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October 15, 2011
United Bank Limited eased to a nine-wicket win over Hyderabad at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad. Hyderabad were always up against it, following on after conceding a big lead, but their batsmen showed some promise the second time round in what was a more collective batting display. However, despite getting starts, they couldn't push on and were all out for 197. Each of the top eight batsmen reached double-figures but the highest score among them was just 42, by Lal Kumar. Misbah Khan picked up five wickets with his off-spin and was supported by Kashif Bhatti, who took three. UBL needed just 12 to win and they achieved the win with the loss of one wicket.
Fahad-ul-Haq could only do so much for Lahore Shalimar. He eventually fell for 194 after keeping the Khan Research Laboratories bowlers at bay in an epic innings, but it wasn't enough to prevent his team's defeat at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Lahore had been trailing by 253 runs in the first innings and managed 327 in the second thanks largely to Fahad's century. Asif Raza made 40 down the order and Adnan Raza scored a half-century, but a lead of 54 is all Lahore could get. Rahat Ali and Junaid Ilyas split four wickets each and Lahore could only add 44 more to their overnight score. KRL reached their target in the 16th over after losing two wickets.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited thrashed Multan by an innings and 153 runs at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Defeat seemed inevitable for Multan after they had been reduced to 132 for 6 at stumps on the third day; they were bowled out for 151 on the fourth. Bilawal Bhatti took 5 for 39 to hand his team a massive win.
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