Patron's Trophy wrap-up after Round-5
At the end of the 5th round, Customs and NBP are at the top of the point?s table while PIA and HBL are running 2nd but KRL have slipped to 3rd position. The swings in fortunes are mostly due to international duty for the star players.
NBP v ABL
National Bank won massively by an innings and 111 runs. NBP won the toss and put ABL to bat who managed only 266. Naved Latif and Humayun Farhat hit but Pakistan leggie Mushtaq Ahmed took 5 wickets. NBP reached a huge 514/9 and declared. NBP?s Sajid Ali played a captains knock of 104 runs. ABL, trailing by 248, were bowled out in their 2nd innings for 137 with Shabbir Ahmed and Zahid Saeed sharing 4 wickets each.
Customs v ADBP
Customs defeated ADBP by 7 wickets. ADBP decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Customs did well and scored 400 with the help of all rounder Azhar Shafiq?s 89. ADBP replied with 137 and had to follow on reaching 372 runs in their 2nd innings. Waqar Ahmed a left arm pacer was their main destroyer and took 5 wickets in each innings. Customs had to score only 160 in their 2nd innings, duly achieved losing only 3 wickets.
HBL v KRL
HBL defeated the Round-4 top team by 10 wickets. HBL won the toss bowled KRL out on a green wicket for a meagre 150. Ali Naqvi was top scorer with 89 while HBL?s Shahid Nazir took 5 wickets. KRL came back strongly and bowled HBL out for 196. In their 2nd innings KRL batsmen did not capitalize on their bowlers? effort and could only muster 109. HBL openers batted soundly and reached the easy target of 64 without loss.
WAPDA v PWD
WAPDA won by 89 runs. PWD won the toss and put WAPDA in. WAPDA scored 286 runs with the help of Tariq Aziz?s century and bowled PWD out for 231. Bilal Asad was the top scorer with 91, while Kashif Raza of WAPDA took 4 wickets. WAPDA only managed 141 runs in the 2nd innings and gave PWD a target of 197. However, inexperienced PWD could not handle the pressure and were all out at 107. Raees Amjad was the match winner for WAPDA grabbing 5 wickets.
PIA v SGCP
PIA scraped up 3 points because of their 1st innings 3 run lead in a drawn match against SGCP. PIA were put in after losing the toss and reached 379. Ghulam Ali was top scorer with 90, while SGCP?s Azhar Abbas took 5 wickets. The SGCP batsmen fought well and were finally bowled out just 3 runs short of PIA?s total. Kamran Sajid and Fareed Butt led for SGCP with 109 and 81 respectively, while Fazl-e-Akbar took 5 wickets. PIA batted slowly to reach 251 helped by Nadeem Khan?s match saving innings of 90. With little time left, SGCP had to score 255 and at close of play, had made 49 losing 1 wicket.