Karachi: Hasan Ali’s ten-wickets in the match has led Central Punjab to a comfortable nine-wicket win over Balochistan, their third consecutive victory in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (QeA) 2020.
The defending champions chased down the target of 47 with ease after they bowled Balochistan for 285 as they enforced the follow-on.
Skipper Hasan Ali registered his third ten-wicket haul in first-class cricket after claiming five for 76 in the second innings. Waqas Maqsood took three for 63 while Bilawal Iqbal and Saad Nasim picked one each.
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For Balochistan, Umaid Asif scored an impressive 69 while Jalat Khan scored 65 off 86 balls. Ayaz Tassawur made 50 off 62, powered by eight fours and a six.
On Day 2, Hasan smashed an unbeaten 50 off 33 balls to guide his team to 369 in the first innings before he recorded his 10th fifer in first-class cricket, which bundled out Balochistan for a mere 130.
In rounds six and seven of the tournament, CP defeated Sindh and Northern respectively after going winless in the first five rounds.