Dolphins opted to bat and scored 205 led by Saad's 105, with only four other batsmen reaching double-figures. In reply, SNGPL got a strong start, but Shahzaib didn't let the top-and middle-order settle down for too long. His 6 for 67 kept them to 203, giving Dolphins a slender two-run lead. Dolphins then built on that with a score of 402 for 7 in the second innings, led by Majid Khan (79), Fazal Subhan (90), Saad (73) and Babar Hussain (54) to set SNGPL a stiff target of 405 on the last day.
Some of the SNGPL batsmen got starts but failed to capitalise on them. No one could go beyond 35 and three wickets each from Mir Hamza and Shahzaib dismissed them for 170 , which included three ducks.