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October 27, 2011
Sadaf Hussain bowled Rawalpindi to an unlikely 25-run victory over Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, despite a battling half-century from Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider. Having begun the day on 37 for 2, ZTBL slipped to 108 for 5 as Hussain picked up two more wickets to go with the two he had taken the previous evening. But Haider and Haris Sohail added 72 for the sixth wicket to resurrect ZTBL's chances. Hussain had Haider caught behind for 76 to swing the pendulum back in Rawalpindi's favour. Sohail continued to resist but once he holed out for 47, Rawalpindi were able to complete their win. Hussain finished with match figures of 12 for 168.
Ali Azmat's hundred helped Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) overcome Mohammad Ayub's double-hundred to retain their 100% record for the season with a five-wicket win over Sialkot at the Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot. WAPDA were in early trouble at 64 for 3, but Azmat (106*) kept the chase on track, sharing vital partnerships with captain Aamer Sajjad (47) and Bilal Khilji (33*) to take his side over the line.
Faisalabad held on for a draw against National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) despite having to follow-on at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad. Mohammad Salman made 68 and shared in a 102-run partnership with Shoaib Shah to push Faisalabad to 376, but they were still facing a deficit of 163. Asked to bat again, Faisalabad lost both openers with only 10 on the board, but with a limited number of overs available, NBP were always going to struggle to take all 10 wickets and though they made regular inroads, Faisalabad were able to hold on.
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