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Peshawar U13 beat Karachi U13 to win Inter-Region U13 One-Day Tournament

  • Urdu match report is attached here

Faisalabad, 19 February 2024: Peshawar U13 beat Karachi U13 by 40 runs in the final of the Inter-Region U13 One-Day Tournament, played at Bohranwali Ground in Faisalabad on Monday.

With the win, Peshawar U13 also took away the prize money of PKR 500,000, while Karachi U13 had to settle with a runners-up trophy and PKR 250,000.

Opting to bat first, Peshawar U13 scored 165 for seven in their allotted 30 overs. Opening batter Mohammad Mustafa was removed for a duck early on. A 47-run second-wicket stand between Mohammad Farooq Akbar and captain Mohammad Saad helped set momentum in the innings.

Off-spinner Hassan Ahmed dismissed Saad (32, 36b, 3x4s) to break the partnership. Shortly after, Mohammad Umar Gul (0, 2b) and Farooq (33, 43b, 2x4s, 1x6) lost their wickets as well.

Mursaleen Khan hit an unbeaten half-century (51 not out, 56b, 3x4s) to help Peshawar U13 get to a respectable score. Umair Amir also chipped in with an undefeated 18 off seven, on the back of one boundary and two sixes.

For Karachi, Hassan bagged three wickets for 23.

In reply, Karachi U13 were dismissed for 125 in 22.4 overs. Faisal Qurban, was the top run-getter for his side, scoring 38 from 34 balls, including six boundaries.

Opening batter Masood Ali contributed 20 0ff 21 balls, hitting five fours.

Left-arm spinner Sanaullah was the most successful bowler for his team as he registered a four-wicket haul, including a hat-trick in the 23rd over as Karachi U13 lost their last three wickets without a run scored.

Sanaullah, who was also declared player of the match, was supported by pacers Hamdan Faisal and Umair, who had three and two wickets to their name respectively.

Scores in brief:

Peshawar U13 beat Karachi U13 by 40 runs

Peshawar U13 165-7, 30 overs (Mursaleen Khan 51 not out, Mohammad Farooq Akbar 33, Mohammad Saad 32; Hassan Ahmed 3-23)

Karachi U13 125 all out, 22.4 overs (Faisal Qurban 38, Masood Ali 20; Sanaullah 4-17, Hamdan Faisal 3-15, Umair Amir 2-28)

Player of the match – Sanaullah (Peshawar U13)

Player of the tournament – Mohammad Abuzar Abid (222 runs from four matches, Hyderabad U13)

Best batter of the tournament - Mursaleen Khan (250 runs from seven matches, Peshawar U13)

Best bowler of the tournament – Mohammad Aqil (20 wickets from seven wickets, Karachi U13)

Best wicket-keeper of the tournament – Ali Raza (Lahore U13) & Mudassar (Quetta U13), seven dismissals each

Best fielder of the tournament – Mohammad Aqil (Six catches, Karachi U13)