LAHORE – Ali Waqas with his brilliant batting (105 and 64) and Samiullah with his superb bowling guided Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) to 143-run victory over PIA in the seventh round of the Grade-I President’s Trophy here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday.

Resuming their second innings at overnight score of 68-4, PIA could add only 67 runs and lost their remaining six wickets. Anwar Ali was unbeaten on 31 runs while Shoaib Malik added 30 and Kamran Sajid 25. Samiullah Niazi bowled well and claimed five-wicket haul for 36 runs. Asad Ali grabbed 3/51.

Earlier in their first innings, PIA were bundled out for a paltry 101 runs in 35.5 overs. Asad Ali and Samiullah Niazi were the two bowlers who destroyed PIA’s batting by grabbing five and three wickets respectively.

Earlier, SNGPL had scored  234 runs in 90.4 overs in their first outing. Ali Waqas made impressive 105 runs laced with 17 fours while M Hafeez added 37 for SNGPL. Anwar Ali (5-66) and Shoaib Malik (4-49) bowled well from PIA. SNGPL declared their second innings at 145 runs in 48 overs. Ali Waqas made 64 while Azhar Ali contributed 45. Aizaz Cheema bagged three wickets for 27 runs.

Brief scores:

SNGPL (first innings): 234 in 90.4 overs (Ali Waqat 105, M Hafeez 37; Anwar Ali 5-66, Shoaib Malik 4-49); Second innings: 145-5 decl. in 48 overs (Ali Waqas 64, Azhar Ali 45; Aizaz Cheema 3-27)

PIA (first innings): 101 in 35.5 overs (Faisal Iqbal 31, Anwar Ali 25*, Samiullah Niazi 3-35, Asad Ali 5-39); Second innings: 135 in 44.2 overs (Kamran Sajid 25, Shoaib Malik 30, Anwar Ali 31*, Samiullah Niazi 5-36, Asad Ali 3-51).