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November 18, 2013
Twin batting collapses by Khan Research Laboratories handed an innings win inside of two days to Port Qasim Authority, who had only made 195, in their President's Trophy match in Lahore. Abdur Rauf was wrecker-in-chief, picking up ten wickets for the match.
Having been invited to bat, KRL slumped to 17 for 6, with the first three wickets falling before the team reached double-figures. A brief lower-order resistance helped KRL get to 78, with only three batsmen crossing into double figures. Rauf and Mohammad Talha each took four wickets respectively.
PQA enjoyed a better time with the bat with opener Khurram Manzoor himself scoring more than the runs required to claim a first-innings lead. His stroke-filled 80 laid the foundation for a big total, but after Ali Khan had him trapped in front, the innings flagged. Yasir Arafat picked up four wickets, while Sadaf Hussain claimed three to limit PQA to 195.
KRL's second essay fared none better, with only two batsmen recording double-figure scores. Rauf celebrated his 52nd five-wicket haul in first-class cricket, his 6 for 33 demolishing KRL's batting as they folded for a score lower than their first innings - 71.
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