Karachi: The seventh round of the ongoing first class tournament, Quaid-e-Azam trophy saw another result producing day as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Southern Punjab won their games against Sindh and Balochistan respectively.
Central Punjab had already clinched victory against Northern yesterday.
At the State Bank Stadium, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Sindh by an innings and 37 runs.
Sindh, after conceding 185 runs deficit in their first innings, were 120-5 at the start of the fourth day’s play and were bowled out for 148 in 50.4 mainly because of 5-49 by off spinner Sajid Khan in his 17.4 overs. Three wickets were picked up by Muhammad Waseem.
Sindh, in their first innings scored 229 runs with a 60 by captain Asad Shafiq and 57 by Sharjeel Khan. Lanky paceman Irfanullah Shah bagged five, while Sajid got three.
In reply KP stitched 414 that included 166 by Kamran Ghulam, 87 by Rehan Afridi and 62 by Fakhar Zaman.
In the televised match at the National Stadium, Southern Punjab pinned Balochistan by 205 runs.
Balochistan, chasing 405 runs, began the fourth day from 112-2 but bundled out for 199 runs in 55.4 overs.
Zia-ul-Haq ripped through the Balochistan batting with 7-35 in 15.4 overs, Amir Yamin bagged two.
Southern Punjab scored 330 in the first innings. Balochistan, in reply could reach 164 only. In the second inning Southern Punjab pilled up 312 runs.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with 117 points in seven matches (four wins, two draws, one loss) are on top of the points table.
Northern on second having 104 points, after three wins, two losses and as many draws.
With 103 points, in seven matches – three wins, two losses and two draws – Southern Punjab are on the third pedestal.
Central Punjab, with two triumphs & two draws, are at number four with 76 points.
Balochistan and Sindh are at fifth and sixth spots with 74 & 65 points respectively. Both team only have one win so far.