Khalil, Bhatti put Punjab on top
Punjab 496 and 30 for 0 lead Sind 235 (Khalil 5-73, Bhatti 4-79) by 291 runs
Sind had a brief revival on the third morning in Lahore before Bilawal Bhatti set about their lower order and helped bowl them out for 235, giving Punjab a 261-run first-innings lead. Punjab did not enforce the follow-on, despite having spent just 55.5 overs in the field on a curtailed third day, but with two days to go have plenty of time to get an outright win in the game.
Faraz Ahmed and Fahad Iqbal helped Sind recover from their overnight score of 36 for 4 with a 107-run partnership that was eventually broken when Iqbal was run out for 44. Off the next ball, Mohammad Khalil, who had done the damage on the second evening, dismissed Ahmed for 48. Sind were in trouble again, and Ali Asad tried to hold things together. Bhatti struck three times in the space of 6.1 overs, and when Khalil completed his five-for by dismissing the No. 11, Asad was left stranded on 33.
Punjab decided to bat again, and reached 30 for 0 by stumps.