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April 18, 2013
Water and Power Development Authority 330 for 5 (Mohmand 115, Maqsood 68) beat National Bank of Pakistan 211 (Alam 60, Junaid 4-36) by 119 runs
A third successive century from Rafatullah Mohmand and a four-wicket spell from Junaid Khan helped Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) storm into the final of the President's One-day Cup, by crushing National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) by 119 runs in Karachi. WAPDA will take on Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at same venue tomorrow.
WAPDA lost the toss but they had a strong start, with their openers adding 135 for the first wicket in 23 overs. Saad Nasim was the first to fall, for 57, but Mohmand went on to add 93 for the second wicket with Shoaib Maqsood. Mohmand's 115 - his third century in as many innings - came off 118 deliveries. Maqsood scored 68 and cameos from Aamer Sajjad and Mohammad Ayub led WAPDA to 330. They scored 79 in the last 51 balls.
NBP's chase began poorly as opener Nasir Jamshed was dismissed for 9. The rest of the top-order batsmen got starts but only Fawad Alam made a significant score - 60 - and his solitary effort wasn't enough to take NBP close to the target. Pakistan left-arm quick Junaid Khan ripped through the middle and lower order, taking four wickets to skittle NBP for 211 in 40.2 overs.
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