ISLAMABAD The fifth round of the four-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy cricket matches could not start in the twin cities Rawalpindi and Islamabad due to overnight heavy rain. The rain on Sunday night did not allow the organiser to start the game, as match between Islamabad and Rawalpindi was called off at 2 pm at Diamond Club Ground. Sui Southern Gas Corporation (SSGC) and Habib Bank Limited (HBL) match was also washed out at Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. Customs were meet SNGPL at Murghazar which was hit by rain. Lahore Ravi struggle to 257 on opening day Lahore Ravi scored 257 runs losing all of their wickets on the opening day of the sixth round four-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Karachi Whites here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday. The fighting Lahore total in 68.5 overs came with the help of two half centuries by Sohail Idrees and Ali Raza who faced accurate bowling from Tabish Khan, Ali Mudassar, Akbar-ur-Rehman and Shahzaib Khan. Abid Ali with 23 runs, Hafiz Saad (24) and Mohammad Saeed (31) added valuable runs for Lahore. Out of the seven bowlers Karachi used, Tabish got three wickets while Mudassar, Rehman and Shahzaib shared two each for 69, 56, 46 and 38 runs respectively. Shahzaib hammers ton to rescue Karachi Blues Shahzaib Hasan cracked a blistering 127 to propel Karachi Blues to good first innings total against Lahore Ravi on the first day of the four-day Quadi-e-Azam trophy match here Monday at the National Stadium. In his 167 ball innings, Shahzaib hit sixteen fours and three sixes as Karachi Blues sent into bat posted 297. At the draw of stumps Lahore Ravi had scored 15 for one. In another match of the competition at Niaz stadium Hyderabad, Multan grabbed the initiative against host Hyderabad. After dismissing the host for 194 in just 53.1 overs, Multan had replied with 127 for one with Kashif Naveed scoring 67 in 458 balls innings that contained eight four. Muhammad Irshad of Lahore Ravi slammed through Karachi Blues innings taking five for 59. Only Shahzaib Hasan and Asad Shafique (48) handled ether bowler with courage. Summarised scores. Karachi Blues first innings 297( Shahzaib Hasan 127, Asad Shafique 48, Tariq Haroon 28, Ali Asad 25, Muhammad Irshad 5/59, Junaid Zia 2/71, Waqas Ahmed 2/65) . Lahore Ravi, first innings 15 for one (Kashif Siddique not out 5,Asim Naz not out 9). At Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad Hyderabad first innings 194(Faisal Athar 63, Sharjeel Khan 46, Aqeel Anjum 37, Rizwan Haider 5/60, Zulfiqar Babar 2/23, Sajjad Hussain 2/56). Multan first innings 127/1 in 25.5 overs: (Kashif Naved 61, Babar Ali not out 40, Ramiz Alam not out 15).