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December 20, 2011
Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited 287 for 6 (Sohail 97*, Hameed 80) v Pakistan International Airlines
A patient, unbeaten 97 form Haris Sohail carried Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) to 287 for 6 against Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), on the first day of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy division one final in Karachi.
PIA chose to field and enjoyed success straightaway, with ZTBL opener Imran Nazir falling for a duck. Yasir Hameed, batting at No. 3, put on a half-century stand with the other opener, Sharjeel Khan, and continued to steer the innings even after the partnership was broken. He was eventually dismissed for a fluent 80 - that included 15 fours and a six - and with none of the other top order batmen making sizeable contributions, ZTBL slipped to 141 for 4.
However, Sohail compiled a dogged innings to ensure the team didn't collapse. His 97 came from 236 balls, and he went to stumps three short of what would be his sixth first-class ton.
New-ball bowler Anwar Ali was the most effective for PIA on day one, claiming 2 for 50.
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