Mumbai champions after drawn final

Karachi Urban 172 for 4 (Saeed 47*, Kamal 38*) and 389 drew with Mumbai 623 for 6 dec

Karachi managed to hold on to a draw after being forced to follow-on on the fourth and final day of the Nissar Trophy match but visitors Mumbai ensured the trophy stayed in India, declared winners on first innings lead. Bowled out for 389 in their first innings after resuming overnight on 339 for seven, Karachi survived a few hiccups, including two quick wickets falling twice in their second innings, but managed to bat out the rest of the overs without further loss.

Khurram Manzoor was Karachi's hero as he compiled a career-best 200 but failed to save his team from a follow-on. Resuming on 167, Manzoor did not get much support from the tail and was the last man out after hitting 28 fours and a brace of sixes in his 427-ball knock. The 21-year old, playing in only his twenty-third first-class match, already has four centuries and three fifties.

Vikrant Yeligati was the pick of the Mumbai bowlers and finished with three wickets while Iqbal Abdulla, Abhishek Nayar and Aavishkar Salvi grabbed two wickets each.

Manzoor was in action straight away as Karachi batted for the second time. This time, however, he was dismissed for 9 as Karachi lost their other opener, Agha Sabir, on the same individual and team score as well. Hasan Raza and Asif Zakir added 56 for the third wicket before Raza was leg-before to Abdulla for 25 while Zakir's wicket was picked up by Yeligati two runs later.

Saeed Bin Nasir, with a 92 in the previous innings behind him, and Asim Kamal ensured no further loss on Karachi's part as Mumbai, who had given debuts to five of its team members, came out top in all departments of the game. Last year, Uttar Pradesh had beaten Sialkot in Dharmasala, India to win the first-ever Nissar Trophy.

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Karachi Urba 3rd innings Partnerships

1st24Agha SabirKhurram Manzoor
2nd0Agha SabirAsif Zakir
3rd56Hasan RazaAsif Zakir
4th2Saeed Bin NasirAsif Zakir
5th90Saeed Bin NasirAsim Kamal