Saim Ayub makes history in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

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Saim Ayub makes history in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final

In the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final of the 2023–24 season, Saim Ayub made cricket history by becoming the first cricketer to score a century and a double century in the coveted tournament’s final.

On the third day of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023–24 final, Karachi Whites triumphed, scoring 238–5 in their second innings. Faisalabad, on the other hand, could not have much of an effect, managing just 124 in their first innings after losing their final six batters in the wee hours of the morning.

Saim Ayub, a 21-year-old, was the only centurion of the second innings with 109 off 179, hitting 12 boundaries and one six.

Both Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq scored half-centuries; Shan scored a quick 51 off just 26 deliveries before being run out, while Asad Shafiq continued to score runs till the conclusion of the day, finishing with a century off 140 deliveries.

Omair Bin Yousuf was caught by wicket-keeper Ali Shan off the bowling of Muhammad Ali after he failed to score any runs in 21 deliveries. Before the day was out, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed scored one run off of six balls after swiftly handing over the baton.

Earlier, Ali Shan and Muhammad Irfan Khan of Faisalabad had improved from their respective innings of yesterday, scoring nine off eleven and thirty-three off thirty, respectively.

Ali Asfand managed a dismal five runs off of nine deliveries before Shahnawaz Dahani took his wicket and Khurram Shahzad made three runs off of eight deliveries before Omair Bin Yousuf caught him off Mir Hamza’s ball.

Left-arm pacer Mir Hamza of the Karachi Whites claimed his 29th five-wicket haul in the first class, while right-arm fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani achieved his highest-ever career stats of 4-50.

Brief scores:

Karachi Whites 238-5, 65 overs (Saim Ayub 109, Asad Shafiq 60 not out, Shan Masood; Khurram Shahzad 1-23, Arshad Iqbal 1-25) and 543 all out, 120.2 overs (Saim Ayub 203, Shan Masood 180; Mohammad Ali 3-63, Arshad Iqbal 3-94, Khurram Shahzad 3-120).

(Muhammad Irfan Khan 32, Ali Waqas 27; Mir Hamza 5-44, Shahnawaz Dahani 4-50) Faisalabad Region 124 all out in 35.5 overs

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