President's Cup One-Day Tournament, Final February 1, 2014

Trophy shared amid fog and bad light

ESPNcricinfo staff

Heavy fog curtailed the President's Cup one-day final between National Bank of Pakistan and Khan Research Laboratories into a 20-over affair, but only 11.4 were possible in the first innings before bad light forced the match to be called off and the trophy to be shared.

Play began four hours late when KRL elected to field. The decision looked promising as seamer Umaid Asif took two wickets in three overs. Five of National Bank's top six registered single-figures but Nasir Jamshed was fluent though as he struck a 34-ball 32 to take the side to 59 for 5 before the game was abandoned after just over an hour of play.

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  • B on February 4, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    With the bowlers we have in stock and the ones coming up we can be the most menacing cricket team in the world with the help of Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Nasir Jamshed, Haris Sohail, Fawad Alam and even Umar Akmal.

    Just imagine, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul, Ehsan Adil (WOW), Mohd Amir at the other end to choose from. And Im not even mentioning the new ballers coming up. What a team! But bad admin & governance and miserable selection has gotten in the way.

    There is no doubt we have the class material available. No one can tell me different.

  • asad on February 1, 2014, 17:53 GMT

    Nasir did very well but don't write off Sharjeel yet. He only got a few international chances so far. If he gets some more international exposure he could get better, anyways both are better then Imran farhat. And for Sohaib I really hope he doesn't lose form cuz he really strengthened our batting a lot.

  • romi on February 1, 2014, 15:30 GMT

    what happen to maqsood? He had a good series against srilanka and now completely out of shots in domestic circuit. Hop his forn continues in int'l cricket. Other wise he wil fade away like nasir jamshed. We kno what happened to him after india series. I think he haven't score hundred since then even in domestic series if i was not wrong.

  • Android on February 1, 2014, 13:27 GMT

    Although some players are weak at playing the swinging and seaming ball, I feel Sharjeel Khan is particularly bad. He is talented, yes but he will have to improve his technique a lot if he wants to survive in an age of cameras and analysis.

  • Umar on February 1, 2014, 12:42 GMT

    Nasir J. must reduce his weight and improve his fielding. PCB could have shifted the final to RWP or Karachi because Lahore is suffering from for for quite a few days now. It was imminent that it would affect the match and the same happened.

  • Muhammad on February 1, 2014, 11:55 GMT

    How can players with average of 20.20 and that too on UAE docile pitches against Sri Lanka deserve to be in the team? Its mind boggling.

    Fawad Alam and Sohaib Maqsood struggled to cross even 4 runs let alone double figures. Hammad Azam was lucky to survive because of dropped catch. Its easy to score runs on featherbeds (Sharjeel Khan couldn't do even on such pitches). The class of player is tested on tough pitches.

    Hope to see Nasir Jamshed World t20 and Asia Cup.

  • jhg on February 1, 2014, 11:26 GMT

    its so funny how an innings of 34 makes Jamshed a class player, haha. he is a failure at international cricket. Sharjeel has got the talent and he should be persisted with.

  • Muhammad on February 1, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Nasir Jamshed played an awesome innings in one of the most difficult conditions for batting. The ball was doing everything - swinging, seaming, spinning, drifting, bouncing. This clearly shows class of Nasir Jamshed when all other batsmen (all of whom played international cricket) could not reach even double figures. I want to see Nasir Jamshed soon in international matches instead of bits and pieces openers like Sharjeel Khan and Khurram Manzoor. This proves that form is temporary but class is permanent. Naisr Jamshed is a class apart.

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