Ton-up Abdullah rescues CP.

KARACHI -- Pakistan Test opener Abdullah Shafique struck his third century of the ongoing Quaid-i-Azam Trophy season to help Central Punjab recover from early struggles against Northern in the eighth-round match at Lahore's LCCA Ground on Tuesday.

The stylish right-hander plundered the Northern bowlers for 155 runs, smashing 20 fours and three sixes in the 220-ball knock.

Abdullah's effort pulled Central Punjab out of trouble and brought them back into the match after NortAhern pacer Musa Khan got opener Abid Ali and Mohammad Saad and spinner Nauman Ali bagged the prize wicket of in-form batter Tayyab Tahir to reduce the former champions to 50-3.

Abdullah was expertly assisted by young all-rouAnder Qasim Akram to carry out the rescue effort - the duo combining for 92 runs for the fourth wicket before all-rounder Mubasir Khan trapped Qasim lbw at...

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