Sohail takes Karachi Whites to third place
Sohail Khan led Karachi Whites to a big win over Lahore Shalimar at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi. Sohail took 6 for 58, and Atif Maqbool took 3 for 40. None of the Lahore batsmen were able to make even a half-century, as they were bowled out for 164, with Ali Haider top-scoring with 46. Karachi are now third in the table, 12 points behind State Bank of Pakistan.
Peshawar won their first game of the season, beating Quetta by 220 runs at the Arbaz Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. Starting the day on 216 for 4, the vistiors lost Ata-ur-Rehman quickly - he could only add 8 runs to his overnight 60 - and though Arun Lal made a valiant half-century, the other batsmen did not offer much resistance. Quetta remains rooted to the bottom of the table, having lost five of their six matches, and have earned no points so far in the competition.
Lahore Ravi wrapped up a 10-wicket win over Hyderabad at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground, with only 17.4 overs needed in the day. Shabir Ahmad and Asif Ashfaq shared eight wickets between them, with the former taking 4 for 54 and the latter 4 for 49, as Hyderabad folded for 188. Lahore then needed 4.5 overs to knock off the 15 runs required for victory.
Pakistan Television declared their second innings on 215 for 7, giving them a lead of 326 and a chance to bowl Khan Research Laboratories out, but there just wasn't enough time to force a result at the Khan Research Laboratory Ground in Rawalpindi, despite Mohammad Ali's second five-for of the match. Ali removed both openers with just 36 on the board to raise PT's hopes, but Bazid Khan dropped anchor, taking two and a quarter hours to make 20, and blunt the visitor's hopes. Ali finished with 5 for 32 from 22 overs, and 10 for 137 for the match. Zaheer Elahi was 31 not out, having faced 98 balls, as KRL ended the day on 138 for 5.
Adnan Raees made a whirlwind half-century to ensure State Bank of Pakistan drew with Abbottabad, but the division leaders picked up no points, narrowing the gap between them and the hosts to 9 points at the top of the table. In an innings more suitable to Twenty20 cricket, Raees hit an unbeaten 65 from just 43 deliveries, with 10 fours. In a bid to chase a win, SBP scored at almost 7 runs an over (6.96), leaving them short of their target by just 20 runs.