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Abdullah's 124 guides Sindh U13 to thumping win over Balochistan U13

  • Southern Punjab U13 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 also register wins in opening day matches of the National U13 One-Day Tournament

  • Urdu round-up is attached here

  • Match scorecards available here

Karachi, 14 January 2022: The National U13 One-Day Tournament (30 overs) began in Karachi today. Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh recorded wins in the opening round matches of the single-league format event.

At the KCCA Stadium, Central Punjab U13 posted 114 for seven in their allotted 30 overs. Fasih Touseef top-scored with 25 while M.Ali Sabir contributed 23 runs. Abdur Rehman and Mohsin Malik took two wickets each.

Southern Punjab U13 chased down the total for the loss of seven wickets in 29 overs. Talal Ahmed top-scored with 27 not out. Babar Arshad contributed 25, Ubaidullah took two wickets.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 recorded a 54-run win over Northern U13 at the State Bank Sports Complex. Batting first, Akbar Ali’s 50, Saeed Afridi’s 34 and Zain-ul-Abidin’s 33 took Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to a 217 for nine total in 30 overs.

Northern U13 were restricted to 163 for four in reply. Mohammad Sohaib scored an unbeaten 70, Muhammad Sohail took three wickets for 28 runs.

Sindh U13 overwhelmed Balochistan U13 by a massive 231-run margin in the match played at the UBL Sports Complex. Batting first, Sindh were well served by the pair of Abdullah and Abdullah Javed who scored 124 and 89 respectively in their 238-run second-wicket partnership. Abdullah’s 124 came off 76 balls and included 17 fours.

Sindh finished their 30 overs with 315 runs on the board for the loss of four wickets.

In reply, Balochistan were sent packing for 84 in 16.3 overs. Khan Wali top-scored with 34 while Muhammad Suleman scored an unbeaten 26.

Abdul Wahab and Muhammad Khan took three wickets each.

Scores in brief:

Southern Punjab U13 beat Central Punjab U13 by three wickets

Central Punjab U13 114 for 7, 30 overs (Fasih Touseef 25, M. Ali Sabir 23; Abdur Rehman 2-9, Mohsin Malik 2-18)

Southern Punjab U13 115 for 7, 29 overs (Talal Ahmed 27 not out, Babar Arshad 25; Taj Muhammad 2-16)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 beat Northern U13 by 54 runs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 217 for 9, 30 overs (Akbar Ali 50, Saeed Afridi 34, Zain-ul-Abidin 33; Muhammad Ismail 3-46, Muhammad Zohaib 2-16)

Northern U13 163 for 4, 30 overs (Muhammad Sohaib 70 not out; Muhammad Sohail 3-28)

Sindh U13 beat Balochistan U13 by 231 runs

Sindh U13 315 for 4, 30 overs (Abdullah 124, Abdullah Javed 89)

Balochistan U13 84 all out, 16.3 overs (Khan Wali 34, Muhammad Suleman 26; Abdul Wahab 3-27, Muhammad Khan 3-30)