Zufiqar Babar takes five to put Southern Punjab in command
KARACHI: Left-arm-spinner Zulfiqar Babar got five wickets to enable Southern Punjab take a substantial 150-run lead when after posting 369 they dismissed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for 219 in their first innings on day-two of the final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2nd XI tournament being played here at State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Stadium on Wednesday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resuming their first innings on 27 without loss, were dismissed in the 51st over. Musaddiq Ahmed, batting at No 3, top-scored with a 97-ball 59, hitting seven fours. Musaddiq and Khushdil Shah (48 off 62 balls) contributed a 66-run partnership for the fifth-wicket.
For Southern Punjab, Zulfiqar took five wickets for 56 in 12.4 overs. Ataullah grabbed three wickets for 58 runs. In return, Southern Punjab in their second innings were 86 for four in 32 overs when stumps were drawn. They now have overall 236 runs lead with six wickets in hand.