Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Abrar stars as Sindh trounce Balochistan


Spinner Abrar Ahmed continued his blistering run of form to help Sindh record their second consecutive win in the ongoing Quaid-i-Azam Trophy while Central Punjab drew against Southern Punjab as the tournament’s fifth round ended.

Abrar bagged three wickets on the final day to complete his fourth five-wicket haul in six innings to help Sindh beat Balochistan by ten wickets, having dismissed the latter’s batter Abdul Wahid Bangalzai a day earlier at Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium.

The mystery spinner returned figures of 5-49 as Balochistan — who started their second innings trailing at 121 — were bowled out for 190 before Sindh openers Omair Bin Yousuf and Saim Ayub cruised to the 74-run target with ease. With 28 wickets at a brilliant average of 17.68, Abrar continues to be the leading wicket-taker this season.

Balochistan’s Kashif Bhatti top-scored for the team with 37 while captain Asad Shafiq was the next best performer with the bat, adding 31.—INP

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