KARACHI - Karachi Blues pacer Baber Rehman five-wicket haul at the fag of end the innings could not halt Sialkot from taking the first innings lead on the second day of the four day second round Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match here at the National stadium. Rehman finished with figures of 73 but not before Sialkot had mustered 238 in its first innings in response to Karachi Blues first knock of 226. At draw of stumps, Karachi Blues had posted 52 for two wickets in the second innings. Karachi pacer struck late in the innings to capture three tail-end wickets to complete five-wicket haul which is poised for an interesting finish. Karachi Blues after conceding 12 runs lead to the opponents now have 40 runs overall lead. If the home team could muster 200 plus in its second turn, they have a chance to go for victory. Young Sialkot batting line up may succumb to pace and spin attack of Karachi team which has four pacers and two effective spinners in the bowling attack. Sialkot resumed its first innings at overnight total of 53 for two with Bilal Hussain batting at 11 and Nadeem Javed not out six. Karachi had two quick successes in the initial half an hour of play in the morning. Bilal Hussain departed adding eight runs to his overnight total bowled by Tabish Khan and almost immediately afterwards Nadeem Javed was caught off Baber Rehman for his second wicket. Sialkot collapsed to four for 76. However, Haris Sohail and Ayub Dogar not only repaired the damage but added invaluable 54 runs for the fifth wicket that helped Sialkot take the lead. Sohail remained unbeaten 74 when his team's innings came to a close. He played 164 balls hitting twelve fours and one six. Ayub Dogar made 33 in 58 balls. After these two batsmen left Baber Rehman brought into attack almost ran through the entire innings taking three wickets. Nayyar Abbas made crucial contribution of 32 which finally steered the visitors past home teams first innings total. Karachi Blues began its second innings disastrously when their skipper Shadab Kabir who carries batting responsibility for his team single handedly was dismissed for a duck in the first over. Karachi lost another wicket of Muhammad Fahim who fell to Nayyar Abbas for five. Karachi opener Shahzeb Hassan continued to bat soundly against the odds and was unbeaten 46 when stumps were drawn for the day. Summarized scores. Karachi Blues first innings 226 Sialkot first innings 238 ( overnight 53 for two)( Haris Sohail 74 not out,Ayub Dogar 33,Bayyar Abbas 32,Bilal Hussain 19, Baber Rehman 5/73,Tabish Khan 3/51Abdul Ameer 1/51,Tabish Nawab 1/38). Karachi Blues second innings 52 for two (Shahzeb Hassan batting 46, Sarmad Anwar 1/14, Nayyar Abbas 1/1).