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Aqib, Ismail shine with the ball in drawn game

Karachi, 2 August 2022: Southern Punjab U19 Whites’ Aqib Asghar and Mohammad Ismail shared seven wickets between them as match against Balochistan U19 Whites of the opening round of the National U19 Championship ended in a draw at the UBL Sports Complex in Karachi.

Resuming their first innings on 11 for three, Balochistan U19 Whites managed to score 104 for nine in their 83 overs. Abdul Saboor coming to bat at number four top-scored with a 61-ball 25, hitting four fours.

Left-arm spinner Aqib bagged four wickets for 12 runs from 21 overs. He was equally supported by right-arm fast Ismail who took three wickets for 30 runs from 18 overs and Abubakar who ended up taking two wickets.

With 120 first innings lead, Southern Punjab U19 Whites were 42 for no loss from six overs in their second innings when stumps were drawn.

The second round of the National U19 Championship will begin from 4 August.

Scores in brief:

Match drawn between Balochistan U19 Whites and Southern Punjab U19 Whites at the UBL Sports Complex, Karachi

Southern Punjab U19 Whites 224 all out, 72.2 overs (Haseeb Nazim 57, Hamza Nawaz 34, Harib Moeen 34; Jahangir Khan 5-76, Qurban Ali 2-23, Hikmatullah 2-66) and 42-0, six overs

Balochistan U19 Whites 104-9, 83 overs (Abdul Saboor 25; Aqib Asghar 4-12, Mohammad Ismail 3-30, Abubakar 2-7)