Saqlain Nawaz of Sindh U19 whites stars on opening day with a six-for:
Saqlain Nawaz of Sindh U19 Whites grabbed six wickets to dismiss Central Punjab U19 Whites for 140 on the opening day of the fourth round of the National U19 Championship on Monday at the HPC Ground.
After being put into bat in a Pool B match, the Central Punjab U19 Whites were bowled out for 140 in 44 overs. In 8th place was Muneeb Wasif who scored the highest score with 29.
For Sindh U19 Whites, right-arm quick Saqlain took six wickets in 14 overs for 43 runs. Haseeb-ur-Rehman was the second best bowler for Sindh U19 Whites with 3 wickets for 36 runs. In the last encounter, the off-spinner Haseeb took 16 wickets and aided his team to a 10-wicket victory over Balochistan U19 Whites.
At Stumps, the Sindh U19 Whites were 94 for 7 after 31 overs in their reply. The Central Punjab U19 Whites’ best bowler was the right-arm quick Muneeb, who took 3 wickets for 29 runs.
Pool A fixture:
13 wickets were lost on the first day of the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy’s match between Balochistan U19 Blues and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Blues, who was bowled for 95 in the 43rd over. Basit Ali, the first batter, led the team in scoring with 42 off 88 balls while hitting two fours and a six.
Mohammad Zubair, a left-arm spinner, claimed 4 wickets for 36 runs, and Mohammad Shoaib grabbed 2.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Blues had scored 58 runs in 10 overs when play was called. Mohammad Farooq faced 40 balls, including seven fours and one six, and came back undefeated on 43.
Adnan Iqbal, a right-arm fast bowler, took all three for 19 runs.
When play was stopped due to rain at the NBP Sports Complex, the Northern U19 Blues were 54 for 3 in 18.2 overs after being asked to bat. As the third batter, Faraz Khan smashed three fours and totaled a score of 21 from 28 balls.
Pool B fixture:
Only 11 overs could be played at the KCCA Ground between Balochistan U19 Whites and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U19 Whites. Balochistan U19 Whites scored 18 for the loss of 3 wickets before the rain break. Mohammad Tahir, a right-arm off-spinner, took all three wickets and bowled two overs without conceding a single run.
Rain forced the cancellation of the first day’s play between Sindh U19 Blues and Central Punjab U19 Blues, as well as the Pool B match between Northern U19 Whites and Southern Punjab U19 Whites.