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National U19 One-Day Tournament: Maaz Sadaqat’s puts on all-round show

Maaz Sadaqat’s puts on all-round show
Maaz Sadaqat’s puts on all-round show

Maaz Sadaqat’s all-round performance set a 49-run win for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over Southern Punjab in the ninth round of the National U19 One-Day Tournament on Thursday.

In the other two matches, half-centuries by Abdul Faseeh and Mohammad Waqas led Northern and Central Punjab to victories.

Balochistan U19 v Central Punjab U19, Country Club, Muridke:

Central Punjab defended a 210-run target to bag crucial two points in their ninth round fixture against Balochistan.

Arham Nawab and Hasnat Abbas took three wickets each, while Ali Asfand and Muneeb Wasif the remaining four wickets equally between them as Balochistan were bowled out for 184 in 47.4 overs.

Openers Yasir Khan (21) and Mohammad Salman (55) provided Balochistan a solid 52-run stand but the batsmen who followed them failed to make the most of it. The only other notable contribution came from number 10 batsman Abu Huraira, who made 23 off 25 balls.

That Central Punjab managed to put 209 runs on board before getting rolled out inside 45 overs was because of Mohammad Waqas’ 86-ball 59. Waqas, who had come into bat with his side struggling at 32 for three, hit eight fours and was later named player of the match.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Afzal Manzoor made 45 runs down the order.

Balochistan’s Abdul Ghaffar and Jahangir Khan picked up two wickets each.

Northern U19 v Sindh U19, LCCA Ground, Lahore:

Abdul Faseeh’s unbeaten 78 off 108 steered Northern to a three-wicket win over Sindh.

Batting at number four, Faseeh, later named player of the match, smashed five fours and a six after he came out to bat with his team 49 for two in pursuit of 215. He stitched a 60-run partnership for the third wicket with Mubasir Khan, who made 45 runs and dispatched four of the 76 balls he faced for fours.

Zeeshan Zameer took three wickets for 39 runs as he dismissed Hussain (3), wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Raza-ul-Mustafa (26) and Mehran Mumtaz (15). Adeel Meo and Aaliyan Mehmood picked up two wickets each.

Earlier, Northern bowlers Mubasir, Adil Naz and Sajjad Khan equally shared six wickets between them as Sindh managed 214 for nine.

Ghazi Ghouri, with 42, was the top-scorer in the innings, while number nine batsman Talha Ahsan was the other notable run-getter as he made 41 runs from 49 balls.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 v Southern Punjab U19, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan Cricket Academy, Sheikhupura:

Maaz Sadaqat’s century and a three for 35 set a 49-run win for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over Southern Punjab. The opener smashed 12 fours and two sixes in his 147-ball 116 which helped his team to 246 for six in 50 overs.

Down the order, wicketkeeper-batsman Salman Khan made 58 not out from 40 balls, which was studded with 10 fours.

Southern Punjab were bowled out for 197 in 46.1 overs as Shahid Aziz, Maaz and Zeeshan Ahmed picked up three wickets each. For Southern Punjab, Mohammad Ammar put up a fight with a 99-ball 68, which included five fours and a six.

Scores in brief:

Central Punjab U19 beat Balochistan U19 by 25 runs

Central Punjab U19 209 all out, 44.4 overs (Mohammad Waqas 59, Afzal Manzoor 45, Hasnat Abbas 30; Abdul Ghaffar 2-29, Jahangir Khan 2-46)

Balochistan U19 184 all out, 47.4 overs (Mohammad Salman 55; Abu Huraira 23, Yasir Khan 21; Arham Nawab 3-24; Hasnat Abbas 3-40, Ali Asfand 2-18, Muneeb Wasif 2-39)

Player of the match – Mohammad Waqas (Central Punjab U19)

Northern U19 beat Sindh U19 by three wickets

Sindh U19 214-9, 50 overs (Ghazi Ghouri 42, Talha Ahsan 41; Mubasir Khan 2-22, Adil Naz 2-36, Mehran Mumtaz 2-37)

Northern U19 215-7, 49.4 overs (Abdul Faseeh 78 not out, Mubasir Khan 45, Mohammad Raza-ul-Mustafa 26; Zeeshan Zameer 3-39, Aaliyan Mehmood 2-32, Adeel Meo 2-42)

Player of the match – Abdul Faseeh (Northern U19)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 beat Southern Punjab U19 by 49 runs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 246-6, 50 overs (Maaz Sadaqat 116, Salman Khan 58 not out; Faisal Akram 2-39, Jahanzaib Razzaq 2-40)

Southern Punjab U19 197 all out, 46.1 overs (Mohammad Ammar 68, Mubashar Ali 32, Tahir Hussain 26, Hasnain Majid 21; Shahid Aziz 3-20, Maaz Sadaqat 3-35, Zeeshan Ahmed 3-43)

Player of the match – Maaz Sadaqat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19)

10th round fixtures (31 October):

Balochistan U19 v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 – Rana Naved-ul-Hasan Academy, Sheikhupura

Central Punjab U19 v Sindh U19 – Country Club, Muridke

Northern U19 v Southern Punjab U19 – LCCA Ground, Lahore

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