Defending champions thrash Balochistan by nine wickets
Defending champions Central Punjab registered their third consecutive win in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2020-21 as they thrashed Balochistan by nine wickets in their round eight fixture at State Bank Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday.
Imran Farhat’s side resumed third day, needing another 109 runs to avoid an innings defeat were eventually bowled out for 285, setting a 47-run target for the side.
Umaid Asif scored a fight 69-run knock which included 10 boundaries and a six whereas Jalat Khan hit five fours and two sixes on his way to 65.
Hasan Ali completed a 10-wicket haul as he returned with figures of 5-76 in 17 overs.
The side chased the 47-run target at the expense of a wicket.
Over at the UBL Sports Complex, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa registered a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Southern Punjab.
Southern Punjab, started the third day’s proceeding on their overnight score of 145-5 in reply to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s first innings total of 487 all out, were dismissed for 290 where Aamer Yamin top-scored with 55-ball 93 which included eight boundaries and as many sixes.
Sajid Khan was the pick of the bowlers for Khalid Usman’s side as he returned with figures of 5-104.
The Punjab side, after being sent to bat again, were sent packing for 200 with Mohammad Umar hitting 11 boundaries on his way to 77.
Usman bagged three wickets while Sajid and Fakhar Zaman bagged two wickets each.
It took just three deliveries for KP to successfully chase the six run target.
Moreover, Sindh were 185 runs ahead of Northern in their fixture at the National Stadium.
The hosts began the day on 353-5 and added 161 to the scorecard at the expense of three wicket before declaring at 514-8. Asad Shafiq, who was batting at 46 at close of day two, went on to complete his century.
He remained unbeaten at 117 with 13 boundaries to his name.
Mohammad Nawaz bagged five wickets.
Northern were 126-4 when stumps were drawn with Hammad Azam and Mubasir Khan at the crease.