Abbottabad tops table after third straight win
Abbottabad made it three wins out of three with a crushing defeat of Lahore Ravi by an innings and 106 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The hosts needed another 200 runs to make Abbottabad bat again when play started, but never looked like getting them as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Mohammad Saad, who made 44, was the only batsman to go past 20, as Lahore were bowled out for 149. Three bowlers shared the wickets, with left-arm spinner Khalid Usman, who took 4 for 33, leading the way, while Ahmed Jamal and Mohammad Naeem took 3 for 24 and 3 for 63 respectively.
Lahore Shalimar moved up to third in the points table after a comprehensive win by an innings and 20 runs over Quetta at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. Saad Nasim was in the thick of the action again, taking four more wickets to finish with 9 for 110 in the match. He was backed up by Asif Ghafoor, who was miserly in taking 3 for 33 from 19 overs. Sabir Hussain was the only batsman to offer any resistance, crafting a patient 53 from 176 balls, but got little support from the rest, as Quetta were bundled out for 210.
State Bank of Pakistan drew their game against Hyderabad, but picked up three points by taking the first-innings lead at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad to stay second in the points table. Kashif Perez dismissed Naved Yasin before he could add to his overnight score of 102, but Gulraiz Sadaf (50) and Nayar Abbas (41) added 83 for the eighth wicket to take SBP past Hyderabad. Both eventually to Perez, who took 6 for 87, as HBL made 385, a lead of 59. Azeem Ghumman made his second-half century of the game, stroking 77 from 93 balls, with nine fours, as Hyderabad ended the final day on 158 for 4.
Pakistan Television eked out a 38-run first-innings lead to pick up three points against Karachi Whites at the National Stadium in Karachi, as the match petered out in to a draw after the play was cancelled on the third as a mark of respect for politician Imran Farooq, who was killed in London and his body was brought to Karachi for the funeral. PT lost Yasim Murtaza early on the final day but Naeem Anjum and Junaid Nadir shared an eighth-wicket stand of 38 to give them the lead. Offspinner Atif Maqbool picked up five for 99, but it wasn't enough to keep PT from picking up the points. Asiz Zarkir and Wajihuddin's 116-run partnership was the highlight of Karachi's second innings of 192 for 5, while Mohammad Ali took four wickets.