Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup, 3rd round, 4th day February 28, 2011

Federal Areas pick up three points

ESPNcricinfo staff

Federal Areas' seamers Sadaf Hussain and Iftikhar Anjum were clinical in running through Punjab's tail and secured three points for a first-innings lead for their team on the fourth day at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. Punjab's sixth-wicket pair of Kamran Sajid and Adnan Akmal were threatening to push their team past Federal Areas' 361, as their 68-run partnership took them to 290 for 5. Sadaf struck first, dismissing Adnan, and then Anjum got into the act, as they took five wickets for just 15 runs. Umair Khan and Umar Amin got in some batting practice, getting half-centuries as Federal Areas reached 133 for 2 in what was a second innings of no consequence. The three points mean Federal Areas move on to 12 points and are looking good for a place in the final.

Baluchistan's Saeed Anwar junior helped himself to a century against Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province on the fourth day at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Baluchistan had already secured three points on the third day, and there was little chance of a result on the fourth. They did not take the risk of declaring early and tempting Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa into attempting a chase, batting for 34.3 overs instead and setting Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa an impossible target of 335 to win in just over half a day. Anwar junior reached 122 before he was run out, and Baluchistan added their runs quickly. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa then got in some batting practice of their own, with Adnan Raees following up his 88 in the first innings with 71 in the second. Baluchistan stay top of the table, while Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa are yet to pick up points.