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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Ayub bowls Rawalpindi to maiden QEA title

Rawalpindi 211 (Zia 76, Mansoor 60, Nadir 4-49, Mudassar 4-67) and 398 (Nasir 177, Naeem 75, Mudassar 3-48) beat Islamabad 175 (Raheem 85, Malik 4-68) and 206 (Wasim 49, Ayub 5-67) by 228 runs
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Rawalpindi beat Islamabad by 228 runs to win their maiden Quaid-e-Azam title at the Gaddafi Stadium.

The fifth day began with Islamabad facing near-inevitable defeat at 99 for 5, chasing 435, but heavy fog wiped out the first session. After play began, Islamabad resisted for brief periods. Imad Wasim, the Islamabad captain, scored 49 and offered some fight, anchoring two quick partnerships of 36 and 38 respectively, but failed to build on his start. The last wicket stand of Junaid Nasir and Muddasir Ali added 43 quick runs before the side was dismissed for 206. Akhtar Ayub was the pick of the bowlers for Rawalpindi with his five-wicket haul, conceded 67 in 19 overs.

That Rawalpindi were able to set Islamabad an imposing target was due, in large measure, to opener Shoaib Nasir's 177 off 296 balls. Nasir had scored a two-ball duck in the first innings but made up for it in the second, adding useful runs with the middle order including a 159-run, fourth-wicket stand with Babar Naeem that steadied the innings after quick wickets. Nasir's innings, which had 27 fours and two sixes, helped Rawalpindi reach 398.

Rawalpindi's first innings was not so assured and the side were struggling at 60 for 6 before a 139-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Awais Zia (76 off 185 balls) and Zahid Mansoor (60 off 168) helped the side reach 211.

Islamabad fared poorly in their first-innings too, as only four batsmen scored in double figures. Their first innings total of 175 was propped up by Afaq Raheem's 85 off 158 balls.

Islamabad 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1Afaq RaheemZeeshan Ali
2nd11Ali SarfrazZeeshan Ali
3rd40Faizan RiazZeeshan Ali
4th14Imad WasimZeeshan Ali
5th12Imad WasimMoed Ahmed
6th36Imad WasimShehzad Azam
7th38Imad WasimSarmad Bhatti
8th6Mohammad KashifSarmad Bhatti
9th5Junaid NadirSarmad Bhatti
10th43Junaid NadirMudassar Ali

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Super Eight Group A
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ISMBD3102100
KarWh3120926.82
PeshP311190.341
KarBl31119-6.55
Super Eight Group B
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Rams310290
Shali300390
Multn300360
Sia301200
Group I
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Rams6402380
PeshP6303350
Sia6213230
KarBl6222190
Abbot601590
Ravi603360
BHLPR604230
Group II
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KarWh6402440
Shali632130-5.083
ISMBD631225-16.144
Multn623119-0.541
FSLBD61231812.194
Queta61329-3.178
P-HYD603360
Six Bottom Teams Pool A
TeamMWLDPTNRR
P-HYD2101100
FSLBD200240
Ravi201100
Six Bottom Teams Pool B
TeamMWLDPTNRR
BHLPR2101130
Queta211060
Abbot201100