Maaz Sadaqat earns Khyber Pakhtunkhwa win in National U19 One-Day Tournament
Maaz Sadaqat’s all-round display spearheaded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19’s 91-run win over Southern Punjab in the National U19 One-Day Tournament.
In other games of the day, Sindh beat Northern by seven wickets, while Balochistan beat Central Punjab by 23 runs.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 v Southern Punjab U19, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa posted 272 for nine after Southern Punjab captain Mohammad Shehzad elected to field. The highlight of their innings was a 168-run third-wicket partnership between Maaz Sadaqat who made 93 off 137 balls (eight fours, one six) and Abbas Ali, who scored 91 off 110 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes.
For Southern Punjab Awais Abbas and Tahir Hussain took two wickets each for 48 and 53 runs, respectively.
In reply, Southern Punjab were bowled out for 181 in 46.3 overs. Mohammad Ammar scored 70 runs off 112 balls, while Mubashir Ali scored 50 off 57 balls.
Maaz, later named player of the match, followed his brilliant batting performance with three for 17 runs in 3.3 overs. Ahmed Khan took three wickets for 23 runs.
Balochistan U19 v Central Punjab U19, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan Cricket Academy, Sheikhupura:
Batting first, Balochistan posted 223 for seven in 50 overs. Ali Ahmad top-scored with 63 off 98 balls (eight fours) and Haseebullah, later named player of the match, scored 61 also off 98 balls with seven fours. Basit Ali was the third batsman in the innings to score a half-century as he made 50 off 55 balls. Muneeb Wasif, with three for 38, was the pick of the Central Punjab bowlers. Hasnat Abbas took two wickets for 29 runs.
In reply, Central Punjab were bowled out for 200 runs in 46.5 overs, Muneeb, batting at eight, top-scored in the innings with 48 runs. Khalid Khan and Abu Hurraira took two wickets each, while four batsmen were run out.
Northern U19 v Sindh U19, LCCA Ground, Lahore:
Saim Ayub scored 87 not out off 106 balls with eight fours and one six to guide his team to a seven-wicket win over Northern. He was named player of the match.
Sindh completed the chase of 200 runs in 39.5 overs at the loss of three wickets. Kashif Ali, batting at four, scored 52 off 73 balls. Saim and Kashif added 124 runs for the third-wicket to ensure an easy win for Sindh.
Earlier, Northern, after being asked to bat, managed 199 for eight.
Middle-order batsman Sher Abdul Rehman top-scored with an unbeaten 68 off 75 balls (five fours, three sixes). Opener Raza-ul-Mustafa made 32 from his 51-ball stay at the crease.
Sindh’s Aaliyan starred with the ball as he returned four for 32 from 10 overs, while Talha Ahsan took two for 45.
Scores in brief:
Balochistan U19 beat Central Punjab U19 by 23 runs
Balochistan 223-7, 50 overs (Ali Ahmad 63, Haseebullah 61, Basit Ali 50; Muneeb Wasif 3-38, Hasnat Abbas 2-29)
Central Punjab 200 all out, 46.5 overs (Muneeb Wasif 48, Arham Nawab 26, Umar Eman 26; Abu Huraira 2-35, Khalid Khan 2-46)
Player of the match – Haseebullah (Balochistan U19)
Sindh U19 beat Northern U19 by seven wickets
Northern U19 199-8, 50 overs (Sher Abdul Rehman 68 not out, Raza-ul-Mustafa 32; Aaliyan Mehmood 4-32, Talha Ahsan 2-45)
Sindh U19 201-3, 39.5 overs (Saim Ayub 87 not out, Kashif Ali 52; Mubasar Khan 2-32)
Player of the match – Saim Ayub (Sindh U19)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 beat Southern Punjab U19 by 91 runs
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 272-9, 50 overs (Maaz Sadaqat 93, Abbas Ali 91, Nasir Faraz 23; Awais Abbas 2-48, Tahir Hussain 2-53)
Southern Punjab U19 181 all out, 46.3 overs (Mohammad Ammar 70, Mubashir Ali 50; Maaz Sadaqat 3-17, Ahmed Khan 3-23)
Player of the match – Maaz Sadaqat