Ahmed Shehzad’s Mid-Match Exit: President’s Trophy Encounter Takes an Unexpected Turn


In a surprising turn of events during the President’s Trophy match at the UBL Sports Complex, Ahmed Shehzad, eyeing a comeback to the Pakistan team, left the field mid-match while representing WAPDA against SNGPL. Despite displaying an impressive performance with 77 runs in the first inning and contributing 70 runs in the second inning, Shehzad’s departure raised eyebrows.

The cricketer did not participate in the fielding session after his second batting stint, citing technical reasons. Sources revealed that Shehzad experienced discomfort in his back, prompting him to follow medical and team management advice and leave the game prematurely. He returned to Lahore for essential tests related to his condition.

Despite Shehzad’s absence, WAPDA secured a commendable victory against SNGPL, dismissing them for 222 runs in 95.5 overs on the last day. Chasing a target of 367, SNGPL lost all ten wickets on day four after resuming from their overnight score of 12-0.

The scores in brief for the match are as follows:

WAPDA beat SNGPL by 144 runs at UBL Sports Complex:

  • WAPDA 328-6, 80 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 77, Ayaz Tasawar 75, Mohammad Saad 45 not out, Muhammad Akhlaq 41; Mubasir Khan 3-67, Mubasir Khan 3-67, Mohammad Awais Anwar 2-56, Kamran Ghulam 1-23)
  • WAPDA 330-5 (dec), 98 overs (Umar Akmal 128, Ahmed Shehzad 70, Ayaz Tasawar 60; Shehzad Gul 1-33, Arif Yaqoob 1-48, Mohammad Ali 1-58, Mohamamd Awais Anwar 1-66, Mubasir Khan 1-79)
  • SNGPL 292 all out, 73.3 overs (Abid Ali 147, Kamran Ghulam 41, Asad Shafiq 25; Asif Afridi 5-124, Khalid Usman 4-89)
  • SNGPL 222 all out (Asad Shafiq 92 not out, Azhar Ali 24, Adnan Akmal 23; Khalid Usman 5-64, Akif Javed 2-61, Asif Afridi 2-63, Hassan Abid Kiyani 1-8)

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