Sports: Cricket: SNGPL clinches President’s Trophy title - Pakistan News Digest

Sports: Cricket: SNGPL clinches President’s Trophy title

Karachi: Starstudded Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) recorded a convincing 75run victory against Habib Bank Limited (HBL) in President’s Trophy final here Friday at National Stadium.

SNGPL put on board 283 runs in their first inning with skipper MisbahulHaq scoring 85 runs while Ali Waqas scored 83 runs. Fahad Masood captured a fivewicket haul for HBL.

HBL responded measly, putting only 137 runs on board, where Ahmed Shahzad alone contributed 79 runs. Allrounder Mohammad Hafeez grabbed four wickets for SNGPL.

SNGPL in their second inning put on board 182 runs, giving a victory target of 329 to HBL. Umar Akmal top scored with 76 runs. Umar Gul bowled brilliantly capturing a sixwicket haul.

HBL tried to reach the target with Asad Shafiq scoring 58 and Imran Farhat 49 but SNGPL managed to restrict their opponents to 253 runs, recording 75run triumph to claim the title of the inaugural tournament.


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