Rain-marred matches get underway on day three

After two days wasted by the rains and their aftermath here in the city, the two Quadrangular Stage matches in the Patron's Trophy got under way on the third day.

Habib Bank, put into bat by Khan Research Laboratories (KRL), finished the first day on 178 for 8 after 53 overs at the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) Sports Complex Stadium in Karachi. Opener Taufeeq Umar scored 33 while Asim Kamal, the Test discard, was unbeaten on 43. The fast-bowling duo of Abdul Rauf and Jaffer Nazir took 3 for 68 and 2 for 33 respectively.

At the United Bank Limited (UBL) Sports Complex Ground, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) won the toss and put Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) into bat . In the 53 overs bowled during the day, ZTBL managed 118 for 2, with opener Afaq Rahim unbeaten on 66.