LAHORE – Hussain Talat blasted unbeaten 141 to help Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) thrash Port Qasim by eight-wicket in the President’s Cup One-day Tournament 2012-13 Group A match played here at the Gaddafi Stadium Thursday.

Port Qasim, put into bat first, posted a decent total of 297 runs for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. Khurram Manzoor, one of the finest batsmen of the tournament, once again showed his class and hammered 152-ball 122 runs laced with 16 fours. Shahzaib Hasan also played well and contributed 37 while Umar Amin added 42 and Tanvir Ahmed 36. Rao Iftikhar bowled well and claimed 3-66.

ZTBL replied very aggressively and achieved the required target for the loss of just two wickets in 42.2 overs. Hussain Talat was the hero of the day who smashed unbeaten 141 off 117 balls hitting 12 fours and seven towering sixes. Sharjeel Khan also batted well and contributed important 81 runs while Haris Sohail remained unbeaten on 56 to bring his team home safely.

SUMMARISED SCORES:

At Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore:

PORT QASIM: 297-6 in 50 overs (Khurram Manzoor 122, 152 balls, 16 x4s, Shahzaib Hasan 37, 21 balls, 3 x4s, 3x 6s, Umar Amin 42, 41 balls, 5 x4x, 1 x6s, Tanvir Ahmed 36, 38 balls, 4 x4s, Rao Iftikhar 3-66)

ZTBL: 298-2 in 42.2 overs (Sharjeel Khan 81, 81 balls, 12 x4s, 1 x6s, Hussain Talat 141*, 117 balls, 12 x4s, 7 x6s, Haris Sohail 56*, 41 balls, 7 x4s, 1 x6s)

RESULT: ZTBL won by eight wickets

TOSS: ZTBL

At LCCA Ground, Lahore:

NATIONAL BANK: 206-9 in 50 overs (Fawad Alam 57, 83 balls, 4 x4s, M Nawaz 54, 68 balls, 3 x4s, 1 x6s, Yasir Arafat 2-42, M Irfan 3-26, Saeed Anwar Jr 2-43)

KRL: 194 in 49.1 overs (M Yasin 34, 53 balls, 2 x4s, Tayyab Riaz 47, 69 balls, Saeed Anwar Jr 55, 85 balls, 5 x4s, 1 x6s, Imran Khan 2-31, M Nawaz 2-36, Raza Hasan 4-36)

RESULT: National Bank won by 12 runs

TOSS: KRL

Group B Matches:

At National Stadium, Karachi:

HABIB BANK: 286-7 in 50 overs (Ahmed Shahzad 112, 123 balls, 13 x4s, 1 x6s, Younis Khan 25, 48 balls, Asad Shafiq 79, 67 balls, 13 x4s, Hasan Raza 24, 21 balls, 2 x4s, Junaid Khan 4-42, Nasir Malik 2-58)

WAPDA: 287-5 in 47.3 overs (Riffatullah 102, 114 balls, Saad Nasim 84, 74 balls, 11 x4s, Sohaib Maqsood 66, 58 balls, 7 x4s, 2 x6s, Amir Sajjad 22, 28 balls, 1 x4s, 1 x6s, Shahid Afridi 2-49)

RESULT: WAPDA won by five wickets

TOSS: WAPDA

At Benzair Bhutto Stadium Garhi Khuda Baksh:

UBL: 222-8 in 50 overs (Abid Ali 91, 127 balls, 6 x4s, Eitmad-ul-Haq 28, 36 balls, 3 x4s, MIrshad 23, Shabbir Ahmed 22, Anwar Ali 2-40, Aizaz Cheema 2-45, Ghulam Mohammad 2-46)

PIA: 213 in 48.3 overs (Shaharyar Ghani 52, 73 balls, 3 x4s, Agha Sabir 40, 52 balls, 5 x4s, Anwar Ali 25, Kashif Bhatti 4-38, Zubair Khan 3-35, Shabbir Ahmed 2-27)

RESULT: UBL won by 9 runs.