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Central Punjab win Cricket Associations Championship 2022-23

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Lahore, 23 November 2022: Central Punjab celebrated their Cricket Associations Championship 2022-23 title with a comfortable 273-run win over Southern Punjab at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi on the fourth and final day of the tenth and final round of the tournament today (Wednesday). Sindh defeated Balochistan by 368 runs at the NBP Sports Complex, Karachi while Northern turned the tables on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 160 runs at the KCCA Stadium, Karachi.

Balochistan resumed their second innings at 108 for five in pursuit of a mammoth 593-run target. Opener Hazrat Wali fought a lone battle for the second time in the match, he scored 87 off 146 balls with the help of 14 fours and two sixes as Balochistan were bowled out for 224 in 50.1 overs to hand Sindh a thumping victory.

Mohammad Shahid took four wickets for 56 and Hasan Mohsin and Junaid Ilyas took two wickets apiece to spearhead their side to victory.

Southern Punjab resumed their second innings at 45 for two in pursuit of their 456-run target. Left-arm spinner Ahmed Safi Abdullah took five wickets as Southern Punjab were bowled out for a paltry 182 in 51.1 overs, Sadaqat Ali took two wickets.

Wicketkeeper Maqbool Ahmed did not bat due to an injury. Opener Mohammad Basit top-score for the losing side with 75 off 130 balls (10 fours).

At the KCCA Stadium, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who were set a 325-run target, resumed their second innings at 26 for four. The Northern bowlers maintained their stranglehold to send their opponents packing for 164 runs in 67.5 overs. Nabi Gul with 50 (151 balls, three fours, one six) fought a lone battle for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Shadab Majeed and Zaman Khan took three wickets each while Umer Khan and Aaqib Liaquat took two each.

Scores in brief:

Sindh beat Balochistan by 368 runs – NBP Sports Complex, Karachi

Sindh 566 for 8 (declared), 154 overs (Saifullah Bangash 125 not out; Danish Aziz 119, Hasan Mohsin 100; Gohar Faiz 3-85, Jalat Khan 3-119, Tariq Jameel 2-139) and 119 for 3 (declared), 24 overs (Mohammad Taha 54, Muhammad Suleman 44; Gohar Faiz 1-18)

Balochistan 93 all out, 32.1 overs (Hazrat Wali 48; Hasan Mohsin 5-42, Mustafa Nasir 4-30) and 224 all out, 50.1 overs (Hazrat Wali 87, Mohammad Shahid 30; Mohammad Shahid 4-56, Hasan Mohsin 2-31, Junaid Ilyas 2-34)

Central Punjab beat Southern Punjab by 273 runs – UBL Sports Complex, Karachi

Central Punjab 475 all out, 120.5 overs (Ali Zaryab 156, Fahad Munir 65, Mohammad Waleed 54, Mohammad Hamza Akbar 53 not out; Faisal Akram 5-142) and 206 for 5 (declared), 44 overs (Shahrukh Ali 65, Mohammad Akhlaq 52 not out; Mohammad Junaid 2-69)

Southern Punjab 226 all out, 85.1 overs (Moinuddin 65, Mohammad Basit 50; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 4-49, Mohammad Naveed 2-23) and 182 all out, 51.1 overs (Mohammad Basit 75, Rameez Alam 35, Moinuddin 33; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 5-54)

Northern beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 160 runs – KCCA Stadium, Karachi

Northern 240 all out, 77.3 overs (Saad Nasim 65, Taimur Khan 56; Mohammad Amir Khan 4-31, Zeeshan Ahmad 3-44) and 358 all out, 105.1 overs (Ali Imran 165, Saad Nasim 73, Aqib Shah 65)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 274 all out, 76.4 overs (Aamer Azmat 65, Afaq Ahmed 65; Aaqib Liaquat 4-86, Mohammad Hammad 3-40) and 164 all out, 67.5 overs (Nabi Gul 50, Mohammad Usman 28; Shadab Majeed 3-16, Zaman Khan 3-22)