Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup, final, 1st day March 15, 2011

Haider fifty rescues Baluchistan

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Sind 65 for 1 (Manzoor 35*) trail Baluchistan 299 (Haider 81, Sami 3-63)

A 101-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Rizwan Haider and Abdur Rauf helped Baluchistan recover from 180 for 7 to finish with 299 in their first innings in the Pentangular Cup final. Sind's fast bowlers Mohammad Sami and Sohail Khan had rocked Baluchistan's top order, taking three wickets each. But Haider managed to get 81 off 133 balls and Rauf got 45 to stop the flow of wickets.

Sind had 13 overs to negotiate at the end of the day and lost their captain Khalid Latif for 14 to Mohammad Irfan. Khurram Manzoor hit six boundaries and reached 38 off 41 balls.