Opener played a 121-run knock from 126 balls, which included 16 fours and three sixes
Opener Sharjeel Khan scored his first century for Sindh in the ongoing season of Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy against Southern Punjab on Sunday.
This was left-hander’s first hundred in red-ball cricket since his career-best innings of 279 runs against PTV in January 2014.
Sharjeel, who scored five runs in the first innings, played an explosive 121-run knock from 126 balls, which included 16 fours and three sixes.
The Hyderabad-born was dismissed by leg-spinner Zahid Mehmood towards the end of third day, but not before his 130-run partnership with middle-order batsman Saud Shakeel put Sindh into a commanding position.
Scores in brief:
At UBL Sports Complex, Central Punjab won the toss and elected to bat:
Central Punjab 158 all out, 66.2 overs (Usman Salahuddin 54, Bilal Asif 22, Ahmed Safi Abdullah 20; Sajid Khan 4-56, Imran Khan Snr 3-29, Khalid Usman 2-35) and 248 all out, 85.2 overs (Mohammad Saad 77, Saad Nasim 52, Bilawal Iqbal 48 not out, Ahmed Shehzad 21; Sajid Khan 6-101, Arshad Iqbal 3-42)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 236 all out, 81.3 overs (Khalid Usman 92 not out, Kamran Ghulam 43, Israrullah 25, Musadiq Ahmed 22, Adil Amin 22; Waqas Maqsood 3-41, Bilal Asif 3-107, Ahmed Safi Abdullah 2-41) and 108-3, 33 overs (Adil Amin 39 not out, Musadiq Ahmed 24; Ahmed Safi Abdullah 3-63)
First innings points: Central Punjab 5 (all bowling), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 7 (one batting, six bowling)
At the National Stadium, Sindh won the toss and elected to bat:
Sindh 383 all out, 111.5 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 153, Asad Shafiq 141, Saad Ali 33; Zahid Mahmood 4-84, Zia-ul-Haq 2-54, Muhammad Imran 2-56, Bilawal Bhatti 2-73) and 190-3, 48 overs (Sharjeel Khan 121, Saud Shakeel 45 not out)
Southern Punjab 295 all out, 86 overs (Zain Abbas 95, Salman Ali Agha 67, Saif Badar 43, Imran Rafiq 42; Tabish Khan 4-83, Shahnawaz Dhani 3-74, Abrar Ahmed 2-119)
First innings points: Sindh 8 (four batting, four bowling), Southern Punjab 4 (two batting, two bowling)
At the National Bank Sports Complex, Northern elected to bowl (toss uncontested):
Balochistan 418 all out, 124.3 overs (Azeem Ghumman 95, Ayaz Tasawar 71, Kashif Bhatti 54, Ali Waqas 52, Bismillah Khan 38, Mohammad Talha 30, Taimur Ali 26, Imran Farhat 24; Nauman Ali 4-129, Nasir Nawaz 2-15, Mohammad Nawaz 2-71) and 223-4, 48 overs (Azeem Ghumman 91, Akbar-ur-Rehman 80 not out)
Northern 275 all out, 89.4 overs (Faizan Riaz 78, Mohammad Nawaz 67, Asif Ali 36, Hammad Azam 34, Umair Masood 24; Kashif Bhatti 4-114, Taj Wali 2-45, Mohammad Talha 2-46)
First innings points: Balochistan 7 (three batting, four bowling), Northern 4 (two batting, two bowling)
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