PIA v ZTBL, QEA Trophy final, Karachi, 1st day December 21, 2011

ZTBL strike after making 337

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan International Airlines 119 for 4 (Fahad Iqbal 49*, Iftikhar 2-24) trail Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited 337 (Haris Sohail 112, Yasir Hameed 80, Anwar Ali 4-55) by 218 runs

Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited's (ZTBL) lower-order batsmen added useful runs after which their fast bowlers struck regularly to give their team the edge against Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) at the end of a largely sedate second day at the National Stadium in Karachi.

ZTBL resumed their first innings on 287 for 6 and Haris Sohail, who was 97 overnight, completed his century. He went on to make only 112, though, and was the first wicket to fall on the second morning. ZTBL were 304 for 7. Zulqarnain Haider added only five runs to his overnight score of 31 and by the time he was dismissed, bowled by Ali Imran, he had faced 188 balls in 263 minutes. Anwar Ali returned to mop up the last two wickets, finishing with 4 for 55 as ZTBL were dismissed for 337.

Rehan Riaz then gave ZTBL a great start with the ball by dismissing Agha Sabir for a duck. Sohail Tanvir struck the next blow, accounting for the captain Kamran Sajid, leaving PIA on 33 for 2. The next two wickets were taken by Rao Iftikhar, who dismissed Sheharyar Ghani and Faisal Iqbal. PIA were in trouble at 76 for 4 and were steadied a little by Fahad Iqbal, who ended the day on 49.