KARACHI - Punjab Stallions maintained their unbeaten run in the RBS Petangular Cup one-day cricket when they thumped Sindh Dolphins by seven wickets in the last league match of the five-team championship here Sunday at the National Stadium. It was not only disappointing but shameful performance from Sindh team which needed a win to enhance its chances of reaching the final of the contest. The home teams batting was so poor that it ended almost fifteen overs before their allotted quota of fifty overs at a low total of 127. Punjab Stallions, which has already reached the final, took only 26.5 overs to reach the winning target and when match ended in seven-wicket win for Punjab, it had put on 128 for three wickets with opener Azhar Ali contributing unbeaten 51 and the proud Punjab skipper Shoaib Malik not out 26 made in 26 balls. After Sindh lost the crucial contest, chances of Federal Areas Leopards led by pacer Shoaib Akhtar for final have enhanced. They meet NWFP Panthers in their last match on Monday. If they win, they would finish second on points table for a place in the final and in case of defeat, the second position would be decided on net run case in that case the NWFP team has slight edge over their opponents. The National Stadium was basking in bright sunshine when Shahid Afridi lost the toss to Shoaib Malik who asked the home team to bat. As has been the pattern in the championships, the team batting first has invariably lost the advantage. And it happened again when Sindh Dolphins suffered two early reveres and the slide continued till they lost six wickets for 42 runs. Punjab medium pacer Muhammad Talha tore through the initial batting order and continued to create problems for the middle order which crumbled miserably. Skipper Shahid Afridi, who was expected to bat with some responsibility, was out for a duck to first ball to Talha who picked four wickets for 37. Sarfaraz Ahmed got two for 11.The only bright batting spot for Sindh team came from young Anwar Ali who struck 35 in 32 balls hitting five fours and one six.Young Fawad Alam labored to 21 in 70 balls. He batted with supreme confidence to revive Sindh innings but his 104 minutes stay, the longest from any home team batsman did not help his team much.He fell to Punjab skipper Shoaib Malik who has excelled as a fine all rounder in the championship. He has been consistent in getting runs and taking wickets. Reaching the wining target was merely a walk in the park for Punjab team. Though it lost an early wicket of opener Nasir Jamshed for two in third over to Anwar Ali, the second wicket stand between Azher Ali and Salman Butt added 46 runs. Salman Butt got out scoring 27 in 29 balls hitting two fours and almost immediately afterwards Punjab lost its third wicket of Adnan Raza for one. Skipper Shoaib Malik joined Azher Ali and steered the team to the winning target. Leg spinner Azam Hussain took two for 46 and Anwar Ali had one for 19.