Central Punjab U19 Blues beat Balochistan U19 Blues by six wickets inside two days
Central Punjab U19 Blues beat Balochistan U19 Blues by six wickets to record their first win in the National U19 Championship on Sunday.
Pool A fixtures:
At the UBL Sports Complex, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 81 for two in 24 overs, Central Punjab U19 Blues were bowled out for 186 in the 63rd over. Opening batter Azan Awais top-scored with a 169-ball 87, hitting seven boundaries.
For Balochistan U19 Blues, Ijaz Ahmed and Mohammad Qasim bagged four wickets apiece.
In return, starting their second innings with a deficit of 48 runs, Balochistan U19 Blues were bundled out for 118 in the 43rd over. Zohaib Khan Shanzaib top-scored with 34 off 55 balls, which included three fours.
For Central Punjab U19 Blues, Mohammad Tayyab Arif took four wickets for 17 and ended up taking seven wickets in the match. Left-arm spinner Ali Asfand bagged three wickets for 45 runs and ended up with six wickets in the match.
In reply, Central Punjab U19 Blues achieved the target in the 19th over for the loss of four wickets. Wicketkeeper-batter Afzal Manzoor top-scored with run-a-ball 38, hitting two fours and as many sixes.
At the NBP Sports Complex, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues are on the verge of their first win in the tournament after Southern Punjab U19 Blues in chase of 400 were 110 for eight in 35 overs when stumps were drawn. Wazdan Khan who took four wickets in the first innings, bagged three wickets in the second innings for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues. Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 39 for four, Southern Punjab U19 Blues were dismissed for 85 in the 32nd over. Mohammad Zubair Snr and Wazdan Khan grabbed four wickets each.
With 245 first innings lead, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared their second innings on 158 for four in 28 overs. Mohammad Zulkifal scored 57.
At the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy Ground, table topper Sindh U19 Blues were 159 for four in their second innings with an overall lead of 304 against Northern U19 Blues when stumps were drawn. Sindh’s Afnan Khan top-scored with an unbeaten 56 off 57 balls, smashing two fours and as many sixes. Habibullah scored 51 off 66 balls, which included six fours and one six.
Earlier, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of eight for no loss, Northern U19 Blues were bundled out for 198 in the 67th over. Affan Ishaq scored a 111-ball 61, hitting two fours and three sixes.
For Sindh U19 Blues, Naveed Ahmed Khan took five wickets for 56. Afnan Khan bagged three wickets, while Ziaullah took two wickets.
Pool B fixtures:
At the KCCA Stadium, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 96 for nine, Northern U19 Whites were dismissed for 96 in the 47th over against Sindh U19 Whites. Haseeb-ur-Rehman took the last wicket to fall and ended up with figures of 19.3-3-43-8.
In return, Sindh U19 Whites were bowled out for 102 in the 41st over with opening batter Hamza Qureshi top-scoring with a 94-ball 30, hitting two fours.
For Northern U19 Whites, Abuzar Hashim bagged four wickets. Abdul Basit and Mohammad Nabeel took three wickets apiece.
At stumps, Northern U19 Whites in their second innings were 104 for five in 43 overs. Captain Shahmeer Ali scored 29 runs.
For Sindh U19 Whites, spinner Haseeb was once again amongst the wickets taking three for 44 from 12 overs. He has so far taken 11 wickets in the match.
At the Hanif Mohammad HPC Ground, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Whites resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 45 for one in 13.1 overs, managed to score 278 for seven in 83 overs against Southern Punjab U19 Whites. Ahmed Hussain top-scored with an unbeaten knock of 115 off 207 balls, which included 10 fours and two sixes.
For Southern Punjab U19 Whites, Mohammad Aqib Asghar and Mohammad Ismail bagged three wickets apiece.
In return, at the close of play, Southern Punjab U19 Whites in their second innings were 66 for two in 19 overs leading by 44 runs.
At the TMC Ground, after the first day’s play was abandoned due to rain, Balochistan U19 Whites won the toss and put Central Punjab U19 Whites into bat. Central Punjab U19 Whites declared their first innings on 222 for eight in 50 overs at the back of Hafiz Usman Nadeem’s unbeaten century. Usman scored 111 off 130 balls, smashing seven fours and one six.
For Balochistan U19 Whites, Ahsanullah and Mohsin Ali bagged three wickets apiece.
At stumps, Balochistan U19 Whites were 32 for two in 12 overs.
Scores in brief – Pool A:
Central Punjab U19 Blues beat Balochistan U19 Blues by six wickets at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi
Balochistan U19 Blues 138 all out, 68.2 overs (Yasir Khan 45; Ali Asfand 3-36, Mohammad Tayyab Arif 3-41, Mohammad Maooz 2-23) and 118 all out, 42.5 overs (Zohaib Khan Shanzaib 34; Mohammad Tayyab Arif 4-17, Ali Asfand 3-45, Ayub Khan 3-25)
Central Punjab U19 Blues 186 all out, 62.5 overs (Azan Awais 87; Mohammad Qasim 4-33, Ejaz Ahmed 4-47) and 71-4, 18.3 overs (Afzal Manzoor 38; Ijaz Ahmed 3-28)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues v Southern Punjab U19 Blues at the NBP Sports Complex, Karachi
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues 330 all out, 70.2 overs (Afaq Khan 84, Mohammad Farooq 76; Bilal Ahmed 3-95, Kashif Fareed 2-39, Mohammad Shan 2-65, Zubair Jabbar 2-69) and 158-4 (decl), 28 overs (Mohammad Zulkifal 57, Afaq Khan 45)
Southern Punjab U19 Blues 85 all out, 31.4 overs (Mohammad Danish 26; Mohammad Zubair Snr 4-6, Wazdan Khan 4-52) and 110-8, 35 overs (Moheer Saeed 34; Wazdan Khan 3-19, Ihtisham-ul-Haq 2-33, Mohammad Shoaib Khan 2-12)
Sindh U19 Blues v Northern U19 Blues at the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy Ground, Karachi
Sindh U19 Blues 343 all out, 77.2 overs (Aftab 76, Ziaullah 61, Mirza Saad Baig 49, Habibullah 43; Abidullah 4-92, Abdullah Amin 3-60) and 159-4, 35 overs (Afnan Khan 56 not out, Habibullah 51; Faraz Khan 2-44, Mohammad Umar Habib 2-36)
Northern U19 Blues 198 all out, 66.1 overs (Affan Ishaq 61; Naveed Ahmed Khan 5-56, Afnan Khan 3-42, Ziaullah 2-46)
Scores in brief – Pool B:
Northern U19 Whites v Sindh U19 Whites at the KCCA Stadium, Karachi
Northern U19 Whites 96 all out, 46.3 overs (Shahmeer Ali 29; Haseeb-ur-Rehman 8-43, Syed Tayyab Hussain 2-20) and 104-5, 43 overs (Shahmeer Ali 29; Haseeb-ur-Rehman 3-44)
Sindh U19 Whites 102 all out, 40.5 overs (Hamza Qureshi 30; Abuzar 4-15, Abdul Basit 3-60, Mohammad Nabeel 3-14)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Whites v Southern Punjab U19 Whites at the Hanif Mohammad HPC Ground, Karachi
Southern Punjab U19 Whites 256 all out, 73.1 overs (Uzair Mumtaz 106, Arafat Ahmed Minhas 64; Jawad Ali 4-60, Mohammad Irfan 4-43) and 66-2, 19 overs (Mohammad Ammar 36 not out)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Whites 278-7, 83 overs (Ahmad Hussain 115 not out, Sherdil Khan 47, Zubair Shinwari 36; Mohammad Aqib Asghar 3-81, Mohammad Ismail 3-49)
Balochistan U19 Whites v Central Punjab U19 Whites at the TMC Ground, Karachi
Central Punjab U19 Whites 222-8(decl), 50 overs (Hafiz Usman Nadeem 111 not out, Ali Dilshad 41; Ahsanullah 3-25, Mohsin Ali 3-79)
Balochistan U19 Whites 32-2, 12 overs