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Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Round 3 Day 2: Ziad hits century, Zohaib takes five-wicket haul

Northern’s Ziad Khan struck century, while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Zohaib Khan takes a five-wicket haul as all three matches of the eighth-round of the Cricket Associations Championship ended in a draw on Thursday.

At the Saeed Ajmal Academy in Faisalabad, Northern resuming their second innings on the overnight score of 161 for two declared on 357 for six in 113.3 overs.

Ziad Khan batting at number three top-scored with 139 off 239, laced with 14 fours and four sixes. He was well supported by Ali Imran who scored 92 off 229 balls, hitting nine fours and one six. The two added 151 runs for the third-wicket.

For Sindh, Arish Ali Khan and Ashiq Ali picked two wickets each.

Chasing an improbable 221 to win, Sindh were 95 for two in 16 overs when stumps were drawn. Opening batter Usman Khan returned undefeated on 63 off 61 balls. His innings included 13 fours.

At the LCCA Ground, Lahore Balochistan played out a drawn game against Central Punjab. Resuming their first innings on the overnight score of 316 for six in 78 overs, Central Punjab managed to score 351 for six in 83 overs.

In return, Balochistan declared their second innings on 200 for four in 69 overs as stumps were drawn.

Opening batter Hanan Achakzai top-scored with 64 off 118, hitting 11 fours. Ali Waqas contributed a 146-ball 45. The pair of Hanan and Ali added 83 runs for the second wicket.

At the Rana Naved Cricket Academy in Sheikhupura, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa played out a drawn game against Southern Punjab. Resuming their first innings on 121 for one, Southern Punjab managed to score 374 for eight in 83 overs. Zohaib Khan took five wickets for 144.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in their second innings were 84 for one in 25 overs when stumps were drawn.

Scores in Brief

Match ends in a draw between Sindh v Northern – Saeed Ajmal Academy, Faisalabad

Northern 139 all out, 46.5 overs (Taimoor Sultan 48; Danish Aziz 5-34, Arish Ali Khan 2-33, Ashiq Ali 2-35) and 357-6 (decl), 113.3 overs (Ziad Khan 139, Ali Imran 92, Taimoor Sultan 55, Jamal Anwar 36; Ashiq Ali 2-90, Arish Ali Khan 2-79)

Sindh 276 all out, 75.3 overs (Danish Aziz 75, Usman Khan 64; Aqib Liaqat 6-99, Farhan Shafiq 2-49) and 95-2, 16 overs (Usman Khan 63 not out)

Match ends in a draw between Central Punjab v Balochistan at LCCA Ground, Lahore

Balochistan 276-7, 83 overs (Azeem Ghumman 85, Gulraiz Sadaf 71, Mohammad Shahid 49 not out; Mohammad Irfan Jnr 3-46, Nisar Ahmed 2-85) and 200-4 (decl), 69 overs (Hanan Achakzai 64, Ali Waqas 45, Taimur Ali 37 not out; Mohammad Waheed 2-23)

Central Punjab 351-6, 83 overs (Imran Dogar 102, Rizwan Hussain 61, Ali Shan 50 not out, Abdul Samad 45; Tariq Jamil 2-89, Zainullah 2-97)

Match ends in a draw between Southern Punjab v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at Rana Naved ul Hasan Cricket Academy, Sheikhupura

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 406-6, 83 overs (Mohsin Khan 158, Mehran Ibrahim 103, Saqib Jameel 51 not out, Waqar Ahmad 44) and 84-1, 25 overs (Waqar Ahmad 32 not out, Mohsin Khan 32)

Southern Punjab 374-8, 83 overs (Zeeshan Ashraf 79, Mohammad Umair 78, Mohammad Irfan 63 not out, Mukhtar Ahmed 40; Zohaib Khan 5-144, Arshadullah 2-62)