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Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Final evenly poised after engrossing second day

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Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Final : The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2021-22 day-night final among Northern and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is on course for an interesting completion as Northern completed day-two at 184 for three in their first innings in answer to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 374-run first innings exertion on Sunday at the National Stadium, Karachi.

In a matter of seconds before close of play Northern skipper Umar Amin (4) was dismissed by Sameen Gul which left the match equitably ready. Northern will begin day-three 190 runs behind Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with seven first innings wickets standing.

Northern’s in-structure youthful opening pair of Haider Ali and Mohammad Huraira got their side looking flying so far. The two right-handers played a progression of dazzling drives as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bowlers battled to track down development off the pitch under lights

The pair took Northern to 96 for none at dinner break, soon after the resumption of play, Huraira was dismissed for 51 off 65 balls, the fourth fifty of his maiden first-class season. Off-spinner Sajid Khan excused him lbw.

Haider looked ready for his fourth five star century prior to tumbling to Sajid trying to clear the long-on limit. His 81 fell off 131 balls and included 14 fours.

Prior, continuing at the short-term first innings score of 252 for five, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were helped past the 350-show imprint to all-rounder Asif Afridi who scored 68. Asif was associated with valuable 39 and 63 run partnerships with Sajid Khan (22) and Mohammad Wasim Jnr (21).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were bowled out for 374 not long after the tea break. For Northern off-spinner Mubasir Khan took four while pacer Waqas Ahmed took three wickets.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa gathered three batting pointa in the first innings while Northern needed to agree to two. Later the initial 100 overs, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were 308 for seven.

Brief Scores :

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 374 all out, 118.2 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 102, Kamran Ghulam 72, Asif Afridi 68; Mubasir Khan 4-52, Waqas Ahmed 3-94)

Northern 184 for 3, 56 overs (Haider Ali 81, Mohammad Huraira 51; Sajid Khan 2-30)

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