- Saim Ayub scores his second first-class ton in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final, leading Karachi Whites to a dominating position.
- Saim Ayub and Shan Masood’s second-wicket stand propels Karachi to 352-1 at a brisk run rate, showcasing their dominance over Faisalabad.
- At 21, Ayub’s outstanding form in various formats, from PSL to international cricket, highlights his promising future in Pakistani cricket.
In a dazzling display of skill and determination, Saim Ayub, the young Pakistani left-handed batter, showcased his prowess by notching up his second first-class century in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on October 22, 2023.
The clash between Karachi Region Whites and Faisalabad Region unfolded with Faisalabad winning the toss and choosing to put Karachi Whites into bat.The early departure of opener Khurram Manzoor for a mere three runs in the fifth over did little to impede Karachi’s dominance. The second-wicket partnership between Saim Ayub and Shan Masood flourished, frustrating the Faisalabad bowlers as no further wickets fell. At the end of 63 overs, Shan Masood stood at an impressive 164 off 159 balls, embellished with 12 fours and seven sixes.
Meanwhile, Saim Ayub, in a masterful display, reached his second first-class century, amassing 173 runs off 202 balls, featuring 19 fours and two sixes. Karachi’s scoreboard reflected a commanding 352-1, achieved at an imposing run rate of 5.58.
Saim Ayub’s recent exploits extend beyond the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with notable performances in the PSL leading to his international debut in the T20I series against Afghanistan. His stellar run continued in the Caribbean Premier League, where he emerged as the tournament’s second-highest run scorer, amassing 478 runs in 13 innings at an impressive average of 43.45 and a strike rate of 143.
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As the 21-year-old cricket prodigy continues to illuminate various formats, the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final witnessed a surge of excitement on social media. The Twitterverse erupted with applause for Saim Ayub, with netizens expressing admiration for his remarkable innings. With a bright future ahead, Saim Ayub’s journey from domestic success to international acclaim signifies a promising chapter in Pakistani cricket.
Here are some Twitter highlights capturing the cricketing sensation’s second first-class ton in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final in Lahore: