KRL knock over Peshawar for 164
Waqar Ahmed and Noor-ul-Amin took four wickets apiece as Peshawar skittled Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) for 164 at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. Waqar ran through the top order to reduce KRL to 91 for 6, with none of the top six batsmen making more than Yasir Arafat's 32. Zulfiqar Jan, the captain and wicketkeeper, battled to make 36 not out and take his side past 150 as Noor-ul-Amin cleaned up the lower order. Points leaders Peshawar stuttered a bit in their reply, losing two early wickets before ending the day on 34 for 2.
Saeed Bin Nasir made an unbeaten 103 to keep Karachi White's innings together against Multan at the National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex in Karachi. Karachi lost wickets in a heap early on, and were 51 for 5 when Mohammad Hasan joined Nasir at the crease. They slowly rebuilt the innings, adding 101 for the sixth wicket before Hasan fell for 43. But Nasir found a second willing ally in Faraz Ahmed (31*), and they added a further 70 to take their side to 222 for 6 at the close of the first day.
Naeemuddin and Usman Arshad helped Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) to a strong position at 262 for 3 against Lahore Ravi at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Openers Azeem Ghumman and Naeemuddin got SNGPL off to a steady start, adding 66 before Ghumman was trapped in front by Saad Nasim for 44. SNGPL lost two quick wickets after that, but Arshad and Naeemuddin made sure there were no further losses. At the close, Naeemuddin was 126 not out while Arshad was unbeaten on 60.
There was an unbeaten century from an opener at Lahore City Cricket Association Ground as well, where Irfan Haider's 111 was the cornerstone of Lahore Shalimar's first-innings effort against Hyderabad. It was the 29-year-old Haider's maiden century, playing only his third first-class match, though he had a brief domestic limited-overs career between 1999 and 2002. Haider was ably assisted by Adnan Raza's 82, with the pair adding 150 runs for the third wicket after Lahore lost two early wickets. Hyderabad struck three times after that, to restrict Lahore to 266 for 5 at stumps.
Only 47.1 overs of play was possible at the National Ground in Islamabad, where United Bank Limited crawled to 123 for 4 against Quetta. UBL's top order struggled against Quetta, with none of the top five making it past 20 and their No. 3 Adnan Baig being forced to retire hurt. Thair Mughal's unbeaten 49 added some respectability to the UBL total.