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Ali Haider and Ikramullah hit centuries in National U13 One-Day

  • Southern Punjab U13, Northern U13 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 register wins in second round matches of the 30-overs per side tournament
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  • Match scorecards available here

Karachi, 16 January 2022: Southern Punjab U13’s Ali Haider and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13’s Ikramullah scored blazing centuries to lead their sides to comprehensive victories in the National U13 matches in Karachi on Sunday. Northern U13 defeated Central Punjab U13 by 27 runs in a closely fought match.

Southern Punjab trounced Balochistan by 127 runs at the UBL Sports Complex courtesy Ali’s unbeaten 115 off 83 balls (15 fours). Ali’s century helped Southern Punjab post 213 for three in their 30 overs with Babar Arshad contributing 44 runs besides Ali’s heroics.

Balochistan were sent packing for 86 in reply in 26 overs. Salim Jan top-scored with 28, Abdur Rehman, Talha Ahmad Khan and Abdullah Latif took two wickets each.

At the State Bank Sports Complex, Northern defended their 113-run total with an impressive bowling performance as Central Punjab were dismissed for 86 runs in reply. For Northern, Asad Abdullah scored 28 while Muhammad Yousuf contributed 25. Sayyar Khan took three wickets.

Ali Sabir with 21 was the only batter to offer some resistance for Central Punjab, Muhammad Sohaib took three wickets while Akhtar Gul took two.

Ikramullah’s 69-ball unbeaten 100 (four fours, 11 sixes) helped Khyber Pakhtunkhwa post 198 for seven in their 30 overs. Ikramullah who batted at number eight, came to the crease with his side 64 for six. His stunning innings forced Sindh on the backfoot.

In reply, Sindh were bowled out for 127 in 26.3 overs. Abdullah Snr, top-scored with 31. Akbar Ali, Naved and Nafees Akhtar took two wickets each.

Scores in brief:

Southern Punjab U13 beat Balochistan U13 by 127 runs

Southern Punjab U13 213 for 3, 30 overs (Ali Haider 115 not out, Babar Arshad 44; Hamza Khan 1-31)

Balochistan U13 86 all out, 26 overs (Salim Jan 28, Muhammad Asif 19; Abdur Rehman 2-10, Talha Ahmad Khan 2-19)

Northern U13 beat Central Punjab U13 by 27 runs

Northern U13 113 for 9, 30 overs (Mohammad Asad Abdullah 28 not out, Muhammad Yousuf 25; Sayyar Khan 3-17, Asad Naeem 2-26)

Central Punjab U13 86 all out, 26.2 overs (Ali Sabir 21; Muhammad Sohaib 3-6, Akhtar Gul 2-13)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 beat Sindh U13 by 71 runs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U13 198 for 7, 30 overs (Ikramullah 100, Muhammad Adeel 25; Muhammad Anas 3-35, Muhammad Khan 3-47)

Sindh U13 127 all out, 26.3 overs (Abdullah Snr. 31, Akbar Ali 2-8, Naveed 2-19)