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Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared joint winners of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

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  • Central Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been declared joint winners after a tie within the last
  • The match made the file of being the first-ever tied last match within the historical past of cricket’s first-class tournaments 
  • CP skipper Hassan Ali was declared ‘Man of the Match’

KARACHI: Defending champions Central Punjab (CP) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have been declared joint winners of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020-21 as the ultimate match of Pakistan’s premier home sequence entered the file guide because the first-ever tied last within the historical past of cricket’s first-class tournaments.

With 356 runs to win, Central Punjab fought again to degree 249-9 to equal the scores earlier than the final man Waqas Maqsood was caught at mid-on by Kamran Ghulam off Sajid Khan.

Learn extra: Kamran Ghulam turns into lead scorer with 105 not-out in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

The action-packed last day began with Central Punjab having 140-2 on the scoreboard, requiring one other 216 runs to defend the title.

Nonetheless, the defending champion couldn’t begin the day because it had deliberate and misplaced 4 wickets within the first session to battle at 202 runs for six wickets and misplaced one other two wickets within the first hour after the lunch.

With CP trailing at 249 for 8, KP seemed sure to win the title. However Hassan Ali – the captain of Central Punjab – stood in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s approach to the title, scoring 70 runs for the ninth wicket with Ahmed Safi Abdullah (35 off 23) and 36 runs for the tenth wicket with Waqas Maqsood.

Hassan Ali accomplished his century off 58 deliveries in 94 minutes.

It was over quantity 118th of CP’s innings when Waqas ran two fast runs to degree the rating. For the following ball, an excited Waqas aimed to play a profitable shot however was caught by Kamran Ghulam to succeed in an historic and surprising finish to the ultimate.

The match ended as tie and with each the groups having their first innings bonus factors levelled at 6-all, they each have been declared joint winners of the Quaid e Azam Trophy.

Hassan Ali was adjudged the person of the match for his 106 off 61 that included 7 sixes and 10 fours. He was additionally declared the person of the match for his flamboyant efficiency all through the match.

Kamran Ghulam, Rehan Afridi and Sajid Khan – all from KP – have been respectively declared one of the best batsman, finest wicket-keeper, and finest bowler of the match.

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