Record-breaking Ghulam leads Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s victory push


He broke the record for most runs in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy season

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 300 and 243 for 5 (Ghulam 104*, Israrullah 63, Maqsood 2-52) lead Central Punjab 257 (Akram 60, Salahuddin 60, Shah 4-73, Usman 3-32) by 286 runs

After securing a first-innings lead of 43, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa extended it to 286 at the close of day three, taking control of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy final at the National Stadium in Karachi. Kamran Ghulam led the way for KP, breaking the record for most runs in a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy season, pushing his tally up to 1245. The record was previously held by Saadat Ali who had scored 1217 runs in the 1983-84 season.

Ghulam ended day three on 104 not out – his second fifty-plus score of the match and his fifth ton overall this season.

“This has been an extraordinary season for me and I am grateful to my team-mates and my coaches who have played an integral role in my success this season,” Ghulam told the PCB website. “I also want to thank my family as this would not have been possible without their sacrifices in this extraordinary season which has kept the players away from their houses for the past four months.”

Ghulam also credited coach Abdul Razzaq for his progress and set his focus towards making his international debut for Pakistan. He had previously represented Pakistan at the Under-19 level.

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