KARACHI: Resilient centuries by debutant Mubasir Khan and Hammad Azam helped Northern to draw the eight round encounter against Sindh at the National stadium to firm second spot on the Quaid-e-Azam trophy table.
Northern had a 185-run second innings deficit with six wickets in hand when play resumed on Thursday however following a gutsy 294-run alliance between two Northern finished at 423 for six in 120 overs at the close of play.
Mubasir smashed a magnificent 164. The 18-year-old right-handed batsman was playing his maiden first-class match after a fantastic run with Northern U19 and Northern Second XI sides. Mubasir was ably supported Hammad Azam who crafted his second century in the season by amassing 145. Hammad is now positioned second in the list of the batsmen with most runs with 787 runs at 65.58.
Pacer Shahnawaz Dhani dismissed both Mubasir and Hammad.
Sindh racked up 14 points from the match and jumped a place to the fifth spot. In the next round, which will run from 20-23 December, they play third-ranked Southern Punjab at the State Bank Stadium.
Northern, who pocketed seven points, will play Balochistan, who slipped to the bottom of the points table following a nine-wicket defeat to Central Punjab.
The National Stadium will host a broadcast fixture between table-toppers Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and fourth-placed Central Punjab.