Punjab v Sind, Pentangular Cup final, Lahore, 5th day

Punjab take title with thumping 511-run win

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 22, 2012

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Punjab 496 (Sajjad 252, Kaneria 6-160) and 412 (Haris Sohail 150, Ayub 123) beat Sind 235 (Khalil 5-73, Bhatti 4-79) and 162 (Bhatti 4-74) by 511 runs
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Punjab completed an emphatic 511-run humbling of Sind to take the Pentangular Cup for the first time on the final day in Lahore. Sind's sustained woefulness perhaps helped Punjab get the outright win that they didn't seem intent to pursue on the fourth day.

Resuming their second innings at 367 for 6, Punjab managed to push forth to 412 thanks to Mohammad Zohaib's half-century. Danish Kaneria spun past the tail to finish with three wickets, while Tanvir Ahmed ran up figures of 4 for 87.

Faced with a target of 674, Sind's best bet would have been to bat out time and earn a draw, but their batsmen collapsed in just 54 overs. Ali Asad's 33 was the highest score, with only two other batsmen managing to pass 20. Bilawal Bhatti replicated his first-innings feat by capturing another four-wicket haul, while Raza Hasan picked up three wickets before Sind eventually folded up for 162. Aamer Sajjad was adjudged Man of the Match for his marathon 252 in the first innings. It was a measure of Punjab's dominance that the entire Sind XI could not make that many in either innings.

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