Saad Altaf bowls Pakistan Television to victory
Pakistan Television took the remaining five Hyderabad wickets to complete an 80-run win at the Niaz Stadium, their first in four matches. PTV's new-ball pair of Saad Altaf and Mohammad Ali needed less than 20 overs on the final day to run through Hyderabad, who were dismissed for 142. Left-arm fast bowler Altaf took his 14th first-class five-wicket haul in his 40th game and had match figures of 12 for 155 while Mohammad Ali finished with 4 for 69. Hyderabad had slumped to 82 for 8 before No. 10 Zahid Mahmood's unbeaten 35 off 30 deliveries took them close to 150, which was too little too late.
Asid Ashfaq and Tanzeel Altaf bowled Lahore Ravi to a huge win against Quetta at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. Beginning the day on 17 for 1 and chasing a target of 345, Quetta looked like neither winning nor drawing the game, losing wickets regularly to be bundled out for 111. Ashfaq, the fast bowler, took 4 for 51, and was supported by legspinner Tanzeel, who finished with 3 for 27. Only three Quetta batsmen reached double figures, and their side continues to languish at the bottom of the points table.
Jaffar Nazir, the fast bowler, gave Khan Research Laboratories the first-innings lead with a five-wicket haul against Lahore Shalimar at the Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore began the day needing 74 runs adrift of KRL's 446 with three wickets in hand. Pakistan Under-19 batsman Usman Salahuddin was batting on an unbeaten hundred. However, Jaffar had Salahuddin caught behind for 141 to dash Lahore's hopes. He also picked up the other two wickets to complete his 31st first-class five-wicket haul. Assured of first-innings points, KRL then eased to 195 for 5 with Ali Khan and Bazid Khan helping themselves to half-centuries before the match ended in a draw.
Peshawar took first-innings points against Abbottabad after their game ended in a draw at the Gohati Cricket Stadium in Swabi. Resuming on 147 for 4, Peshawar collapsed to be dismissed for 213. Sajjad Ahmed top scored with 65 while captain Akbar Badshah made 41. Mohammad Naeem, the left-arm spinner, took 5 for 60. Set a target of 226, Abbottabad scored at a brisk pace, reaching 157 for 6 in 40 overs before the game was called off. Medium-pacer Riaz Afridi picked four wickets, including three top order batsmen, while Wajid Ali, the Abbottabad captain, top scored with 46.