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February 23, 2010
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited 284 for 7 (Misbah 119*, Naeemuddin 84) beat Sialkot Stallions 152 (Imran Ali 3-38) by 132 runs
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited humbled Sialkot Stallions by 132 runs in an extremely one-sided RBS Cup final at the Gaddafi Stadium. The allround effort began the moment SNGPL won the toss and decided to make first use of the conditions. Ali Waqas and Raza Ali Dar could not convert their starts into significant contributions, but Naeemuddin and Misbah-ul-Haq faced no such problems.
Their 111-run stand made light of the relatively early losses and set the tone for a big score. Naeemuddin dropped anchor with a 105-ball 84, giving Misbah the license to punish the bowling. Misbah exacted full toll on the Stallions' attack, with Nayyer Abbas and Adeel Malik suffering the most. The SNGPL captain remained unbeaten on 119, off 109 balls with nine fours and a six, as the innings closed at a strong 284.
The Stallions' chase never took flight, and the loss of wickets at regular intervals did their cause no good. Kamran Younis and Majid Jahangir were the only batsmen to cross 30 in their hapless effort. In the event, the SNGPL bowlers filled their boots, and Imran Ali emerged the pick of the lot, with 3 for 28 before it all ended in the 40th over.
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