Habib Financial institution raise Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after tense draw

Habib Financial institution gained their first Quaid-e-Azam trophy since 2010-11 beating defending champions SNGPL within the remaining. The sport led to a draw, however HBL had been awarded the trophy courtesy their first-innings lead. The match regarded set for a decent end, with HBL requiring 83 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand, however unhealthy gentle referred to as an finish to the proceedings and Misbah-ul-Haq’s SNGPL had been pressured to relinquish their home crown.

SNGPL have gained the QeA trophy three of the final 4 years, however had been bowled out for 304 within the first innings. Misbah himself was the main run-scorer, accumulating 91, whereas 4 wickets for Abdur Rehman and three for Khurram Shehzad reined SNGPL in. In response, HBl amassed 472, because of centuries from Umar Akmal and Abid Ali, who top-scored with 134.

SNGPL’s response within the second innings was extra forceful, with each batsman reaching double figures. 5 of the highest six scored not less than 40, with Imran Butt’s 95 on the high of the order the best rating as SNGPL declared at 430 for 7. That set HBL 263 for victory, or, extra realistically, slightly below 90 overs to bat out a draw that assured them the title.

The early lack of Abid Ali did not assist, with Bilawal Bhatti eradicating three of the highest 5. However Umar Akmal got here good once more with 52, and SNGPL did not take the cluster of wickets they wanted to impact a collapse. As the sunshine worsened, hopes of Misbah main his aspect to yet one more win pale. It was, as an alternative, one other former participant in Imran Farhat who led his aspect to the home crown, whereas Misbah, unimpressed with umpiring selections, gave the trophy ceremony a miss.