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QEAT: Abid Ali’s ton in vain as Lahore Whites, Multan settle for draw

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LAHORE: Opening batter Abid Ali scored an unbeaten century for Lahore Whites in their third-round Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (QEAT) 2023/24 fixture against Multan, which ended as a draw.

At stumps the previous day, Multan remained comfortably at 329 for the loss of six wickets with veteran Aamer Yamin and Ali Usman at the crease.

They got to 346 after which they declared the innings, inviting Lahore to bat.

Other than Abid Ali, none of the Lahore batters stuck on the crease long enough to stitch together any solid partnerships. Abid, who got a century, was crucial to Lahore Whites getting to 304 runs in the innings.

The match was drawn, without either side getting to bat for the second time.

Another third-round QEAT fixture between Faisalabad and Lahore Blues failed to produce a result as the game remained majorly affected by rain.

Faisalabad after starting their day at 34/2 kept losing wickets periodically, which did not allow Faisalabad batters to sustain any solid partnerships. Mohammad Huraira and Irfan Khan Niazi, both of whom scored 39, were the highest scorers on the card.

Faisalabad got to 188 runs having lost seven wickets, in their second innings. Lahore did not get a chance to bat for the second time. The match was effectively drawn.

The 12th match of the ongoing QEAT 2023/24 between Karachi Region Whites and FATA also returned no result.

FATA started the day at 110 for the loss of six wickets. Mohammad Sarwar Afridi produced a fighting knock of 70 runs. The second-highest score of the innings was 24, which came from Mohammad Nisar Afridi’s bat. FATA was bowled out for 184.

The Karachi bowlers had a proactive outing with the ball; they displayed a collective bowling effort, with each bowler picking wickets. Ghulam Mudassar got a five-wicket haul while Mir Hamza returned with three wickets. The two captains shook hands as the match was drawn.

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