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First round matches of PCB-Pepsi National U16 Three-Day Tournament 2019/20 end in draws

The first round matches of PCB-Pepsi National U16 Three-Day Tournament ended in draws at different venues of the country.

Northern U16 v Central Punjab U16, Shalimar Cricket Ground, Islamabad

Ali Asfand and Arham Nawab took four wickets apiece, as Central Punjab and Northern played out a draw at Shalimar Cricket Ground in Islamabad on day-three of the first round of the PCB-PEPSI National U16 Three-Day tournament matches on Wednesday.

Resuming their second innings on 60 for four, Northern were bowled out for 101 in 51.1 overs.

For Central Punjab, spinners Ali Asfand and Arham Nawab grabbed four wickets each for 28 and 16 runs, respectively.

In return, Central Punjab in their second innings were 18 for no loss in four overs when stumps were drawn.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U16 v Southern Punjab U16, Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad

At Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Abbas Ali scored a century in an exciting drawn match against Southern Punjab.

Resuming their second innings on 202 for two, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared their innings on 247 for three in 64.4 overs. Abbas scored a 119-ball 101, hitting 11 fours and two sixes.

Haseeb Khan contributed an unbeaten 54 off 112 balls.

Chasing 257 runs to win the match, Southern Punjab managed to secure a draw scoring 192 for nine in 82 overs, when stumps were drawn.

For Southern Punjab, Mohammad Ammar remained unbeaten on 20 from 105 to guide his side to a draw.

Scores in brief:

Northern 251-7, 80 overs (Shamyl Husain 52, Aamir Hasan 48 not out; Arham Nawab 3-80) and 101 all out, 51.1 overs (Arham Nawab 4-16, Ali Asfand 4-28)

Central Punjab 198 all out, 78 overs (Azlan Awais 60, Ibrar Afzaal 37, Rafay Rana 34; Mohammad Hasnain Sabir 4-78, Atif Khan 3-30) and 18-0, four overs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 161 all out, 45 overs (Abbas Ali 56; Bilal Ahmad 4-42, Mohammad Shehzad 3-58) and 247-3 declared, 64.4 overs (Abbas Ali 101 not out, Mohammad Farooq 63, Haseeb Khan 54 not out; Bilal Ahmad 2-111)

Southern Punjab 151 all out, 64 overs (Mohammad Shehzad 67; Mohammad Tahir 3-11, Mohammad Tahir 3-16) and 192-9, 82 overs (Mohammad Shehzad 54, Ali Haider 38; Amir Khan 2-25, Ismail Khan 2-30, Mohammad Umar 2-34)

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