KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) kept the pressure on Group `A` leaders K-Electric by dominating the first day of the fourth-round Patron`s Trophy Grade-II Cricket Tournament against Pakistan Customs at the SBP Sports Complex here on Tuesday.

Opting to bat first, Customs` first innings lasted just 43.5 overs during which they mustered a paltry total of 143 with slow left-armers Asif Fawad and Kashif Bhatti sharing eight wicl(ets between them.

State Bank were already in front as they collected 178-1 thanks to an opening partnership of 120 between Abid Ali (99 not out off 101 balls, 15 boundaries and one six) and the in-form Sami Aslam (61 off 103 balls, two fours).

K-Electric,meanwhile, restricted Pakistan Television (PTV) to 248 all out after the latter elected to bat first at the National Stadium.

By stumps K-Electric were 19-0.

At Diamond Club Ground, Islamabad: OMAR ASSOCIATES 87-3 in 39 overs (Fahad-ul-Haq 34 not out; Ali Imran Pasha 3-22) vs PIA.

Pool `B` leaders PIA saw Omar Associates make 87-3 i the 39th overs of play possible at theDiamond Club Ground in Islamabad.

Bright Paints, who current head Pool `C`, amassed 416-5 against Capital Development Authority at the Lahore Country Club in Muridke.

The highlights of their innings were the excellent knocks from skipper Akbar Badshah and Raza Ali Dar who both completed centuries while sharing a fourth-wicket 236. Akbar scored 143 off 185 balls with 17 boundaries and two sixes and Raza contributed 139 (off 142 balls, 17 fours).

Dollar East began their quest to mal

Captain Usman Saeed led from the front with an undefeated 100 (132 balls, 11 boundaries and two sixes).

By close of play KPT were 2-1 in 5 overs.

Close of play scores on Tuesday (day one of three): Fourth round: Group W: At National Stadium. Karachi: PAKISTAN TELEVlS10N 248 in 80.4 overs (Mohammad trfan 73 not out, Sohail Ahmed47, Hasan Razafr39, Naeem Anjum 25; Mohammad Hassaan Khan 3-64, Waqar Anwar 3-69. IIaseeb Azam 2-15. Shadab Khan 2-79); KELECTRIC 19-0 in 7 overs.

At SBP Sports Complex. Karachi: PAKlSTAN CUSTOMS 143 in 42.5 overs (Mirza Asad Baig 37;Asif I awad 5-35, Kashit` Bhatti 3-44); STATli BANK 178-1 in43 overs (Abid Ali 99 not out. Sami Aslam61).

AtUB1 SportsComplex.Karachi:CANDYLAND 94 in 30 overs (Nasir Awais 5-28, Imran Ali 2-11, Mohammad Ali 2-24); PAKlSTAN NAVY 281-8declared in 59 overs (Nasir Awais 69, Jaahid Al i 63, Babar I Iussain Agha 32, Amit Ravi 30, 1mran Ali 29 not out; Sajid Khan 3-75, Mohammad Sadiq 2-53) Group `B` At Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi: SAUDI CR1CKliTlNTliRNATlONA1 154in31.20vers(Farmanullah 33 not out. Rustam Ali 29. Nadeem Shad 27: Tayyab Abbas /-n Mohammad 1smail 2-51); PAKISTAN OILFIELDS LIMITED 309-4 in 56 overs (Waqas Ahmed 159. Mohammad .lawwad 58 not out.

Shuja I Iaider 30; I laris Asif 2-126).

At Army Cricket Ground. Rawalpindi: ASlM TEXTIL ES 36-1 in 15 overs vs PAKISTAN A R MY.

At Diamond Club Ground, islamabad: OMAR ASSOCIATES 87-3 in 390vers (Fahad-ul-IIaq 34notout; Ali lmran Pasha 3-22) vs PlA.

Group `C At 1 ahore Country Club, Muridkc: BRIGHTO PAINTS 416-5 in 75 overs (Akbar Badshah 143, Raza Ali Dar 139, Salman Ali Agha 50, Mohammad idrecs 46: Awais Sarfraz 2-81) vs CAPITAL DEVELOPMÉiNT AUTHORlTY.

At Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot: ZTBL 188-7 in 53 overs (l:mair Masood 75. Shakeel Ansar 65 not out; Adil Shabbir 3-44. Ghulam Murtaza 2-32) vs IIUMAK l!NGlNiiliRlNG.

At Rana Naved-ul-Ilasan Cricket Academy.

Sheikhupura: SliRVlCÉi lNDUSTR11!S 164 in 41 overs (Wasim Zahoor 39. Asim Ali Nasir 29: Aamir .lamal 5-69, 2wajid Ali Jr 2-29); NADRA I 16-6 in 47 overs (Zeeshan Akram 42; Wasim Zahoor 3-34, Usman Shahid 2-11).

Group `D` At Railways Stadium. 1 ahore: PAKlSTAN RAll WAYS 104 in 46.3 overs (Farhan Nazir 64; Ahsan Tariq 3-24, Haider Ali 3-37, Asl`and Mehran 2-34); IIIGIIER COMMISSION EDUCATION 201-5 in 43 overs (Tayyab Tahir 128 not out, Junald Ali 38; Mohammad Naeem 2-29).

At LCCA Ground, Lahore: DOLLA R EAST 299-6 in 83 overs (Usman Saeed 100 not out. Waqas Haroon 57, Shahan Akram 32, Rehan Rafiq 3): Husbaan Javed 2-51): KA RACI II PORT TRUST 2-1 in 5 overs.

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