Karachi: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s batsman Kamran Ghulam surpassed the 37-year old record by amassing more than 1217 runs in a season.
Earlier, in 1983-84, Sadat Ali stroked this much of runs. Kamran Ghulam, the Lower Dir lad, also knitted his fifth century of the season to place his team in a strong position, against the Central Punjab, in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy final at the National stadium.
At the end of the third day, KP have accumulated 243-5, with an overall lead of 286.
After resuming from 212-8, Central Punjab declared their innings after reaching 257 in 83 overs.
Qasim Akram, with 60, added 37 vital runs for the 10thwicket with Waqas Maqsood.
KP fast bowler Irfanullah Shah finished with four wickets for 73, captain Khalid Usman bagged 3-32.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with 43-run lead, started their second innings however were pushed back with early setbacks. Openers Fakhar Zaman (4) and Zohaib Khan (5) had returned to the dressing room by the 14th over.
Israrullah, at this juncture, contributed with 63 valuable runs. Wicketkeeper batsman Rehan Afridi perished cheaply (one).
Before the end of the day, Kamran Ghulam and Adil Amin floated the KP innings with a 83-run stand for the fourth wicket partnership. Adil was dismissed by Waqas Maqsood for 34.
Kamran Ghulam will resume the innings from 104 not out.