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RESULT
Super Eight, Group 1, Hyderabad (Sind), December 15 - 16, 2017, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
89 & 70
(T:68) 92 & 70/4

Sui Northern won by 6 wickets

Report

SNGPL reach final after frenetic two-day finish

The quicks picked up each of the 33 wickets that fell to the bowlers, and neither team got past 100 even once, in a match that lasted only four-and-a-half sessions

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited 92 (Cheema 5-33) and 70 for 4 (Cheema 4-33) beat Lahore Blues 89 (Dar 37*, Azizullah 5-19) and 70 (Abbas 6-32) by six wickets
Scorecard
It took SNGPL less than two days to beat Lahore Blues in Hyderabad, where 34 wickets fell for a total of 321 runs on a greentop where fast bowlers made merry. The quicks picked up each of the 33 wickets that fell to the bowlers, and neither team got past 100 even once. Eventually a target of 68 didn't quite stretch SNGPL, who got there for the loss of four wickets to pick up nine points, end their Super Eight stage with 21 points, and clinch a place in the tournament final.
Sent in to bat, Lahore Blues stumbled to 89 all out in their first innings, with Azizullah picking up his 11th five-wicket haul in 37 matches. Raza Ali Dar, batting at No. 5, made an unbeaten 37 - it would remain the top score in a match where no one else passed 30.
By the end of the first day, the Blues were batting again, having sent SNGPL packing for 92, with Aizaz Cheema picking up five wickets and the debutant Ali Mustafa three. Only four SNGPL batsmen got into double figures, the wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan top-scoring with 23.
Starting day two on 2 for 0, Lahore Blues collapsed once again. This time their entire innings lasted only 15.1 overs, as Mohammad Abbas tore through their line-up with figures of 6 for 32. SNGPL reached their target in 21.2 overs, with Azhar Ali's 26, Khurram Shehzad's 13 and Asad Shafiq's 10 small but vital contributions in a small chase. Cheema picked up all four wickets, to finish with figures of 9 for 66 in a losing cause.
After the match, Azhar tweeted his amazement at what had happened: "Match Finished in 4 and half session [sic.], what a pitch".

Sui Northern Innings
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Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Super Eight Group I
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
SNGCP3201210.209
HBL311110-0.650
LhrBL312090.674
LahWh312060.128
Super Eight Group II
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
WAPDA321016-0.368
UBL3210150.664
SSGC3210120.595
KRL30300-1.173
Pool A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
SNGCP7601510.175
SSGC7412430.734
LhrBL743034-0.126
WAPDA7421330.273
PeshP7330290.300
NBP714212-0.043
ISMBD714212-0.732
FSLBD70601-0.464
Pool B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
UBL7610570.713
HBL752046-0.302
KRL7421330.108
LahWh732233-0.124
Rams734024-0.428
KarWh7241180.426
PakTV715112-0.505
FATA715190.104