Fast bowler Saad Altaf sets new Pakistan record

Saad Altaf
Fast bowler Saad Altaf sets new Pakistan record

Pakistan has a bunch of young and talented fast bowlers, Meanwhile, an emerging talent of Rawalpindi, 33-years old, Saad Altaf sets a new record for the best bowling figures in first-class cricket in Pakistan.

Saad Altaf sets Pakistan record with 16 for 141, he took eight wickets in each innings against Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in the Quaid-e-Azam, shattering the previous record set by Sohail Khan’s 16 for 189 against Water and Power Development Authority in December 2007.

Saad playing his 98th first-class match made his debut in the 2001-02 season. He has now upped his wickets tally to 393. Facing him, however, was not the toughest proposition for batsmen in this round of the QeA.

Rawalpindi needs further 82 runs to win with all 10 wickets as Fata were bundled out for 184 in their second innings with Sohail Akhtar scoring 51. Earlier, Rawalpindi resumed their first innings at an overnight score of 149 for the loss of 4 wickets and was all out for 203, thus took 77-run first innings lead.