National One-Day Cup 2015-16 January 27, 2016

Shahid Yousuf ton leads Islamabad into final

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Islamabad 232 for 3 (Shahid Yousuf 100*, Ali Sarfraz 48, Sarmad Bhatti 44*) beat Khan Research Laboratories 231 for 9 (Shoaib Ahmed 74, Saeed Anwar Jr. 54, Hasan Ali 4-28) by seven wickets

File photo - Shahid Yousuf struck 14 fours in his unbeaten 89-ball 100

An unbeaten 89-ball 100 from Shahid Yousuf helped Islamabad romp into the final with a seven-wicket win over Khan Research Laboratories at the Gaddafi Stadium. Yousuf's innings, which included 14 fours, steered Islamabad to their target of 232 with four overs to spare, with support coming from opener Ali Sarfraz (48 off 68) and Sarmad Bhatti, who made an unbeaten 44 off 68 balls. Yousuf and Bhatti added an unbroken 127 for the fourth wicket.

Having been sent in to bat, KRL were in deep trouble at 18 for 4, with the medium-pacer Hasan Ali grabbing three top-order wickets. Shoaib Ahmed (74 off 85) and Saeed Anwar Jr. (54 off 105) came to the rescue with a 104-run fifth-wicket stand, before contributions from Luqman Butt (33 off 34) and Nauman Ali (31 off 13) took KRL to a total of 231 for 9. Hasan finished with figures of 4 for 28 from his ten overs.

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  • kamran on January 27, 2016, 20:26 GMT

    I saw this guy (shahid yousuf) ist on under 19 he look like me M yousuf that time because he was playing strokes so late with amazing timing just like M,yousuf but among some year I couldn't find him at domestic level. Now he is performing little more consistently hopefully he might get chance in national side in near future.

  • shoaib on January 27, 2016, 14:56 GMT

    Sadaf hussain once again top performer in this tournmnt.he mst be selected fr team in2016

  • Sarfraz on January 27, 2016, 13:48 GMT

    Poor selection at international level

  • bilalsansi on January 27, 2016, 13:32 GMT

    Shahid yusuf should be given chance at national level

  • Yasir Azad on January 27, 2016, 12:55 GMT

    Shahid yousaf is performing regulery but pak selection not giving him chance to national team

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