Ton-up Sharjeel puts Sindh in control, CP on brink of victory


Defending champions Central Punjab were closing in on their third consecutive victory as Sharjeel Khan and Adil Amin both struck centuries ton on second day of the eighth-round Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixture here on Tuesday.

Fit-again Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali has been the leading light in resurgence of Central Punjab when the 26-year-old led from the front to put his side on verge of a crushing defeat of Balochistan with an eight-wicket haul as Imran Farhat’s men were forced to follow on after being bundled out for 130 at the SBP Sports Complex.

After his new-ball partner Waqas Maqsood had dismissed Ali Rafiq and Ali Waqas on successive deliveries, Hasan returned at the backend to polish off the Balochistan’s tail by grabbing the last four wickets to finish with 5-32 in 9.2 overs. It was 10th such bag in first-class cricket.