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Umar Akmal scored a sparkling century for Central Punjab.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Balochistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa registered their maiden win of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy as they thumped Balochistan by a whopping margin of an innings and 122 runs in Karachi, in their eighth round fixture.

Behind by 239 runs in reply to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's first innings score of 385, Balochistan were asked to follow on on Day 3. After folding for just 146 in their first innings, the team could muster only 117 in the second essay. Junaid Khan and Usman Shinwari picked three wickets between them to reduce Balochistan to 15 for 3 early into the morning session. Off-spinner Sajid Khan then ran through the middle-order, taking four wickets for 45 runs in the 11 overs he bowled.

Bismillah Khan (40) and Jalat Khan (22) delayed the inevitable with a 52-run partnership for the seventh-wicket. However, once the duo fell, Fakhar Zaman picked up the last two wickets to get his team their maiden outright win.

Brief scores: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 385 (Zohaib Khan 133, Ashfaq Ahmed 54, Usman Shinwari 51; Mohammad Asghar 6-121) beat Balochistan 146 (Bismillah Khan 35; Junaid Khan 4-36, Usman Shinwari 3-36) and 117 (Bismillah Khan 40; Sajid Khan 4-45) by an innings and 122 runs.

Central Punjab vs Sindh

Umar Akmal scored his first century of the 2019 Quaid-e-Azam season as Central Punjab set about recovering some of the lost ground in their clash against Sindh with a solid start to the second-innings. The green top pitch which greeted teams on the opening day had settled down by the third day, allowing Akmal (117*) and Salman Butt (81*) to wipe out Central Punjab's first-innings deficit and then build their own lead to 114 by Stumps.

However, the start of Central Punjab's second-innings will have had the dressing room fearing the worst. They'd slipped to 22 for 2 when Umar joined forces with former Pakistan captain Butt. The pair stitched an unbeaten 185-run stand that took the team to relative safety with just one more day left in the fixture.

Expectedly, Umar was star of the day. His 117 came off just 122 balls, with his16th first class hundred coming off just 85 deliveries. Butt, on the hand, played anchor and despite batting with a bruised thumb, progressed serenely towards a century of his own. Earlier in the day, fast bowler Aizaz Cheema completed a five-fer to trigger Sindh's collapse from 255 for 4 to 339 all-out.

Brief scores: Central Punjab 246 & 207/2 (Umar Akmal 117*, Salman Butt 81*; Mohammad Umar 2-42) lead Sindh 339 by 114 runs

Northern vs Southern Punjab

A poor effort with the bat in their first innings forced Southern Punjab to follow on in their clash against Northern. Resuming at 149/2, Southern Punjab collapsed on day three and managed to add only 119 more runs to their tally to fall short of Northern's total by 195 runs. While Shadab Khan picked up three wickets, Waqas Ahmed had two to his name.

Northern then enforced the follow on and looked to cash in on the opportunity. Sami Aslam made only 14 and was dismissed by Shadab but thankfully for Southern Punjab, Umar Siddiq and Zeeshan Ashraf ensured there was no further damage. Southern Punjab finished the day at 76 for 1, still 119 runs short of Northern's total.

Brief scores: Northern 463/7 (Hammad Azam 100; Mohammad Irfan 5-158) lead Southern Punjab 268 (Umar Siddiq 60, Zeeshan Ashraf 57; Shadab Khan 3-33, Waqas Ahmad 2-53) & 76/1 (Umar Siddiq 39*; Shadab Khan 1-20) by 119 runs

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