Northern amass 605-8 against Sindh, Qasim's 111 rescues Central Punjab.

LAHORE -- Umar Amin and Qasim Akram hit hundreds for Northern and Central Punjab respectively on day-two of the ninth round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches being played in Karachi and Lahore. There was once again no play in Abbottabad in the tie between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Southern Punjab due to overnight rain and a wet outfield. Over at the National Bank Cricket Arena (National Stadium, Karachi), table-toppers Northern resumed their first innings at 350-1 and went onto cross the 600-run mark to finish with 605-8 decl against Sindh. Umar scored 140 off 198 balls (11 fours, two sixes) to spearhead his side's batting performance following first day centuries by openers Hasan Raza and M Huraira. Faizan Riaz contributed 47 and Umar Waheed scored 35. Northern called-off their innings after 154.5 overs batting.

Sindh finished day-two at 52-0 in 19 overs. Khurram Manzoor was batting on 20 and his opening partner Saim Ayub was 32 not out when stumps were drawn for the day. Over at the LCCA Ground, Central Punjab made a...

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