Weaker teams fancy rain reprieve in Pentangular Cup

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LAHORE – Heavy rain in the city on Saturday has given some hope to the weakest teams of the Faysal Bank Pentangular Cup some hope of drawing their matches. On day three of the four-day matches, Khyber PK scored 266 runs and saw Balochistan make 145 for three in 36 overs in their second innings. And on the final day, the possibility of the match ending in a stalemate is bright at the Gaddafi Stadium.
On the other hand at the LCCA ground, Punjab were at 222 for five at the close of play against Federal Areas first innings total of 361. Imran Farhat, Mohammad Ayub and Usman Salahuddin held the crease for Punjab. Scores: At Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Balochistan 279 in 77.3 overs (Shoaib Khan 41, 66 balls, 9 x4s, Saeed Anwar Jr. 28, 37 balls, 5 x4s, Rameez Alam 24, 55 balls, 3 x4s, Naveed Yasin 27, Sohaib Maqsood 81, 122 balls, 13 x4s, 1 x6s, Yasir Shah 4-81, Nauman Habib 3-58) and 145-3 in 36 overs (Saeed Anwar 68*, 90 balls, 4 x4s,Rameez Alam 30, 57 balls, 5 x4s, Nauman Habib 2-46)v Khyber Pakhtoonkhawah 266 in 76.2 overs (Adnan Raees 88,131 balls, 16 x4s, Khalid Usman 65, 10 x4s, Abdur Rauf 4-73, Zulfiqar Baber 3-70, Nazar Hussain 2-31)
Overnight Score: Khyber PK 87-4 in 29.3 overs. Toss: Khyber PK, Umpires: Rasheed Bhatti & Zameer Haider. Referee: Mohammad Javed. Scorer: Abdul Hameed, At LCCA Ground, Lahore. Federal Areas 361 in 122.4 overs (Umair Khan 133,296 balls, 18 x4s, Umar Naeem 24, 43 balls, 4 x4s, Hammad Azam 45, 96 balls, 8 x4s, Imad Wasim 38, Mohammad Khlail 5-100, Asad Ali 2-40) v Punjab 222-5 in 63 overs (Imran Farhat 65, 58 balls, Mohammad Ayub 58, 100 balls, 4 x4s, Usman 67, 150 balls, 10 x4s, Rizwan Akbar 2-57).