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Unbeaten Rawalpindi qualify for U-19 Super-Six round

Unbeaten Rawalpindi qualify for U-19 Super-Six round

KARACHI: Rawalpindi became the first side to qualify for the Super-Six stage of the PCB Inter-region Under-19 One-day Cricket Tournament when they beat Dera Murad Jamali by 39 runs in Sialkot on Monday to record their fourth consecutive victory in Group ‘B’.

After being restricted to a modest total of 195 at the Jinnah Stadium with Shadab Khan making a run-a-ball 69 (seven boundaries), Rawalpindi bowled their opponents for 156 in 46 overs. Paceman Awais Iqbal captured five wickets for 47.

It was the fourth straight loss for Dera Murad Jamali.

Lahore Whites took another step towards reaching the next phase of the competition when they sealed a vital nine-wicket win against Sialkot at the LCCA Ground in Lahore.

Mohammad Umar and Ghulam Murtaza returned identical figures of three for 19 as Sialkot mustered a measly score of 92 all out in 42.3 overs.

Lahore Whites then got the required runs inside 24 overs to celebrate their third success in the pool.

Multan kept alive their slim hopes of qualifying with a six-wicket triumph against Abbott­abad at the Lahore Country Club Ground in Muridke.

Hyderabad dented Karachi Whites’ unblemished record in Group ‘A when they surprised the group leaders by two wickets at the Niaz Stadium in Hyderabad.

Batting first after Hyderabad won had the toss, Karachi Whites were all out for 162 in 47 overs before the home side reached 165-8 in the 41st over.

Hyderabad’s win means three teams in this pool have six points as Lahore Blues also registered a seven-wicket win over Larkana at the NBP Sports Complex.

On a bad day for Karachi outfits, their Blues side lost ground in Group ‘C’ as Fata upstaged them by seven wickets at the Bhutto Cricket Ground in Islamabad.

Karachi Blues’ second defeat in four games enabled both Islamabad and Faisalabad surpass them in the standings as both scored their third victory.

Mohammad Umair hammered 136 (122 balls, nine fours and four sixes) to help Faisalabad post a formidable 319-3 in their 50 overs against Peshawar at the National Ground in the federal capital.

Peshawar, in reply, were curtailed to 260 all out in 47.4 overs to lose by 59 runs; Hamza Khan batted gallantly to hit exactly 100 (95 balls, 15 fours and two sixes).

Islamabad whipped Azad Jammu Kashmir by 107 runs at the Diamond Club Ground to stay in touch of the Super-Six round.

The fifth and final round of league fixtures is scheduled to be played on Wednesday.

Monday’s results:

Fourth round:

Group ‘A’:

At NBP Sports Complex, Karachi: Lahore Blues beat Larkana by seven wickets.

LARKANA 216 in 49.2 overs (Israr-ul-Haq 70, Ayaz Ali 34, Nasir Ali 25; Mohammad Wasim 4-45, Bilal Shah 2-30, Mir Wais 2-53); LAHORE BLUES 218-3 in 48.1 overs (Asif Gondal 58 not out, Abu Bakar 42, Safeer Azam 40, Umar Farooq 36, Mohammad Naeem 30; Abdul Razzaq 2-41).

At UBL Sports Complex, Karachi: Bahawalpur beat Quetta by six wickets

QUETTA 182-9 in 50 overs (Ghulam Haider 43, Abdul Munaf 33; Saghir-ul-Hasan 2-14, Kaleemullah 2-43); BAHAWALPUR 183-4 in 39.1 overs (Mohammad Shaharyar 64, Mohammad Umair 42 not out, Saghir-ul-Hasan 37).

At Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad: Hyderabad beat Karachi Whites by two wickets.

KARACHI WHITES 162 in 47 overs (Ammad Alam 26, Mohammad Asad 22, Ashar Ahmed 20; Mukhtar Ahmed 3-25, Asad Malik 2-26); HYDERABAD 165-8 in 40.4 overs (Naimat Khan 28 not out, Ibtesam Sheikh 28, Bilal Khan 25; Hasan Shahab 2-33, Junaid Khan 2-36).

Group ‘B’:

At LCCA Ground, Lahore: Lahore Whites beat Sialkot by nine wickets.

SIALKOT 92 in 42.3 overs (Saqib Ali Jr 22, Ansar Hafeez 17; Mohammad Umar 3-19, Ghulam Murtaza 3-19, Salman Fayyaz 2-7); LAHORE WHITES 95-1 in 23.5 overs (Mohammad Amir 26 not out, Gohar Hafeez 23, Ali Zaryab 23).

At Jinnah Stadium, Sialkot: Rawalpindi beat Dera Murad Jamali by 39 runs.

RAWALPINDI 195 in 49 overs (Shadab Khan 69, Hasan Siddique 23; Mir Saeedullah 3-29, Aminullah 2-25, Abdul Mateen 2-29, Saeed Ahmed 2-29); DERA MURAD JAMALI 156 in 46 overs (Abdul Rasheed 49, Fazal-ur-Rehman 32; Awais Iqbal 5-47, Shadab Khan 3-21).

At Lahore Country Club Ground, Muridke: Multan beat Abbottabad by six wickets.

ABBOTTABAD 123 in 40.2 overs (Anees Azam 27, Mohammad Zohaib 23; Faraz Khan 3-31, Shahbaz Wahlan 3-27, Saeed Akhtar 2-21); MULTAN 126-4 in 36.1overs (Abdullah Faizan 52 not out, Ahmed Sultan 29; Mansoor Ali 3-30).

Group ‘C’:

At Diamond Club Ground, Islamabad: Islamabad Region beat Azad Jammu Kashmir by 107 runs.

ISLAMABAD 253-7 in 50 overs (Aun Abbas 100, Muzammil Shah 64, Umar Nawaz 38; Hamdan Sarwar 2-30, Awais Rahim 2-32); AZAD JAMMU KASHMIR 146 in 46.1 overs (Faisal Shah 40; Asjad Anwar 6-33, Najam Iftikhar 3-17).

At National Ground, Islamabad: Faisalabad beat Peshawar by 59 runs.

FAISALABAD 319-3 in 50 overs (Mohammad Umair 136, Ali Raza 56, Mohammad Shahid Khan 43, Mohammad Saleem 32); PESHAWAR 260 in 47.4 overs (Hamza Khan 100, Nabi Gul 59, Asadullah 34; Asad Raza 3-40, Mohammad Shahid 2-20, Ahmed Safi 2-53).

At Bhutto Cricket Ground, Islamabad: Fata beat Karachi Blues by seven wickets.

KARACHI BLUES 178 in 38.4 overs (Azizuddin 41, Kashif Iqbal 30; Hayatullah 4-47, Sameen Gul 3-43, Mohammad Tahir 2-32); FATA 182-3 in 36.1 overs (Mohammad Umar 65 not out, Samiullah Afridi 50 not out, Ibrar Ahmed 23; Mohammad Omar 3-66).

Published in Dawn, September 8th, 2015

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