Farhan's century sets up close win

Our Sports Correspondent

November 24, 2002

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A match-winning unbeaten run-a-ball 111 by Farhan Adil led PCB Whites to an thrilling one-wicket win over PCB Reds in the Super League One-day Ramazan Cup Cricket Tournament at Gaddafi Stadium Saturday.

After cruising nicely towards a comfortable victory at 212 for five, PCB Whites suddenly lost four wickets for addition of 14 runs. However, Farhan and last man Danish Kaneria succeeded in scoring the remaining three runs with two balls to spare.

The defeat was PCB Reds' first in five matches while PCB Whites need just one to qualify for Thursday's final. PCB Reds have already ensured their berth for the all-important match.

Farhan was ably supported by opener Shadab Kabir (28, four fours) and Naved Latif (36,threefours). His innings was laced with seven fours.

Yasir Arafat, an all-rounder who bowls brisk medium-pacers, was responsible for collapse with a burst four wickets. He finished with five for 43

Earlier, put into bat, PCB Reds lost four for 96 before Saeed bin Nasir, who scored 89, and Naumanullah (62) came together in a stand of 113 before their team were all out for 228 in 49.5 overs.

Once the bog partnership was broken, the remaining sixwickets could add only 17 runs.

Saeed's 149-ball knock included five fours and three sixes while Nauman laced his 72-ball knock with four fours and two sixes.

Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria snapped up three for 37.

Farhan was declared as Man-of-the-Match and got Rs 5,000.He alsoreceived Rs 2,000 for hitting most number offours.Saeed receivedRs 2,000 for hitting most sixes. Hafiz Khalid(Whites) and Qaiser Abbas (Reds) shared Rs 2,000 for holding most number of catches, two each.

Scoreboard

PCB REDS:

Imran Nazir b Fazle 5

Mohammad Hafeez b Tahir 19

Saeed bin Nasir c Qaiser b Kaneria 89

Junaid Zia lbw b Saad 4

Yasir Arafat c Naved b Tahir 12

Naumanullah c Qaiser b Irfan 62

Sufyan Munir c Fazle b Kaneria 3

Hafiz Khalid c Saad b Kaneria 5

Faisal Afridi run out 2

Tanvir Ahmed b Irfan 6

Aqeel Ahmed not out 1

EXTRAS (B-4, LB-8, NB- W-7) 20

TOTAL (all out, 49.5 overs) 228

FALL OF WKTS: 1-12, 2-45, 3-50, 4-96, 5-209, 6-210, 7-217, 8-219, 9-226.

BOWLING: Fazle Akbar 10-2-39-1; Tahir Mughal 10-0-35-2; Saad Janjua 8-0-34-1; Danish Kaneria 10-1-37-3; Irfanuddin 9.5-0- 57-2; Qaiser Abbas 2-0-14-0.

PCB WHITES:

Shadab Kabir b Yasir 28

Riffatullah c Khalid b Faisal 3

Farhan Adil not out 111

Naved Latif lbw b Faisal 36

Moin Khan run out 9

Qaiser Abbas c Khalid b Yasir 18

Tahir Mughal c Imran b Yasir 0

Saad Janjua b Yasir 0

Fazle Akbar lbw b Yasir 0

Irfanuddin b Hafeez 1

Danish Kaneria not out 3

EXTRAS (B-4, LB-1, W-12, NB-3) 20

TOTAL (for nine wkts,49.4 overs) 220

FALLOF WKTS: 1-7, 2-61, 3-127, 4-146, 5-212, 6-212,7-222,8- 222,9-226.

BOWLING: Faisal Afridi 10-1-51-2; Tanveer Ahmad 10-0-49-0; YasirArafat 10-0-43-5; Aqeel Ahmed 10-0-34-0; Mohammad Hafeez 4.4-0-18-1; Junaid Zia 4-0-22-0; Imran Nazir 1-0-7-0.

© Dawn

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