Lahore Shalimar claw their way back


LAHORE: Lahore Shalimar were in control of the ninth round Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Hyderabad after Usman Salahuddin scored a century to lift the home team’s total to 355 here at the LCCA Ground on Monday.
Lahore finished its innings at 355 in 119 overs though they were struggling at 190 for six at one stage. They later reduced Hyderabad to 100 for four by the close of play. Usman resumed his innings on Monday to complete 134 runs and got 75 runs support from Saad Nasim.
For Hyderabad, Azeem Ghuman with 28 was the main contributor and with Lahore bowlers firing full throttle, the visiting team would be in trouble.
Scores: Lahore Shalimar 355 in 119 overs (Usman Salahuddin 134, Saad Nasim 75, Rana Adnan 29, Afzal Shahzad 27, Lal Kumar 3-91).
Hyderabad 100-4 in 32.1overs (Azeem Ghuman 28). Overnight Score: Lahore Shalimar 190-6 in 83 overs
Toss: Hyderabad; Umpires: Iqbal Butt & Hakeem Shah; Referee: Arshad Pervaiz; Scorer: Abdul Hameed.
Lahore Ravi tighten noose around Peshawar: Lahore Ravi earned first innings lead after they bowled Peshawar out for 168 to earn full points on day two of the Quaid-e-Azam trophy match here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday.
Lahore bowlers Asif Raza and Abdul Ghaffar shared four wickets each to destabilise Peshawar after scoring just 193 runs in its first innings and by the close of play Lahore were 14 for no loss runs in 2.3 overs.
Summarised scores: Lahore Ravi 193 in 50.2 overs (Abid Ali 78, Zeeshan Ali 23, Imran Khalid 4-48, Riaz Afridi 4-77). Second Innings 149 in 47.4 overs (Junaid Jan 55, Abid Ali 43, Riaz Afridi 5-68, Akbar Badshah 3-8).
Peshawar 168 in 43.2 overs (Israrullah 45, Akbar Badshah 55, Asif Raza 4-39, Abdul Ghaffar 4-57) and 14-0 in 2.3 overs. Overnight Score: Peshawar 82-4 in 23 overs.
Toss: Peshawar; Umpires: Shakeel Khan & Kaukab Butt; Referee: Nadeem Arshad; Scorer: Azhar Hussain.