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OGDCL in strong position to clinch President’s Trophy Grade-II title

By Our Correspondent
June 11, 2024
Representational image of a ball with a bat in the background. — AFP/File
Representational image of a ball with a bat in the background. — AFP/File

LAHORE: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) are in a commanding position to win the President’s Trophy Grade-II final after a dominant bowling performance and a solid opening partnership.

Resuming their second innings at 127-4, Eshaal Associates managed to add only 145 more runs before being bowled out for 255. Sajjad Ali top-scored with a quickfire 58, while contributions from Abdul Rehman (40) and Shahzaib Bhatti (30) helped them reach a somewhat modest total.

OGDCL’s bowlers shone on day three, with Mushtaq Ahmed leading the charge. His impressive five-wicket haul for 93 runs restricted Eshaal Associates’ potential. Mohammad Sarwar Afridi provided valuable support, claiming four wickets.

Chasing 255 for victory, OGDCL openers Raja Hamza Waheed (57*) and Abbas Ali (34*) displayed remarkable composure. Their unbeaten partnership of 93 has put their team in a strong position to secure the title.