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February 1, 2012
Mohammad Khalil ripped through Baluchistan to allow Punjab to enforce a follow-on on the second day at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Punjab, resuming on 335 for 4, added 105 runs before declaring on 440 for 8. Harris Sohail missed his half-century by two runs, and Mohammad Zohaib and Raza Hasan played useful cameos of 23 and 27 runs respectively. Rahat Ali was the most successful bowler for Baluchistan; he took 5 for 138 in 35 overs. Baluchistan got off to a poor start, losing their openers with only 4 runs on the board. Rehan Rafiq, along with Saeed Anwar Junior, steadied the early wobble but both failed to capitalise on starts, and were dismissed by Khalil. Punjab kept picking up wickets and bowled Baluchistan out for 107. Baluchistan were 10 for 1 in their second innings at stumps.
A century from Shan Masood, and half-centuries from Umar Amin and Babar Naeem, gave Federal Areas a lead of 248 at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province had to toil in the field, and only managed to take six wickets in the day, with Waqar Ahmed and Khalid Usman taking two each. Afaq Raheem and Masood resumed the day on 130 for 1. Raheem missed a century - he was dismissed for 83 - but Masood and Amin put together a 76-run partnership to take Federal Areas past Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's total of 205. Masood went on to score 127, and a quick 57 from Naeem cemented Federal Areas' dominance. They ended the day on 453 for 7 and could extend their lead on the third day.
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