Sohail Tanvir, who made his international debut last year, led the Federal Capital to a thumping innins win with an exhilirating all round performance on the 3rd day of the match against Baluchistan.
Following his 5 wicket haul in the first innings, Sohail, resuming his innings on 38 marched on to 132 to lead Federal Capital to a massive 597, leading Baluchistan by 344 in the first innings. Sohail hammered the listless Baluchistan bowling and scored his runs at a Strike Rate of over 75 hitting 19 boundaries and a six.
Federal Capital then bowled Baluchistan out for a meagre 132 with the man of the day, Sohail Tanvir, shining again and picking up 3-42 in 11 overs. Sohail finished with match figures of 8-108.
The 132 was Sohail Tanvir's 3rd first class hundred - few people knew that when he joined the international team during the T20 World Cup last year, he had a first class batting average of close to 40 and had 2 centuries and a few fifties under his belt. He showed the world his hitting prowess during the T20s and subsequent ODIs, however what he is truly capable of with both bat and ball was witnessed yesterday at the National Stadium in Karachi.
In the other match, skipper Younis Khan hit his 2nd century of the tournament to guide NWFP to a 1st innings lead over Punjab's all star line up. In a match that was billed as Younis Khan vs the rest of Pakistan's middle order, Younis came out on top with a brilliant 117 that was laced with 16 boundaries. NWFP ended day 3 on 392-7, 38 runs ahead of Punjab, and the match is headed towards a tame draw.