KARACHI: Sindh Police overwhelmed Saudi Cricket International by eight wickets, while Customs inflicted a 131-run defeat on Pakistan Steel on the third and last day of their three-day matches of the Patron’s Trophy Grade-II here on Thursday.
Sindh Police achieved the 33-run target set by Saudi Cricket International after losing two wickets here at the NBP Stadium.
Earlier, Saudi International, who had conceded a 267-run first innings lead, resumed their second innings at 160-6 and were all out for 299. Mohammad Nouman struck 65 not out with eight boundaries. Farhan Ayub grabbed 3-51 for Sindh Police.
Saudi International had scored 180 in their first innings, while Sindh Police had staged 447-9 in reply.
At the Quaid-e-Azam Park Ground here, left-arm spinner Fahim Ahmad picked 6-42 to guide Customs to dismiss Pakistan Steel, chasing 286 to win, for 154.
Fahim, who had grabbed four wickets in the first innings, finished with ten wickets in the match. Umar Siddique top-scored for Pakistan Steel with a fighting 46. Earlier, Customs, who had a 64 runs first innings lead, resumed the day at 51-1 and declared at 221-9. The first innings century-maker Israrullah hit 54, while Fahim Qureshi belted 50. Asim Iqbal captured 4-54.
Customs had posted 379-9 in 83 overs in their first innings, while in reply Pakistan Steel were all out for 315.
At the UBL Ground No1, the match between Navy and Omar Associates ended in a draw. Chasing 304 to win, Navy survived a scare when they finished the day with 227-8. Mohammad Zohaib, who batted at No7, played a match-saving, but aggressive innings of 61 not out, hitting seven fours and three sixes. Fazal Subhan (45) and No2 batsman Zaman Jamil (40) were the other prominent scorers.
Left-arm spinner Ahmad Raza picked three wickets, ending the game with seven wickets.
Earlier, Omar Associates, who had a 133 runs first innings lead, began their second innings at 136-3 and were bowled out for 170.
Omar Associates had scored 281 in their first innings, while Navy were folded for 148 in response.
Capital Development Authority crushed Army by ten wickets at the Army Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
After conceding 153 runs lead, Army resumed their second innings at the overnight score of 64 without loss and perished for 154 to give a two-run target to CDA which they achieved on the second ball without a loss of wicket. Adnan Younis excelled with the bat in Army’s second innings by hitting 74. Hamza Nadeem grabbed six wickets.
Army had scored 258 in their first innings, while CDA had given a ruthless response with 411-4.
Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) whipped Humak Engineering by ten wickets at the Diamond Club Ground in Islamabad. Humak, after having faced a 135-run first innings deficit, began the day with 73-1 and were bowled out for 205. Usama Shabbir hammered 70. Atif Maqbool claimed five wickets, ending the show with eight wickets.
SSGC chased the 71-run target comfortably in the 15th over without losing a wicket with Asif Zakir smashing 55 not out.
Humak had scored 335 in their first innings and SSGC had declared at 370-7 in reply.
Pakistan Television defeated Medicam by eight wickets at the National Ground in the federal capital. PTV chased 59-run target in the tenth over after losing two batsmen. Earlier, Medicam, who had conceded a 233 runs lead, started the day at 214-6 and perished for 291. Naved Sarwar blasted 151 with 19 fours and three sixes. Fast bowler Nasrullah Khan captured four wickets, ending with 11 wickets in the game.
Medicam had scored 144 in their first innings and in reply PTV had declared their innings at 377-5.
Karachi Port Trust (KPT) fought back to defeat Higher Education Commission (HEC) by four wickets at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad. KPT chased 259-run target for the loss of six wickets. HEC had scored 351 and 171 and KPT had posted 266 in their first innings.
Income Tax edged out PEB by 161 runs at the Railways Stadium in Lahore and Port Qasim defeated PAF by eight wickets at the Country Club Ground in Muridke with Shahzaib Hasan scoring 41 for Port Qasim in the second innings.
Services Industries defeated ETPB by four wickets in Shaikhupura, while KESC beat Candyland by 95 runs in Gujranwala.