Hasan hits double-ton for Karachi Whites
Mohammad Hasan hit his maiden first-class double-century, while Behram Khan hit a maiden hundred, to carry Karachi Whites to a mammoth 551 for 7, declared, against Lahore Shalimar at the National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex in Karachi. Both batsmen were at the crease, already past a hundred, when play resumed with Karachi Whites on 287 for 4. The opener, Behram, went on to make 175, while Hasan got to 251 at a healthy strike-rate of almost 79, before Karachi Whites declared. Lahore Shalimar had employed ten bowlers without much success, and then lost their openers cheaply to go to stumps on 58 for 2.
Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) took a 44-run first-innings lead against Lahore Ravi at the Lahore City Cricket Association Ground. The visitors' innings was built around cameos from most of the line-up, Yasir Arafat being the stand-out scorer with 78. The Lahore Ravi bowlers, too, mostly all contributed - Asif Ashfaq had the best figures, 4 for 50. The hosts then wiped out the deficit for the loss of one wicket, finishing the day on 55 for 1.
Hyderabad put on a solid batting show to get to 500 for 7, declared, against Multan at the Bahawal Stadium in Bahawalpur. Their bowlers then knocked over three Multan wickets cheaply, to give their side complete control. Hyderabad's total was driven by an unbeaten 200 from Rizwan Ahmed - his best first-class score - and knock of 133 from Lal Kumar.
Peshawar's bowlers knocked over Quetta for 145 in 46.3 overs, to give their team a 94-run lead at the Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. Riaz Afridi caused most of the damage, taking 5 for 37, as none of the Quetta batsmen could manage more than Ata-ur-Rehman's 45. Afridi was backed up by Afaq Ahmed and Waqar Ahmed, who took four wickets between them. Peshawar, on the back of an unbeaten 61 off 73 balls from opener Mohammad Fayyaz, extended their lead to 180 at stumps. They finished the day on 86 for 1.
Driven by a quick century from captain Khurram Shehzad, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) took a 266-run first-innings lead against United Bank Limited at the Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot. Shehzad's 122 came off 136 balls and included 24 fours. SNGPL's charge to 393 at over four and a half runs an over was given an extra fillip by a knock of 97 from Ali Waqas. SNGPL's bowlers consolidated their side's position in the match by knocking over two wickets quickly in United Bank's second innings, to leave them 45 for 2 at stumps on day two.