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Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament for Second XIs, Southern Punjab, Central Punjab and Balochistan register wins

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Karachi, 16 December 2020: Southern Punjab, Central Punjab and Balochistan recorded victories in the first round of the Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament 2020-21 for Second XIs that began on Wednesday at three Karachi venues.

Sindh vs Southern Punjab, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:

Batting first Sindh managed 208 all out in 49.4 overs. Saifullah Bangash top-scored with 57 off 78 balls, his innings included two fours. Saifullah added 72 runs for the ninth-wicket with Hassan Khan who made 46 off 40 balls (one four, two sixes). Salahuddin and Mukhtar Ahmed took three wickets each.

Southern Punjab completed the chase in 43.3 overs scoring 212 runs for the loss of four wickets. Waqar Hussain top-scored with 65 off 89 balls (nine fours). Anas Mustafa scored 41 while Rameez Alam remained unbeaten on 40 off 52 balls.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab, TMC Ground, Karachi:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa asked Central Punjab to bat first after winning the toss. Central Punjab posted 239 in 49.3 overs. Imran Dogar top-scored with 67 runs off 86 balls (nine fours). Raza Ali Dar scored 54 off 70 balls with the help of three sixes. Mohammad Faiq contributed 47 runs. Mohammad Mohsin took three wickets, while Mohammad Imran and Maaz Sadaqat grabbed two wickets apiece.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were rolled over for 147 runs in 39 overs to hand a comfortable 92-run win to Central Punjab. Sahibzada Farhan top-scored with 67 runs (eight fours). Left-arm-spinner Kamran Afzal took four wickets for 26 runs while Raza Ali Dar followed-up on his fifty with a three-wicket haul.

Northern vs Balochistan, NBP Sports Complex, Karachi:

Balochistan scored 258 for nine in their allotted 50 overs, after being put to bat. Opener Azeem Ghumman scored 62 off 82 balls with the help of five fours. Awais Zia scored 49 off 56 balls while Israr Ahmed contributed 44 off 68 balls.

For Balochistan, Salman Irshad took three for 37 while Naveed Malik took two wickets for 37 runs.

Umair Masood’s 89 went in vain as Northern were dismissed for 226 runs in 45.3 overs as Balochistan recorded a 32-run victory.

Umair faced 111 balls in his innings striking 10 fours but found scant support from the other end. Mohammad Aamer Shah contributed 31 runs.

Awais Zia, Najeebullah Achakzai, Hayatullah, Zainullah and Nazar Hussain took two wickets each for Balochistan.

Scores in brief:

Sindh vs Southern Punjab, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:

Sindh 208 all out, 49.4 overs (Saifullah Bangash 57, Hassan Khan 46; Salahuddin 3-34, Mukhtar Ahmed 3-47, Ahsan Baig 2-52)

Southern Punjab 212-4, 43.3 overs (Waqar Hussain 65, Anas Mustafa 41, Rameez Alam 40 not out, Naved Yasin 32; Ammad Alam 1-19)

Result: Southern Punjab won by six wickets

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Central Punjab, TMC Ground, Karachi:

Central Punjab 239 all out, 49.3 overs (Imran Dogar 67, Raza Ali Dar 54, Mohammad Faiq 47; Mohammad Mohsin 3-41, Mohammad Imran 2-31, Maaz Sadaqat 2-36)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 147 all out, 39 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 67, Mehran Ibrahim 21 not out; Kamran Afzal 4-26, Raza Ali Dar 3-37)

Result: Central Punjab won by 92 runs

Northern vs Balochistan, NBP Sports Complex, Karachi:

Balochistan 258-9, 50 overs (Azeem Ghumman 62, Awais Zia 49, Israr Ahmed 44, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 38; Salman Irshad 3-37, Naveed Malik 2-37)

Northern 226 all out, 45.3 overs (Umair Masood 89, Mohammad Aamer Shah 31; Awais Zia 2-33, Najeebullah Achakzai 2-35, Hayatullah 2-43, Zainullah 2-46, Nazar Hussain 2-48)

Result Balochistan won by 32 runs