Islamabad - Fifties from Fawad Alam and Umar Waheed paved the way for National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)'s 88-run win against Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) in President's Cup One-Day here on Saturday. NBP, put in to bat, were buoyed by starts from all their top-order batsmen, but it was Alam and Waheed's 110-run association for the fifth wicket that helped them put up 283-8 from 45 overs. Waheed struck four fours and a six during his 51, while Alam's 94 included 11 fours and one six.

ZTBL were never convincing in their chase, and lost wickets at regular intervals to slump to 69-5 in the 14th over. Abdul Razzaq briefly stopped the slide by hitting 57, but received little by way of support at the other end, as Ahmed Jamal and Wahab Riaz notched three scalps apiece to dismiss ZTBL for 195.

Fast bowler Zohaib Ahmed and Samiullah shared six wickets between them to run through Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and set up a seven-wicket win for Pakistan Television (PTV) in Lahore. Habib Bank, put in to bat, could only muster 165 from 40 overs, with the major source of runs coming from Hasan Raza who top-scored with 43. However, none of the other batsmen made more than 27. Zohaib finished with 3-42 and Samiullah 3-27. PTV's openers M Naeem and M Adnan began the chase brightly by putting up a stand of 77 in 22.2 overs. They lost three quick wickets in the next 10 overs, but Fahadul Haq scored 40 off 33 deliveries to seal the win in 41 overs.

Sohail Khan's five-wicket haul, followed by an unbeaten century from the opener Shahzaib Hasan helped Port Qasim Authority (PQA) to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in Karachi. State Bank, put in to bat, were never really in the game, and lost wickets right from the off. Sohail ran through the line-up to bundle the team out for 147 and finish with 5-20.

Port Qasim were always comfortable chasing a paltry total as the openers Shahzaid and Khalid Latif raced to 48 in 4.4 overs. Latif fell for 14, but Shahzaid carried on, scoring predominantly in boundaries. Only 8 of his 112 runs came from running between the wickets, as he blasted 11 fours and 10 sixes to take Port Qasim home in 12.2 overs.