Sindh wins Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Second-XI Tournament


Karachi: Table-toppers Sindh won Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Second-XI Tournament here at Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) Stadium on Saturday. 

Sindh held a draw against Balochistan in their last group match but gained batting points to remain on top of the points table with 48 points.

In their second inning, Sindh declared at 222-5 after resuming Day 3 at 48-0 with a lead of 116 runs. Syed Mohammad Tahami top-scored with a 126-ball 76, which included eight fours and a six. Rameez Aziz (54 not out, six fours, 98 balls) and Ammad Alam (46 off 33 balls) were other significant contributors to Sindh’s batting.

For Balochistan, Zainullah took three wickets for 56 runs.

Chasing 291 to win, Balochistan managed to score 120 for two in 33 overs when stumps were drawn. Awais Zia remained unbeaten on 52 off 76 balls, laced with four fours and two sixes.

Sindh was followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) who settled on the second position with 45 points. They won their last matches against Northern by two wickets. Central Punjab (CP) finished at the third position after holding a draw against defending champions Southern Punjab (SP) in the last round.

SP (27), Northern (21), and Balochistan (16) finished at fourth, fifth, and sixth positions respectively.

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