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Saim Ayub's century guides Sindh to yet another victory in the National U19 One-Day Tournament

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  • Urdu media release is attached here

Lahore, 21 October 2020: Saim Ayub’s 121 helped his side to a close win against Central Punjab, taking his side to five consecutive wins in the tournament. Ismail Khan took six wickets to spearhead Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19’s to 85-run win over Balochistan in the National U19 One-Day Tournament. In the third game of the day, Southern Punjab beat Northern by three wickets.

Central Punjab U19 v Sindh U19, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan Cricket Academy, Sheikhupura:

In a thrilling contest, Sindh overcame Central Punjab by a margin of one wicket.

After being put into bat, Central Punjab scored 262 for seven in 50 overs. Mohammad Huraira scored 109 off 118 balls, which included 12 fours and a six. Malik Abdul Rafay chipped in with an unbeaten 65-ball 60, hitting six fours and a six.

Zeeshan Zamir grabbed four wickets for 50 runs in 10 overs.

Sindh opening batsmen Mubashir Nawaz and Saim provided a solid start to the run-chase. The duo contributed 81 runs for the opening wicket. Mubashir scored a quickfire 34-ball 37, hitting two sixes and three fours. Next batsman Hassan Jafri (43 off 57 balls, five fours) stitched a 119-run partnership for the second wicket with Saim, who struck as many as 15 fours and two sixes in his 121 off 111 balls.

For his match winning knock Saim bagged his third player of the match award of the tournament.

After the departure of both batsmen, Sindh lost its way in the run-chase before Aaliyan Mehmood (6 not out, 23 balls) and Haider Razzaq (2 not out off 2 balls) took the side over the line with an unbeaten seven-run partnership for the 10th wicket.

For Central Punjab, Ali Asfand took five wickets for 50 runs.

Balochistan U19 v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19, Country Club, Muridke:

In a low scoring game, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after being put into bat were dismissed for 153 in 41.5 overs. Haseeb Khan top-scored with a 79-ball 40, hitting six fours, while Haris Khan contributed 37 from 60 balls.

For Balochistan, Aurangzaib, Mohammad Ibrahim Snr and Khalid Khan grabbed three wickets each.

In reply, player of the match, left-arm-spinner Ismail grabbed six wickets for nine runs in 6.3 overs to help his side bowl out Balochistan for 68 in the 24th over. Ahmed Khan and Izhar Ahmed picked two wickets apiece.

Northern U19 v Southern Punjab U19, LCCA Ground, Lahore:

Faisal Akram’s five wickets and Uzair Mumtaz’s 42 runs helped Southern Punjab overcome Northern by three wickets. Batting first, Northern were bundled out for 123 in 32.1 overs courtesy player of the match Faisal’s five wickets for 29 runs in 9.1 overs. For Northern, Hassan Abid Kiyani top-scored with a 48-ball 27.

In reply, Uzair and Aun Shehzad provided a solid start of 59. Aun contributed 25 from 57 balls, laced with four fours. Uzair innings of 42 included five fours from 108 balls.

Southern Punjab chased down the target for the loss of seven wickets in the 39th over.

This was Southern Punjab first win in the tournament.

Scores in brief:

Sindh U19 won by one wicket

Central Punjab U19 262-7, 50 overs (Mohammad Huraira 109, Malik Abdul Rafay 60 not out, Hasnat Abbas 35; Zeeshan Zameer 4-50)

Sindh U19 263-9, 45.5 overs (Saim Ayub 121, Hassan Jafri 43, Mubashir Nawaz 37; Ali Asfand 5-50, Arham Nawab 2-44)

Player of the match – Saim Ayub (Sindh U19)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 won by 85 runs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 153 all out, 41.5 overs (Haseeb Khan 40, Haris Khan 37; Aurangzaib 3-20, Mohammad Ibrahim Snr 3-24, Khalid Khan 3-35)

Balochistan U19 68 all out, 23.3 overs (Yasir Khan 15; Ismail Khan 6-9, Ahmed Khan 2-14, Izhar Ahmed 2-20)

Player of the match – Ismail Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19)

Southern Punjab U19 won by three wickets

Northern U19 123 all out, 32.1 overs (Hassan Abid Kiyani 27; Faisal Akram 5-29, Mohammad Majid 3-34, Awais Abbas 2-26)

Southern Punjab U19 129-7, 38.3 overs (Uzair Mumtaz 42, Aun Shehzad 25, Mubashar Ali 24; Mehran Mumtaz 3-20, Mubasir Khan 2-36)

Player of the match – Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab)