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Wahaj (107) and Rizwan (5-43) excel on day two of National U19 Championship

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Lahore, 11 October 2021: A brilliant century by Sindh Whites’ Wahaj Riaz and crafty bowling by Rizwan Ahmed of Balochistan Whites were the highlights of day two of the three-day National U19 Championship on Monday.

Wahaj scored a 150-ball 107 with 13 fours and two sixes to help his side respond to central Punjab Whites’ 231 for nine with 360 despite Hunain Shah’s four for 47. When play ended at the Jinnah Stadium in Gujranwala, Central Punjab Whites, 80 runs behind on first innings, were 49 for no wicket.

Balchistan Whites’ Rizwan Ahmed returned figures of 10-0-43-5 but was unable to stop Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whites from taking a 83-run first innings lead by scoring 307 in response to 224. Abbas Ali (71), Sahil Youssaf (57) and Zubair Shinwari (54) were the notable run-scorers for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whites. When play ended at the Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot, Balochistan Whites were 10 for one, still 73 runs behind.

Southern Punjab Whites had taken grip of their match against Northern Whites at the Country Club ground in Muridke. After posting 286 for seven in their first innings, they dismissed Northern Whites for 158 with Arafat Ahmed (three for 25), Mohammad Ismail (two for five) and Aqib Asghar (two for 24) sharing wickets. When stumps were drawn for the second day, Southern Punjab Whites had extended their first innings lead to 266 by reaching 138 for one with Mohammad Shehzad and Aun Shahzad on the crease at 73 and 62, respectively.

At the National Ground in Islamabad, Sindh Blues took a one-run lead against Central Punjab Blues. Sindh Blues, resuming at 30 for four in reply to Central Punjab Blues’ 121, were dismissed for 122 with Awais Ali taking four for 45 and Arham Nawab picking up three for 28. In a rain-reduced second day, Central Punjab closed at 13 for no loss.

Due to overnight rain and wet outfield, no play was possible between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Blues and Balochistan Blues at the Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, and Northern Blues and Southern Punjab Blues at the Shalimar Cricket Ground in Islamabad.

Scores in brief (day 2 of 3, 1st round):

Pool A

Balochistan (W) v Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (W) at Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot

Balochistan Whites 224 all out, 79.4 overs (Haseebullah 68, Mohamamd Uzair 42, Qudratullah 36, Duniya Khan 34; Mohammad Umar 5-32, Ayaz Khan 3-27) and 10-1

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Whites 307 all out, 71.4 overs (Abbas Ali 71, Zubair Shinwari 54, Abdullah Zareen 37, Afaq Khan 22, Mohammad Irfan 21 not out; Rizwan Ahmed 5-43, Duniya Khan 2-30)

Central Punjab (W) v Sindh (W) at the Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala

Central Punjab Whites 231-9, 80 overs (Azan Awais 82, Hassan Hameed 50, Mohammad Awais 39 not out; Adeel Meo 2-40) and 49-0 (Ali Zuraiz Asif 32 not out)

Sindh Whites 360 all out, 74.1 overs (Wahaj Riaz 107, Afnan Khan 79, Adeel Meo 43, Zain-ul-Abedin 33, Habibullah 27, Ghazi Ghouri 24; Hunain Shah 4-47, Ameer Hamza 2-69, Mohammad Awais 2-70)

Southern Punjab (W) v Northern (W) at the Country Club, Muridke

Southern Punjab Whites 286-7, 80 overs (Aun Shehzad 82, Mohammad Ammar 57, Arafat Ahmed 53, Hasnain Majid 42; Faizan Saleem 2-45, Suleman Asif 2-45, Jahandaad Khan 2-66) and 138-1 (Mohammad Shehzad 73 not out, Aun Shahzad 62 not out)

Northern Whites 158 all out, 61.1 overs (Shan Khan 57, Jahandad Khan 25; Arafat Ahmed 3-25, Mohammad Ismail 2-5, Aqib Asghar 2-24)

Pool B

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (B) v Balochistan (B), Shoaib Akhtar Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Blues 251-8, 64 overs (Maaz Sadaqat 89, Haseeb Khan 29, Ahmed Khan 28, Salman Khan 25; Kabir Raj 3-54, Sajjad Ali 2-45) v Balochistan Blues (no play on second day due to wet outfield)

Central Punjab (B) v Sindh (B) at the National Ground, Islamabad

Central Punjab Blues 121 all out, 42.1 overs (Shawaiz Irfan 44, Mohammad Saad Wasim 25; Khawaja Mohammad Hafeez 5-32, Asif Ali 3-25) and 13-0, 6 overs

Sindh Blues 122 all out, 46.2 overs (Abdullah Fazal 30, Khawaja Mohammad Hafeez 26, Talha Ahsan 21; Awais Ali 4-45, Arham Nawab 3-28, Abubakar 2-14)

Northern (B) v Southern Punjab (B) at the Shalimar Cricket Ground; Islamabad

Northern Blues 298-5, 67 overs (Shamyl Hussain 127, Faraz Khan 50 not out, Haseeb Imran 44, Hussain 42; Mohammad Abubakar 2-52) v Southern Punjab Blues (no play on second day due to wet outfield)