Karachi, 5 October 2022: Southern Punjab made a strong comeback today after Abdul Rehman Muzammil and Rameez Alam scored unbeaten centuries in the second innings against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the NBP Sports Complex on day three of the second round match of Cricket Associations Championship.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Southern Punjab
After being enforced a follow-on the previous day, Southern Punjab resumed their second innings at the score of 35 for one, were 320 for three at stumps against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Abdul Rehman Muzammil and Rameez Alam coming together with scoreboard reading 77 for three, added an unbroken 243-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Abdul Rehman returned undefeated on 117 off 288 balls, hitting 15 fours and one six, while Rameez Alam struck 18 boundaries during his innings of 116 not out off 209 balls. Southern Punjab ended the third day with 30-run lead and have seven second innings wickets in hand.
Balochistan v Central Punjab
At the KCCA Stadium, Central Punjab in pursuit of a 285-run target, were 155 for six in 57 overs when stumps were drawn. Irfan Khan top-scored with 54, while Imran Dogar contributed 41. Captain Saif Badar coming to bat at number three returned undefeated on 37.
Balochistan’s Raza-ul-Hasan bagged three wickets for 52 in 24 overs.
Earlier, after resuming their second innings on 125 for three, Balochistan were bundled out for 224 in the 93rd over. Nasir Khan top-scored with 57. Central Punjab’s Ahmed Safi Abdullah and Bilal Asif bagged four wickets each.
Northern v Sindh
At the UBL Sports Complex, chasing 418 to win, Sindh were 136 for two in 32 overs when stumps were drawn. Opening batter Danish Aziz top-scored with an unbeaten 89 off 95 balls, smashing 12 fours.
Earlier, resuming their second innings at the overnight score of 105 for one, Northern declared their innings on 362 for five in 78 overs. Opening batter Ziad Khan scored a 218-ball 120, hitting 15 fours and one six. Aqib Shah returned undefeated on 60 off 68 balls, striking nine fours.
Scores in brief:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Southern Punjab NBP Sports Complex, Karachi
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 458 all out, 100.4 overs (Aamer Azmat 150, Maaz Sadaqat 112, Mehran Ibrahim 70, Israrullah 46; Rahat Ali 5-96, Tahir Hussain 2-80, Faisal Akram 2-89)
Southern Punjab 168 all out, 50.1 overs (Waqar Hussain 51; Mohammad Abbas Afridi 4-49, Maaz Khan 2-36) and after follow-on 320-3, 102 overs (Abdul Rehman Muzammil 117 not out, Rameez Alam 116 not out; Mohammad Imran 2-58)
Balochistan v Central Punjab at the KCCA Stadium, Karachi
Balochistan 185 all out, 75.3 overs (Taimur Ali 45; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 5-78, Mohammad Waheed 2-26, Bilal Asif 2-47) and 224 all out, 92.2 overs (Nasir Khan 57, Bismillah Khan 29; Bilal Asif 4-80, Ahmed Safi Abdullah 4-81)
Central Punjab 125 all out, 42.5 overs (Raza-ul-Hasan 4-44, Mohammad Junaid 3-27, Jalat Khan 2-34) and 155-6, 57 overs (Irfan Khan 54, Imran Dogar 41, Saif Badar 37 not out; Raza-ul-Hasan 3-52)
Northern v Sindh at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi
Northern 257 all out, 65 overs (Hasan Raza 89, Saad Nasim 45, Ziad Khan 42; Tabish Khan 4-60, Danish Aziz 2-17, Hasan Mohsin 2-29) and 362-5 (decl), 78 overs (Ziad Khan 120, Saad Nasim 76, Aqib Shah 60 not out; Mohammad Ali Khan 2-52)
Sindh 202 all out, 78 overs (Mohammad Hasan 70, Hasan Mohsin 40, Tabish Khan 40; Munir Riaz 5-32, Umer Khan 3-45, Shadab Majeed 2-64) and 136-2, 32 overs (Danish Aziz 89 not out)