After Eid festivities, all Bouncer Sports players were back into 4 day cricket with renewed vigour.
The schedule in both divisions:-
Sialkot v PIA: Shoaib Khan (46*) in a bore draw as PIA score 505 and Sialkot 407.
Rawalpindi v State Bank: Mohammad Rameez fresh from a victorious Pakistan U25 trip, shell-shocked the opposition with (5/38), hit a brisk (17), then did what quality quicks do, by knocking over the tail with (3/57). Congrats for passing a milestone of 150 career FC wickets. Team mate Usman Saeed’s (48), was unable to halt defeat as State Bank won by 93 runs.
Abbottabad v ZTBL: Test discard Yasir Hameed (48), Shahid Yousaf (83), Zohaib Khan (51), help their side to 498. The regional side had no answer to Zohaib’s left arm orthodox (4/30) and follow on 300 behind. They fare no better, second time round as ODI seamer, Rao Iftikhar (3/24) and Rehan Riaz (4/24) take their side to a mammoth innings and 206 run win in 3 days.
Faisalabad v Habib Bank: Zeeshan Butt (66) and Naveed Latif (51) as Faisalabad lead by 91, with ex Test pacer Abdur Rauf taking (5/53 & 2/40). Khaqan Arsal (71) for Habib Bank. Naveed (51) and Zeeshan (49) again lead the way. Sarmad Anwar takes match figures of (5/140). The mercurial Naveed Latif passes 8000 career FC runs as Habib Bank are humbled by 139 runs.
Peshawar v KRL: Waqar Ahmed (4/53) as KRL fold for 164. Bouncer stable mates, Yasir Ali (4/20), Yasir Arafat (3/26)and Rahat Ali (3/47), combine to rout Peshawar for 124. Bazid Khan hits (56), Yasir Arafat is run out for (99). Yasir Ali (3/79) made Peshawar work hard for their 5 wicket win.
Lahore Shalimar v Hyderabad: Adnan Raza showing his class with (82) and passes 2000 FC career runs. Lahore collapse to 82 all out and lose by 4 wickets.
Islamabad v WAPDA: Rafatullah Mohmand (36*) as WAPDA win by 9 wickets.
Division 1 leaders: WAPDA 42 points, State Bank and ZTBL 36, PIA 27, National Bank 24
Division 2 leaders: Peshawar 51 points, Karachi Whites and Sui Gas 45, Lahore Ravi and KRL 24
Yasir Arafat (4th): 301 runs @ 100.33
Shoaib Khan (6th): 482 runs @ 98.40
Bazid Khan (32nd): 361 runs @ 51.57
Usman Saeed (41st): 431 runs @ 43.88
Zeeshan Butt (49th): 364 runs @ 45.50
Rafatullah Mohmand (55th): 385 runs @ 42.77
Mohammad Hafeez (4th): 11 wickets @ 7.63
Yasir Arafat (13th): 7 wickets @ 15.00
Zohaib Khan (21st): 15 wickets @ 16.06
Rahat Ali (42nd): 28 wickets @ 19.46
Yasir Ali (49th): 19 wickets @ 20.57
Abdur Rauf (59th): 22 wickets @ 21.40
Final words and plaudits to Misbah ul Haq, leading Pakistan to a Test series win over Sri Lanka!