Naeemuddin, pacers give SNGPL innings win
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited took 10 points from the victory against Pakistan International Airlines, beating them by the same margin - innings and 46 runs - by which Port Qasim Authority beat Khan Research Laboratories yesterday.
Opting to bat, PIA saw only one respectable contribution, from captain Kamran Sajid of 58, and were reduced to 169 by pacers Samiullah Khan, Asad Ali and Imran Ali, who shared eight wickets among them. Four other batsmen reached double-figures but failed to convert them into bigger scores.
In reply, SNGPL were led by opener Naeemuddin's 187, his eighth first-class hundred, but he didn't get as much support from the others. Aizaz Cheema was the leader of the bowling attack with his six-wicket haul but contributions from middle-order batsmen Hussain Talat and Saleem Mughal ensured a lead of nearly 200 with their score of 362.
When PIA batted again, a few of their batsmen got starts again but failed to capitalise on them to avoid the innings defeat. Shehzar Mohammad top-scored with 38, but didn't get much support from the others. Shoaib Khan stayed unbeaten till the end on 31 after three wickets each from Asad and legspinner Yasir Shan, and with two run-outs ended the innings on 147.