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Southern Punjab forced to follow-on by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Karachi, 4 October 2022: Southern Punjab were forced to follow-on by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the former were dismissed for 168 in response to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s first innings score of 458 all out on day two of the second round of Cricket Associations Championship on Tuesday. Four wickets from Raza-ul-Hasan and Nasir Khan’s half-century in the second innings helped Balochistan end the second day’s play with a 185-run lead over Central Punjab at the KCCA Stadium in Karachi.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Southern Punjab

At the NBP Sports Complex, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 391 for three, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were bowled out for 458 in 100.4 overs. Aamer Azmat added 17 to his overnight score and was dismissed for 150 facing 141 balls, hitting 15 fours and four sixes.

Southern Punjab’s Rahat Ali was the pick of the bowlers, bagging five wickets for 96. Tahir Hussain and Faisal Akram grabbed two wickets apiece.

In return, Southern Punjab were dismissed for 168 in the 51st over. Waqar Hussain scored 51 for Southern Punjab. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mohammad Abbas Afridi was the most successful bowler, picking four wickets for 49. After being enforced a follow-on, Southern Punjab were 35 for one in 12 overs, when stumps were drawn.

Balochistan v Central Punjab

Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 33 for one, Central Punjab were bowled out for 125 in the 43rd over against Balochistan. Balochistan’s Raza-ul-Hasan grabbed four wickets for 44, Mohammad Junaid and Jalat Khan took three and two wickets, respectively.

With a 60-run first innings lead, Balochistan were 125 for three in 59 overs when stumps were drawn. Nasir Khan top-scored with a 146-ball 57, hitting four fours and one six.

Northern v Sindh

At the UBL Sports Complex, Northern were 105 for one in 25 overs, in their second innings, with 160 runs lead at stumps on day two against Sindh. Northern’s Ziad Khan returned undefeated on 51 off 75 balls, which included seven fours and one six.

Earlier, after resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 35 for three, Sindh were dismissed for 202 in 78 overs. Mohammad Hasan top-scored with 70, while Hasan Mohsin and Tabish Khan scored 40 runs each. For Northern, Munir Riaz bagged five wickets for 32 and Umer Khan took three wickets for 45.

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 35-1, 12 overs

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 125-3, 59 overs (Nasir Khan 57, Fahad Iqbal 24 not out)

Central Punjab 125 all out, 42.5 overs (Raza-ul-Hasan 4-44, Mohammad Junaid 3-27, Jalat Khan 2-34)

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 105-1, 25 overs (Ziad Khan 51 not out)

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)