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National U16 three-day tournament, Central Punjab U16 seals win against Balochistan U16

PCB-Pepsi National U16 three-day tournament second round matches continued in full swing with Ali Asfand shinning with 8 wickets for Central Punjab U16 in their win against Balochistan U16

Central Punjab U16 v Balochistan U16, Shalimar Cricket Ground, Islamabad 
Ali Asfand took six second innings wickets as Central Punjab U16 defeated Balochistan U16 by an innings and 79 runs on day-two of the PCB-Pepsi National U16 three-day match at the Shalimar Cricket Ground, Islamabad on Saturday.

Balochistan resuming their first innings on 27 for five were bowled out for 57 in 30.3 overs.

For Central Punjab, off-spinner Arham Nawab took four wickets for 10 runs in nine overs.

After being asked to follow-on, Balochistan were dismissed for 132 in 51 overs.

Adil Ahmed top-scored with 32 off 64 balls.

For Central Punjab, left-arm spinner Ali Asfand took six wickets for 28 runs, and ended-up with match figures of eight for 34 runs.

Arham who took four wickets in the first innings, grabbed two wickets for 40 runs in the second innings and ended-up with match figures of six for 50.

Southern Punjab U16 v Sindh U16, Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad

At Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad, Sindh were dismissed for 140 runs in 57.3 overs after resuming their first innings on the overnight score of 86 for six.

For Southern Punjab, Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Bilal and Mohammad Shehzad took three wickets apiece.

Southern Punjab who were dismissed for 116 runs in their first innings, ended the second day’s play on 156 for six in 72 overs.

Scores in brief:

Central Punjab 268-8, 80 overs (Azan Awais 78, Rafay Rana 54 not out; Faizullah 6-107) 

Balochistan 57 all out, 30.3 overs overs (Ikram Ullah 25; Arham Nawab 4-10, Ali Asfand 2-6, Muneeb Wasif 2-15, Samama Riaz 2-21) and after follow-on 132 all out, 51 overs (Adil Ahmed Khan 32; Ali Asfand 6-28, Arham Nawab 2-40)

Southern Punjab 116 all out, 48.4 overs (Muhammad Ammar 48, Alamzaib Khan 21; Aaliyan Mehmood 5-60, Mohammad Sikander 3-22) and 156-6, 72 overs (Mohammad Shehzad 40; Aaliyan Mehmood 3-32, Mohammad Sikander 2-46) 

Sindh 140 all out, 57.3 overs (Wahaj Riaz 29 not out; Bilal Ahmed 3-16, Mohammad Bilal 3-6, Mohammad Shehzad 3-41)

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