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March 6, 2011
Baluchistan slipped to an 83-run defeat against Punjab at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. In an exciting contest, Baluchistan fought hard in their chase of 413 but were deprived of a major contribution from their batsmen, none of whom were able to convert their starts into three-figures. Baluchistan began their day on 145 for 2, and overnight batsman Saeed Anwar jnr progressed to reach his half-century.
But the Punjab bowlers struck early to make it 183 for 4. Anwar then put together a 72-run stand with Imranullah Aslam that revived Baluchistan's chances, but the chase lost steam once the pair was separated. Aslam managed a half-century but the last six wickets fell for 75 and Baluchistan were eventually bowled out for 330. The seamers set up the win for Punjab, with Sarmad Anwar grabbing four wickets and the opening bowling pair of Mohammad Khalil and Asad Ali sharing five.
Baluchistan retain their position at the top of the table but are only three points behind Federal Areas, who have a game in hand just as the other teams.
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