News International – HBL down WAPDA to capture One-day Cup crown
KARACHI: Habib Bank Limited (HBL) were on Sunday crowned champions when they overwhelmed WAPDA by 62 runs in the final of the Quaid-e-Azam One-day Cup 2018-19 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on Sunday.
- Zohaib Khan (68*) and Rameez Aziz (55) blasted solid fifties to guide HBL to 291-7 in the allotted 50 overs.
- Amad Butt then got three wickets while Agha Salman and Khurram Shehzad captured two wickets each to dismiss WAPDA for 229.
- Spinner Agha Salman gave a vital breakthrough to HBL when he had Rafatullah after he had hit eight fours from 57 balls.
- Umar Gul then had Mohammad Ikhlaq (30) before left-arm spinner Zohaib Khan got rid of Ayaz Tasawar (20) to reduce WAPDA to 177-5.
- Similarly, Rs100,000 each was handed over to Salman Butt (WAPDA, best batsman, 559 runs), Mohammad Irfan Junior (PTV, best bowler, 20 wickets), Zhoaib Khan (Man-of-the-Match, HBL), and Waqar Hussain (Multan, best stumper, 16 catches, one stumping).