ISLAMABAD - Khurram Mnazoor struck unbeaten 143 to guide Karachi Whites to a thrashing 9-wicket triumph over Lahore Whites in the National One-Day Cup Regions 2017-18 round seven match played here at Pindi Stadium Tuesday.

Lahore Whites posted 239-8 in allotted overs. Skipper Usman Salahuddin was top scorer with 92 runs while Umar Siddique hit 61. M Asghar clinched 3-39, Anwar Ali 2-41 and Zia-ul-Haq 2-51. Karachi Whites replied strongly and achieved the target in 39 overs for the loss of just one wicket. Khurram Manzoor smashed unbeaten 143 and Asad Shafiq slammed 70. Asfand Mehran got 1-45.

At KRL ground, Rawalpindi Region routed Fata by 5 wickets. Fata posted 320-8 on the board in the allotted overs. Khushdil Shah emerged as top scorer with 96 runs while Mukhtar Ahmed slammed 77 and Fawad Khan 52. Saud Shakeel bagged 2-48 and Yasir Ali 2-49. Saud Shakeel’s unbeaten 134 helped Rawalpindi reached home in 49.5 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Iftikhar Ahmed thwarted 91 runs. Sohail Akhtar took 2-27.

At Diamond ground Faisalabad defeated Lahore Blues by 3 wickets. Lahore, batting first, were all out for 235 in 48.4 overs. M Saad hammered 89 runs while Salman Ali Agha hit 38 and Umar Akmal 28. Faheem Ashraf captured 3-29 and M Imran 3-46. Faisalabad achieved the target in 49.5 overs losing 7 wickets. Khurram Shahzad struck 77 and M Imran 55. Qaiser Ashraf claimed 3-43 and Aizaz Cheema 2-42.

The biggest surprise was witnessed at the Arbab Niaz Stadium, where Abid Ali scored unbeaten 209, which helped Islamabad book berth in the semifinals. It is highly dubious result and the PCB must conduct inquiry as dubious activities were reported during the match. Batting first, Islamabad scored massive 374-1 in the allotted overs. Abid Ali hit 24 fours and 5 sixes to gather huge 209 while Faizan Riaz made unbeaten 76 and Shan Masood 71. In reply, Peshawar Region were bundled out for 141 in 48 overs. Nabi Gul scored 42. Surprisingly part-timer Shahid Yousaf grabbed 3-8, Nouman Ali 2-23, Ahmed Bashir 2-25 and Raza Hasan 2-39. Karachi Whites were on top of the points table, while Rawalpindi were second, Peshawar third and Islamabad on fourth.

SUMMARIZED SCORES:

AT PINDI CRICKET STADIUM, RAWALPINDI:

LAHORE REGION WHITES: 239-8 in 50 overs (Usman Sallahuddin 92, 121 balls, 7x4s, Umar Saddique 61, 82 balls, 7x4s, Adnan Akmal 35, 36 balls, 5x4s, M Asghar 3-39 Anwar Ali 2-41, Zia-ul-Haq 2-51)

KARACHI REGION WHITES: 241-1 in 39 overs: (Khurram Manzoor 143*, 126 balls, 17x4s, 4x6s, Asad Shafiq 70, 87 balls, 9x4s, Akbar-ur-Rehman 19*, 23 balls, 1x4, Asfand Mehran 1-45)

ATKRL GROUND, RAWALPINDI:

FATA REGION: 320-8 in 50 overs: (Khushdil Shah 96, 85 balls, 8x4s, 1x6, Mukhtar Ahmed 77, 69 balls, 7x4s, 3x6s, Fawad Khan 52, 55 balls, 5x4s, 4x6s, Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti 39, 49 balls, 3x4s, Saud Shakeel 2-48, Yasir Ali 2-49)

RAWALPINDI REGION: 324-5 in 49-5 overs: (Saud Shakeel 134*, 122 balls, 15x4s, 1x6, Iftikhar Ahmed 91, 89 balls, 9x4s, 1x6, Behram Khan 35, 28 balls, 4x4s, Zeeshan Malik 23, 22 balls, 3x4s, Sohail Akhtar 2-27)

AT DIAMOND GROUND, ISLAMABAD:

LAHORE REGION BLUES: 235-10 in 48.4 overs:(Muhammad Saad 89, 122 balls, 4x4s, 1x6, Salman Ali Agha 38, 41 balls, 3xr4s, Umar Akmal 28, 26 balls, 3x4s, 1x6, Faheem Ashraf 3-29, Muhammad Imran 3-46)

FAISALABAD REGION: 239-7 in 49.5 overs: (Khurram Shahzad 77, 102 balls, 8x4s, 2x6s, Muhammad Imran 55, 79 balls, 6x4s, 1x6, Ali Shan  27*, 30 balls, 3x4s, 1x6, Faheem Ashraf 26, 33 balls, 1x4, 1x6, Qaiser Ashraf 3-43, Aizaz Cheema 2-42)

AT ARBAB NIAZ SATDIUM,

PESHAWAR:

ISLAMABAD REGION: 374-1 in 50 overs: (Abid Ali 209*, 156 balls, 24x4s, 5x6s, Faizan Riaz 76*, 11x4s, 61balls, Shan Masood 71, 84 balls, 9x4s, Imran Khan Sr. 1-72)

PESHAWAR REGION: 141-10 in 48 overs: (Nabi Gul 42, 51 balls, 5x4s, 1x6, Sahibzada Farhan 24, 43 balls, 2x4s, Ubaid Ullah 21, 28 balls, 2x4s, 1x6, Mehran Ibrahim 20, 38 balls, 2x4s, Shahid Yousaf 3-8 Nouman Ali 2-23, Ahmed Bashir 2-25, Raza Hasan 2-39)