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December 7, 2010
Abbottabad moved to the top of the table with a nine-wicket win against bottom side Quetta at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium. Quetta's lower order put up a fight on the fourth day, with Taimur Khan scoring 89 and legspinner Kashif Sattar getting 49 as the visitors reached 348 from their overnight score of 167 for 5. The damage, though, had been done in the first innings, when Abbottabad had taken a 254-run lead. It meant they needed only 95 to win with around a third of the day to play on Tuesday. Opener Fawad Khan didn't waste any time, getting 59 off 43 balls, and taking Abbottabad home in 13.5 overs.
Pakistan Television's new-ball bowlers Mohammad Ali and Zahoor Khan took five wickets each to bowl Lahore Shalimar out for 106 and give their team a 242-run victory at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. The hosts could last only 22.2 overs in their second innings, as only four of their batsmen reached double figures. Zahoor's five-for gave him nine wickets for the match. Pakistan Television made a quick declaration on the fourth morning, after adding just 17 to their overnight total of 189 for 6 and allowing Zohaib Ahmed to complete his half-century. The win takes them to within three points of Lahore Shalimar in the table.
Fast bowler Lal Kumar helped Hyderabad to their first win of the season, against Peshawar at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. The visitors won by 252 runs after bowling Peshawar out for 126 in their second innings, with Kumar taking 5 for 42. Hyderabad were cautious with their declaration, batting for 35 overs on the fourth day and leaving the hosts an impossible target of 378. Kumar then helped convert the guaranteed three points into nine, as Peshawar's top order collapsed to 39 for 5. Peshawar could only last 34.5 overs and move below Hyderabad in the table.
Karachi Whites needed just 21.2 overs on the fourth day to complete a seven-wicket win against Lahore Ravi at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. After the fall of three early wicket, Wajihuddin (54*) and Rameez Aziz (34*) held firm to take Karachi to the target of 121. The win pushes Karachi to third, two places above Lahore Ravi in the table.
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