KRL openers grind Karachi Whites
Khan Research Laboratories openers Saeed Anwar and Ali Naqvi added a mammoth 337 to bat Karachi Whites out of the game at the National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex in Karachi. Having started the day on 165, the two batsmen motored along in contrasting fashion. Anwar was the aggressor, scoring at almost a run-a-ball in the course of making 181, an innings that included 27 fours and a six, while Naqvi played the supporting role, taking 388 balls compared to Anwar's 186, to make 180.
It took the part-time offspin of Wajihuddin to finally break the partnership, as he trapped Anwar leg before. Wajihuddin then ended Naqvi's patient vigil as well, getting him to nick one to the keeper. KRL would go on to lose three more wickets to end the day on 449 for 5, giving them a lead of 349 and putting paid to any thoughts Karachi Whites had of playing in the final.