Central Punjab defeated Northern by an innings and 16 runs in the Final and clinched the title of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Cricket Tournament in Karachi.

Bilal Asif ensured central Punjab cantered to the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy as he claimed eight wickets in the second innings.

Haider Ali scored 134 off 204 deliveries while Wicketkeeper-Batsman Rohail Nazir and Ali Sarfaraz hit half-centuries but Northern were never going to overhaul a first-innings lead of 421.

Earlier in first innings, test Captain Azhar Ali had scored a century and Umar Akmal had smashed a brilliant 218 off just 265 deliveries to guide Central Punjab to 675 for 8 declared in response to Northern’s 254.

Umar Akmal and Bilal Asif were jointly awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for their double century and 11 Wickets respectively, while Zafar Gohar was named the Man of the Series.