CA Divisional U19 Tournament concludes in five jurisdictions
Five teams have been crowned champions of the inaugural Cricket Associations Divisional U19 tournament in Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern and Sindh today. The final of the Southern Punjab-leg will be played between Multan Division and D.G Khan Division at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday, 17 June.
Balochistan Cricket Association
Three wickets apiece from Ahsan Ullah and Syed Yasir Shah led Loralai-Zhob Division to a six-wicket win over Quetta-Rakshan Division in the final held at the Bugti Stadium, Quetta. Batting first, Quetta-Rakshan Division were bundled out for 137 in the 41st over.
In reply, Loralai-Zhob Division chased down the target in the 29th over for the loss of four wickets. Mohammad Siddique top-scored with a 59-ball 41, smashing four boundaries. Jahangir Khan representing Quetta-Rakshan Division bagged three wickets.
Central Punjab Cricket Association
Three wickets from Mohammad Maooz guided Lahore Division to a 21-run win over Faisalabad Division in a low-scoring match held at the Pak Lions Cricket Academy Ground in Lahore.
After being put into bat, Lahore Division were bowled out for 181 in the 47th over. Opening batter Moiz Rana top-scored with a 76-ball 43 and struck four fours and one six. Faisalabad Division’s Waqas Abbas grabbed three wickets for 30. Ahmed Bilal, Ameer Hasan and Nauman Haider picked two wickets apiece.
In reply, Faisalabad Division were bowled out for 160 in the 48th over. Umar Farooq top-scored with a 64-ball 46. Right-arm fast bowler Maooz picked up three wickets for 26, while left-arm spinner Usman Shahid accounted for two wickets for 30.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cricket Association
In the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa jurisdiction, Hazara-Mardan Division won the leg by beating Peshawar-Kohat Division by 62 runs at the KMC Ground in Peshawar. Opting to bat first, Hazara-Mardan were bowled out for 144 in the 36th over. Haseeb Khan batting at number five top-scored with a 50-ball 27.
For Peshawar-Kohat Division, slow left-arm bowler Mohammad Zubair bagged four wickets for 26. He was supported by fellow left-arm spinner Shahid Khan who took three for 29 from nine overs.
In return, Peshawar-Kohat Division were skittled for 82 in the 25th over on the back of three wickets apiece from Aimal Khan and Mohammad Shoaib.
Northern Cricket Association
AJK Division defeated Gilgit Baltistan Division by 10 wickets in a low-scoring final match at the House of Northern in Islamabad. Chasing 99 to win, AJK Division’s opening pair Ali Abbas Khan (37 not out, 91b, 4x4s, 1x6)) and Faraz Khan (43 not out,78b,7x4s) achieved the target in the 28th over.
Earlier, after being put into bat Gilgit Baltistan were bowled out for 98 in the 38th over. Slow left-arm bowler Aman Aftab grabbed four wickets for seven runs in 2.4 overs.
Sindh Cricket Association
Arbaz Khan’s unbeaten 117 and Shahzaib Aziz’s four wickets guided Benazirabad-MirpurKhas Division to an eight-wicket win over Karachi Division at the Oval Ground of the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi.
After being put into bat, Karachi Division scored 224 for eight from 50 overs. Opening batter Mirza Saad Baig top-scored with a 98-ball 101, hitting 17 fours.
For Benazirabad-MirpurKhas Division, slow left-arm Shahzaib bagged four wickets for 25 in 10 overs.
Benazirabad-MirpurKhas Division successfully chased down the target in the 46th over for the loss of two wickets. Arbaz scored an unbeaten 117 off 149, which included 14 fours and three sixes. Haroon Arshad scored 53 off 65, hitting seven fours.