Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Northern to win Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

By: News Desk      Published: 10:23 PM, 29 Dec, 2021
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Northern to win Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Wednesday won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 after defeating Northern by 169 runs on the fifth day of the day-night final at National Stadium Karachi.

Off-spinner Sajid Khan took a five-wicket haul to help his team win the crown.

KP gave Northern a stiff task of chasing down a 384-run target, but the losing finalists were rolled over for 214 runs in 45.2 overs.

Sajid also took the last wicket of Mubasir Khan, who was caught by Iftikhar Ahmed, as KP players erupted in joy having won the country's premier first-class tournament.

Other than Sajid, Waqas Ahmed took two wickets, while captain Iftikhar Ahmed took two important scalps of Muhammad Huraira and Umar Amin

For Northern, opener Huraira scored 57, Faizan Riaz 49, and Umar Amin notched 33 runs were the stand-out batters.

Iftikhar was named player of the final for his all round performance.

Northern’s Huraira, who earlier became the second youngest batsman to hit a first class triple century, ended the tournament as the highest run-getter with 986 runs at an average of 58.

Slow left arm Ali Usman from Southern Punjab ended the event as top wicket taker with 43 wickets.

It should be noted that KP was the joint winner in last season's Quaid -e-Azam Trophy alongside Central Punjab after the thrilling final ended in a tie.

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