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Naved's seven gives SBP title

State Bank of Pakistan 303 (Yasin 77, Shoaib Khan jnr 76, Yasir Arafat 9-108 drew with Khan Research Laboratories 159 (Naqvi 54, Mohammad Naved 7-61) and won the final on first innings

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

State Bank of Pakistan finally won the Quaid-e-Azam Division Two final after what turned out to be a seven-day match against Khan Research Laboratories at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. There were only four days of play, though; that too two days were curtailed, and SBP ended up with a 144-run first-innings lead, and with it the victory.

After there was no play on Wednesday due to the murder of the Punjab governor, KRL resumed their innings at 74 for 2 in response to SBP's 303. They did not last long on the seventh-day pitch, losing their last eight wickets for 85 runs in 30.3 overs on Thursday. Fast bowler Mohammad Naved did all the damage for SBP, finishing with 7 for 61. He got an early wicket, dismissing overnight batsman, KRL captain Mohammad Wasim, before he could add to his score of 8.

Opener Ali Naqvi battled at one end to reach a half-century, but Naved kept picking away at the wickets at the other. Only three of KRL's last eight batsman got to double figures.

SBP had scored most of their runs on the third day after little play was possible on the first two. The fourth day was also washed out. The rules of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy state the final must go on till the first innings of both sides are complete, which is why the game was extended into a seventh day.

  • Naved's seven gives SBP title

    State Bank of Pakistan won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division Two after Mohammad Naved's seven wickets helped them bowl Khan Research Laboratories out for 159 and give them the first-innings lead in the final

  • Sixth day cancelled after politician's murder

    The murder of Punjab governor Salman Taseer in Islamabad led to the cancellation of the sixth day of the final

  • Little action on day five, extra day added

    Only 17.1 overs were possible on a frustrating fifth day at the Division Two final, which has now been stretched to an extra day in order to ensure at least one completed first innings

  • Play washed out on the fourth day

    There was no play possible on the fourth day of the Quaid-e-Azam Division Two final between Khan Research Laboratories and State Bank of Pakistan

  • Arafat takes nine but SBP make 303

    Yasir Arafat, who has represented Pakistan in all three formats, put in one of his best performances in first-class cricket, taking 9 for 108

Khan RL 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7Ali NaqviSaeed Anwar jnr
2nd55Ali NaqviZulfiqar Jan
3rd12Mohammad WasimAli Naqvi
4th2Ali NaqviMohammad Idrees
5th46Ali NaqviBilal Asad
6th0Bilal AsadAli Khan
7th6Yasir ArafatAli Khan
8th5Shakeel-ur-RehmanAli Khan
9th8Ali KhanMohammad Irfan
10th18Rahat AliMohammad Irfan