The final of Pakistan cricket’s premier first-class tournament, the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, was played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Karachi Region Whites defeated Faisalabad Region by 456 runs to claim the trophy.
Karachi Region Whites had set a target of 790 runs for Faisalabad Region, but Faisalabad’s team fell short, getting bowled out for 333 runs in their second innings.
On the fifth and final day of the match, Faisalabad needed 661 runs to win, having started their second innings at 129 for 6. Captain Faheem Ashraf and Ali Asfand were successful in adding 84 runs to the score. Ali Asfand contributed 15 runs, and Khurram Shehzad scored 4 runs before getting out.
On the other hand, Faheem Ashraf continued to resist. He partnered with Arshad Iqbal, adding 57 runs for the ninth wicket. Arshad Iqbal scored 21 runs before getting out with the help of two boundaries and a six.
Faheem Ashraf and Muhammad Ali added 51 runs for the final wicket, with Muhammad Ali contributing 24 runs with the help of four boundaries before getting bowled.
Faheem Ashraf displayed excellent batting, scoring 147 runs with the help of 23 boundaries and 2 sixes. This was his fourth century in first-class cricket and also the highest individual score in the match.
Ghulam Mudassir was the most successful bowler for Karachi Whites, taking three wickets.
It’s worth noting that Faisalabad had accumulated the most points in the league matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with 108 points, while Karachi Whites were second with 100 points. Both teams had earned the privilege to play in the final match of this prestigious tournament.