Lahore Blues register first win of QeAT 2023-24 in opposition to FATA


LAHORE – Lahore Blues, led by Imran Butt registered their first win of the season in opposition to FATA within the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (QeAT) 2023-24. 

In the meantime, the match be­tween Lahore Whites and Rawalpindi was drawn, owing to the final day getting washed out by rain. Karachi Whites, regardless of implementing a follow-on, couldn’t pressure a outcome and needed to accept a draw in opposition to Faisalabad. Multan and Peshawar too ended up with a drawn recreation. 

FATA began the day at 127- 4. They obtained to 214, earlier than be­ing bowled out by the Imran Butt-led facet. A five-wicket-haul by Ali Shafiq was essential to the Blues’ efficiency within the in­nings. Khushdil Shah’s 73 and Mohammad Salman Khan’s 71 had been the one battle put up by the FATA facet, which in any other case couldn’t regular themselves throughout the innings. 

Trailing by simply 40 runs, cap­tain Imran Butt scored the majority of the runs within the final innings guaranteeing that the sport ended of their favour. His 22 runs had been supported by 9 runs from Umar Siddiq and 4 runs from Usman Salahuddin earlier than the goal was met. Lahore Blues, thus, registered their first win of the season by 9 wickets. 


Rawalpindi ended day three at 232-1. Nonetheless, play couldn’t resume on the final day, ow­ing to heavy rain in Lahore. Play was known as off, and the match was drawn. 


At first of the day, Fais­alabad had been at 63-6, trailing by 371 runs. Ghulam Mudassar notably bagged a five-wicket-haul, which helped the Sarfaraz Ahmed-led facet. After the Kara­chi bowlers bowled them out for 122, a follow-on was enforced. 

Faisalabad fared higher of their second batting innings. They solely misplaced one wicket, and gathered 103 runs, with Mohammad Huraira, Ali Shan and Ali Waqas contributing to the trigger. Nonetheless, contemplating that the match had entered the final session, and Faisalabad had 9 wickets nonetheless in hand, the match was drawn. 


Multan started their batting on the ultimate day of the rain-impact­ed recreation. Trailing by 263, Mul­tan batted by the day to make sure that the deficit between the 2 groups was diminished, even when a outcome appeared unlikely. 

A 62 by opener Zain Abbas, and later a 70 by Sharoon Siraj helped their trigger. Nonetheless, Peshawar saved counter assault­ing by taking periodic wickets. Significantly, 4 wickets by Ab­bas Afridi and two wickets by Mohammad Ilyas saved the Mul­tan batting acutely aware by­out. The facet ended up with 286-7 after batting for 90 overs, successfully drawing the sport.

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