Azhar Ali’s men win by an innings and 12 runs
Central Punjab beat Balochistan by an innings and 12 runs in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixture at Quetta’s Bugti Stadium on Monday.
Bilal Asif returned with the figures of 4-33 as the side were bowled out for 239 in their second innings after starting the fourth day’s play at 141-5.
Bismillah Khan chipped in with 70-run knock for Balochistan. He was supported by Abu Bakar Khan who contributed 44 to the scorecard.
Central Punjab declared their first innings at 521-6 with Salman Butt being the star batsman for his brilliant 237-run knock. He also put on an opening 237-run partnership with skipper Azhar Ali who made 123.
Balochistan were dismissed for 270 in their first innings.
Central Punjab will take on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Abbottabad in their fourth-round fixture from October 5 while Balochistan will travel to Rawalpindi for their fixture against Northern.