ISLAMABAD Hosts Islamabad lost 7 wickets at 112 after packing Quetta on a meagre total of 163 runs in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy cricket match here at the Diamond Club Ground on Wednesday. Earlier, Islamabad chose to bowl first after winning the toss, and their bowlers produced an impressive performance to jolt the opposite batting line. Nasrullah Khan (4 for 35), Rauf Akbar (3 for 31), and Shehzad Azam (3 for 71) performered exceptionally well with the ball. Faisal Irfan (47 not out) and Shoaib Khan (21) were the main contributors for Quetta. However, Islamabad failed to pile up a big total in the first innings, losing 7 wickets on 112. Raheed Majeed scored 30 and Fayyaz 28 for Islamabad. Nazar, Arun Lal and Arshad Khan shared two scalps each for Quetta. Karachi Blue knock Rawalpindi out at 271 Rawalpindi booked on just 271 runs against Karachi Blue in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy cricket match here at the National Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Babar Naeem (50), Naveed Ashraf (40), and Yasir Murtaza (36) were the major scorers for Rawalpindi. Tenvir Ahmed and Tariq Haroon claimed three wickets each by conceding 100 and 65 runs respectively. Captain Muhammad Sami got two wickets for 40 runs. Later, Muhammad Rameez put Karachi Blues in hot water by grabbing 3 wickets for 25 runs, as they (Karachi Blues) were 54 for 4 at the close of play on day-1. Wajeuddin was the top scorer with 19 runs not out. Rashid Latif got one wicket. Ahmed, Umaid destroy Lahore batting Sarfraz Ahmed and Umaid Asif ripped through Lahore Shalimar batting containing the hosts to 173 in 42.2 overs on the opening day of the four-day fourth round match of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy here at the Lahore City Cricket Association ground on Wednesday. In reply, Wapda leap-frogged to 100 runs for three in 38 overs at close. Apart from Suleman Khan, who made 61, none of the Lahore players could stay on the crease for long and wilted to Sarfraz and Umaid bowling. Even the 20 extras runs were the third highest in the Lahore innings. Shabbir Ahmed and Kashif Raza got one wicket each. When Wapda opened the innings, they lost their opener at 6. But Jahangir Mirza played a cautious innings to get 45. Yawar Abbas (two for 22) while Mohammad Naved and Mohammad Saeed had one wicket each. In-form Fawad misses ton Fawad Alam missed the third century of the current domestic season by two runs but provided authority to National Bank of Pakistan total against Habib Bank in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy fourth round match on the opening day here at the Gadafi Stadium on Wednesday. Put into bat, NBP reached 267 for five in 83 overs at the close of play after struggling at 42 for three. Rashid Riaz 60 and Alam 98 gave 128-run fourth wicket stand to lift the total to 170 and the Alam shared another 75 runs partnership with Qaiser Abbas (60 not out) to steady their teams inning. At close, Qaiser and Mansoor Amjad (7) were at the crease. Alam 161-ball innings timed 11 boundaries and stayed at the crease for 258 minutes. Fahad Masood took two wickets while Shahid Nazir, Danish Kaneria and Sarmad Anwar shared one wicket each. Karachi Whites bundle out for 192 Half centuries from opener Naveed Khan and Afsar Nawaz were the only bright spots in Karachi Whites first innings against PIA on the first day of the four-day fourth round match of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy here Wednesday at the National stadium. Naveed Khan carved out 55 in 95 balls that included seven fours, while middle order batsman Afsar Nawaz added 51 in 111 balls hitting eight fours as Karachi Whites finished the innings at a meager 192. At close of the days play, PIA in reply had scored 60 without loss with Khurram Manzoor and Agha Sabir at the crease having scored 24 and 26 runs respectively. On the batting-friendly wicket, the Karachi Whites found going tough against a six-man PIA attack after the home team was asked to bat first. Naveed Khan and Behram Khan opened the Karachi innings. However, the partnership lasted only 19 runs before Behram Khan left leg before to medium paver Jamshed Ahmed who finished the innings with 2 for 46. His second victim was Afsar Nawaz who saved home innings from total collapse. Karachi batting fortunes slipped further when skipper Shadab Kabir, the teams most reliable scorer, went cheaply by caught behind off medium pacer Ali Imran Pasha after scoring just ten runs. All hopes vanished with the dismissal of Shadab Kabir and the home team lost a few more wickets. Only Naveed Khan and Afsar Nawaz put up some resistance and helped avert total collapse for their team. Nine out of ten wickets of Karachi innings went to the medium pacers. Jamshed Ahmed, Ali Imran Pasha, Aijaz bin Ilyas and Jan Nisar Khan all took two wickets each, while Najaf Shah and spinner Tahir Khan took one each. Karachis attack, like its spineless batting, was stingless and the PIA openers Khurram Manzoor and Agha Sabir batting cautiously finished the day adding 60 for the first wicket.