Punjab v Sind, Pentangular Cup final, Lahore, 2nd February 19, 2012

Sajjad, Khalil put Punjab in command

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sind 36 for 4 (Faraz 0*, Fahad 0*, Khalil 3-18) trail Punjab 496 (Sajjad 252, Kaneria 6-160) by 460 runs
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Punjab reached a commanding position at stumps on day two of their contest against Sind, and took control of the Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup final at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Their dominance owed largely to the efforts of Aamer Sajjad, who top-scored, by a distance, with 252. He struck 32 boundaries in an innings that lasted for more than 10 hours and was assisted by a half-century from Usman Salahuddin for the third wicket and by the tail. He added 72 with No.9 Raza Hasan and 42 with No.10 Bilawal Bhatti. Sajjad was the last wicket to fall, his team eventually reaching 496. Danish Kaneria picked up six wickets, but conceded 160 runs and his team was in trouble by the end of the day.

Seamer Mohammad Khalil struck thrice and Bhatti nipped out one wicket to reduce Sind to 36 for 4 at the close. The top four were back in the pavilion in just 7.2 overs bowled in the Sind innings, and a monumental challenge awaits on the third day.