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January 21, 2002
Lahore Blues recovered well from a shaky start to post 241 on the first day of their Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Grade-I game against Islamabad at the KRL Stadium Sunday.
The visitors, asked to bat first, appeared to be falling apart at 24 for four but patient half centuries by Hamayun Farhat and Muhammad Hussain helped save the day.
Islamabad, at the close of play, were 58 for the loss of Raheel Majeed, who was tempted by slow left-arm bowler Muhammad Hussain to go for a boundary, but ended up hitting into the safe hands of Hafiz Bilal.
Hamayun scored 67 off 54 balls while Hussain faced 74 deliveries for his personal total of 50. Their batting frustrated the Islamabad attack that had proven so very deadly earlier on.
Rauf Akbar had the most wickets, finishing with three for 44 while Rao and leg-spinner Anwarul Haq claimed two each.
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