Punjab 354 (Butt 72, Misbah 53) and 340 for 4 (Butt 117, Misbah 100*, Nasir 59) drew with North West Frontier Province 446 (Younis 117, Zulfiqar Jan 73*, Mohmand 54, Riaz 5-113)
Salman Butt and Misbah-ul-Haq scored brisk second-innings centuries as Punjab batted out a high-scoring draw against North West Frontier Province in Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium. After Wahab Riaz had taken five wickets to dismiss NWFP - who took three points from their first innings lead - for 446 in the first session on the final day, Punjab had few hassles posting 340 for 4 on a dull track.
Butt and Misbah scored half-centuries in Punjab's first innings but with a result never even a possibility the duo cashed in on starts to post three figures. Butt lost fellow opener Mohammad Hafeez early, but shared stands of 136 with Nasir Jamshed (59) and 90 with Misbah. He faced few problems against NWFP's attack, picking up 18 fours during his 117 off 157 deliveries. After he departed, leg before to Mohammad Aslam with the score 227 for 3, Misbah shepherded the middle order to the end of the day with an unbeaten 100 off just 108 balls.
NWFP are now tied on three points with Punjab.