Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Division One, 10th round, 2nd day December 9, 2011

Karachi Blues in control after Sohail's five

ESPNcricinfo staff

Twelve wickets fell on the second day at the Gohati Cricket Stadium in Swabi, after 17 had fallen on the first. At the end of it, Abbottabad were 166 for 9 in their second innings, leading by 159 against Sialkot. The day began with Sialkot on 77 for 7, fighting for a first-innings lead. They inched past Abbottabad's total of 97 and were dismissed for 104. Ahmed Jamal and Ikramullah Khan took 5 for 42 and 5 for 35 for Abbottabad. Given that so many wickets had fallen, Abbottabad made a steady start in their second innings, with Mohammad Naeem leading them to 67 for 1. Mohammad Abbas, however, then took 5 for 55 and was supported by Prince Abbas and Mohammad Imran, who took two wickets each. Abbottabad slumped to 120 for 8. The captain Khalid Usman remained unbeaten on 50 off 70 balls to give his team a fighting chance by leading them to 166 for 9.

Habib Bank Limited and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) fought for the upper hand at the Gaddafi Stadium but, at the end of the second day, neither team had it. Habib Bank had collapsed from a position of strength on the opening day and they lost their last two wickets for the addition of only four runs this morning to finish on 245 in the first innings. Imran Khan took 5 for 57 and Zulfiqar Babar took 4 for 92. Habib Ban, however, ended the day on level terms by reducing WAPDA to 203 for 6 by stumps. The captain Aamer Sajjad made 58 before he was run out but none of his team-mates converted starts.

Faisalabad were batting their first innings at the start of the second day against Islamabad at the Diamond Club Ground, and they were batting in their second, chasing 255, at the end of it. Resuming on their overnight score of 92 for 8, Faisalabad were dismissed for 106, conceding a first-innings lead of 63. Only three batsman made it into double figures, while Nasrullah Khan took 4 for 41 for Islamabad. After a second-wicket partnership of 67 in their second innings, however, Islamabad also collapsed and were dismissed for 191. Naseer Akram took 4 for 39 for Faisalabad, who then had to make the highest total of the match to win. They ended the day on 32 for 1, needed another 223.

Sohail Khan's 5 for 30 wrecked Rawalpindi for 107 in their first-innings and helped Karachi Blues take a lead of 192 at the National Stadium. Opening batsman Haseeb Asam remained unbeaten on 59, carrying his bat as nine of his ten team-mates were dismissed in single figures. The No. 11 Sadaf Hussain contributed 11. Sohail was supported by Atif Maqbool, who took 3 for 32, and Mohammad Sami, who claimed 2 for 22. Earlier in the day, Karachi Blues had resumed their first innings on 211 for 5. Ahmed Iqbal made 71 as they were dismissed for 299, with Rawalpindi's Nasir Malik taking 5 for 70.

Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited ended the second day against National Bank of Pakistan at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground leading by 89 runs in the second innings with nine wickets in hand. They began on 239 for 7 in their first innings but were soon out for 255. NBP's Wahab Riaz finished with 7 for 74. Wahab then made 36 in the lower order to lift NBP after they had collapsed to 123 for 6. He wasn't able to take them very far though and NBP were shot out for 201, conceding a lead of 54. ZTBL lost their captain Imran Nazir to finish the day on 35 for 1 in the second innings.

Half-centuries from Kashif Siddiq, Adnan Raees and Rameez Aziz helped State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) take a strong lead against Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) at the National Ground. SBP began the day on 77 for 2 and made a strong start. Siddiq made 62, Raees 54 and Aziz 76 to lead SBP to 217 for 3. The rest of the batsmen, however, barely contributed anything and SBP collapsed to 269 all out, with PIA's Anwar Ali taking 5 for 69. They still managed a 132-run lead, though. Saad Altaf struck twice in PIA's second innings, reducing them to 30 for 2, before a partnership worth 52 between Sheharyar Ghani Faisal Iqbal steered them further further loss to stumps.