RESULT
2nd Semi-Final, Faisalabad, February 21, 2010, Royal Bank of Scotland Cup
(29.2/50 ov, T:298) 116

Sui Northern won by 181 runs

Report

Stallions and SNGPL set up summit clash

A round-up of the semi-final fixtures of the RBS one-day competition

Cricinfo staff
21-Feb-2010
Kamran Younis' strokeful 127 was the highlight at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, as Sialkot Stallions made short work of Multan Tigers' score of 282 to storm into the finals of the RBS Cup. Stallions elected to field and pegged back their opponents with two early strikes before they ran into Abdur Rauf. The Tigers' captain was in a punishing mood and went hell-for-broke during a manic 65 off 40 balls, before his side suffered a middle-order collapse. Things looked desperate at 160 for 6 before Rameez Alam took charge of the innings. His steady 70 was supported well by Kashif Naved's 33. Mohammad Ali was among the wickets, finishing with 4 for 55. Opener Younis then took over, and ensured his side was never behind the eight-ball. Majid Jahangir and Faisal Khan contributed 34 each in stands of 86 and 85 that put their side well in control. Younis fell after striking 15 fours and two sixes, but Adeel Malik and Nayyer Abbas hastened the end with a flurry of boundaries.
There were no such heroics at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, where National Bank of Pakistan collapsed in their chase of 298, to let Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited make the finals. Naeemuddin and Misbah-ul-Haq made good use of the wicket in the morning, striking 90 and 87 respectively to power SNGPL towards a strong score.Misbah hit three sixes, but it was Naeemuddin who was the more aggressive player in the stand, making his runs at better than a run-a-ball. Khurram Shehzad then made the difference between a good score and a formidable one, smashing 70 runs in 53 balls in the death. Sarmad Bhatti was the only bowler who was unscathed, picking figures of 2 for 38. NBP's chase never got into gear, despite Kamran Akmal's quickfire 42. After Samiullah Khan's initial strikes pegged them back, Imran Ali ran through the tail to finish with 4 for 26 and ensure a very early finish - the innings folded for 116 in the 30th over.

National Bnk Innings
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Royal Bank of Scotland Cup
Group A
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
Tiger4400160.789
KaDol4310120.240
PeshP41304-0.195
Bears41304-0.335
Hawks41304-0.439
Group B
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
NBP5400181.971
KRL5400181.083
HBL5220100.181
LahEa522010-0.639
Zebra51404-0.540
SSGC50500-1.361
Group C
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
Sia5410160.953
Rawal5410160.688
Wolv532012-0.199
Lions52308-0.295
Leopa51404-0.272
Rhino51404-0.723
Group D
TEAMMWLDPTNRR
SNGCP4400161.890
PIA4310120.934
WAPDA42208-0.124
ZTBL41304-1.339
Pak Customs40400-1.592