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Second XI Quaid-e-Azam Trophy: Northern, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa win their matches


Northern beat Sindh by 115 runs and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa overhauled a 162-run target in 37.2 overs against Southern Punjab on the final day of the third round of the three-day non first-class Second XI Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

After being enforced to follow-on on Thursday, Central Punjab secured a draw against Balochistan at the TMC Ground.

Balochistan v Central Punjab, TMC Ground, Karachi:

A Century by Imran Dogar and half-centuries by wicketkeeper-batsman Farhan Khan and Mohammad Irfan Khan helped Central Punjab to secure a draw after being forced to follow-on.

With an 89-run trail and eight wickets in hand, Central Punjab resumed the final day of the three-day contest at 127 for two. Imran Dogar added 28 runs to his overnight score as he made 102. His 178-ball vigil was studded with seven fours and two sixes.

Farhan (50) and Irfan (70) kept the Balochistan bowlers from making any further inroads, before Atizaz Habib Khan (33) and Bilawal Iqbal (23 not out) saw Central Punjab through the day.

Central Punjab were 349 for seven in 115 overs when stumps were drawn.


Northern v Sindh, State Bank Stadium, Karachi:

Sindh suffered a 115-run defeat against Northern as they were bowled out for 117 in 34.4 overs on the final day of the three-day fixture.

With 75 off 47 balls, which included six sixes and six fours, opener Azam Khan was the top-scorer for Sindh, while Danish Aziz was the other notable run-getter as he made 45 off 63. Northern’s Aamer Jamal and Shadab Majeed took three wickets each, while Ziad Khan returned two for 12.

After starting the day at 130 for six, Northern made 249 for seven to set 233-run target. Aamer Jamal recorded a century after resuming on 30. He struck 11 fours and three sixes on his way to an unbeaten 100 off 132. His overnight partner, Kashif Iqbal added four runs to his tally before getting dismissed by Ghulam Mudassar (3-37) on 59.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Southern Punjab, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:


Half-centuries by Musadiq Ahmed and Mohammad Naeem Snr set an eight-wicket win for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over Southern Punjab.

Musadiq smashed 10 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 82 off 105, while Naeem scored 57 from 76 balls. Both batsmen stitched a 117-run second wicket stand after Mohammad Mohsin Khan was dismissed by Ali Usman (2-57) with 17 runs on board.

Their partnership helped Khyber Pakhtunkhwa overhaul 162-run target in 37.2 overs with eight wickets spare.


Scores in brief:

Balochistan v Central Punjab, TMC Ground, Karachi:

Balochistan 408-6, 83 overs (Azeem Ghumman 119, Awais Zia 118, Ali Waqas 55, Shahzad Tareen 44, Akbar-ur-Rehman 38 not out; Bilawal Iqbal 2-49, Atizaz Habib Khan 2-91)

Central Punjab 192 all out, 57.2 overs (Atiq-ur-Rehman 55, Muhammad Akhlaq 47, Atizaz Habib Khan 28, Mohammad Faiq 25, Imran Dogar 22; Mohammad Junaid 5-47, Usama Mir 2-51, Hayatullah 2-75) and 349-7, 115 overs (Imran Dogar 102, Mohammad Irfan Khan 70, Farhan Khan 50, Mohammad Faiq 39, Atizaz Habib Khan 33, Bilawal Iqbal 23 not out; Mohammad Junaid 3-92, Hayatullah 2-112)

 Result – Match drawn


Northern v Sindh, State Bank Stadium, Karachi:

Northern 238 all out, 71.5 overs (Taimoor Sultan 70, Umar Waheed 47, Jamal Anwar 35, Kashif Iqbal 25; Abrar Ahmed 5-80, Danish Aziz 2-31, Shahnawaz 2-42) and 249-7, 63.5 overs (Aamer Jamal 100 not out, Kashif Iqbal 59, Raja Farzan Khan 38 not out; Ghulam Mudassar 3-37, Shahnawaz 2-58, Abrar Ahmed 2-69)

Sindh 195 all out, 63.1 overs (Fahad Iqbal 66, Danish Aziz 55; Aamer Jamal 3-21, Raja Farzan Khan 3-42, Shadab Majeed 3-67) and 177 all out, 34.4 overs (Azam Khan 75, Danish Aziz 45, Adeel Malik 23; Aamer Jamal 3-22, Shadab Majeed 3-55, Ziad Khan 2-12)

Result – Northern won by 115 runs


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Southern Punjab, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:

Southern Punjab 122 all out, 53.1 overs (Tayyab Tahir 30, Waqar Hussain 23 not out; Zohaib Khan 2-13, Irfanullah Shah 2-16, Asif Afridi 2-21) and 220 all out, 81.1 overs (Mukhtar Ahmed 104, Mohammad Umair 58; Asif Afridi 5-86, Zohaib Khan 3-60)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 181 all out, 44.1 overs (Mohammad Haris 38, Zohaib Khan 33, Mohammad Imran 32, Mohammad Mohsin Khan 21, Musadiq Ahmed 21; Ali Usman 5-67, Mohammad Umair 4-35) and 165-2, 37.2 overs (Musadiq Ahmed 82 not out, Mohammad Naeem Snr 57; Ali Usman 2-57)

Result – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won by eight wickets


Fourth round fixtures (2-4 Nov), Karachi:


Northern v Balochistan – TMC Ground

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Central Punjab – KCCA Stadium

Sindh v Southern Punjab – State Bank Stadium