Dilawar Khan captured eight wickets in the match as Habib Bank Limited (HBL) routed Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) by an innings and nine runs on the third day at the United Bank Limited (UBL) Sports Complex. Resuming on 194 for 8, SSGC could only add 46 runs to that with Saeed bin Nasir completing his century. He remained unbeaten on 128 as Dilawar picked up the last two wickets to send SSGC following-on. However, SSGC fared even worse second time round and were dismissed for 170 - Atiq-uz-Zaman top-scoring with a 38 - with Dilawar picking up four more wickets as none of the batsmen could get a decent partnership going. HBL, with nine more points, have extended their lead at the top of group A.
Khalid Latif scored an unbeaten 63 to guide Karachi Whites reach 94 for 2 in their second-innings after Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) had gained a 110-run lead at the National Stadium by scoring 425. WAPDA's last four wickets added 186 runs in good time as they progressed well from their overnight 277 for 6. Azharullah scored a 64-ball 41 and returned to pick up Karachi's openers as the home side finished the day still in deficit.
Hyderabad opening bowlers had National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in trouble at 33 for 3 in their second-innings after declaring their first-innings on 334 for 9 with their last eight wickets falling for just 105 runs at Niaz Stadium. Wahab Riaz grabbed four wickets as Hyderabad, from 229 for 1, lost wickets at regular intervals and just managed to cross the follow-on mark. Aqeel Anjum (50) and Azeem Ghumon (109) shared a 125-run opening partnership with Ghumon also putting on 104 for the second wicket with Faisal Athar (94). With a lead of 172 already, NBP might put on quick runs in the morning season to have a go at maximum points.
Multan lost their last seven wickets for only 36 runs and were bundled out for 345 against Lahore Ravi to concede a 52-run first-innings lead at the Gaddafi Stadium. Rameez Alam, resuming on 88 overnight, was finally dismissed for 131 as Azam Khan and Junaid Zia ripped through Multan's batting line-up. Lahore openers added 52 without being separated in their second innings as the home side goes into the final day with an overall lead of 104.
Set a target of 248, Sialkot were off to a decent start with their openers putting on an unbroken 45-run partnership after dismissing Faisalabad for 215 at the Sheikhupura Stadium. Ijaz Ahmed top-scored for Faisalabad with a patient 91and Ammar Mahmood scored 38 but no other batsman was able to contribute to the total after Faisalabad had gained a first-innings lead. Nayyar Abbas was the destroyer-in-chief with a five-wicket haul for Sialkot.
Karachi Blue were facing defeat against Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) despite an unbeaten century by Mansoor Khan as they slumped to 99 for 5 while following-on at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium. An unbroken 81-run partnership, however, led them to 181 by close but they still require another 208 to make SNGPL bat again. Mansoor, Karachi's captain, has so far faced 156 deliveries after coming into bat at the fall of the fourth wicket with the score at 21. Mohammad Hafeez, SNGPL's captain, has picked up three second-innings wicket to go with his 3 for 62 in the first.
Islamabad reached 52 for 1 after being forced to follow-on by Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) as they were bundled out for 254 in their first-innings, conceding a 209-run first-innings lead at Diamond Cricket Club Ground. Raheel Majid, who scored 107 in the first-innings was unbeaten on 27 as Islamabad face an uphill task of saving the match.
Ghulam Mohammad scored a 117-ball 125 with the help of 25 fours and a six as Abbottabad finished a shortened day three on 325 for 9 against Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) at the Abbottabad Cricket Stadium. Ghulam was given ample support by Riaz Kail (65) and Adnan Raees (44) as the match is heading for a certain draw and only the three first-innings-lead points at stake.
The Quetta openers safely negotiated the eight overs before close and scored 25 runs in their second innings against Rawalpindi extended their total to 328 for 7 - a lead of 155 - against Quetta at the KRL Stadium but still require another 192 to avoid innings defeat. Earlier, Rawalpindi declared their innings at 390 for 9 with Yasir Ali unbeaten on 51.
Only 6.3 overs were possible on day three at Arbab Niaz Stadium as Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) picked up two Peshawar wickets with the addition of only 19 runs. The day ended with the hosts precariously placed at 44 for 2 in reply to ZTBL's first-innings score of 398.