Ramzan, Wasim slam centuries

October 7, 2001

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Test rejects Mohammad Ramzan and Mohammad Wasim struck identical centuries for KRL as Pakistan Public Works Department (PWD) took first innings points in the drawn Patron's Trophy Grade-I match at Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot Saturday.

According to details available were, Wasim was out for 123 after dominating the opening partnership of 193 with Ramzan, who finished unbeaten on 123 in KRL's second innings score of 315 for one.

Saeed bin Nasir was the other not out batsman with 52 to his credit in the unbroken second wicket stand of 122 with Ramzan. Earlier, PWD extended their first innings lead to 135 by reaching a mammoth 592 in reply to KRL's 457. Iqbal Imam, who resumed on 83 in the overnight score of 544 for eight, became the second batsman in PWD's innings to reach a century. Iqbal, the left-hander, made 114 off 190 balls in stay of 244 minutes. On Friday, PWD captain Saad Wasim hit 132.

Part-time off-spinner Intikhab Alam claimed both the wickets that fell Saturday. By far the most successful bowler for KRL was Yasir Arafat, whose final analysis were six for 166 in 34 overs while Shoaib Akhtar, the Test speedster, had only one wicket in the innings for 85 runs in 28 overs.

© Dawn

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