All-round Hafeez thumps United Bank

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LAHORE

Star-stud­ded Sui North­ern Gas Pipe­lines Lim­ited thrashed United Bank Lim­ited by an in­nings and 216 runs in Rawalpindi. Mo­ham­mad Hafeez hit 193, just three shy of his ca­reer best, Mis­bah-ul-Haq made 109 and Ali Waqas 95 as SNGPL racked up 455 for 5 de­clared. Mis­bah has now made suc­ces­sive hun­dreds, af­ter his 110 in his side's pre­vi­ous game.

Hafeez's best in this tour­na­ment so far was 95 against Khan Re­search Lab­o­ra­to­ries in Oc­to­ber. Be­fore hit­ting 32 fours in his 193 off 301 de­liv­er­ies, Hafeez had also picked up 4 for 13 as United Bank crum­bled to 165 af­ter be­ing in­serted by Mis­bah. Only opener Abid ali (82) re­sisted for United Bank, who plum­meted fur­ther in the sec­ond in­nings. Asad Ali grabbed a ca­reer-best 7 for 42 to blow them away for just 74, with five bats­men reg­is­ter­ing ducks, and eight fail­ing to get into dou­ble dig­its.

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