QeA Trophy 2019: Salman Butt shines as Central Punjab outclass Balochistan

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QUETTA: Central Punjab outclassed Balochistan by an innings and 12 runs in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fixture at the Bugti Stadium, Quetta on Monday.

Bilal Asif returned with the figures of 4-33 as the side were bowled out for 239 in their second innings after starting the fourth day’s play at 141-5. Bismillah Khan scored 70 runs for Balochistan.

Earlier, Central Punjab declared their first innings at 521-6 with Salman Butt being the star batsman for his brilliant 237-run knock. He also put on an opening 237-run partnership with skipper Azhar Ali who made 123. Meanwhile, Balochistan were dismissed for 270 in their first innings.

Central Punjab will face Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Abbottabad in their fourth-round fixture from October 5 while Balochistan will travel to Rawalpindi for their fixture against Northern.