Sialkot turn it around on day two

QEA Final

Sialkot 189 for 1 (Kamran Younis 87, Naeemuddin 70*) trail Khan Research Laboratories 296 (Azhar 99) by 107 runs

Sialkot turned around proceedings at the Jinnah Stadium by derailing a solid start by Khan Research Laboratories and then launching one of their own. From 208 for 4, KRL were bowled out for 289, after which Sialkot's openers added 150 to cap off a good day at the office.

Bazid Khan was removed for 18 first thing in the morning (205 for 8). From then on wickets fell at regular intervals, but the biggest blow for KRL was losing the opener Azhar Ali for 99. Azhar had helped give them a solid, if watchful, start on day one. Ali Khan propped up the lower order with 42.

It was Sialkot's opening stand which really cemented their position. Kamran Younis and Naeemuddin put on 150 as Sialkot finished the day 189 for 1, trailing by 107. Younis hit 13 fours and three sixes before he was bowled by Junaid Khan. Bilal Azmat then joined Naeemuddin and saw off the day. Naeemuddin was unbeaten on 70.