Here is Why QeA Trophy 2020 Was One of many Finest First Class Tournaments Ever


Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) efforts to revive the home construction of Pakistan are proving to be fruitful as the newest version of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy introduced ahead some thrilling cricket over the previous couple of months.

The motion got here to a detailed yesterday with a dramatic remaining between Central Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Regardless of heroic innings from captain Hasan Ali, Central Punjab was unable to defeat KP because the match led to a tie when Waqas Maqsood acquired out with only one run remaining.

From Kamran Ghulam’s record-breaking season to Hasan Ali’s heroics all through the event, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020/2021 proved to be an enormous success. Quite a lot of data had been damaged as gamers performed 31 exhilarating matches.

Let’s take a look at highlights of the record-breaking season:


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Tied First-Class Matches

Within the 248 years of First-Class cricket, simply 67 out of 60,296 matches have led to a tie, which supplies the consequence a chance of a mere 0.11 %.

On 5 January, that minute chance kicked in on the Nationwide Stadium Karachi the place Central Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had been declared joint-winners of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020-21 after the ultimate between them ended with scores and first-innings factors leveled.

It was the primary time wherever on this planet that the ultimate of a First-Class competitors led to a tie whereas on Pakistan soil it was solely the fifth tied match after Lahore Blues v Bahawalpur in 1961, MCB v Pakistan Railways in 1983, Peshawar v Bahawalpur in 1988 and HBL v WAPDA in 2011.

Tied First-Class Matches in Pakistan

12 months

Venue

Match

1961

Bahawalpur

Lahore Blues v Bahawalpur

1983

Sialkot

MCB v Pakistan Railways

1988

Bahawalpur

Peshawar v Bahawalpur

2011

Lahore

HBL v WAPDA

2021

Karachi

Central Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Central Punjab was chasing 356, a goal no staff has achieved in 66 years of First-Class cricket on the Nationwide Stadium. They misplaced their final wicket on 355 making it the fourth-highest complete in a tied chase surpassing India’s 347 within the historic Check with Australia in Chennai in 1986.

Highest 4th innings totals in tied first-class matches

Whole

Match

Venue

12 months

453

Somerset v West Indies A

Taunton

2002

436

Sussex v Kent

Hove

1991

380

Essex v Warwickshire

Birmingham

2003

355

Central Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Karachi

2021

347

India vs Australia

Chennai

1986

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa batsman, Kamran Ghulam, created a document for many runs in a single version of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy by scoring 1,249 runs within the event. He did it at a mean of 62.45 with 5 centuries, together with one within the remaining.

Saadat Ali, who scored 1,217 runs for HBFC within the 1983-84 season, held the earlier document for many runs. Kamran was additionally the primary batsman with 1,100+ runs since Asad Shafiq amassed 1,104 runs within the 2009-10 season.

Most runs in a single version of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Title

Inns

Runs

Avg

Season

Kamran Ghulam

20

1,249

62.45

2020-21

Saadat Ali

18

1,217

71.58

1983-84

Rizwan-uz-Zaman

25

1,138

49.47

1989-90

Asad Shafiq

20

1,104

64.94

2009-10

Younis Khan

14

1,102

110.20

1999-00

Off-Spinners on the High

With 67 wickets at a mean of 25.08, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Sajid Khan completed the event as the very best wicket-taker. Fittingly, he additionally took the final wicket of the season that tied the ultimate. It’s the first time in eight seasons that an off-spinner is the very best wicket-taker of the event (the final being Atif Maqbool with 55 wickets within the 2012-13 season).

Sajid’s tally of 67 wickets can also be the very best for an off-spinner in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy since 1995-96 when Bahawalpur’s Murtaza Hussain took 72 wickets at 15.08.


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Quick Bowlers Again in Motion

5 quick bowlers took greater than 25 wickets, which is a giant change from the earlier season when not a single pacer crossed the 25-wicket mark.

Central Punjab’s captain Hasan Ali, who received the Participant of the Match and Participant of the Last awards, led the chart with 43 wickets at 20.06 adopted by his teammate, Waqas Maqsood with 41 wickets.

Three different pacers with 25+ wickets within the 2020-21 season had been Tabish Khan (30 wickets for Sindh), Taj Wali (27 wickets for Balochistan), and Shahnawaz Dhani (26 wickets for Sindh).

Runs Per Wicket

Common runs per wicket throughout the final two editions of the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy is 35.04, a determine that underlines an unlimited enchancment within the high quality of pitches and balls in Pakistan’s home cricket.

In 62 matches within the two seasons, 62,512 runs have been scored for 1,784 wickets. Since 2019, no First-Class competitors on this planet has registered higher runs per wicket.

For context, runs per wicket within the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons was solely 23.96.

Highest runs per wicket in first-class tournaments since 2019 (Min: 40 matches)

Nation

Matches

Runs/Wicket

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Pakistan

62

35.04

4 Day Franchise

South Africa

51

32.34

Sheffield Protect

Australia

50

31.25

Premier League Match

Sri Lanka

181

30.57

Plunket Protect

New Zealand

41

30.33

County Championship

England

126

29.52

CSA Three-day Provincial Cup

South Africa

95

27.75

Bob Willis Trophy

England

46

27.46

Ranji Trophy

India

194

26.79

WICB PCL

West Indies

49

25.99


By way of PCB

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