Saim Ayub etched his name into the annals of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy history during the 2023/24 season’s final by achieving a remarkable feat. He secured a unique distinction as the first player ever to record both a century and a double-century in the prestigious cricket tournament’s ultimate showdown.
On the third day of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2023-24 final, Karachi Whites displayed dominance by amassing 238-5 in their second innings. Conversely, Faisalabad found themselves in a tough spot, managing only 124 runs in their initial inning, losing their final six wickets in the early hours of the day.
The 21-year-old sensation, Saim Ayub, shone with a century, amassing 109 runs from 179 deliveries in the second innings, featuring 12 boundaries and a magnificent six during his impressive innings.
Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq also made notable contributions, both achieving half-centuries. Shan made a brisk 51 off a mere 26 deliveries but was unfortunately run out. Asad Shafiq remained unbeaten, scoring a solid 60 from 140 balls by the day’s conclusion.
On the flip side, Omair Bin Yousuf failed to register any runs, departing for a duck, while skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed added just one run before the day’s play came to a close.
In the preceding innings, Faisalabad’s batters, Muhammad Irfan Khan and Ali Shan, made 32 off 33 and nine off 11, respectively. Ali Asfand managed just five runs before losing his wicket, and Khurram Shahzad contributed three runs before being caught by Omair Bin Yousuf.