Butt takes National Bank to six-wicket win
A round-up of the Group A and B matches of the ABN Amro Patron's Cup played on March 19
After chasing down Zarai Tariqiati Bank Limited's (ZTB) 267 in the previous game Habib Bank Limited (HBL) collapsed to 179 against National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Salman Butt scored 83 and with some down-the-order hitting NBP reached the target with four wickets to spare.
Tahir Mughal took three wickets matching his performance against ZTB. The top-scorer for HBL was their No.7 batsman Kamran Hussain with 34. Apart from Butt, the NBP top order did not contribute much and it was some late hitting by Naved Latif, with 36 off 44, and Mansoor Amjad, with 32 off 37, which ensured NBP chased the score without too much trouble.
Zarai Tariqiati Bank Limited beat Pakistan Customs by four wickets after they reached their revised target of 219 under the D/L method with the last ball of the game at the Sheikhupura Stadium.
ZTB bowled out Customs for 222 with Mohammad Khalil taking 4 for 40. Atif Ashraf and Naved Ashraf contributed to the ZTB total with half-centuries.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) cruised to a six-wicket win over Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on the back a 127-run partnership between Bazid Khan and Faisal Iqbal at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
With an unbeaten 93 from Bilal Khilji WAPDA made 218 in their 50 overs. PIA's first wicket fell early but then Agha Sabir and Yasir Hameed added 71 for the second wicket after which Khan and Iqbal came together at the wicket, While Khan fell with four runs needed to win Iqbal was unbeaten on 66.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGP) won their second match in a row beating Khan Research Laboratories by 39 runs in Rawalpindi.
SNGP captain Misbah-ul-Haq contributed 75 runs to their winning total. Ashar Zaidi's 57 off 63 balls proved futile as KRL were bowled out for 201. Imran Ali took three KRL wickets while Imran Ali, Tauqeer Hussain and Mohammad Saeed took two each.
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