Azam, Talat give Zarai Taraqiati Bank last-over win
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited 156 for 2 (Azam 77*, Talat 37*) beat Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited 155 for 6 (Waqas 41, Rehan 2-26) by eight wickets
A flamboyant knock of 77 from 18-year-old Babar Azam and a stable 37 from Hussain Talat helped Zarai Taraqiati Bank chase 156 with two balls to spare against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in Karachi. Azam and Talat put on 112 for the third wicket in just 13.3 overs after they lost their first two wickets for 44. They needed 94 off the last ten overs and 56 from the last five, and Azam's six fours and three sixes, along with four boundaries from Talat made the chase possible.
Earlier, SNGPL were put in to bat and all their top-order batsmen got starts but couldn't convert them into big scores as they were 68 for 3 after 10 overs. However, a run-a-ball innings of 41 from Ali Waqas and quick contributions from Khurram Shehzad (20 off 16) and Imran Khalid (26 off 12) ensured they reached a competitive 155 for 6, which eventually did not prove enough.