Kamran's century proves futile

January 24, 2002

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Despite a defiant knock of 120 by wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal, Lahore Whites were unable to prevent Peshawar scoring a five-wicket victory in the Quaid Trophy Grade-I match at LCCA Ground Wednesday.

Set to score 97 in 15 mandatory overs, Peshawar reached their target with one over to spare and thereby gained maximum 12 points in a match that only started on day two after the furore over the pitch.

Earlier, Lahore Whites resumed their second innings at 44 for one and were bowled out for 265 in 75.5 overs. The overnight pair of Kamran Akmal and Adnan Usman extended their second wicket stand to 87. After Adnan's departure Rao Usman (54) joined hands with Kamran in a third wicket partnership that produced 106 runs in 119 minutes. But with the departure of Rao Usman, the middle-order caved in without a fight as the last five wickets fell for the addition of 39 runs.

However, Kamran played outstandingly to slam 22 fours during his 137-ball innings in 220 minutes.

For Peshawar, Test discards Fazle Akbar and Arshad Khan claimed three wickets each for 74 and 70 runs, respectively.

© Dawn

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