Karachi Whites thrash Quetta by an innings
Tabish Khan and Mansur Ahmed made sure there was no way back for Quetta, taking four second-innings wickets each to give Karachi Whites victory by an innings and 61 runs. Quetta lost three wickets with just 24 runs on the board but captain Taimur Ali and Taimur Khan battled their way to half-centuries to raise their team's hopes of making Karachi bat again. The pair added 115 for the fourth wicket, but once Taimur Khan fell for 59, lbw to Tabish, the rest of the side quickly followed, and they were bowled out for 192. Taimur Ali also managed 59, while Tabish picked up 4 for 56 and Ahmed took 4 for 49, giving the pair 15 wickets for the match.
Multan were forced to follow-on and are struggling to avoid an innings defeat against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The home side began the day on 114 for 5 and Faisal Elahi and Ali Ahmed initially resisted but once Elahi fell for 33, the side capitulated for 206. Their second-innings began steadily, but having progressed to 95 for 2, Multan lost a further 4 wickets for 37 runs to leave them tottering at 132 for 6, still trailing by 162 runs. Bilawal Bhatti was the most successful bowler, picking up three wickets.
Left-arm spinner Noor-Ul-Amin bowled Peshawar to a 55-run victory against Lahore Ravi in a low-scoring game at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. Having gained a five-run first-innings lead, Peshawar were able to extend it to 219 despite Aamer Hayat's seven-wicket haul, with Naved Khan's 45 the top score. Lahore seemed well placed at 87 for 2 in their chase, but Ul-Amin dismissed Hamza Paracha and Usman Salahuddin off consecutive deliveries and Lahore never recovered. Ul-Amin ended up with 6 for 49 from 19 overs as Lahore crumbled to 164 all out to give Peshawar their second successive win.
Fahad-ul-Haq's hundred under pressure ensured Lahore Shalimar did not suffer an innings defeat but Khan Research Laboratories are still in control at the Gaddafi Stadium. Fahad rebounded from his first-innings duck to bat through the entire day to make 165 and carry his side to 283 for 6, giving them a lead of 10 runs. Having been bundled out for 84, Lahore were in trouble again early, having slipped to 15 for 2, but Fahad and Adnan Raza (50) steadied the ship with a 132-run partnership. Lahore then lost a couple of quick wickets after Raza departed, raising the chances of a three-day defeat. However, Asif Raza proved a willing ally for Fahad and the pair ensured Lahore lived to fight another day.
Hyderabad were staring at defeat against United Bank Limited after being made to follow-on with a first-innings deficit of 186 at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad. They began the day on 109 for 3 and despite several batsmen getting starts, were dismissed for 274 in reply to United Bank's 460. Lal Kumar was the only one to resist with an unbeaten fifty as Kashif Bhatti and Misbah Khan picked up four wickets apiece to enable United Bank to enforce the follow-on. Hyderabad lost their openers early and were on 55 for 2 at stumps, still needing another 131 to avoid an innings defeat.