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Sindh, Northern and Central Punjab eye wins in CA Championship tenth round

Lahore, 22 November 2022: Day-three of the tenth and final round of the Cricket Associations Championship 2022-23 was played at three Karachi venues today (Tuesday).

Balochistan resumed their first innings at 43 for three at the NBP Sports Complex. Hasan Mohsin who took three wickets yesterday, added two more today (five for 42) as Balochistan were sent packing for 93. Hazrat Wali with 48 runs was the only batter to offer some resistance. Mustafa Nasir took four for 30.  

Despite taking a 459-run lead, Sindh opted to bat second. They declared their second innings at 119 for three in 24 overs. Mohammad Taha top-scored with 54. Muhammad Suleman contributed 44.

Set a mammoth 579-run target, Balochistan were 108 for five in their second innings when stumps were drawn for the day. Hazrat Wali is once again fighting a lone battle and is unbeaten on 47. Mohammad Shahid has so far taken three and Junaid Ilyas has taken two wickets.

Southern Punjab resumed their first innings at 143 for five against Central Punjab at the UBL Sports Complex. They were bowled out for 226 in 85.1 overs to hand the tournament champions a 249-run lead. Skipper Moinuddin scored 65 (103 balls, eight fours, two sixes) while opener Mohammad Basit contributed 50. Ahmed Safi Abdullah took four wickets while Mohammad Naveed and Sadaqat Ali took two wickets apiece.

Central Punjab scored 206 for five in their second innings to set Southern Punjab a 456-run target. Shahrukh Ali and Mohammad Akhlaq scored half-centuries.

Southern Punjab were 45 for two when stumps were drawn for the day.

At the KCCA Stadium, Northern resumed their second innings at 101 for two. Opener Ali Imran scored 165 off 282 balls (13 fours, four sixes) as Northern amassed 358 all out.

Saad Nasim contributed 73 (96 balls, six fours, one six) and Aqib Shah scored 65. Maaz Khan took five for 92.

Set a 325-run target, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa crashed to 26 for four at stumps. Shadab Majeed took three wickets for eight runs.

Scores in brief:

Balochistan vs Sindh – 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, 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 108 for 5 (Hazrat Wali 47 not out; Mohammad Shahid 3-17, Junaid Ilyas 2-12)

Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab – 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, Muhammad Akhlaq 52 not out, Saif Badar 32; Mohammad Junaid 2-69)

Southern Punjab 226 all out, 85.1 overs (Moinuddin 65, Mohammad Basit 50, Rameez Alam 33; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 4-49, Mohammad Naveed 2-23) and 45 for 2, 16 overs (Mohammad Basit 33 not out)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Northern – 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 26 for 4, 10 overs (Shadab Majeed 3-8)