Umair Khan century drives Federal Areas
Resuming on their overnight score of 64 for 3, after a rain-curtailed day one, Federal Areas were propelled to 315 for 6 in their Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup match against Punjab at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground, thanks to a hard-working 133 from opener Umair Khan. None of the Punjab bowlers were able to get rid of Khan, who finally conceded his wicket through a run-out. Hammad Azam (45) helped Khan put Federal Areas in a commanding position, with the pair putting together a vital 99-run partnership for the fifth wicket after Mohammad Khalil picked up two wickets to leave Federal Areas at a tricky 108 for 4. Imad Wasim (38*) and Jamal Anwar (13*) were at the crease at stumps.
Baluchistan's innings folded on 279 courtesy a four-wicket haul by legspinner Yasir Shah in their match against Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province at the Gaddafi Stadium. Shah was backed-up by medium pacer Nauman Habib who picked up three wickets. Sohaib Maqsood was the only contributor with the bat for Baluchistan, scoring 87. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa innings did not begin well, with three of their top four batsmen gone before the scoreboard read 20, with Nazar Hussain picking up two wickets. Adnan Raees (51*) strung together a half-century partnership with Aftab Alam, but Alam was dismissed just prior to stumps to leave Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 87 for 4. Baluchistan currently top the tournament's points table.