KARACHI: All-rounder Abdul Razzaq bagged a five-wicket haul and Haris Sohail struck an unbeaten 103 to give ZTBL hope of taking a first-innings lead against Wapda in their President’s Trophy match at the Sports Stadium in Sargodha.
Wapda were all out for 294 and they could only add eight runs to their overnight total of 284 for seven.
In reply, Haris’ effort propelled ZTBL to 261 for seven in 79 overs as he struck a six and nine boundaries. Zulfiqar Babar picked up three wickets.
SNGPL take lead
Imran Ali claimed four wickets, while Samiullah Niazi bagged three scalps to snatch a 22-run first-innings lead for SNGPL against PQA at the Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot.
PQA were bowled out for 244 in reply to SNGPL’s 266 as Daniyal Ahsan top-scored with a 114-ball 61 while Khurram Manzoor made 38.
SNGPL ended the day with an overall lead of 60 as they 38 for one at the close of play in their second-innings.
Youngster Rameez Aziz played a fine knock of 91 off 170 balls before HBL were bundled out for 327 against SBP at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
Aziz was guided by former captain Younis Khan, who made 101, as leg-spinner Kashif Siddiq took four wickets.
SBP laboured to 157 for four in 59 overs, still trailing by 170 runs, with Usman Saeed unbeaten on 44 as Ehsan Adil continued his prolific form taking three wickets again.
Elsewhere, half-centuries from Shoaib Khan (84) and Shehzar Muhammad (61) kept PIA in the hunt for a first-innings lead against NBP as they ended the day on 256 for seven, trailing by 67 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Centurion Qaiser Abbas chipped in with the ball as well for NBP taking three wickets.
Meanwhile, UBL ended the day in pole position to take the lead after a four-wicket burst from quickie Mohammad Irshad left KRL reeling on 173 for six while replying to 319 at the KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2012.