ISLAMABAD - ZTBL needed to bat for at least another day to save them from defeat against PIA in the President’s Trophy Grade-I (2013-14) Seventh Round match played here at Pindi Cricket Stadium.

ZTBL ended the day at 262-4 in their second innings, still needing 61 runs to avoid innings defeat. Imran Nazir hammered unbeaten 144. Najaf Shah took 3-53. Earlier, PIA were all out for 502 in 110.4 overs, taking a 323 runs first innings lead. Sarfraz Ahmed made 165 and Tahir Shah 141. Imran Khan took 5-113 and M Khalil 3-125. At National Ground, PTV beat State Bank by five wickets. Requiring 133 runs for victory, PTV achieved the target in 32.5 overs losing five wickets. Nawaz Ahmed made 52 and Zeeshan Mustaq 36. Tabish  took 3-34.

At KRL Stadium, UBL beat KRL by six wickets. At Diamond Club Ground, NBP were in all trouble against SNGPL as they lost four wickets in their second innings after follow on for 132 runs, still needing 58 runs to avoid innings defeat. At Marghazar Ground, Wapda beat mighty HBL by 10 wickets. Wapda reached the target of 68 without losing a wicket.