LAHORE Khan Research Laboratories reached 182 for six in 84 overs against Zarai Taraqiyati Bank on the third day of the four-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match played at the KRL ground, Rawalpindi on Friday. Earlier, KRL enjoyed 16 runs first innings lead as ZTBL had scored 243 in response to KRLs 259. Muhammad Wasim remained the top-scorer for KRL with 44. On the last day of the match, if KRL batsmen post reasonable total as they have four wickets in hand, they can win the game. NBP extend 180 runs lead against HBL National Bank of Pakistan extended its lead to 180 runs against Habib Bank on day three of the four-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. NBP first reduced HBL to 353 in its first innings taking the lead of 59 runs and then reached 121 runs in its second innings to swell the lead to 180 runs with three wickets in hand. Now it depends on National Bank remaining players to get maximum possible runs on board and get HBL team out otherwise the match seems slipping out of their hands. Shahid Nazir, Danish Kaneria and Abdur Rehman shared two wickets each to halt the NBP runs flow. Rashid Riaz was the highest scorer with 31 for NBP. Earlier, HBL made 353 with the help of their overnight opener Taufiq Umer who made 115 while Abdur Rehman hammered 85. They also got a bonus of 53 runs in extras but still they fell short of NBPs first innings total of 412. However, their poor showing in the second innings could cost them this trophy match. Shabbir, Sarfraz steer Wapda to victory Wapda defeated Lahore Shalimar by six wickets on day three of the four-day fourth round Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match here at the LCCA ground on Friday. Shabbir Ahmed and Sarfraz Ahmed steered Wapda to this win taking four and three wickets respectively, reducing Lahore to 210 in its second innings. Their to the line bowling restricted Lahore from swelling their second innings lead. Only Abid Ali 64 and Mohammad Saad 34 who were both send back to the pavilion on day two came up with some runs while other batsmen did not impress. Shabbir and Sarfraz were supported by Kashif Raza, Umaid Asif and Imranullah who shared one wicket each. However, chasing the score of 156, Wapda achieved the score making 157 for the loss of four wickets with Imranullah getting 85 while Jahangir Mirza (27), Aamer Sajjad and Bilal Khilji overhauled the score. Mohammad Naveed and Mohammad Saeed shared two wickets each from Lahore attack. This was Lahore Shalimars fourth consecutive defeat of the season. PIA defeats Karachi Whites Karachi Whites is doomed to defeat at the hands of PIA in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy after they surrendered six wickets in the second knock here on Friday on the third day of the four-day fourth round match here at the National stadium. The home team was 209 for six when play ended on the third day after PIA earlier in the morning declared at 432 for five in first knock in reply to Karachi Whites 192. Karachi, still in 31 runs deficit with four wickets in hand, would do well if they could avoid an innings defeat. With only four tail-end wickets in hand, Karachi would find it difficult to force PIA bat second time. On the third days morning, PIA ended Karachis agony when it declared the first innings an hour after start, adding 57 more runs to its overnight total of 375 for four at the cost of losing the wicket of Jan Nisar Khan who was run out for 47. He added 27 runs to his unbeaten overnight total. Sarfaraz Ahmed remained not out at 51 when the declaration came. PIA batted for 12 more overs in the morning before declaring the innings. When Karachi Whites batted for the second time, it faced a huge first innings deficit of 240. If the first innings performance of Karachi was any indication of its batting power, it looked like the local team would crumble for the second time to give PIA victory in three days. But Karachi batted with more confidence to avoid the repetition of the first innings collapse. Opener Naveed Khan contributed 49, Shadab Kabir 26, Atif Ali Zaidi unbeaten 42, Akber Ur Rehman 30, and Baber Rehman an unbeaten 36 as Karachis second innings finished at 209 for the loss of six wickets. Left-arm medium pacer Jamshed Ahmed grabbed three for 47 and off spinner Tahir Khan two for 45 in Karachis second innings. The only objective before Karachi would be to avoid defeat by an innings margin when play for the fourth day resumes on Saturday.