Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup final, 3rd day March 17, 2011

Baluchistan fight back but Sind in control

ESPNcricinfo staff

Baluchistan 299 (Haider 81, Sami 3-63) and 301 for 5 (Abbas 90, Sohail 3-99) lead Sind 513 (Manzoor 144, Alam 85, Rauf 6-143) by 87 runs

Baluchistan put up a much stronger batting show in their second innings compared to the first, but given the huge lead Sind had secured, they found themselves only marginally ahead with five wickets standing and two days to go.

Zain Abbas, Saeed Anwar jnr, and Imranullah Aslam made half-centuries as Baluchistan scored at a healthy rate, but left-arm seamer Sohail Khan struck thrice to ensure the advantage remained firmly with Sind. While Abbas fell ten short of his century, Imranullah cracked ten fours in his 59 off 51 deliveries and stands in the way of Sind and the title. Earlier in the day, Sarfraz Ahmed (71) took Sind past 500 before Abdur Rauf took the last two wickets for his 46th first-class five-wicket haul.