Discarded Pakistan opener Shahzaib Hasan scored the first century of the tournament as Port Qasim Authority (PQA) entered the final of the first Cool & Cool Twenty20 Tournament after a 24-run win over Sayyed Paper Mills (SPM) at the Moin Khan Academy.
The right-hander smashed 101 off just 73 deliveries including 10 fours and six sixes as PQA amassed a total of 185 for six. Khalid Latif (45), who was part of a 150-run partnership for the first wicket, was the other notable scorer. Nadeem Javed grabbed four wickets. In reply, SPM could only score 161 for nine with Imran Nazir being the top scorer with 46 from just 22 balls.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2011.