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Northern beat Sindh by seven wickets in CA Championship

Lahore, 16 November 2022: The second day of the ninth round of the Cricket Associations Championship 2022-23 season was played at three Karachi venues today – Wednesday.

At the KCCA Stadium, Central Punjab resumed their first innings at 191 for five. They were bowled out for 273 to hand over Balochistan a 46-run lead. Fahad Munir top-scored with 72 (172 balls, seven fours, one six). Jalat Khan took four wickets, Aftab Ahmed capture three.

Balochistan reached 186 for two in their second innings at close on day-three. They were well served by Mohammad Junaid who scored 100 not out off 181 balls (seven fours, one six). Mohamad Ibrahim Snr scored 68 off 176 balls (seven fours, one six).

Over at the UBL Sports Complex, Northern recorded a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sindh. Resuming at six for no loss, Northern completed their 103-run chase for the loss of three wickets.

Ali Imran scored an unbeaten 56 off 72 balls (eight fours, one six). Aqib Shah remained unbeaten on 18. Danish Aziz and Mohammad Asghar took a wicket apiece.

Over at the NBP Sports Complex Ground, Karachi,

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa resumed their second innings at 84 for 2, they were bowled out for 326 in 86 overs. Opener Afaq Ahmed top-scored with 70 off 104 balls (six fours, one six). Mohammad Nisar Afridi contributed 64 off 140 balls (five fours). Mohammad Junaid too five wickets for 115, Tahir Hussain finished with four for 88.

Southern Punjab who were set a 406-run target, reached 58 for two at stumps on day-three. They will be needing an additional 348 runs tomorrow with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in search of eight wickets for a victory.

Scores in brief:

Balochistan vs Central Punjab – KCCA Stadium, Karachi

Balochistan 319 all out, 106 overs (Mohammad Junaid 101, Mohammad Ibrahim Senior 87, Abdul Hanan 40; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 7-92) and 186 for 2, 63 overs (Mohammad Junaid 100 not out, Mohammad Ibrahim Snr 68; Mohammad Naveed 1-28)

Central Punjab 273 all out, 97.4 overs (Fahad Munir 72, Abdul Samad 42, Saif Badar 40; Jalat Khan 4-83, Aftab Ahmed 3-89)

Northern beat Sindh by seven wickets – UBL Sports Complex, Karachi

Sindh 102 all out, 41.1 overs (Saifullah Bangash 40 not out, Rameez Aziz 31; Umer Khan 5-47, Waqas Ahmed 3-25) and 213 all out, 55.4 overs (Rameez Aziz 82, Mohammad Suleman 49; Waqas Ahmed 4-73, Shadab Majeed 3-44)

Northern 213 all out, 56.1 overs (Mohammad Hammad 57, Ali Imran 40; Aaliyan Mehmood 4-38, Mohammad Asghar 3-89) and 106 for 3, 23 overs (Ali Imran 56 not out; Danish Aziz 1-22)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab – NBP Sports Complex, Karachi

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 282 all out, 73.5 overs (Nabi Gul 85, Mohammad Nisar Afridi 47; Mohammad Junaid 5-106, Mohammad Shan 4-65) and 326 all out, 86 overs (Afaq Ahmed 70, Mohammad Nisar Afridi 64; Mohammad Junaid 5-115, Tahir Hussain 4-88)

Southern Punjab 203 all out, 66.5 overs (Yousuf Babar 69, Mohammad Umair 29, Moinuddin 29; Irfanullah Shah 4-26, Mohammad Amir Khan 2-49, Maaz Khan 2-52) and 58 for 2 (Maqbool Ahmed 26; Atizaz Habib Khan 1-0)