Sindh to take on Northern in final of National U19 One-Day Tournament
LAHORE: Adeel Meo’s yet another five-wicket haul not only helped Sindh record a comprehensive victory over Central Punjab, but also earned his side a place in the final of the National U19 One-Day tournament.
Both Sindh and Northern ended the group stage with seven wins each from 10 matches.
The two teams will play at the final at the Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan's home of cricket, on Monday.
Central Punjab U19 v Sindh U19, Country Club, Muridke:
Left-arm spinner Adeel took a five-fer as Sindh recorded a comprehensive nine-wicket win over Central Punjab.
Batting first, Central Punjab were bowled out for 179 runs in 46.1 overs. Hasnat Abbas top-scored with 44, Mohammad Huraira made 30 runs. Adeel who was declared best player of the match, took five wickets for 34 runs. Aaliyan Mehmood and Zeeshan Zameer took two wickets each.
In reply, Sindh overhauled the target for the loss of one wicket in 30.4 overs. The pair of Mubashir Nawaz and Rizwan Mahmood added 173 runs for the unbroken second-wicket partnership to ensure a comfortable victory for their side. Mubashir scored 85 off 88 balls with the help of 14 fours while Rizwan’s 83 included 10 fours and a six that came off 95 balls.
Northern U19 v Southern Punjab U19, LCCA Ground, Lahore:
An all-round performance from Mubasir Khan led Northern to a four wicket win over Southern Punjab. After being put into bat, Southern Punjab were bowled out for 127 runs in 39.2 overs. Aun Shahzad with 50 and Mubashir Ali with 40 runs were the only two batsmen to offer resistance to the Northern bowling attack. Both hit six fours each in their innings, Aun also struck one six.
Off-spinner Mubasir gave away 26 runs for three scalps, while Mehran Mumtaz, Sajjad Khan and Adil Naz took two wickets each. - APP