KARACHI: Central Punjab took a huge 175-run lead when they bowled out Sindh for 174 to take a 349-7 lead on the second day of the three-day fixtures of the sixth round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Second XI) at the TMC Ground here. Position obtained. on Saturday.
Muhammad Akhlaq, who was not out at 75 on Friday, scored 176 runs. He hit 14 sixes and seven fours in an epic 217-ball game. Akhlaq scored 190 for the opening stand with Mohammad Imran who scored 74 off 104 balls and hit six fours. Abu Bakar Khan scored 46 not out off 76 balls, he hit five fours.
Spinners Mohammad Asghar and Hassan Khan took three wickets each.
On stumps, Sindh scored 124-2 in their second innings. They still need 50 more runs to close the first innings deficit.
After taking a 90-run lead at the State Bank Ground, Balochistan took an overall 99-9 lead in their second innings against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Nasir Khan and Timur Khan scored 25 runs.
Spinner Asif Afridi got 4-6 in 14.4 overs. Earlier, Balochistan were bowled out for 225 in the first innings for a total of 135 after being restarted at 34 without loss. Sarwar Afridi scored 33 runs. Gohar Faiz scored 5-27 while Akhtar Shah claimed 3-63.
After being forced to follow up at the KCCA Stadium, North Punjab won their second innings 67-2 against South Punjab.
Earlier, in reply to South Punjab’s first innings, Northern finished at 160 for 325-5 in 61.1 overs. Timur Sultan scored 44 off 90 balls, including four fours and a six. Kashif Iqbal scored 23 off 75 balls with the help of two fours. Ali Usman scored 4-58 while Muhammad Irfan scored 3-40.