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Yusra Amir hits ton, Rida Aslam spins a web in first round of PCB Women's University Tournament

  • Revised schedule of the tournament is available here
  • University of Punjab, Kinnaird College, Jinnah University for Women, Karachi University, SBBWU Peshawar and Islamia University Bahawalpur emerge victorious in first round

Lahore, 29 May 2024: The University of Punjab got off the mark with a 63-run win over Lahore College for Women’s University (LCWU). Gull Rukh’s 41, Laraib Aziz’s 19 and Rida Aslam’s unbeaten 16 pushed University of Punjab to 124-5 in their 20 overs.

In return, left-arm wrist spinner Rida wreaked havoc with the ball picking up four wickets for 12 runs as LCWU fell flat for 61 in 16.1 overs.

In the second game of Lahore Zone, Kinnaird College bagged an easy win over Government College University (GCU). Kinnaird bundled out GCU for a mere 24 in 11.2 overs and then chased the target in two overs.

In Karachi Zone, Jinnah University beat IBA University by six wickets as they chased down the 75-run target in 15.1 overs.

Karachi University’s Yusra Amir (107 not out, 70b, 17x4s) smashed a brilliant unbeaten century in Karachi Zone’s other game as her team racked up 221-2 in 20 overs. In reply, Newport Institute folded for just 100 in 17.2 overs.

In an eight-over affair at Viqar-un-Nisa College, Rawalpindi, SBBWU, Peshawar overcame International Islamic University (IIU) by eight wickets. IIU scored 62-2 in the allotted eight overs which SBBWU knocked off in 6.3 overs, losing two wickets.

Yesterday, at Bahauddin Zakariya University Ground, Islamia University Bahawalpur (IUB) beat Women’s University Multan by a thumping margin of 156 runs. IUB’s Saba Khurshid scored an unbeaten 67 to help her team notch 170-3 in 20 overs. Women’s University, in return, were all out for a paltry 14 in 10.2 overs.

Scores in brief:

Lahore Zone

University of the Punjab beat Lahore College for Women’s University by 63 runs at Comsats University

University of the Punjab 124-5, 20 overs (Gull Rukh 41, Laraib Aziz 19, Rida Aslam 16 not out; Yusra Sindhu 2-22, Tanzeela Kausar 1-22, Ayesha Amjad 1-33)

LC Women’s University 61 all out, 16.1 overs (Aleena Masood 11; Rida Aslam 4-12, Kainat Manzoor 2-9, Shiza 2-20)

Player of the match – Rida Aslam (University of the Punjab)

Kinnaird College beat Government College University by 10 wickets at GCU Ground Lahore

GCU 24 all out, 11.2 overs (Ezza Nadeem 17; Zunash Sattar 3-0)

Kinnaird College 27-0, 2 overs (Fatima Shahid 19 not out)

Player of the match – Zunash Sattar (Kinnaird College)

Karachi Zone

Jinnah University for Women beat IBA University by six wickets at IBA Ground  

IBA University 74-9, 20 overs (Munira Hasan 15 not out; Laiba Zafar 2-6, Malika Hashmat 2-9, Momina Akber 2-15, Sania Omer 2-17)

Jinnah University for Women 76-4, 15.1 overs (Laiba Zafar 21, Sania Omer 17; Madhur Moolani 1-9)

Player of the match – Sania Omer and Laiba Zafar (Jinnah University for Women)

Karachi University beat Newport Institute by 121 runs at NED University Ground

Karachi University 221-2, 20 overs (Yusra Amir 107 not out, Syeda Masooma Zahra 66; Suman 1-35)

Newport Institute 100 all out, 17.2 overs (Zunaira Shah 41; Kishwar Mai 2-13, Urwa Syed 1-14, Ramsha Amir 1-17)

Player of the match – Yusra Amir (Karachi University)

Rawalpindi Zone

SBBWU beat International Islamic University by eight wickets at Viqar-un-Nisa College Rawalpindi

International Islamic University 62-2, 8 overs (Javeria 17 not out; Mahnoor 1-2)

SBBWU 65-2, 6.3 overs (Sumbal 19 not out, Iqra 19 not out; Farwa 1-15)

Player of the match – Iqra (SBBWU)

Multan Zone – 28 May

Islamia University Bahawalpur beat Women’s University Multan by 156 runs at BZU Ground Multan

IUB 170-3, 20 overs (Saba Khurshid 67 not out, Samina 63; Sana Liaqat 1-22)

Women’s University 14 all out, 10.2 overs (Mahwish 3; Ayesha 3-4, Sawera 3-5, Saba Khurshid 2-3)

Player of the match – Saba Khurshid (IUB)