back on track.

DM Jamali ended their day at 153-4.

Islamabad v Larkana

Larkana started the third day on 59, at the loss of 4 important wickets. None of the batters were able to cross the 50 runs mark, however, collective effort took the side to 208 before they were bowled out. A follow-on was thus employed.

In their second batting innings, Larkana tried to stitch partnerships up top. Eventually a 50-run-stand between Umar Khalid and Habibullah helped their cause.

They ended their day at 139-5, with Faraz Aziz and Mohsin Raza on the crease.

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

Karachi began the day at 190-7, leading by over 259 runs. After getting to 207-9, the side declared their innings and invited Abbottabad to bat, as the final innings of the match began.

The fifties from Sajjad Ali and Afaq Ahmed gave them a steady start. It was then continued by Khayam Khan, who scored 61 runs before he was removed by Saqib, who got a three-wicket-haul.

Abbottabad were comfortably placed to win the game, at the end of day three, as their scorecard read 246-6, trailing by just 30 runs.

AJK v Quetta

AJK resumed their innings from 60-3 at the start of the third day. Fifties from Basit Ali and Nadeem Khalil helped them get to 201, before they were bowled out.

Quetta, ahead of the game by just 12 runs at the start of their second batting innings, remained comfortable in their pursuit of runs. A 71-run-opening stand between Hazrat Wali and Latif Ullah was followed by an unbeaten 62-run-stand between Hazrat and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai.

Quetta ended the day at 134-1.

Scores in brief:

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 270 all out in 69.1 overs (Nasir Khan 82; Majid Asghar 4-42, Mustafa Nasir 2-50, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-51, Jawad Ali 2-98)

Hyderabad: 404 all out in 127.2 overs (Rizwan Mehmood 138, Daniyal Hussain Rajput 88; Mohammad Shahid 2-49 Nasir Khan 2-67, Abu Huraira 2-74)

2nd Innings

DM Jamali: 153-4 in 66 overs (Taimur Ali 72, Abid Ali Mengal 59*; Mohammad Asad Malik 1-21, Asim Ali 1-21, Mustafa Nasir 1-24, Jawad Ali 1-46).

Islamabad v Larkana

1st Innings

Islamabad: 463-6 (declared) in 105 overs (Faizan Riaz 120*, Ali Imran 107; Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 3-86)

Larkana: 208 all out 75.2 overs (Israr ul Haq 48, Ghulama Raza Maher 46, Mohsin Raza 46; Mohammad Shayan Shaikh 5-45, Musa 2-27).

2nd Innings

Larkana: 139-5 in 45 overs (Umer Khalid 51, Faraz Aziz 29*; Faizan Riaz 2-22)

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 172 all out in 71 overs (Saifullah Bangash 84*, Imran Shah 23; Adil Naz 4-28, Israr Hussain 4-38)

Abbottabad: 103 all out 41.4 overs (Khayyam Khan 27; Saqib 6-35)

2nd Innings

Karachi Blues: 207-9 (declared) in 69 overs (Imran Shah 35, Hasan Mohsin 31; Adil Naz 4-65, Aitizaz Habib Khan 2-25, Israr Hussain 2-61)

Abbottabad: 246-6 in 77 overs (Khayam Khan 61, Sajjad Ali 55; Saqib 3-80, Aarish Ali Khan 2-48)

AJK v Quetta

1st Innings

Quetta 213 all out in 70.2 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 61, Latif Ullah 30; Rohaan Qadri 3-29, Faizan Saleem 2-29, Naveed Malik 2-33, Raja Mohammad Shahzad 2-42).

AJK: 201 all out 84 overs (Basit Ali 54, Nadeem Khalil 53; Jalat Khan 4-49, Gohar Faiz 2-40, Mohammad Idrees 2-16)

2nd Innings

Quetta: 134-1 in 32 overs (Hazrat Wali 66*, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 36*; Rohaan Qadri 1-30)
 
Experienced duo of Asad Shafiq and Sarfaraz Ahmed produce a double-hundred partnership for Karachi Whites

Lahore, 18 September 2023: Day three of round two of QeAT 2023-2024 saw both Lahore Whites and Karachi Whites declare their innings after posting scores over 400, in their games respectively. Unbeaten centuries from both Asad Shafiq and Sarfaraz Ahmed placed Karachi Whites comfortably after the first innings.

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

Only 10.3 overs were bowled on the second day after which play was called off owing to rain and the wet conditions of the ground. The side was 407-3, at the time of stumps.

Saad Nasim declared the innings on the third day, without adding more runs to their overnight score as the play was no possible in first session of day-three due to wet outfield. Rawalpindi had a steady start to their innings. A partnership of 107 runs between the openers placed them comfortably.

Even after Hasan Raza got out, Abdul Faseeh and Ashfaq Ahmed remained steady on the crease, getting a century and a half century respectively.

Rawalpindi ended the day at 232-1.

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

At the end of day two, veteran Asad Shafiq was joined on the crease by Sarfaraz Ahmed. Thereafter, Karachi started the day with their two most experienced batters on the crease, as the scorecard read 203-5.

Asad and Sarfaraz, who scored 108* and 128* respectively, took their side from 203 to 434. The brilliant 234-run-stand between the two most experienced batters of the side ensured that the side was considerably ahead of their opponents.

Faisalabad bowlers had no luck on day three, as they could not get either of the two set batters out.

Trailing by a mammoth 434, Faisalabad batters had a task ahead of them. Falling victim to pressure of the scorecard, Faisalabad batters could not stick to the crease.

They ended their day deep in trouble, at 63-6.

Peshawar v Multan

Peshawar ended the first day at 43-2 after batting 17 overs. The second day of play was called off due to rain and ground conditions.

Thus, Peshawar started the third day at 43-2. Sahibzada Farhan-led side struggled to sustain a long partnership for most of the day. Eventually, 73 runs produced between Kamran Ghulam and Abbas Ali helped bring some relief. However, Mohammad Imran broke the partnership by removing Abbas.

Kamran’s knock reeked of reliability as his 117 runs helped Peshawar get to 263, before they were bowled out. Medium pacer Sirajuddin got a four-wicket haul to his name while Majid Ali bagged three wickets.

Multan will begin their batting tomorrow.

FATA v Lahore Blues

Lahore Blues began their day at 83-3, with Qasim Akram and Hussain Talat at the crease. While Hussain was removed shortly after, Qasim’s half-century helped his side’s cause.

A half-century by Waqas Ahmed and a 49 by Junaid Ali further helped Imran Butt’s men to post 314 on the board, getting a lead of 174 runs.

FATA, already behind in the game, lost four early wickets and found themselves in a deep hole. Khushdil Shah and Salman Khan Jnr began the rebuilding job; by the end of the day, two had produced an unbeaten partnership of 79 runs.

FATA ended the day at 127-4.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

1st Innings

Lahore Whites: 407-3 (declared) in 100.3 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 182, Ahmed Shahzad 102; Kashif Ali 2-88, Munir Riaz 1-75)

Rawalpindi: 232-1 in 63 overs (Abdul Faseeh 113*, Ashfaq Ahmed 51*; Mohammad Irfan 1-74)

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

1st Innings

Karachi Whites: 434-5 (declared) in 114 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 128*, Asad Shafiq 108*; Mohammad Ali 2-82, Khurram Shahzad 2-124)

Faisalabad: 63-6 in 27 overs (Mohammad Huraira 19; Aftab 3-14, Ghulam Mudassr 2-16)

Peshawar v Multan

1st Innings

Peshawar: 263 all out in 82.3 overs (Kamran Ghulam 117, Abbas Ali 34; Sirajuddin 4-45, Majid Ali 3-41)

FATA v Lahore Blues

1st Innings

FATA: 140 all out in 49.1 overs (Salman Khan Jnr 40, Mohammad Wasim Khan 23; Hunain Shah 3-22, Hussain Talat 2-28)

Lahore Blues: 314 all out 73.3 overs (Waqas Ahmed 53, Qasim Akram 51; Aimal Khan 3-82, Akif Javed 3-85)

2nd Innings

FATA: 127-4 in 34 overs (Salman Khan Jnr 66*, Khushdil Shah 37*; Waqas Ahmed 2-37)
 
Lahore, 19 September 2023: Abbottabad and Quetta register their first victories of the season, while Islamabad and Hyderabad carry their momentum from the first round and secure their second consecutive win.

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

DM Jamali started their day at 153-4, after losing set batter Taimur Ali the previous day. A 68 from Abid Ali Mengal and a 73 from Mohammad Shahid took the side to 267, while the scorecard was littered by single-digit scores aside from these three knocks. Jawad Ali’s spell, which produced four wickets, kept the Jamali batters on their toes.

Chasing 134 in the final innings, Hyderabad was able to get to their second win of the season with considerable ease. Half-centuries from Daniyal Hussain Rajput and Mohammad Suleman ensured that the target was met without panic.

Hyderabad won by 8 wickets.

Islamabad v Larkana

Larkana started their day at 139-5, with Faraz Aziz set on the crease. His crucial contribution of 107 took the side to 277, before they were bowled out. Mohammad Shayan Shaikh bagged four wickets in the innings, controlling the opposition’s batting to ensure that Islamabad remained dominant.

Having to chase just 23 runs in the final innings, the Islamabad openers were able to do so without breaking a sweat.

They completed the chase in just 2.1 overs, with 10 wickets to spare.

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

Abbottabad were comfortably placed to win the game, at the start of the final day. Their scorecard read 246-6, trailing by just 34 runs.

Although they lost a wicket, Abbottabad were able to get to the target successfully. Ahmed Khan, who had an unbeaten 64, had a crucial part to play in the chase, as he remained steady at one end to ensure that the side got over the rope without any hiccups on the last day.

They won by 3 wickets.

AJK v Quetta

Quetta started the day at 134-1. A century from Hazrat Wali and a crucial 84 from Abdul Wahid Bangalzai took Quetta to 248, after which they declared the innings and invited AJK to bat to enforce a result.

AJK’s bowler Rohaan Qadri, who bagged three wickets, was the lone warrior countering the batting onslaught displayed by the Quetta batters.

The Quetta bowlers produced an amazing performance, particularly Gohar Faiz who got four wickets. His attack was complemented by Mohammad Idrees and Najeeb Ullah Jnr, who got two wickets each.

AJK was bowled out for just 87 and Quetta won the game by a huge margin of 173 runs.

Scores in brief:

Hyderabad v DM Jamali

Hyderabad win by 8 wickets.

1st Innings

DM Jamali: 270 all out in 69.1 overs (Nasir Khan 82; Majid Asghar 4-42, Mustafa Nasir 2-50, Mohammad Asad Malik 2-51, Jawad Ali 2-98)

Hyderabad: 404 all out in 127.2 overs (Rizwan Mehmood 138, Daniyal Hussain Rajput 88; Mohammad Shahid 2-49 Nasir Khan 2-67, Abu Huraira 2-74)

2nd Innings

DM Jamali: 267 all out in 97.1 overs (Mohammad Shahid 73, Taimur Ali 72, Abid Ali Mengal 59*; Jawad Ali 4-93, Majid Asghar 2-41, Mustafa Nasir 2-49).

Hyderabad: 134-2 (Mohammad Suleman 56*, Daniyal Hussain Rajput 54*; Nasir Khan 1-29)

Islamabad v Larkana

Islamabad win by 10 wickets

1st Innings

Islamabad: 463-6 in 105 overs (Faizan Riaz 120*, Ali Imran 107; Mushtaq Ahmed Kolhoro 3-86)

Larkana: 208 all out 75.2 overs (Israr ul Haq 48, Ghulama Raza Maher 46, Mohsin Raza 46; Mohammad Shayan Shaikh 5-45, Musa 2-27).

2nd Innings

Larkana: 277 all out in 94.1 overs (Faraz Aziz 107, Umer Khalid 51; Mohammad Shayan Shaikh 4-74, Faizan Riaz 2-47)

Islamabad: 23-0 in 2.1 overs (Hassan Nawaz 18*)

Karachi Blues v Abbottabad

Abbottabad win by 3 wickets.

1st Innings

Karachi Blues: 172 all out in 71 overs (Saifullah Bangash 84*, Imran Shah 23; Adil Naz 4-28, Israr Hussain 4-38)

Abbottabad: 103 all out 41.4 overs (Khayyam Khan 27; Saqib 6-35)

2nd Innings

Karachi Blues: 207-9 (declared) in 69 overs (Imran Shah 35, Hasan Mohsin 31; Adil Naz 4-65, Aitizaz Habib Khan 2-25, Israr Hussain 2-61)

Abbottabad: 280-7 in 86 overs (Ahmed Khan 64*, Khayam Khan 61; Aarish Ali Khan 3-61, Saqib 3-101)

AJK v Quetta

Quetta win by 173 runs.

1st Innings

Quetta 213 all out in 70.2 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 61, Latif Ullah 30; Rohaan Qadri 3-29, Faizan Saleem 2-29, Naveed Malik 2-33, Raja Mohammad Shahzad 2-42).

AJK: 201 all out 84 overs (Basit Ali 54, Nadeem Khalil 53; Jalat Khan 4-49, Gohar Faiz 2-40, Mohammad Idrees 2-16)

2nd Innings

Quetta: 248-4 (declared) in 54 overs (Hazrat Wali 118, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 84; Rohaan Qadri 3-57)

AJK: 87 all out in 38.5 overs (Mohammad Haider 30; Gohar Faiz 4-24, Mohammad Idrees 2-15, Najib Ullah Jr 2-18)
 
Lahore, 19 September 2023: Lahore Blues, led by Imran Butt registered their first win of the season. Meanwhile, the match between Lahore Whites and Rawalpindi was drawn, owing to the last day getting washed out by rain. Karachi Whites, despite enforcing a follow-on, could not force a result and had to settle for a draw against Faisalabad. Multan and Peshawar too ended up with a drawn game.

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi ended day three at 232-1. However, play could not resume on the last day, owing to heavy rain in Lahore. Play was called off, and the match was drawn.

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

At the start of the day, Faisalabad were at 63-6, trailing by 371 runs. Ghulam Mudassar notably bagged a five-wicket-haul, which helped the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side. After the Karachi bowlers bowled them out for 122, a follow-on was enforced.

Faisalabad fared better in their second batting innings. They only lost one wicket, and accumulated 103 runs, with Mohammad Huraira, Ali Shan and Ali Waqas contributing to the cause.

However, considering that the match had entered the last session, and Faisalabad had nine wickets still in hand, the match was drawn.

Peshawar v Multan

Multan began their batting on the final day of the rain-impacted game. Trailing by 263, Multan batted through the day to ensure that the deficit between the two teams was reduced, even if a result seemed unlikely.

A 62 by opener Zain Abbas, and later a 70 by Sharoon Siraj helped their cause. However, Peshawar kept counter attacking by taking periodic wickets. Particularly, four wickets by Abbas Afridi and two wickets by Mohammad Ilyas kept the Multan batting conscious throughout.

The side ended up with 286-7 after batting for 90 overs, effectively drawing the game.

FATA v Lahore Blues

FATA started the day at 127-4. They got to 214, before being bowled out by the Imran Butt-led side. A five-wicket-haul by Ali Shafiq was crucial to the Blues’ performance in the innings.

Khushdil Shah’s 73 and Mohammad Salman Khan’s 71 were the only fight put up by the FATA side, which otherwise could not steady themselves during the innings.

Trailing by just 40 runs, captain Imran Butt scored the bulk of the runs in the last innings ensuring that the game ended in their favour. His 22 runs were supported by nine runs from Umar Siddiq and four runs from Usman Salahuddin before the target was met.

Lahore Blues, thus, registered their first win of the season by nine wickets.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Whites v Rawalpindi

Match Drawn

1st Innings

Lahore Whites: 407-3 in 100.3 overs (Ali Zaryab Asif 182, Ahmed Shahzad 102; Kashif Ali 2-88, Munir Riaz 1-75)

Rawalpindi: 232-1 in 63 overs (Abdul Faseeh 113*, Ashfaq Ahmed 51*; Mohammad Irfan 1-74)

Karachi Whites v Faisalabad

Match Drawn

1st Innings

Karachi Whites: 434-5 in 114 overs (Sarfaraz Ahmed 128*, Asad Shafiq 108*; Mohammad Ali 2-82, Khurram Shahzad 2-124)

Faisalabad: 122 all out in 52.4 overs (Ali Shan 36, Mohammad Huraira 19; Ghulam Mudassr 5-35, Aftab 3-23)

2nd Innings

Faisalabad: 103-1 in 49 overs (Ali Shan 46*, Mohammad Huraira 39; Nauman Ali 1-15)

Peshawar v Multan

Match Drawn

1st Innings

Peshawar: 263 all out in 82.3 overs (Kamran Ghulam 117, Abbas Ali 34; Siraj Ud Din 4-45, Majid Ali 3-41)

Multan: 286-7 in 90 overs (Sharoon Siraj 70, Zain Abbas 62; Abbas Afridi 4-84, Mohammad Ilyas 2-52)

FATA v Lahore Blues

Lahore Blues win by 9 wickets.

1st Innings

FATA: 140 all out in 49.1 overs (Mohammad Salman Khan 40, Mohammad Wasim Khan 23; Hunain Shah 3-22, Hussain Talat 2-28)

Lahore Blues: 314 all out 73.3 overs (Waqas Ahmed 53, Qasim Akram 51; Aimal Khan 3-82, Akif Javed 3-85)

2nd Innings

FATA: 214 all out in 56 overs (Khushdil Shah 73, Mohammad Salman Khan 71; Ali Shafiq 5-34, Kashif Bhatti 2-34, Waqas Ahmed 2-71)

Lahore Blues: 41-1 in 8.2 overs (Imran Butt 22*; Akif Javed 1-13)
 
Another brilliant performance from Kaptaan and Shafiq. Karachi dominating the tournament as expected.

Both should be in the Pakistan XI vs Australia
 
Stats so far from the QeAT 2023-24

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Both Sarfraz and Shafiq, two brilliant players forced out -due to Misbah and Babar- topping the run charts.

For god sake bring them back already.
 
Quaid-e-Azam third round toss update:

Lahore Whites vs Multan: Multan win the toss and elect to bat first against Lahore Whites

Peshawar vs Rawalpindi: Toss between Peshawar and Rawalpindi delayed due to rain

Faisalabad vs Lahore Blues: Toss between Faisalabad and Lahore Blues delayed due to rain

FATA vs Karachi Whites: Toss between FATA and Karachi Whites delayed due to rain
 
Peshawar vs. Rawalpindi Day 1 STUMPS Rawalpindi 46/3 (19)

Umar Waheed 13* (32) Mubasir Khan 11* (30)

Sajid Khan 2/7 (5) Niaz Khan 1/16 (6)
 
Lahore, 22 September 2023: The third-round matches of the premier domestic tournament Quaid-e-Azam Trophy commenced today at four venues of the country.

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)

Multan won the toss and elected to bat first. Captain Zain Abbas put up a 66-run-opening stand with Zeeshan Ashraf. The partnership was broken by Mohammad Irfan, who got Zeeshan out for 24.

Zain, batting alongside Imran Rashid, took his side to 124 before rain forced a break in play. When play resumed after lunch, Imran lost his wicket and Zain continued to bat, now joined by Sharoon Siraj.

Multan managed to score 157 runs, at the expense of two wickets, before match was once again stopped due to rain. Zain lost his wicket immediately after the game resumed after the second rain delay of the day. The captain departed after scoring crucial 94 runs off 149 balls, which included 12 fours and one six.

Multan ended their day at 196, losing three wickets.

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Peshawar won the toss and elected to bowl first, in the rain-curtailed first day.

Rawalpindi lost three important wickets early on, struggling considerably to get any score flowing. The openers could only put together 15 runs combined, while the number three batter Ashfaq Ahmed could not score any run.

Mubashir Khan and Umer Waheed attempted to rebuild the innings, producing 25 runs between them, before play was closed for the day.

Rawalpindi ended the day at 46, having lost three wickets.

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

In a rain-delayed match, Lahore Blues won the toss and elected to field first.

Faisalabad lost two wickets early in their innings; both Mohammad Awais Zafar and Mohammad Abdul Salam departing without scoring a run.

Mohammad Huraira tried to remain steady on the crease, however, ending up being bowled out by Nisar Ahmed after scoring 36 runs.

At the close of play, Faisalabad were 53 for the loss of three wickets.

FATA v Karachi Whites (KRL Rawalpindi)

Play called off due to rain.

Scores in brief

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)


Multan: 196-3 in 64 overs (Zain Abbas 94, Sharoon Siraj 33*; Mohammad Irfan 2-57)

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Rawalpindi: 46-3 in 19 overs (Umer Waheed 13*; Sajid Khan 2-7)

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

Faisalabad: 53-3 in 20 overs (Mohammad Huraira 36; Ali Shafiq 2-5)

FATA v Karachi Whites (KRL Rawalpindi)

Match delayed due to rain.
 
Lahore, 22 September 2023: The third-round matches of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy commenced today where the match between Larkana and AJK at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium couldn’t start due to rain.

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Sialkot won the toss and elected to bat first. Although opener Aamir Sohail lost his wicket without scoring a run, a 98-run-stand between Fahad Jamil and Salman Khan allowed the side to get a steady start.

Salman lost his wicket after getting a half-century. Fahad scored 108 runs before he fell victim to Jalat Khan.

A crucial knock by Mohsin Riaz helped Sialkot keep their momentum even after losing Fahad. Mohsin was complemented on the crease by veteran Haris Sohail.

Sialkot ended the day at 276, at the loss of just three wickets.

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

DM Jamali won the toss and elected to bowl first. Karachi Blues got off to a shaky start. A 64-run-stand between Mohammad Taha Mahmood and Akbur ur Rehman steadied the innings, until Mohammad Shahid broke the partnership.

Saifullah Bangash and Ashiq Ali, who had a partnership of 100 runs, further helped Karachi’s scorecard.

Karachi’s middle order batters rose to the occasion and ensured that the deficit of the shaky start was overcome by end of day.

At stumps, they were 290 at the loss of seven wickets.

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Bahawalpur won the toss and chose to bat. The side could not find stability in the innings, losing wickets periodically.

A 39-run-stand between Mohammad Umair and Moinud Din followed by a 45-run-stand between Husnain Majid and Faizan Zafar provided some respite to the Bahawalpur side. A five-wicket-haul by Shahhab kept the side from gaining any momentum during the innings.

They were eventually bowled out for 218 runs.

Abbottabad found themselves in a spot of bother at the start of their batting innings after Shayan Khalil removed their top three early on, each of whom departed before crossing 15. Batter Afaq Ahmed steadied himself on the crease to ensure that the side remains comfortable in the game.

At stumps, Abbottabad had lost three wickets and scored 76 runs, trailing by 142 runs.

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)

Match delayed by rain.

Scores in brief

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)


Sialkot: 276-3 in 100 overs (Fahad Jamil 104, Mohsin Riaz 84*; Jalat Khan 2-75)

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Karachi Blues: 290-7 in 90 overs (Saifullah Bangash 73, Ashiq Ali 53*; Salim Mal 2-58, Sajjad Ahmed 2-85)

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Bahawalpur: 218 all out in 67.1 overs (Mohammad Umair 36, Faizan Zafar 31; Shahhab 5-63)

Abbottabad: 72-3 in 20 overs (Afaq Ahmed 27*; Shayan Khalil 3-23)

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)

Match delayed by rain
 
QA Trophy Updates



MUL VS LAHW
MUL 196/3 64 Overs

FSLB vs LAHB
FSLB 53/3 20 overs

PINDI VS PESH
PINDI 46/3 19 Overs
 
Hanif Mohammad Trophy 2023-2024


Three centuries in the innings take Sialkot to a towering total in against Quetta

Lahore, 23 September 2023:

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)


AJK won the toss and elected to bowl first. Larkana had an unimpressive start to the game. They lost four wickets in the day; Umer Khalid, Malhar Rasool, Israr Ul Haq and Hamesh Kumar all departed without adding much to the scoreboard.

Faizan Saleem and Basit Ali were incredible with the new ball, bagging two wickets each and pushing Larkana on the backfoot early in the game, before the side could get any teeth in the game.

Larkana ended the day at 41 for four, with Ishfaque Ahmed and Faraz Aziz on the crease.

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Sialkot started the day at 276, at the loss of just three wickets. Mohsin Riaz and Haris Sohail were set on the crease.

The two shared a partnership of 146 runs after which Mohsin was removed by Bakhtiuat Khan. He departed after scoring a magnificent 142. Ammad Butt, who replaced Mohsin on the crease, carried the momentum.

A partnership of 131 runs between Haris and Ammad further helped Sialkot dominate over the Quetta bowlers. Ammad lost his wicket when the side was standing at 505. Sialkot thus declared at 505 for five, and invited Quetta to bat.

Opener Mohammad Ibrahim Snr and number three batter Abdul Wahid Bangalzai both lost their wickets cheaply. Hazrat Wali, the Quetta opener, attempted to give his side a solid start to ensure that they remained in the game despite the mammoth total produced in the first innings. However, he was dismissed for 42 runs.

Quetta, having lost their two most important batter – Wali and Abdul Wahid – found themselves in a tricky situation by the time stumps were called. They were 87 for three, trailing by 418 runs.



Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Owing to the performance displayed by the Karachi Blues middle order the previous day, the side began their day with 290 runs, at the expense of seven wickets. They managed to scrape to 303 before they were bowled out early in the day.

DM Jamali had an unimpressive outing with the bat; trailing by 303 runs, the side was bowled out for only 117 runs with just two batters crossing the 20 run-mark.

Karachi’s collective bowling effort was a challenge too difficult for the DM Jamali batters. Particularly, Saqib and Aarish Ali Khan, with three wickets each, helped keep the opposition under pressure.

Secure in the game leading by 186 runs, Karachi began batting for the second time. They lost three wickets in the day, however, the flow of runs did not stagnate.

They ended the day at 117 for three.



Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

At the start of the day, Abbottabad had lost three wickets with 76 runs on the board. They were trailing by 142 runs.

Afaq Ahmed, who registered a century to his name, kept the scorecard flowing while the rest of his colleagues could not stay on the crease long enough to solidify their impacts in the innings. The second highest scorer from the side was Ahmed Khan, who scored 34 runs.

Bahawalpur bowlers displayed a collective effort; Shayan Khalil got three wickets, while Mohammad Junaid, Faizan Zafar and Mohammad Umair got two wickets each.

Abbottabad got 253 runs before they were bowled out.

At the start of Bahawalpur’s second batting innings, the game stood in the balance with the side trailing by under 50 runs.

However, Bahawalpur lost two wickets by the end of the day, including the set batter Ibrar Amin who was run-out. They ended the day at 42 for two.



Scores in brief

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)


Larkana: 41-4 in 17 overs (Faraz Aziz 10*; Faizan Saleem 2-10, Basit Ali 2-13)

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Sialkot: 505-5 (dec) in 159.4 overs (Mohsin Riaz 142, Haris Sohail 105*; Jalat Khan 2-142)

Quetta: 87-3 in 28 overs (Hazrat Wali 42; Usman Khalid 2-10)

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Karachi Blues: 303 all out in 94.1 overs (Saifullah Bangash 73, Saqib 56; Salim Mal 3-65, Tariq Jameel 2-29, Sajjad Ahmed 2-85) and 117-3 in 29 overs (Mohammad Arbaaz Khan 37, Hassan Mohsin 34*; Salim Mal 2-23)

DM Jamali: 117 all out in 53.1 overs (Nasir Khan 23, Mohammad Shahid 23; Saqib 3-26, Aarish Ali Khan 3-30)

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Bahawalpur: 218 all out in 67.1 overs (Mohammad Umair 36, Faizan Zafar 31; Shahhab 5-63) and 42-2 in 19 overs (Ibrar Amin 32; Fayyaz Khan 1-8)

Abbottabad: 253 all out in 89.1 overs (Afaq Ahmed 108, Ahmed Khan 34; Shayan Khalil 3-46)
 
Quaid E Azam Trophy 2023-24

Ali Shafiq's four-wicket-haul troubles Faisalabad batters on day two of round three of QeAT 2023

Lahore, 23 September 2023:

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)


Play called off for the day due to weather.

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Rawalpindi started the day at 46 for three. The difficulty they saw during batting the previous day continued and none of the batters could hold their ground long enough to sustain any significant damage towards the opposition bowlers.

The highest score of the innings came from Syed Aqib Shah’s bat who scored 37 runs. Peshawar bowlers, particularly Niaz Khan who had five wickets to his name, troubled Rawalpindi who were eventually bowled out for 137 runs only.

A 59-run-stand between Waqas Ahmed Snr and skipper Sahibzada Farhan gave Peshawar a solid start, after they lost their first wicket for just 30 runs. After this partnership was broken and two new batters –Kamran Ghulam and Abuzar Tariq –too were removed cheaply, Peshawar lost some of their momentum.

However, it was recovered by an unbeaten 79-run-stand between Waqas and Abbas Ali. Both of them remained at the crease, taking the side to 186 runs, when stumps were called.

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

Faisalabad started their day at 53 for three. Mohammad Abubakar Khan and Ali Shan recovered the loss concurred by their side for losing their top three cheaply; the two batters scored 115 runs together.

Both Abubakar and Ali got half-centuries to their name which lent the side some confidence and stability. However, once the partnership was broken, Faisalabad’s woes continued, as they lost three wickets after that.

Lahore Blues’ bowlers had a proactive day; Ali Shafiq returned with four wickets while Kashif Bhatti and Nisar Ahmed had two wickets each.

Faisalabad ended the day at 211 at the loss of eight wickets.

FATA v Karachi Whites (KRL Rawalpindi)

FATA won the toss and elected to bowl first. Karachi Whites had an abysmal start to their innings, as they lost four important wickets very early in the innings.

Khurram Manzoor scored just six runs, while the three batters next on the list were all dismissed without scoring a run. Karachi found themselves in an extremely sticky situation, having lost four wickets for just eight runs.

Rameesh Aziz and Danish Aziz took to the crease and began the rebuilding for their side. Between the two, Karachi managed to add 56 runs to their total.

Karachi ended the day at 64 at the loss of four wickets.

Scores in brief

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)


Multan: 196-3 in 64 overs (Zain Abbas 94, Sharoon Siraj 33*; Mohammad Irfan 2-57)

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Rawalpindi: 137 all out in 53.1 overs (Syed Aqib Shah 37; Niaz Khan 5-53, Abbas Afridi 3-26)

Peshawar: 186-4 in 46 overs (Waqas Ahmed Snr 93*; Abbas Ali*; Bilawal Bhatti 2-47)

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

Faisalabad: 211-8 in 82 overs (Mohammad Abubakar Khan 63, Ali Shan 55; Ali Shafiq 4-36)

FATA v Karachi Whites (KRL Rawalpindi)

Karachi Whites: 64-4 in 32 overs (Rameesh Aziz 30*, Danish Aziz 26*; Irfanullah Shah 2-12)
 
Rawalpindi pacer Kashif Ali registered figures of 5-101 against Peshawar.
 
Peshawar opener Waqar Ahmed scored 184 runs out of his side's total of 317 against Rawalpindi.
 
5th First Class five-wicket haul for Mohammad Ilyas. His haul helped Peshawar to an innings win against Rawalpindi, bowling them out for just 87 in their 2nd innings.
 
Peshawar opener Waqar Ahmed scores 184 against Rawalpindi | Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24

 
Quaid E Azam Trophy 2023-24

Lahore, 24 September 2023:


The third round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy concluded today.

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)

After the rain-ordained gap of one day, Multan continued their batting from where it had been left off on day one.

Sharoon Siraj and Hamayun Altaf got a half-century each which bolstered Multan’s score; the 95-run-stand between the two solidified the control Multan had in the game. Mohammad Naveed and Mohammad Irfan, who got two wickets each, countered the batting onslaught at display.

Multan ended the day comfortably at 329 for the loss of six wickets with veteran Aamer Yamin and Ali Usman at the crease.

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Waqar Ahmed Snr and Abbas Ali started the day for Peshawar, resuming from where they had left off the previous day. They batted together for 111 runs. Particularly, a brilliant 184 by Waqar was the highlight of the innings, until the side was bowled out for 317 runs.

A five-wicket-haul by Kashif Ali was, however, a source of respite for the Rawalpindi bowling, which was otherwise battered by Waqar.

Rawalpindi, already behind in the game owing to their tumultuous first innings, had a shaky start again as they lost three important wickets very early on. Specifically, Mohammad Ilyas removed Abdul Faseeh and Umer Waheed in successive balls, putting pressure on the Rawalpindi batting. Ilyas also registered a five-wicket-haul.

The side was bowled out for just 87 runs, which led Peshawar to a clear victory, with a margin of 93 runs and an innings to spare.

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

At the start of the day, Faisalabad stood at 211 at the loss of eight wickets. The side lost the remaining two wickets without adding another run to the total.

Skipper Imran Butt attempted his best to give his side a solid start, putting up successive partnerships of 25 runs each with Umar Siddiq and Rizwan Hussain, and then a 45-run-partnership with Usman Salahuddin. However, the Blues’ batting kept seeing periodic fall of wickets.

Lahore scraped to 201 runs, mostly on the back of Nisar Ahmed’s knock of 44 runs. Three wickets each by skipper Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Ali and Khurram Shahzad showed Faisalabad’s bowling prowess.

Faisalabad lost both their openers cheaply at the start of their second innings and only managed to put 34 on the board before stumps were called.

FATA v Karachi Whites (Shoaib Akhtar Stadium)

Karachi resuming their batting on fourth day at 64 for four. Fighting knocks from Rameesh Aziz, Danish Aziz and Mohammad Hassan helped Asad Shafiq-led side to 144 before they were bowled out.

A four-wicket-haul by Irfanullah Shah and two wickets apiece from Sameen Gul and Mohammad Sarwar Afridi helped FATA’s cause.

The Rehan Afridi-led side searched for stability throughout the innings; although the scorecard did not stagnate, wickets kept falling and no solid partnership was sustained. The highest score of the innings thus far was 24 that came off Mohammad Nisar Afridi’s bat.

At stumps, FATA were 110 for six in 41 overs.

Scores in brief

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)


Multan: 329-6 in 96 overs (Zain Abbas 94, Sharoon Siraj 64; Mohammad Naveed 2-73, Mohammad Irfan 2-84)

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Peshawar beat Rawalpindi by an innings and 93 runs.

Rawalpindi: 137 all out in 53.1 overs (Syed Aqib Shah 37; Niaz Khan 5-53, Abbas Afridi 3-26) and 87 all out in 27.2 overs (Bilawal Bhatti 20; Mohammad Ilyas 5-26, Sajid Khan 2-8, Abbas Afridi 2-26)

Peshawar: 317 all out in 88.3 overs (Waqar Ahmed Snr 184; Abbas Ali 45; Kashif Ali 5-101, Bilawal Bhatti 2-70)

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

Faisalabad: 211 all out in 83.2 overs (Mohammad Abubakar Khan 63, Ali Shan 55; Ali Shafique 5-36, Kashif Bhatti 3-38) and 34-2 in 13 overs (Abubakar Khan 13 not out; Ali Shafique 1-10, Waqas Ahmed 1-20).

Lahore Blues: 201 all out in 59.5 overs (Nisar Ahmed 44, Imran Butt 42; Faheem Ashraf 3-39, Khurram Shahzad 3-41, Mohammad Ali 3-44)

FATA v Karachi Whites (Shoaib Akhtar Stadium)

Karachi Whites: 144 all out in 66.1 overs (Rameesh Aziz 45, Mohammad Hasan 32*; Irfanullah Shah 4-35, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 2-14, Sameen Gul 2-30)

FATA: 110-6 in 41 overs (Mohammad Nisar Afridi 24, Rehan Afridi 23; Ghulam Mudassar 2-25, Mir Hamza 2-30)
 
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Hanif Mohammad Trophy 2023-2024

Karachi Blues beat DM Jamali by 358 runs in third round match of Hanif Mohammad Trophy

Lahore, 24 September 2023:

The third round of Hanif Mohammad Trophy (non-first-class) concluded today.

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)

Larkana started the day at 41 for four. Owing to Mohsin Raza’s knock of 72 runs and contributions by Ishfaque Ahmed and Imtiaz Leghari, the side got to 192 runs.

Rohaan Qadri’s four-wicket-haul and three wickets each by Faizan Saleem and Basit Ali helped AJK keep Larkana in check.

AJK lost a wicket on the first ball of the innings. However, it did not trouble the side significantly as they went on to score 83 runs together before the second wicket fell.

They ended the day at 103 for the loss of four wickets.

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Quetta, having lost both Hazrat Wali and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai the previous day, were in a hard spot at the start of the day; 87 for three, trailing by 418 runs.

The side could not sustain any solid partnerships for a significant period, as more wickets fell as the day progressed. Sialkot bowlers, particularly Shoaib Akhtar who returned with four wickets, troubled the Quetta side significantly. They were bowled out for 258, after which the follow-on was enforced.

Quetta’s second batting innings had a significantly better start; both the openers registered half-centuries. They ended the day 127 for two, trailing by 120 runs.

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Karachi Blues started the day at 117 for three, batting for the second time in the game. An unbeaten half-century by Saifullah Bangash, a 48 by Hassan Mohsin and a 41 by Kashif Ali helped the side reach 261 before they declared.

DM Jamali’s abysmal run with the bat continued in their second batting innings. None of the batters, aside from Abid Ali Mengal, took to the crease long enough to get to double-digits. The highest score of the innings came from Tariq Jameel’s bat who scored 26 runs.

Saqib, who returned with five wickets, troubled the opposition greatly. He was complemented by Ashiq Ali, who had three wickets.

DM Jamali was bowled out for just 89 runs. Karachi Blues won by a mammoth margin of 313 runs.

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Bahawalpur started the day at 42 for two, batting for the second time. Aside from losing Husnain Majid at the start of the day, Bahawalpur has a solid day with the bat.

A sturdy partnership between Aun Shahzad and Mohammad Ammar, that went on for 188 runs, ensured that the side remained in control of the game. Although Aun lost his wicket, Ammar ended up with an unbeaten century by the end of the day.

Bahawalpur ended the day at 251 at the expense of four wickets.

Scores in brief

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)


Larkana: 192 all out 67.5 overs (Mohsin Raza 72, Ishfaque Ahmed 34; Rohaan Qadri 4-52, Basit Ali 3-35, Faizan Saleem 3-37)

AJK: 103-4 in 33 overs (Hasnain Shamir 52, Raja Farhan Khan 36; Faraz Aziz 3-3)

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Sialkot: 505-5 (dec) in 159.4 overs (Mohsin Riaz 142, Haris Sohail 105*; Jalat Khan 2-142)

Quetta: 258 all out in 84.1 overs (Mohammad Idrees 42*, Hazrat Wali 42; Shoaib Akhtar 4-45, Bilal Asif 3-103) and 127-2 in 23.4 overs (Mohammad Ibrahim Snr 60, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 51; Bilal Asif 1-25, Usman Khalid 1-38)

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Karachi Blues beat DM Jamali by 358 runs


Karachi Blues: 303 all out in 94.1 overs (Saifullah Bangash 73, Saqib 56; Salim Mal 3-65, Tariq Jameel 2-29, Sajjad Ahmed 2-85) and 261-6 (dec) in 59.5 overs (Saifullah Bangash 61*, Hassan Mohsin 48; Salim Mal 2-34, Mohammad Shahid 2-39, Aftab Ahmed 2-54)

DM Jamali: 117 all out in 53.1 overs (Nasir Khan 23, Mohammad Shahid 23; Saqib 3-26, Aarish Ali Khan 3-30) and 89 all out in 33.1 overs (Tariq Jameel 26; Saqib 5-37, Ashiq Ali 3-23)

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Bahawalpur: 218 all out in 67.1 overs (Mohammad Umair 36, Faizan Zafar 31; Shahhab 5-63) and 42-2 in 19 overs (Ibrar Amin 32; Fayyaz Khan 1-8) and 251-4 in 89 overs (Mohammad Ammar 106*, Aun Shehzad 86; Fayyaz Khan 1-27, Shahhab 1-53, Aitizaz Habib Khan 1-56)

Abbottabad: 253 all out in 89.1 overs (Afaq Ahmed 108, Ahmed Khan 34; Shayan Khalil 3-46)
 
Quaid E Azam Trophy 2023-24

Lahore, 25 September 2023:


The third round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy was concluded today.

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)

At stumps the previous day, Multan remained comfortably at 329 for the loss of six wickets with veteran Aamer Yamin and Ali Usman at the crease.

They got to 346 after which they declared the innings, inviting Lahore to bat.

Other than Abid Ali, none of the Lahore batters stuck on the crease long enough to stitch together any solid partnerships. Abid, who got a century, was crucial to Lahore Whites getting to 304 runs in the innings.

The match was drawn, without either side getting to bat for the second time.

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

Faisalabad started their day at 34 for two.

Wickets falling periodically did not allow Faisalabad batters to sustain any solid partnerships. Mohammad Huraira and Irfan Khan Niazi, both of whom scoring 39, were the highest scorers on the card.

Faisalabad got to 188 runs having lost seven wickets, in their second innings. Lahore did not get a chance to bat for the second time.

The match was effectively drawn.

FATA v Karachi Whites (KRL Rawalpindi)

FATA started the day at 110 for the loss of six wickets.

Mohammad Sarwar Afridi produced a fighting knock of 70 runs. The second highest score of the innings was 24, which came from Mohammad Nisar Afridi’s bat. FATA was bowled out for 184.

The Karachi bowlers had a proactive outing with the ball; they displayed a collective bowling effort, which each bowler picking wickets. Ghulam Mudassar got a five-wicket-haul while Mir Hamza returned with three wickets.

The two captains shook hands as the match was drawn.

Scores in brief

Lahore Whites v Multan (Gaddafi Stadium)

Match Drawn


Multan: 329-6 in 96 overs (Zain Abbas 94, Sharoon Siraj 64; Mohammad Naveed 2-73, Mohammad Irfan 2-84)

Lahore Whites: 304-6 in 78 overs (Abid Ali 164*, Mohammad Irfan 39*; Siraj Uddin 2-62, Zahid Mehmood 2-108)

Peshawar v Rawalpindi (Abbottabad Stadium)

Peshawar win by an innings and 93 runs.


Rawalpindi: 137 all out in 53.1 overs (Syed Aqib Shah 37; Niaz Khan 5-53, Abbas Afridi 3-26) and 87 all out in 27.2 overs (Bilawal Bhatti 20; Mohammad Ilyas 5-26, Sajid Khan 2-8, Abbas Afridi 2-26)

Peshawar: 317 all out in 88.3 overs (Waqar Ahmed Snr 184; Abbas Ali 45; Kashif Ali 5-101, Bilawal Bhatti 2-70)

Faisalabad v Lahore Blues (Pindi Cricket Stadium)

Match Drawn


Faisalabad: 211 all out in 83.2 overs (Mohammad Abubakar Khan 63, Ali Shan 55; Ali Shafiq 5-36, Kashif Bhatti 3-38) and 188-7 in 51 overs (Mohammad Huraira 39, Irfan Khan Niazi 39; Nisar Ahmed 2-43, Kashif Bhatti 2-48).

Lahore Blues: 201 all out in 59.5 overs (Nisar Ahmed 44, Imran Butt 42; Faheem Ashraf 3-39, Khurram Shahzad 3-41, Mohammad Ali 3-44)

FATA v Karachi Whites (KRL Rawalpindi)

Match Drawn


Karachi Whites: 144 all out in 66.1 overs (Rameesh Aziz 45, Mohammad Hasan 32*; Irfanullah Shah 4-35, Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 2-14, Sameen Gul 2-30) and 1-0 in six overs.

FATA: 184 all out in 70.5 overs (Mohammad Sarwar Afridi 70, Mohammad Nisar Afridi 24; Ghulam Mudassar 5-44, Mir Hamza 3-52)
 
Hanif Mohammad Trophy 2023-2024

Lahore, 25 September 2023:


The third-round matches of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy (non-first class) concluded today.

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)

AJK started the day at 103 for the loss of four wickets.

Despite losing wickets at one end, Naveed Malik produced a fighting knock of 51 runs which helped that AJK get to 207 runs before they declared the innings.

A five-wicket-haul by Faraz Aziz remained the highlight of the innings for Larkana.

Larkana began their second batting innings. Aside from Israr Ul Haq, who scored 43 runs, the Larkana batters struggled to get going. They scraped to 129 at the expense of six wickets.

The match was drawn.

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Quetta, batting for the second time, were at 127 for two and trailing by 120 runs at the start of the last day of play.

The side got to 277, losing only one other wicket in the process. Shabaz Khan got an unbeaten score of 70 and Abdul Hanan Achakzai produced an unbeaten half-century.

The match was drawn at the end of day four.

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

At the start of the day, Bahawalpur were 251 at the expense of four wickets. Batting through the morning, they got to 353 runs. They subsequently declared the innings and invited Abbottabad to bat again, with the hopes of bowling them out and producing a result.

Abbottabad were asked to chase 318 in the final innings on the final day of the game. Aside from a 49 produced by Anees Azam Khan, the side did not have satisfying start. Unable to sustain long partnerships required to chase the target, Abbottabad struggled to secure their position in the game.

Mohammad Junaid bagged a five-wicket-haul. He was complemented by Shayan Khalil, who had three wickets in the innings.

Abbottabad was bowled out for 199 runs, with Bahawalpur winning the match by 119 runs.

Scores in brief

Larkana v AJK (Mirpur Cricket Stadium)


Match Drawn

Larkana: 192 all out 67.5 overs (Mohsin Raza 72, Ishfaque Ahmed 34; Rohaan Qadri 4-52, Basit Ali 3-35, Faizan Saleem 3-37) and 129-6 in 39 overs (Israr Ul Haq 43, Faraz Aziz 21; Naveed Malik 2-10)

AJK: 103-4 in 33 overs (Hasnain Shamir 52, Raja Farhan Khan 36; Faraz Aziz 3-3)

Sialkot v Quetta (Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium)

Match Drawn

Sialkot: 505-5 (dec) in 159.4 overs (Mohsin Riaz 142, Haris Sohail 105*; Jalat Khan 2-142)

Quetta: 258 all out in 84.1 overs (Mohammad Idrees 42*, Hazrat Wali 42; Shoaib Akhtar 4-45, Bilal Asif 3-103) and 277-3 in 65 overs (Shabaz Khan 70*, Mohammad Ibrahim Snr 60; Bilal Asif 2-64).

Karachi Blues v DM Jamali (Rahim Yar Khan Cricket Stadium)

Karachi Blues win by 313 runs.

Karachi Blues: 303 all out in 94.1 overs (Saifullah Bangash 73, Saqib 56; Salim Mal 3-65, Tariq Jameel 2-29, Sajjad Ahmed 2-85) and 261-6 (dec) in 59.5 overs (Saifullah Bangash 61*, Hassan Mohsin 48; Salim Mal 2-34, Mohammad Shahid 2-39, Aftab Ahmed 2-54)

DM Jamali: 117 all out in 53.1 overs (Nasir Khan 23, Mohammad Shahid 23; Saqib 3-26, Aarish Ali Khan 3-30) and 89 all out in 33.1 overs (Tariq Jameel 26; Saqib 5-37, Ashiq Ali 3-23)

Bahawalpur v Abbottabad (Multan Cricket Stadium)

Bahawalpur win by 119 runs.

Bahawalpur: 218 all out in 67.1 overs (Mohammad Umair 36, Faizan Zafar 31; Shahhab 5-63) and 42-2 in 19 overs (Ibrar Amin 32; Fayyaz Khan 1-8) and 353-7 (dec) in 110 overs (Mohammad Ammar 116, Aun Shehzad 86; Adil Naz 2-62, Shahhab 2-84)

Abbottabad: 253 all out in 89.1 overs (Afaq Ahmed 108, Ahmed Khan 34; Shayan Khalil 3-46) and 199 all out in 67.5 overs (Anees Azam Khan 49, Afaq Ahmed 39; Mohammad Junaid 5-49, Shayan Khalil 3-28).
 
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fourth round Toss update:

Karachi Whites win the toss and decide to field first against Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Lahore Blues win the toss and elect to bat first against Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium

Rawalpindi win the toss and decide to field first against Faisalabad at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

FATA win the toss and decide to field first against Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
 
Rawalpindi left arm pacer Mohammad Faizan picks up a five-wicket haul on his first-class debut against Faisalabad.
 
Hanif Mohammad Trophy

28-09-2023


Round four of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy had an eventful first day’s play, with Quetta and Bahawalpur getting ahead in their respective games owing to centuries produced by Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Quetta) and Mohammad Ammar (Bahawalpur). Abbottabad bowlers had a good day as they bowled out the opposition for 188 runs.. AJK’s Naveed Malik ended the day unbeaten on 99.

AJK v Sialkot at Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground

AJK won the toss and elected to bat first. After they got off to a shaky start, Nadeem Khalil steadied the ship with a half-century (52, 109b, 7x4s). His efforts were complemented by Naveed Malik (99*, 199b, 13x4s, 1x6) who remained unbeaten at the crease when stumps were called.

Mohammad Farhan and Shoaib Akhtar were the pick of the bowler, getting three and two wickets, respectively.

At stumps, AJK were 284 for six.

Islamabad v Quetta at Mirpur Cricket Stadium

Quetta was invited to bat first by Islamabad after the latter won the toss. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, who came to bat after the first wicket fell, gave his side a solid start. His magnificent century (157, 247b, 10x4s, 5x6s) helped the side get into a comfortable position. His efforts were complemented by Abdul Hanan Achakzai, who got a half-century (59, 108b, 5x4s).

Haris Hassan and Mohammad Moeez Khan grabbed two wickets each for Islamabad. Quetta ended the day at 318 after losing five wickets.

Abbottabad v DM Jamali at Multan Cricket Stadium

Abbottabad chose to field first after winning the toss. DM Jamali could not steady themselves at the start of the innings, losing six wickets periodically. Mohammad Deen, who scored 46, (84b, 5x4s) was the highest scorer of the side.

They were bundled for 188 runs, on the back of incredible bowling performances by Khalid Usman (four wickets) and Israr Hussain (three wickets).

Abbottabad lost two wickets and accumulated 45 runs only before stumps were called.

Bahawalpur v Hyderabad at Sheikh Khalifa Sports Complex Rahim Yar Khan

Bahawalpur won the toss and chose to bat first. After the top three could not get going, a partnership of 158 runs between Mohammad Ammar and Mohammad Umair steadied the innings for Bahawalpur. The former scored an unbeaten century while the latter got a half-century (78, 147b, 8x4s).

For Hyderabad, Majid Asghar returned with two wickets at the expense of 44 runs. At the end of the day, Ammar, who stood at 132 not out, was joined at the crease by Faizan Zafar, who returned undefeated on 42. The Bahawalpur scorecard read 313 for four.

Scores in brief

AJK v Sialkot at Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground


AJK: 284-6 in 95 overs (Naveed Malik 99*, Nadeem Khalil 52; Mohammad Farhan 3-72, Shoaib Akhtar 2-40)

Islamabad v Quetta at Mirpur Cricket Stadium

Quetta: 318-5 in 88 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 157, Abdul Hanan Achakzai 59; Haris Hassan 2-41, Mohammad Moeez Khan 2-64)

Abbottabad v DM Jamali at Multan Cricket Stadium

DM Jamali: 188 all out in 70.5 overs (Mohammad Deen 46; Khalid Usman 4-49, Israr Hussain 3-35)

Abbottabad: 45-2 in 17 overs (Zain Ishaq 19*; Salim Mal 1-10, Mohammad Shahid 1-13)

Bahawalpur v Hyderabad at Sheikh Khalifa Sports Complex Rahim Yar Khan

Bahawalpur: 313-4 in 90 overs (Mohammad Ammar 132*, Mohammad Umair 78; Majid Asghar 2-44)
 

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

28 September 2023

Lahore Whites’ Ali Zaryab and Multan’s Zain Abbas struck their maiden double centuries today on the first day of the fourth-round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24. Rawalpindi’s left-arm fast-bowler Mohammad Faizan bagged a five-wicket haul against Faisalabad on his first-class debut.

Faisalabad v Rawalpindi, Pindi Cricket Stadium

After being put into bat, Faisalabad batters were unable to face a fiery spell from left-arm pacer Mohammad Faizan, who in his maiden first-class match took five wickets for 35 and helped his side bowl out Faisalabad for 112 in 39.3 overs.

Ali Waqas was the only notable batter for Faisalabad, scoring 26.

In reply, Rawalpindi were 77 for four in 32.3 overs when stumps were drawn. Opening batter Zeeshan Malik top-scored for his side, returning undefeated on 60 off 96 balls, hitting nine fours.

For Faisalabad, Test fast bowler Faheem Ashraf bagged two wickets for seven runs in seven overs.

FATA v Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

After being put into bat, Multan completely dominated the first day’s proceedings courtesy an unbeaten double century by Zain Abbas. The left-handed opening batter scored 219 off 268 balls, smashing 30 fours and one six. He knitted an unbroken 312-run partnership for the third wicket with Mohammad Basit, who remained not out on 142 off 166 balls, laced with 23 fours and two sixes.

At stumps, Multan was 405 for two in 86.1 overs.

Karachi Whites v Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

A 153-run first-wicket partnership between Ali Zaryab and Ahmed Shehzad helped Lahore Whites post 345 for three in 87 overs against Karachi Whites.

After being asked to bat first, left-handed batter Ali Zaryab scored his maiden first-class double century. He returned unbeaten on 204 off 289 balls, studded with 25 fours and one six. Test cricketer Ahmed scored 65, which included nine boundaries, before he was bowled by Test left-arm spinner Noman Ali.

Noman took two wickets for 104 runs from 30 overs.

Lahore Blues v Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Lahore Blues captain Imran Butt’s decision to bat first backfired as Lahore lost four wickets for 58 runs. At that stage of the match, Hussain Talat was joined by wicketkeeper-batter Junaid Ali and the pair added 138 runs for the fifth wicket. Hussain top-scored for his side with a 167-ball 87, which included 12 fours.

Junaid scored 82 off 101 balls, hitting 14 fours and one six. Kashif Bhatti, coming to bat at number eight, scored 69 off 91 balls, smashing five fours and four sixes before Lahore Blues were dismissed for 334 in 85.1 overs.

For Peshawar, Mohammad Ilyas and Niaz Khan bagged three wickets apiece. Sajid Khan grabbed two wickets for 91 runs from 29 overs.

Scores in brief:

Rawalpindi won the toss and elected to bowl against Faisalabad at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi


Faisalabad 112 all out, 39.3 overs (Ali Waqas 26; Mohammad Faizan 5-35, Mohammad Awais 3-29)

Rawalpindi 77-4, 32.3 overs (Zeeshan Malik 60 not out; Faheem Ashraf 2-7)

FATA won the toss and elected to bowl against Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Multan 405-2, 86.1 overs (Zain Abbas 219 not out, Mohammad Basit 142 not out)

Karachi Whites won the toss and elected to bowl against Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Lahore Whites 345-3, 87 overs (Ali Zaryab 204 not out, Ahmed Shehzad 65; Noman Ali 2-104)

Lahore Blues won the toss and elected to bat against Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Lahore Blues 334 all out, 85.1 overs (Hussain Talat 87, Junaid Ali 82, Kashif Bhatti 69; Niaz Khan 3-73, Mohammad Ilyas 3-81, Sajid Khan 2-91)
 
Lahore, 29 September 2023: Khayyam Khan and Khalid Usman both registered centuries for Abbottabad to take their side squarely ahead of DM Jamali on second day of the fourth round match of Hanif Mohammad Trophy 2023-24. Islamabad, trailing by 411 in the first innings, had an unsatisfactory day with the bat, with wickets falling in short gaps. Sialkot’s Ashir Memood remained unbeaten at 128 when stumps were called, making sure his side had a stable time with the bat. Hyderabad has a decent start to their batting after Bahawalpur declared their innings after putting up a mammoth total of 581 runs.

AJK v Sialkot at Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground

AJK started the day at 284 for six. Naveed Malik completed his century (103, 210b, 14x4s, 1x6) and Rohaan Qadri scored an unbeaten half-century (64 not out, 113b, 6x4s, 1x6), as the side got to 346 runs before they were bowled out.

For Sialkot, Mohammad Farhan bagged four wickets for 77 in 25 overs.

Sialkot’s opener Ashir Mehmood had a stellar day with the bat and remained unbeaten at stumps. He scored 128 runs from 186 balls and hit 14 fours and a six. He was helped by Salman Khan, who contributed 42 runs off 83 balls, hitting seven boundaries. Aqib Liaqat was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed two wickets in the day.

At stumps, Sialkot were 221 for fourin 60 overs..

Islamabad v Quetta at Mirpur Cricket Stadium

Quetta’s Bismillah Khan hit a quick-fire half-century (61, 60b, 8x4s) which aided the side’s ascent to 410 runs before they were bowled out in 109.1 overs.Earlier, Quetta resumed their innings at the overnight score of 318 for five.

Haris Hassan and Mohammad Moeez Khan were the pick of the bowlers from Islamabad; returning with four and three wickets respectively.

Trailing 410 runs, Islamabad batters faltered under pressure and suffered from wickets falling successively. Ali Imran’s knock (49, 119b, 7x4s) was the steadied part of Islamabad’s batting. Jalat Khan got three wickets. Najeeb Ullah supported him by getting two wickets.

Islamabad had lost six wickets and scored only 169 runs in 58 overs by the time play was closed for the day.

Abbottabad v DM Jamali at Multan Cricket Stadium

Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 45 for two in 17 overs, a half-century by Shahhab (53, 68b, 9x4s, 1x6) set the tone for the day for Abbottabad. Khayyam Khan and Khalid Usman struck centuries and knitted a 224-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take their side comfortably ahead in the game.

Khayyam (114, 177b, 10x4s, 2x6s) and Khalid (101, 125b, 12x4s, 1x6) were pivotal to the momentum adopted by Abbottabad before the side dismissed for 390 in 99.3 overs. Mohammad Shahid was the pick of the bowlers as he got three wickets. He was supported by Taimur Ali, Abid Ali Mengal and Salim Mal who got two wickets each.

At stumps, DM Jamali, in their second innings were yet to get off the mark after two overs.

Bahawalpur v Hyderabad at Sheikh Khalia Sports Complex Rahim Yar Khan

Bahawalpur resuming their innings at the overnight score of 313 for four, put up a mammoth total of 581 at the loss of six wickets, before they declared the innings and invited Hyderabad to bat.

Mohammad Ammar scored 178 runs in 295 balls. His innings had 24 boundaries and a maximum. The second highest scorer of the innings, Shahid Mirani, produced an unbeaten century off just 95 balls. He hit eight sixes and four fours.

Majid Asghar was the pick of the bowlers, returning with three wickets.

Although Hyderabad lost two wickets early in the innings, half-centuries by Mohammad Suleman (74 not out, 128b, 13x4s) and Ali Ahsan (51 not out, 86b, 8x4s) ensured that the side ended the day comfortably.

At stumps, Hyderabad’s scorecard read 143 for two in 43 overs. Scores in brief

AJK v Sialkot at Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground


AJK: 346 all out in 113.2 overs (Naveed Malik 103, Rohaan Qadri 64 not out; Mohammad Farhan 4-77)

Sialkot: 221-4 in 60 overs (Ashir Mahmood 128 not out, Salman Khan 42; Aqib Liaqat 2-72)

Islamabad v Quetta at Mirpur Cricket Stadium

Quetta: 410 all out 109.1 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 157, Bismillah Khan 61; Haris Hassan 4-76, Mohammad Moeez Khan 3-85)

Islamabad: 169-6 in 58 overs (Ali Imran 49, Hassan Nawaz 28; Jalat Khan 3-43, Najeeb Ullah 2-36)

Abbottabad v DM Jamali at Multan Cricket Stadium

DM Jamali: 188 all out in 70.5 overs (Mohammad Deen 46; Khalid Usman 4-49, Israr Hussain 3-35) and 0-0, two overs

Abbottabad: 390 all out in 99.3 overs (Khayyam Khan 114, Khalid Usman 101; Mohammad Shahid 3-65)

Bahawalpur v Hyderabad at Sheikh Khalifa Sports Complex Rahim Yar Khan

Bahawalpur: 518-6 (dec) in 135 overs (Mohammad Ammar 178, Shahid Mirani 100 not out; Majid Asghar 3-103)

Hyderabad: 143-2 in 43 overs (Mohammad Suleman 74 not out, Ali Ahsan 51 not out; Shahzad Gul 1-23, Mohammad Junaid 1-59)
 
FATA’s Rehan Afridi and Rawalpindi’s Zeeshan Malik scored centuries against Multan and Faisalabad, respectively on day two of the fourth round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy on Friday.

Test all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, playing for Faisalabad took a five-wicket haul against Rawalpindi, while Karachi Whites’ Noman Ali grabbed six wickets against Lahore Whites.

Faisalabad v Rawalpindi, Pindi Cricket Stadium

Resuming their first innings at 77 for four in 32.3 overs, Rawalpindi were bundled out for 144 in 56.3 overs courtesy five for 12 runs from right-arm fast bowler Faheem Ashraf. For Rawalpindi, Zeeshan Malik, who returned undefeated on 60 last evening, added 48 runs to his overnight score. Zeeshan struck 15 fours off 173 balls faced.

Starting their second innings with a deficit of 32 runs, Faisalabad managed to score 135 for five in 47.2 overs, when stumps were drawn.

Opening batter Mohammad Huraira was the top run-getter for his side, scoring 87 off 138 balls, hitting 10 fours.

For Faisalabad, Mohammad Awais Anwar and Mohammad Faizan bagged two wickets apiece.

FATA v Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

FATA’s Rehan Afridi scored an unbeaten 135 off 149 balls, which included 19 fours and three sixes to help his side post 195 for four in 52.3 overs in reply to Multan’s first innings score of 529 for five. At stumps, FATA were still trailing by 334 runs with six wickets in hand.

For Multan, leg-spinner Zahid Mehmood took two wickets for 77 runs in 17 overs.

Earlier, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 405 for two in 86.1 overs, Multan added 124 runs and lost three wickets in the process before making a declaration in the 112th over.

Zain Abbas, who scored his maiden double century (219 not out) last evening, added 73 runs to his overnight score and was dismissed eight runs short of his triple century. Zain’s innings included 39 fours and three sixes, which came off 337 balls.

Mohammad Basit was other notable batter. He scored 150 off 191 balls, smashing 24 boundaries and two maximums. He could add only eight runs to his overnight score before getting out to Sameen Gul, who ended up taking two wickets for 75 runs.

Karachi Whites v Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Karachi Whites on the back of an unbroken opening wicket partnership of 104 runs between Ammad Alam (63 not out, 104b, 8x4s, 2x6s) and Khurram Manzoor (33 not out, 106b, 3x4s) ended the day against Lahore Whites’ first innings score of 509-9 declared.

Karachi Whites are still trailing by 405 runs.

Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 345 for three in 87 overs, Lahore Whites went on to add 164 runs, losing six wickets in the process.

Left-handed batter Ali Zaryab could add only 18 runs to his overnight score and was dismissed for 222 off 313 balls, laced with 27 fours and a six. Fahad Munir (72, 128b, 7x4s, 2x6s) and captain Saad Nasim (61, 82b, 6x4s, 1x6) were the other major contributors with the bat.

For Karachi Whites, left-arm spinner Noman Ali took six wickets for 162 in 48 overs.

Lahore Blues v Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Peshawar’s opening batter Sahibzada Farhan scored 132 off 175 balls to help his side ended the second day’s proceeding on 224 for four in 62 overs. Karman Ghulam was the other contributor with the bat, scoring 43 off 86 balls, hitting four fours and a six.

Peshawar were bowled out for 334 in 85.1 overs at the close of first day’s play.

Scores in brief (Day two of four):

Faisalabad v Rawalpindi at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Faisalabad 112 all out, 39.3 overs (Ali Waqas 26; Mohammad Faizan 5-35, Mohammad Awais 3-29) and 135-5, 47.2 overs (Mohammad Huraira 87; Mohammad Awais 2-21, Mohammad Faizan 2-50)

Rawalpindi 144 all out, 56.3 overs (Zeeshan Malik 108; Faheem Ashraf 5-12, Khurram Shahzad 2-46, Mohammad Ali 2-56)

FATA v Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Multan 529-5 (decl), 111.4 overs (Zain Abbas 292, Mohammad Basit 150; Sameen Gul 2-75)

FATA 195-4, 52.3 overs (Rehan Afridi 135 not out; Zahid Mahmood 2-77)

Karachi Whites v Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Lahore Whites 509-9 (decl), 137.2 overs (Ali Zaryab 222, Fahad Munir 72, Ahmed Shehzad 65, Saad Nasim 61; Noman Ali 6-162)

Karachi Whites 104-0, 34.2 overs (Ammad Alam 63 not out, Khurram Manzoor 33 not out)

Lahore Blues v Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Lahore Blues 334 all out, 85.1 overs (Hussain Talat 87, Junaid Ali 82, Kashif Bhatti 69; Niaz Khan 3-73, Mohammad Ilyas 3-81, Sajid Khan 2-91)

Peshawar Region 224-4, 62 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 132, Kamran Ghulam 43)
 
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It's quite notable how Zeeshan Malik hit a century and no other batsman made it past 8 runs! He did it with a hefty SR as well.

He does not have a great FC record; he has an average of just 28 after 39 innings. But it's worth keeping an eye on him. Perhaps this innings could mark a paradigm shift for him.

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Multan 529-5d & 63-1 (13 overs)
FATA 348
 

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

30 September 2023

Karachi Whites’ Ammad Alam, Asad Shafiq and Khurram Manzoor scored centuries against Lahore Whites on third day of the fourth round match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday.

At Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Multan’s Zahid Mahmood bagged five wickets to dismiss FATA for 348 and also enforced a follow-on.

Meanwhile, Rawalpindi are just 13 runs short of the 203-run target set by Faisalabad at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. This will be Rawalpindi’s first win of the tournament.

Faisalabad v Rawalpindi, Pindi Cricket Stadium

Resuming their second innings at the overnight score of 135 for five in 47.2 overs, Faisalabad were dismissed for 234 in 74.4 overs. Abubakar Khan was the only notable batter for Faisalabad, scoring 67 off 160 balls, hitting nine boundaries.

For Rawalpindi, Mohammad Faizan bagged four wickets for 84 and ended up with match figures of nine for 119 in 34 overs.

Chasing 203 to win, Rawalpindi opening pair of Abdul Faseeh and Zeeshan Malik (26, 62b, 2x4s) provided a solid 61-run start to the innings. After the departure of Zeeshan, Hasan Raza (22, 32b, 3x4s) joined Abdul and the pair knitted 42 runs for the second wicket.

At stumps, Rawalpindi were 190 for two in 48 overs. Abdul returned undefeated on 99 off 148 balls, smashing 15 fours, while Ashfaq Ahmed remained not out on 40 off 46 balls, which included seven fours. The pair added an unbroken 87 runs for the third wicket.

FATA v Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

A five-wicket haul by Zahid Mahmood helped Multan enforce a follow-on against FATA, who were dismissed for 348 in 90.2 overs in reply to Multan’s first innings score of 529 for five declared in 111.4 overs.

Right-arm leg-spinner Zahid took five wickets for 135 runs in 28 overs. For FATA, Akif Javed (53 not out, 33b, 2x4s, 6x6s) and Mohammad Sarwar (51, 103b, 6x4s) scored half-centuries.

After being enforced a follow-on, FATA ended the day on 167 for three in 50 overs, still trailing by 14 runs. Salman Khan top-scored for his side with 76 off 153 balls, hitting 12 fours.

Karachi Whites v Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

A 168-run opening wicket partnership between centurions Khurram Manzoor (110, 248b, 9x4s, 2x6s) and Ammad Alam (102, 158b, 11x4s, 4x6s) helped Karachi Whites post 432 for four in 125 overs against Lahore Whites first innings score of 509 for nine declared.

Asad Shafiq, coming to bat at number four, continued his fine form in the tournament, scoring his second century. He fell to Saad Nasim for 113 off 174, which included 12 boundaries. Fahad Iqbal was other notable run-getter for his side, returning undefeated on 60 off 142 balls, hitting four fours.

Leg-spinner Saad was the most successful bowler for his team, grabbing two wickets for 51 runs.

Lahore Blues v Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Lahore Blues were in a spot of bother against Peshawar when third day’s play ended. Lahore Blues were leading by 123 runs with three second innings wicket remaining. Usman Salahuddin top-scored for Lahore Blues with a 112-ball 44, which included five fours and a six.

For Peshawar, Mohammad Ilyas, Niaz Khan and Sajid Khan bagged two wickets each.

Earlier, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 224 for four, Peshawar were dismissed for 360 in 95.4 overs. Sajid Khan coming to bat at number eight scored 39 off 62 balls, hitting four boundaries. Niaz Khan, batting at number 10 added a 57-ball 33, which included four boundaries.

For Lahore Blues, Kashif Bhatti bagged four wickets for 59, while Waqas Ahmed took three wickets for 87.

Scores in brief (Day three of four):

Faisalabad v Rawalpindi at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi


Faisalabad 112 all out, 39.3 overs (Ali Waqas 26; Mohammad Faizan 5-35, Mohammad Awais 3-29) and 234 all out, 74.4 overs (Mohammad Huraira 87, Abu Bakar Khan 67; Mohammad Faizan 4-84, Mohammad Awais 2-37, Kashif Ali 2-73)

Rawalpindi 144 all out, 56.3 overs (Zeeshan Malik 108; Faheem Ashraf 5-12, Khurram Shahzad 2-46, Mohammad Ali 2-56) and 190-2, 48 overs (Abdul Fasih 99 not out, Ashfaq Ahmed 40 not out)

FATA v Multan at Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Multan 529-5 (declare), 111.4 overs (Zain Abbas 292, Mohammad Basit 150; Sameen Gul 2-75)

FATA 348 all out, 90.2 overs (Rehan Afridi 164, Akif Javed 53 not out, Mohammad Sarwar 51; Zahid Mahmood 5-135, Aamir Yamin 2-52) and 167-3 (follow-on), 50 overs (Salman Khan 76, Rehan Afridi 29)

Karachi Whites v Lahore Whites at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Lahore Whites 509-9 (declare), 137.2 overs (Ali Zaryab 222, Fahad Munir 72, Ahmed Shehzad 65, Saad Nasim 61; Noman Ali 6-162)

Karachi Whites 432-4, 125 overs (Asad Shafiq 113, Khurram Manzoor 110, Ammad Alam 102, Fahad Iqbal 60 not out; Saad Nasim 2-51)

Lahore Blues v Peshawar at Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Abbottabad

Lahore Blues 334 all out, 85.1 overs (Hussain Talat 87, Junaid Ali 82, Kashif Bhatti 69; Niaz Khan 3-73, Mohammad Ilyas 3-81, Sajid Khan 2-91) and 149-7, 51 overs (Usman Salahuddin 44; Sajid Khan 2-18, Niaz Khan 2-33, Mohammad Ilyas 2-51)

Peshawar Region 360 all out, 95.4 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 132, Kamran Ghulam 43, Sajid Khan 39, Maaz Sadaqat 38; Kashif Bhatti 4-59, Waqas Ahmed 3-87, Shadab Majeed 2-68)
 
Hanif Mohammad Trophy

30 September 2023


Abbottabad defeated DM Jamali by an innings and two runs on the third day of fourth round of the Hanif Mohammad Trophy 2023-24. Sialkot, after putting up 375 on the board, exerted pressure on the AJK batters causing the latter to lose ground in the game. Mohammad Musa scored an unbeaten century to keep Islamabad afloat. Hyderabad batter had an exceptional day with the bat, closing in on the mammoth trail produced by Bahawalpur in the first innings.

AJK v Sialkot at Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground

Sialkot resumed their innings from 221 for four at the start of day three. Ashir Mehmood added 40 more to his score from the previous day, ending at 168 from 286 balls. He hit 15 boundaries and two maximums. The second-best score in the innings came from Salman Khan, who scored 42 in 83 balls (7x4s). Sialkot ended their innings at 375, after being bowled out.

Faizan Saleem and Aqib Liaqat got four wickets each.

AJK had a tumultuous day with the bat, as they lost wickets rather frequently. Nadeem Khalil was the highest scorer for the side (30, 74b, 2x4s, 1x6). Bilal Asif and Mohammad Waleed had two wickets each as Sialkot pushed AJK to lose six wickets, for just 151 runs at the end of the day.

Islamabad v Quetta at Mirpur Cricket Stadium

Islamabad had lost six wickets and scored only 169 runs by the time play was closed on the previous day. Mohammad Musa, who produced an unbeaten century (102, 201b, 17x4s), saved his side and ensured they got to a safe score of 300 runs before they were bowled out. His effort was complemented by a half-century courtesy of Rizwan Ali (56, 147b, 5x4s).

Jalat Khan got a five-wicket haul and was the pick of the bowlers.

Quetta’s second batting innings was not nearly as impressive as their first batting innings. The side lost five wickets and only scored 99 runs before close of play. Haris Hassan and Ali Imran managed to grab two wickets apiece.

Abbottabad v DM Jamali at Multan Cricket Stadium

After dismissing the opposition for 390 runs yesterday, DM Jamali had commenced their batting innings without scoring a run in two overs. Coming to bat on the third day, DM Jamali could only post 200 runs before they were dismissed. Abbottabad won by an innings and two runs.

Despite fighting knocks by Taimur Ali (108, 227b, 16x4s) and Mohammad Shahid (61, 128b, 5x4s, 1x6), DM Jamali remained well behind the opposition.

Abbottabad, on the back of a collective bowling effort, were able to retain their dominance in the innings. Israr Hussain returned with four wickets and Khalid Usman had three wickets to his name.

Bahawalpur v Hyderabad at Sheikh Khalia Sports Complex Rahim Yar Khan

Hyderabad’s scorecard read 143 for two at the start of day three. They had a rather successful day, adding 261 runs to their total while only losing three wickets in the process.

Mohammad Suleman, who scored 143 runs from 251 balls and hit 23 fours, was the highest contributor with the bat. He was helped by Ali Ahsan (84, 173b, 9x4s, 1x6), Daniyal Hussain Rajput (80 not out, 206b, 9x4s, 1x6) and Jawad Ali (51, 113b, 6x4s, 2x6s).

Shahzad Gul, who had taken a wicket the previous day, got another one. Mohammad Umair got two wickets during the day.

Hyderabad’s score read 404 for five at stumps.

Scores in brief

AJK v Sialkot at Muzaffarabad Cricket Ground


AJK: 346 all out in 113.2 overs (Naveed Malik 103, Rohaan Qadri 64*; Mohammad Farhan 4-77) and 151-6 in 54 overs (Nadeem Khalil 30; Mohammad Waleed 2-36, Bilal Asif 2-40)

Sialkot: 375 all out 102.2 overs (Ashir Mahmood 168, Salman Khan 61; Aqib Liaqat 4-97, Faizan Saleem 4-97)

Islamabad v Quetta at Mirpur Cricket Stadium

Quetta: 410 all out 109.1 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 157, Bismillah Khan 61; Haris Hassan 4-76, Mohammad Moeez Khan 3-85) and 99-5 in 33 overs (Haris Hassan 2-39, Ali Imran 2-41)

Islamabad: 300 all out in 104 overs (Mohammad Musa 102 not out, Rizwan Ali 56; Jalat Khan 5-57, Najeeb Ullah 3-58)

Abbottabad v DM Jamali at Multan Cricket Stadium

Abbottabad win by an innings and two runs

DM Jamali: 188 all out in 70.5 overs (Mohammad Deen 46; Khalid Usman 4-49, Israr Hussain 3-35) and 200 all out in 81.3 overs (Taimur Ali 108, Mohammad Shahid 61; Israr Hussain 4-32, Khalid Usman 3-47)

Abbottabad: 390 all out in 99.3 overs (Khayyam Khan 114, Khalid Usman 101; Mohammad Shahid 3-65)

Bahawalpur v Hyderabad at Sheikh Khalifa Sports Complex Rahim Yar Khan

Bahawalpur: 518-6 (dec) in 135 overs (Mohammad Ammar 178, Shahid Mirani 100*; Majid Asghar 3-103)

Hyderabad: 404-5 138 overs (Mohammad Suleman 143, Ali Ahsan 84; Mohammad Umair 2-61, Shahzad Gul 2-70)
 
These FC squads seem so awful and devoid of talents, particularly in bowling department. Seems like so many awful, old pace bowlers that have zero chance of ever playing International. Where's guys like Mohammad Umar who did quite well last season? Lack of fast bowlers in FC is truly shocking and it seems like any players with sort of potential are injured and missing out important development time in FC because they are getting themselves injured in useless T20 leagues.

Abdul Bangalzai is playing in Hanif instead of the main tournament despite a 46 FC average and it seems so confusing. A lot of these QeA players seem so awful.

Minimal players from the PJL standouts too despite them playing well on A tours/U-19 etc...
Glad on this system for getting old, over the hill cricketers with no International cricket potential easy jobs I guess.
 
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