Omair shines as Sindh post 254-2 against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Young Omair Bin Yousuf remained unbeaten for 133 runs as Sindh posted 254-2 against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the first day of round two of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy at UBL Sports Complex, Karachi.

Opening batsman Omair smashed 15 boundaries and two maximums to fill in strongly for Abid Ali who left the team due to national duty. Omair will resume the innings for Sindh on day two along with skipper Asad Shafiq who has so far scored 68 runs off 133 balls with the help of five boundaries and a six.

Adil Amin was the only wicket-taker for KP as he took two wickets conceding 31 runs.

Southern Punjab, on the other hand, also has a good day at Bugti Stadium Quetta after they put up 347 runs for the loss of four wickets on the scoreboard.

Opener Azeem Ghumman starred the show with a splendid knock of 143 runs off just 253 runs and will resume the innings for Baluchistan on Day 2. Imran Butt, the second opener, contributed 66 runs off 99 deliveries.

Imran Farhat was yet another centurion of the day after he scored 117 runs off 118 balls with the help of 17 boundaries.

Mohammad Abbas and Amir Yameen bagged two wickets each for Southern Punjab after they preferred newly introduced ‘No Toss’ rule and decided to bowl first.

Azhar Ali (110*) and Kamran Akmal (157) took Central Punjab on top against Northern after they scored 369-5 in scorching heat at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.

Both the right-handed batsman put 135 runs together on the scoreboard to strengthen the position of their team.

Young Musa Khan bagged three wickets conceding 57 runs for Northern.