Imran Farhat, Akbar-ur-Rehman Tonnes Of Purge Sindh > Cricket News, cricinfo, mobilecric, cricbuzz, livescore and more
Cricket news - Imran Farhat, Akbar-ur-Rehman tons deflate Sindh
Balochistan vs Sindh
Imran Farhat and Akbar-ur-Rehman scored unbeaten centuries and put on an undefeated 263-run partnership as Balochistan overcame a horror start on the opening day of their fixture against Sindh to claim the early upper hand in this 10th round Quaid-e-Azam fixture. By stumps, Balochistan they'd reached reached 271/2 setting an early marker that Sindh's winless season will, in all probability, remain so.
It had begun so differently for Sindh, though, after Balochistan tripped on their own decision to bat first, losing both Imran Butt and Azeem Ghuman with just eight runs on the board. Captain Imran Farhat used all his experience to negotiate the early spell from Sindh's four-man pace attack and capitalised as the afternoon wore on.
Both Farhat and Akbar went after Mohsin, taking 55 from his nine overs. Farhat completed his 37th first class century from 163 balls while Akbar got to his milestone off 221 deliveries. The 200 off the partnership was brought up off 320 balls an hour before Stumps with a promise of it extending further on the second day
Brief Scores: Balochistan 271/2 (Imran Farhat 137*, Akbar-ur-Rehman 121*) vs Sindh
Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab
Debutant Abdullah Shafiq and Ahmed Shehzad continued the trend of strong batting performances on the opening day of the final round of QEA fixtures, their centuries allowing Central Punjab plunder 339/4 in 91 overs of play against Southern Punjab.
The table toppers were dealt an early blow after winning the toss when Zia Ul Haq trapped Salman Butt. However captain Ahmed Shehzad joined forces with the newcomer Shafiq laying the foundation for what would be a 179-run stand for the second wicket. Shehzad's 13th first class century brought him exactly 100 runs before he fell to Rahat Ali.
Off the very next ball, Rahat sent Umar Akmal packing with a duck. Shafiq, however, consolidated the innings and in the company of Usman Salahuddin, completed his maiden first class century. Shafiq fell for 133 but Kamran Akmal and Salahuddin added another unbeaten half-century stand to push Central Punjab's total ahead.
Brief scores: Central Punjab 339/4 (Abdullah Shafiq 133, Ahmed Shehzad 100; Rahat Ali 2-65) vs Southern Punjab
Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Hammad Azam and Sarmad Bhatti were two of five Northern batsmen to score half-centuries as Northern buried Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under a mountain of runs on the opening day of their crucial fixture in Karachi. Northern need a win to secure a final berth (KP can go through on a draw) and their desperation showed in the run-rate maintained through the day's play.
This greater cause for the team perhaps cost individual centuries or two with Hammad Azam (76), Faizan Riaz (63), Zeeshan Malik (61) and Ali Sarfaraz (50) all falling soon after getting to a half-century. Bhatti, unbeaten at Stumps on 70*, will able to address this anomaly on Day 2 as Northern look to push the match forward with more quick runs inorder to give themselves enough time to bowl their opponents twice.
Brief scores: Northern 341/5 (Hammad Azam 76, Sarmad Bhatti 70*; Sajid Khan 3-100) vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The rain interrupted play, in England, to impose Consequences on
Rain played spoilsport after England enforced the follow on In a session in which play went on for less than 45 minutes, England bundled out South Africa for 209 in ...
Openers give a solid start to the Zimbabwe
Prince Masvaure remained unbeaten on 42 Zimbabwe openers gave the side a solid start as they went to Lunch unbeaten on 62 for no loss after opting to bat in ...
Live Cricket Score: south Africa vs England, 3. Test, 4. Day, Port Elizabeth
England have enforced follow on WICKET Mark Wood has another. Zubayr Hamza gets a trickle down the legside and is caught by the 'keeper. South Africa lose their second wicket ...
Miller 90* 't be enough for the Hurricanes to reverse the Attacker
Miller smashed 90 off 48. Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers, LauncestonA combined effort from Travis Head and Wes Agar helped Adelaide Strikers overcome a David Miller blitz to register a ...
Pollard'Efforts, in vain, as the Rain Slides WI's Series-Leveling-Plans
File Photo: Kieron Pollard accounted for Balbirnie, Delany, Wilson and Dockrell Rain had the last say in Basseterre as the keenly-contested second T20I between West Indies and Ireland was ...
'I Love five Days of Tests, but my Role is to l't make Decisions on the basis of what I Like'
The Cricket Australia CEO praised Ganguly for progressive thinking and a future focus Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts is bracing for "the biggest two years in the history of Australian ...
23 Hours and seven Minutes Anrich Nortje
The nightwatchman faced 136 balls and scored runs off only nine of them Dom Bess hadn't yet completed the over that had been interrupted by rain for almost four ...
Bess's spin web is a Lesson in Change
Bess claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests. "Monty Panesar hasn't played 33 Tests, he has played one Test, 33 times." The observation, made by Shane Warne, was ...
England to keep Control of the 3. Day, despite de Kock's fifty
Dom Bess picked his maiden fifer earlier in the day Ben Stokes might have scored a century and might have picked a wicket as well, but the third session of ...
U19-world Cup Wrap: Figy, lakr a-star within the UAE's thumping win
Figy hit an unbeaten century to guide UAE's modest chase. UAE vs Canada, BloemfonteinFigy John's unbeaten century and skipper Aryan Lakra's all-round show helped UAE get ...