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Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Final : Iftikhar’s classical 102 powers Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 252-5 on day 1

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Final : Iftikhar Ahmed 102 helped Khyber Pakhtunkhwa post 252 for 5 on the opening day of the pink-ball final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 :

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Iftikhar raised his first century of the season confronting 168 balls. He sewed a 104-run organization for the fourth wicket with Kamran Ghulam who scored 72 off 196 balls, hitting 11 fours. The right-hand batter Kamran tumbled to Mohammad Nawaz in the last session of the day. Iftikhar was the keep going wicket to fall right off the bat, when he was bowled by Waqas Ahmed for 102 confronting 170 balls, which included 13 fours. KP Wicketkeeper Rehan Afridi (23 off 53) and Asif Afridi (3 off 7) will continue their batting tomorrow. Waqas picked 3 for 52 for Northern.

Prior Northern won the toss and decided to bowl first. Regular skipper Nauman Ali was side lined because of a ankle injury, Umar Amin was named the side’s commander for the final.

Experienced pacer Waqas gave Northern the ideal beginning by sending back Fakhar Zaman and this current season’s driving run-getter Sahibzada Farhan on continuous bundles of the second over the match.

The accomplished pair of Ashfaq Ahmed and Kamran took Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 77 for 2 at tea, adding 71 runs in the first session for their third wicket coalition.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lost Ashfaq’s wicket before long the break, the right-hander fell for 45 off 92 balls with off-spinner Mubasir Khan taking his 26th wicket of the season.

Skipper Iftikhar joined Kamran at the wrinkle later Ashfaq’s flight, Kamran reached the 13th half century of his first-class career.Kamran and Iftikhar added crucial 73 runs till the break, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were 158 for 3 at dinner break after 55 overs.

Brief Scores :

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 252-5 in 87 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 102, Kamran Ghulam 72, Ashfaq Ahmed 45; Waqas Ahmed 3-52)

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