Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2nd round January 6, 2009

Multan beat Quetta by eight wickets

Cricinfo staff

Multan completed an eight-wicket win over Quetta in their Group B encounter at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Set a target of 155, a challenging one given the first-innings total - the highest of the game - was 210, Multan eased to victory with an unbroken stand of 64 between Usman Tariq and Rameez Alam. Usman top scored with 68, and steadied the chase along with his elder brother, Hammad Tariq, after they lost a wicket with the score on ten. The two put on 81 runs. Hammad was dismissed for 47, but Rameez continued from his unbeaten first-innings 82, scoring 25 more runs to see Multan home. The team moves to fifth place in Group B with six points from the win.

It was a third consecutive day without play in the other match which began a day later in the second round, at the Marghzar Cricket Ground. Islamabad had closed the first day at 47 for 2 against Peshwar, and the game ended in a pointless draw at the same score.

Group A
Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Net RR For Against
National Bnk 2 2 0 0 0 0 15 874/0.0 591/0.0
Habib Bank 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 482/0.0 555/0.0
PIA 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 842/0.0 761/0.0
Sui Sthn Gas 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 0/0.0 0/0.0
Zarai TBL 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0/0.0 0/0.0
Karachi Whites 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 226/0.0 419/0.0
Khan RL 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0/0.0 0/0.0
Lahore Shalimar 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0.0 0/0.0
Pakistan Customs 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 216/0.0 314/0.0
Sui Gas 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0.0 0/0.0
WAPDA 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0/0.0 0/0.0

Group B
Team Mat Won Lost Tied Draw Aban Pts Net RR For Against
Karachi Blues 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 +66.011 833/10.1 836/52.3
Abbottabad 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 314/4.3 313/0.0
Faisalabad 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 354/87.0 285/0.0
Sialkot 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 449/52.3 445/0.0
Multan 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 348/37.2 347/0.0
Rawalpindi 2 1 0 0 1 0 6 377/32.3 376/0.0
Lahore Ravi 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0/0.0 0/0.0
Hyd (Pakstn) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 285/0.0 354/87.0
Islamabad 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 376/0.0 377/32.3
Peshawar 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 313/0.0 314/4.3
Quetta 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 734/0.0 736/47.3