Ali Naqvi steadies KRL in Quaid Trophy


LAHORE: Khan Research Laborites made steady progress on the opening day of the eighth round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division-II match against Lahore Ravi here at the LCCA Ground on Friday.
Ali Naqvi and Ali Khan stabilized the innings after early jolts from Shabbir Ahmed who took three wickets while Asif Ashfaq also troubled KRL batsmen. He took two wickets. Ali Anqvi held the innings together from the top by scoring 59 runs and later Ali Khan from down the order added 78 runs. Saeed Anwar and Akhtar Ayub made useful contributions. Asif Raza and Imran Haider also shared one wicket each.
Summarised scores: KRL 240-8 in 69.3 overs (Ali Naqvi 59, Ali Khan 78, Akhtar Ayub 23, Shabbir Ahmed 3-56, Asif Ashfaq 2-98, Asif Raza 2-67). Toss: Lahore Ravi; Umpires: Iqbal Butt & Ihtshamul Haq; Referee: Khalid Niazi; Scorer: Najamus Saeed.