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January 11, 2013
Lahore Ravi 414 for 4 (Abid Ali 202*, Adnan Akmal 86) beat Quetta 236 (Abbas 117, Rasool 5-67) and 106 f/o (Khalil 5-44, Rasool 4-22) by an innings and 72 runs
Lahore Ravi got their first win of the season after Adnan Rasool took nine wickets in the match to inflict an innings defeat on Quetta at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. Quetta were 213 for 7 in their first innings when they started the fourth day and needed another 51 to avoid follow-on. But their tail was wiped out for the next 23 runs and they had to bat again.
In the second innings, the duo of Rasool and Mohammad Khalil ran through their batting to dismiss them for 106. This win was set up by Lahore Ravi's batsmen, who scored 414 for 4 in the first innings after being put in to bat. Abid Ali was unbeaten with a double century, his highest first-class score which got them a huge first-innings lead.
Bahawalpur 216 (Rafiq 55, Jamal 6-80) and 296 (K Hussain 79, Jamal 5-96) drew with Abbottabad 337 (Hameed 103, Hussain 3-75) and 70 for 2
Abbottabad may not have chased their target of 176 on the last day, but their first-innings lead of 121 runs got them three points out of a drawn match at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. After Bahawalpur started the last day on 96 for 3, Abbottabad did well to restrict them to 296, but fell short of time to chase the target. Ahmed Jamal followed his first innings figures of 6 for 80 with 5 for 96 in the second innings.
When Bahawalpur were put in to bat on the first day, half-centuries from Moinuddin and Rehan Rafiq took them to a total of 216. Abbottabad, however, were led by captain Yasir Hameed, who scored 103, and ensured they got a first innings lead which leaves them at the fourth place in Group II.
Faisalabad 265 (Salman 76*, Cheema 5-64) and 47 for 0 drew with Lahore Shalimar 458 (U Akmal 107, Butt 92, Asad 4-117)
Lahore Shalimar scored 458 to take three points from a huge first-innings lead against Faisalabad in a drawn match played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Umar Akmal scored a century, supported by half-centuries from Imran Butt and Mohammad Zohaib which helped them take a lead.
When Faisalabad were put in to bat, Aizaz Cheema struck five times to keep them to 265 out of which Moazzam Hayat (47) and Mohammad Salman (76*)scored respectable scores. The three points take Shalimar's total tally to 12, taking them to second position in Group II.
Peshawar 194 (Fayyaz 75, Hussain 5-40) and 294 for 5 (Israrullah 127, Rizwan 89, Maqsood 4-62) drew with Multan 340 (Yasin 141, Nazir 105*, Sajjad 6-62)
A 214-run partnership between Israrullah and Mohammad Rizwan helped Peshawar draw the match with Multan at the Multan Cricket Stadium. After conceding a 146-run first-innings lead, Peshawar batted out the entire last day to secure a draw.
Earlier, Peshawar were dismissed for 194 after being asked to bat which put them on the backfoot. This was followed by hundreds from Naved Yasin and Ahsan Nazir which gave Multan a first-innings lead and eventually three points. Peshawar were under pressure when they came out to bat but their top order ensured they were not dismissed again.
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