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2014–15 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

2014–15 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Dates12 October 2014 (2014-10-12) – 26 December 2014 (2014-12-26)
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatFirst-class
Tournament format(s)Gold: round-robin and final;
Silver: two round-robin groups and knockout
Host(s)Pakistan Pakistan
ChampionsSNGPL (2nd title)
Participants26 (Gold: 12, Silver: 14)
Matches116 (Gold: 67, Silver: 49)
Official websitewww.pcb.com.pk

The 2014–15 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy was the 57th edition of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in Pakistan. It was contested by 26 teams representing 14 regional associations and 12 departments.[a][1]

The Pakistan Cricket Board made major changes to the structure of the domestic first-class competitions for the 2014–15 season. For the first time in three years, all teams competed in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, which was split into two divisions – named as the Gold and Silver leagues; the departments had competed in their own President's Trophy for the previous two seasons. There was also a change to the ball, with Pakistan's Gray's of Cambridge replacing Kookaburra as the competition's supplier.[2]

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) won the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for second time, defeating National Bank of Pakistan in the final after the match resulted in a draw; SNGPL had been set a nominal target of 208 runs to win late on the final day, but had amassed a 301 run lead in the first innings to secure the title.[3]

Format

The structure of the domestic first-class cricket in Pakistan changed significantly for the 2014–15 season, with both regional associations and departments competing in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for the first time since 2011–12. The format of the competition also changed, reintroducing a two tier Gold and Silver League system with promotion and relegation.[1][2]

The top six associations and departments from the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and President's Trophy in 2013–14 were placed in the Gold League, and the remaining eight associations and six departments were placed in the Silver League. The Gold League was a played as a single round-robin group with a final contested between the two top teams at the end of the season. Teams in the Silver League were divided into two round-robin groups, with the leading four from each advancing to a knockout phase to determine the winner.[1][2]

Promotions and relegations were rendered moot as the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy underwent further restructuring prior to the 2015–16 season.[4]

Gold League

Group stage

Team Pld W L T D A Pts
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (Q) 11 8 1 0 2 0 72
National Bank of Pakistan (Q) 11 6 1 0 4 0 65
Port Qasim Authority 11 6 1 0 4 0 59
Water and Power Development Authority 11 5 2 0 4 0 45
United Bank Limited 11 4 3 0 4 0 44
Karachi Dolphins 11 4 4 0 3 0 44
Islamabad Leopards 11 4 2 0 5 0 42
Rawalpindi Rams 11 4 4 0 3 0 36
Peshawar Panthers 11 2 7 0 2 0 25
Lahore Lions 11 2 8 0 1 0 21
Zarai Taraqiati Bank (R) 11 2 5 0 4 0 19
Multan Tigers (R) 11 0 9 0 2 0 3

 (Q)  The top two teams advanced to the final
 (R)  The lowest ranked region and department would have been relegated to the Silver League for the following season[b]

Position determined by total points, most matches won, fewest matches lost, followed by adjusted net run rate (matches with no result, i.e. those where both teams did not complete their first innings, were disregarded); matches finishing in a draw were decided on first innings scores, with points awarded as follows:
  • Win by an innings = 10 points
  • Win having led on first innings = 9 points
  • Win having tied or trailed on first innings = 6 points
  • Tie having led on first innings = 5 points
  • Draw having led on first innings = 3 points
  • Draw having tied on first innings, or tie having trailed on first innings = 2 points
  • Draw with no result on first innings, or abandoned without a ball bowled = 1 point
  • Loss, or draw having trailed on first innings = 0 points

Final

22–26 December 2014
Scorecard
v
242 (93.4 overs)
Mohammad Nawaz 76 (139)
Manzoor Khan 5/43 (21.4 overs)
543 (173.0 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 224 (399)
Fawad Alam 3/33 (12.0 overs)
508 (160.3 overs)
Kamran Akmal 137 (168)
Imran Ali 5/85 (30.0 overs)
28/0 (10.0 overs)
Khurram Shahzad 17* (32)
Fawad Alam 0/8 (5.0 overs)
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited won on first innings lead
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Ahsan Raza and Shozab Raza
Player of the match: Anwar Khan
  • Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited won the toss and elected to bat.

Silver League

Group stage

 (Q)  The top four teams in each group advanced to the knockout stage

Position determined by total points, most matches won, fewest matches lost, followed by adjusted net run rate (matches with no result, i.e. those where both teams did not complete their first innings, were disregarded); matches finishing in a draw were decided on first innings scores, with points awarded as follows:
  • Win by an innings = 10 points
  • Win having led on first innings = 9 points
  • Win having tied or trailed on first innings = 6 points
  • Tie having led on first innings = 5 points
  • Draw having led on first innings = 3 points
  • Draw having tied on first innings, or tie having trailed on first innings = 2 points
  • Draw with no result on first innings, or abandoned without a ball bowled = 1 point
  • Loss, or draw having trailed on first innings = 0 points

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
II–1 Habib Bank Limited 138 & 423/5d.
I–4 Hyderabad Hawks 266 & 267
Habib Bank Limited 417 & 201/4
Sui Southern Gas Corporation 415
I–3 Pakistan Television 222 & 182
II–2 Sui Southern Gas Corporation 266 & 373
Habib Bank Limited 356 & 211/7
State Bank of Pakistan 162 & 527/8d.
I–1 Pakistan International Airlines 104 & 132/4
II–4 Bahawalpur Stags 137 & 96
Pakistan International Airlines 120 & 279
State Bank of Pakistan 172 & 229/7
I–2 Khan Research Laboratories 176 & 171
II–3 State Bank of Pakistan 394

Quarter-finals

23–26 November 2014
Scorecard
v
137 (38.5 overs)
Moinuddin 49 (93)
Kamran Sajid 4/14 (9.5 overs)
104 (41.1 overs)
Fahad Iqbal 27 (83)
Ansar Javed 4/32 (16.0 overs)
96 (38.0 overs)
Faisal Mubashir 29 (55)
Kamran Sajid 4/24 (9.0 overs)
132/4 (36.2 overs)
Fahad Iqbal 52 (55)
Zahir Siddiqi 3/46 (14.0 overs)
Pakistan International Airlines won by 6 wickets
Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Umpires: Javed Ashraf and Ijaz Ahmed
  • Pakistan Airlines won the toss and elected to field.

23–26 November 2014
Scorecard
v
128 (43.1 overs)
Rameez Aziz 49 (117)
Mir Ali 5/39 (15.0 overs)
266 (73.2 overs)
Naeem-ur-Rehman 43 (39)
Ashiq Ali 4/60 (15.0 overs)
423/5 dec. (86.1 overs)
Bilal Shafayat 201 (257)
Babar Khan 2/103 (17.1 overs)
267 (66.4 overs)
Azeem Ghumman 201 (257)
Umar Gul 3/64 (18.4 overs)
Habib Bank Limited won by 18 runs
Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Umpires: Riazuddin and Majid Hussain
  • Hyderabad Hawks won the toss and elected to field.

23–26 November 2014
Scorecard
v
176 (59.4 overs)
Nauman Ali 36 (54)
Zafar Gohar 4/30 (10.4 overs)
394 (120.4 overs)
Usman Salahuddin 154 (332)
Usama Mir 4/133 (34.0 overs)
171 (48.1 overs)
Ali Khan 73 (112)
Kashif Bhatti 4/45 (11.0 overs)
State Bank of Pakistan won by an innings and 47 runs
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Khalid Mahmood Sr. and Nasar Khan
  • State Bank of Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.

23–26 November 2014
Scorecard
v
266 (72.3 overs)
Usman Tariq 64 (161)
Waqar Ahmed 5/53 (15.0 overs)
222 (67.5 overs)
Hasan Raza 59 (135)
Atif Maqbool 6/82 (23.5 overs)
373 (90.1 overs)
Awais Zia 79 (102)
Nawaz Ahmed 3/60 (22.0 overs)
182 (41.0 overs)
Rehan Afridi 70 (70)
Tabish Khan 5/55 (14.0 overs)
Sui Southern Gas Company won by 235 runs
National Ground, Islamabad
Umpires: Naushad Khan and Hakeem Shah
  • Sui Southern Gas Company won the toss and elected to bat.

Semi-finals

28 November–1 December 2014
Scorecard
v
120 (33.1 overs)
Shoaib Khan 22 (47)
Rizwan Haider 6/57 (16.1 overs)
172 (53.0 overs)
Naved Yasin* 55 (78)
Ali Imran 4/40 (11.0 overs)
279 (77.1 overs)
Fahad Iqbal 93 (169)
Rizwan Haider 5/101 (28.0 overs)
229/7 (69.2)
Usman Salahuddin* 82 (166)
Ali Imran 6/47 (21.0 overs)
State Bank of Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot
Umpires: Javed Ashraf and Mohammad Sajid
  • State Bank of Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.

28 November–1 December 2014
Scorecard
v
417 (121.3 overs)
Rameez Aziz 169 (251)
Atif Maqbool 3/94 (33 overs)
415 (122.2 overs)
Asif Zakir 204* (374)
Kamran Hussain 4/89 (24.2 overs)
201/4 (48 overs)
Rameez Aziz 78 (125)
Tabish Khan 2/63 (16 overs)
Match drawn; Habib Bank Limited won on first innings
Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Umpires: Mohammad Asif, Riazuddin
  • Sui Southern Gas Company won the toss and elected to field.

Final

3–7 December 2014
Scorecard
v
162 (40.4 overs)
Aamer Yamin 54 (43)
Abdur Rehman 4/35 (15.0 overs)
356 (128.2 overs)
Kamran Hussain 76 (159)
Kashif Bhatti 5/113 (44.0 overs)
527/8 dec. (152.5 overs)
Babar Azam 266 (435)
Abdur Rehman 4/222 (64.5 overs)
211/7 (114.0 overs)
Imran Farhat 80 (217)
Kashif Bhatti 4/74 (44.0 overs)
Habib Bank Limited won on first innings lead
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Mohammad Asif and Riazuddin
Player of the match: Babar Azam
  • State Bank of Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

Notes

  1. ^ The top level of domestic cricket in Pakistan was historically played by teams representing regional cricket associations and departments, which were owned and run by corporations, institutions or government departments.
  2. ^ Further restructuring of the competition by the Pakistan Cricket Board meant that any promotions and relegations were rendered moot.

References

  1. ^ a b c "PCB unveils revamped domestic cricket structure". Dawn. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Farooq, Umar (23 July 2014). "PCB revamps first-class structure again". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ "SNGPL win title on first innings lead". ESPN Cricinfo. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2021.
  4. ^ Khan, Khalid H. (22 October 2015). "PCB unveils schedule of revamped Quaid Trophy". Dawn. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
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