PIA romp to seventh QEA title
Pakistan International Airlines 300 (Fahad Iqbal 61, Shoaib 61, Sarfraz 70, Iftikhar 4-78) and 110 for 1 (Sabir 40*) beat Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited 337 (Haris Sohail 112, Hameed 80, Anwar Ali 4-55) and 70 (Anwar Ali 4-31, Ali Imran 3-16) by nine wickets.
Pakistan International Airlines needed just 21.4 overs on the final day to claim their seventh Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division One. They took just two balls to wrap up Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited's second-innings for 70 before their top order wasted no time chasing down the target of 107 in 21.2 overs for the loss of opener Kamran Sajid.
ZTBL had not added to their overnight score of 70 when Anwar Ali had Iftikhar Anjum caught to claim his eight wicket of the match. Then, with Agha Sabir playing the anchor role, Sajid went after the ZTBL bowlers, smashing eight fours in his 34 that came off just 29 balls. He was dismissed by Sohail Tanvir but Sheharyar Ghani made sure there would be no respite for the bowlers, making 36 from 34 balls, with seven fours to take his side to victory in the company of Sabir, who made a comparatively patient 40 from 65 balls,