Sarfraz, Hasan help Sialkot thrash Hyderabad
Seamer Sarfraz Ahmed and left-arm spinner Raza Hasan took seven wickets between them as Sialkot Stallions restricted Hyderabad Hawks to 96 for 8 and went on to win by nine wickets at the National Stadium in Karachi. Sarfraz did the early damage, taking three wickets in his first two overs, leaving Hyderabad 12 for 3. Shahzad Haider and Rizwan Ahmed then put on 51 runs for the fourth wicket but it took them ten overs as they tried to rebuild after the early losses.
Abdur Rehman dismissed Haider for 42, Sarfraz came back to take his fourth wicket, and Hasan took three scalps as Sialkot did not allow Hyderabad's innings to get going. Hasan conceded just 12 runs in his four overs, Sarfraz 13 and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan went for 14. Shoaib Malik ensured Sialkot did not waste time getting to the meagre target, and scored a run-a-ball 50, helping them get there with 20 balls to spare.
Khurram Manzoor's half-century laid the foundation for Karachi Zebras comfortable 44-run win over Quetta Bears at the National Stadium in Karachi. Manzoor and Rameez Aziz got the innings off to a quick start, adding 36 from the first four overs. Anwar Ali then came in and made a rapid 32 as he and Manzoor put on 57. Manzoor eventually fell for 62 in the 16th over but some lusty blows from Akbar-ur-Rehman pushed their total to 172. Quetta started steadily, but Uzair-ul-Haq removed both openers in the sixth over. Abid Ali and Mir Wais kept the innings ticking but Ali's dismissal with the score on 110 triggered a collapse as Quetta lost their last seven wickets for 18 runs.
An all-round bowling effort from Lahore Eagles helped them beat Abbottabad Eagles by 15 runs. Pakistan batsmen Imran Farhat and Taufeeq Umar got Lahore's innings off to a brisk start, with Farhat the more aggressive partner, racing to 43 from 31 balls with four fours and a six. Azhar Ali kept up the momentum once Farhat fell but Lahore weren't able to push on in the closing overs, despite having wickets in hand, as the Abbottabad bowlers kept them to 150. Yasir Hameed and Yasir Shah steadied the Abbottabad innings after the early loss of Ghulam Mohammad, but the innings lost its way once the pair departed. Six bowlers took at least one wicket, but the standout was Junaid Zia, who took 2 for 9 from 3.3 overs. Umar backed up his innings of 35 with 2 from 16 was named the Player of the Match.