Faisal Akram leads Southern Punjab to six-wicket win in National U19 One-Day Tournament
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Faisal Akram’s six for 32 helped Southern Punjab to a comfortable six-wicket win over Balochistan in the ongoing National U19 One-Day tournament on Sunday.
After electing to bat, Balochistan were bowled out for 200 runs in 42 overs as Faisal’s left-arm orthodox accounted for their six batsmen.
Mohammad Ibrahim Snr scored 56 runs off 61 balls with the help of eight fours. Opener Mohammad Salman contributed 41 off 65 balls (four fours and a six).
For Southern Punjab, Jahanzaib Razzaq was the other notable bowler with two wickets for 31. Southern Punjab overhauled the target in 43.1 overs for the loss of four wickets. Wicketkeeper-batsman Hasnain Majid scored 80 off 68 balls with eight fours and three sixes to ensure a simple chase for his side. Uzair Mumtaz scored 33 runs with the help of four fours. Faisal was adjudged player of the match.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 v Sindh U19, Rana Naved ul Hasan Cricket Academy, Sheikhupura:
Sindh were bowled out for 143 in 40 overs after they opted to bat. Opener Mubashir Nawaz top-scored with 65 off 89 balls. His innings included seven fours. Ghazi Ghouri was other notable scorer with a 55-ball 30.
For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, player of the match left-arm-spinner Zeeshan Ahmad took four wickets for 18 runs, while Ahmed Khan returned two for 13. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa completed the chase in 40.2 overs for the loss of eight wickets.
Hanif-ur-Rehman top-scored with 30 runs, while Maaz Sadaqat contributed 28 from 58 balls. Abbas Ali scored 27 runs. For Sindh, Aaliyan Mehmood took four wickets for 25 runs. This was Sindh’s first defeat in the tournament.
Central Punjab U19 v Northern U19, Country Club, Muridke:
Central Punjab scored 229 for nine after being asked to bat. Mohammad Waqas scored an unbeaten 84 off 111 balls, hitting nine fours. Malik Abdul Rafay chipped in with 68-ball 34, laced with five fours. For Northern, Zaman Khan grabbed three wickets for 43 runs. Mubasir Khan and Adil Naz took two wickets each.
Northern chased down the target in the 50th over for the loss of seven wickets thanks to an unbeaten 104 off 155 by Abdul Faseeh. Faseeh smashed 11 fours and was awarded player of the match for his match-winning innings. Mohammad Raza-ul-Mustafa scored 51 from 89 balls, where he struck four fours. The duo contributed 137 runs for the second wicket. For Central Punjab, Hunain Shah and Hasnat Abbas picked three wickets for 50 and 56 runs, respectively.
Southern Punjab U19 beat Balochistan U19 by six wickets
Balochistan U19 200 all out, 42 overs (Mohammad Ibrahim Snr 56, Mohammad Salman 41; Faisal Akram 6-32, Jahanzaib Razzaq 2-31)
Southern Punjab U19 201-4, 43.1 overs (Hasnain Majid 80, Uzair Mumtaz 33)
Player of the match – Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab U19)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 beat Sindh U19 by two wickets
Sindh U19 143 all out, 40 overs (Mubashir Nawaz 65, Ghazi Ghouri 30; Zeeshan Ahmed 4-18, Ahmed Khan 2-13)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 144-8, 40.2 overs (Hanif-ur-Rehman 30, Maaz Sadaqat 28, Abbas Ali 27; Aaliyan Mehmood 4-25)
Player of the match – Zeeshan Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19)
Northern U19 beat Central Punjab U19 by three wickets
Central Punjab U19 229-9, 50 overs (Mohammad Waqas 84 not out, Malik Abdul Rafay 34, Ali Hassan 30; Zaman Khan 3-43, Mubasir Khan 2-39, Adil Naz 2-55)
Northern U19 230-7, 49.3 overs (Abdul Faseeh 104 not out, Mohammad Raza-ul-Mustafa 51, Hussain 39; Hunain Shah 3-50, Hasnat Abbas 3-56)
Player of the match – Abdul Faseeh (Northern U19)