Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Final, 5th day March 7, 2009

Sialkot take title with four-wicket victory

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Sialkot 386 (Naeemuddin 135, Younis 86, Ajmal 5-105) and 158 for 6 (Tasawwar 53, Yasir 4-64) beat Khan Research Laboratories 296 (Azhar 99) and 247 (Naqvi 86, Zulfiqar 56, Arif 6-58) by four wickets

Sialkot survived some anxious moments before clinching their second Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in three years by beating Khan Research Laboratories by four wickets.

They had started the day needing another 118 runs with seven wickets in hand. Nayyer Abbas struggled for an hour to make 10 and Mohammad Ayub managed only 4, both batsmen falling to medium-pacer Yasir Ali. Overnight batsman Ayaz Tasawwar resisted with a half-century before being caught behind off Yasir to leave Sialkot at 108 for 6.

Haris Sohail, who has been one of Sialkot's highest run-getters this season, and Bilawal Bhatti however ensured there was no further drama, taking Sialkot through to victory.