Lahore, 30 November 2020: A century from each innings from Sindh’s captain Saim Ayub has put the defending champions on the verge of victory at the end of day-three of National U19 Three-Day Tournament final being played at KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi on Monday.
Resuming their second innings with a lead of 84, Sindh managed to score 369 for eight in 92 overs.
Sindh openers Saim and Mubashir Nawaz provided a solid 155-runs stand for the first-wicket. Mubashir scored 74 off 111 balls, hitting eight fours and a six. Saim, left-handed batsman who top-scored with 134 off 211, which included 11 fours and a six, got involved in a 132-runs partnership with Kashif Ali for the third-wicket.
Saim struck 108 off 142 balls in the first innings which included 12 fours and two sixes.
Kashif 93-ball 71-run innings included eight fours and two sixes.
For Northern, Mehran Mumtaz and Mubashir Khan took three wickets apiece, while Adil Naz grabbed two wickets.
Sindh, who have an overall lead of 453 with two second innings wickets in hand will try to bat as much as possible tomorrow on the final day, whereas Northern have a daunting task ahead where they will first try to take remaining two wickets of Sindh and then chase down the target.
Scores in brief:
Northern U19 v Sindh U19, KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi
Sindh U19 461-6, 83 overs (Saim Ayub 108, Ghazi Ghouri 100 not out, Kashif Ali 66, Adeel Meo 64, Rizwan Mehmood 44, Mubashir Nawaz 41; Zaman Khan 3-109, Mehran Mumtaz 2-114) and 369-8, 92 overs (Saim Ayub 134, Mubashir Nawaz 74, Kashif Ali 71, Adeel Meo 33; Mehran Mumtaz 3-90, Mubasir Khan 3-130, Adil Naz 2-36)
Northern U19 377-5, 83 overs (Mohammad Shoaib Khan 109 not out, Hassan Abid Kiyani 91, Kamran Riaz 73, Abdul Faseeh 64; Adeel Meo 3-97, Abdul Jabeel 2-86)