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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa win PCB U16 Three day tournament

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U16 outclassed Northern U16 by an innings and 55 runs in the final to win PCB-Pepsi U16 three day tournament at Iqbal stadium, Faisalabad.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U16 won the PCB-Pepsi U16 three-day tournament beating Northern U16 inside two days by an innings and 55 runs in the three-day final played at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. 

Resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 191 for three, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa declared their innings at 292 for eight enjoying a 179-run lead against Northern.

Abbas Ali who was unbeaten on 77 after the first day, scored 101 off 158 balls to guide his side.

For Northern, Mohammad Hasnain and Basit Ali took three wickets each.

Northern, who scored 113 runs in the first innings, had another poor outing with the bat second time around as well. Their batsmen were no match for oppositions bowling as they were bowled out for 124 in their second innings in 35 overs.

Amir Hassan top-scored with 52 runs for his side but found no help from the other end.

Mohammad Umar took five wickets for 21 runs while Muhammad Irfan took four for 68 runs to secure the title for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received Rs 300,000 for winning the tournament while Northern were awarded Rs 200,000 for their effort.

Scores in brief:

Northern U16 113 all out, 51.5 (Mohammad Arshad 37; Mohammad Irfan 5-32) and 124 all out, 35 overs (Amir Hassan 52, Muhammad Arshad 24, Mohammad Umar 5-21, Mohammad Irfan 4-68) 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa U16 292 for 8 declared, 73.2 overs (Abbas Ali 101, Haseeb Khan 56; Basit Ali 3-41, Muhammad Hasnain 3-120)

Following awards were also distributed among high achievers:

Best Batsman of the tournament: Abbas Ali – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ( 338 runs in three matches)

Best Bowler of the tournament: Mohammad Irfan – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ( 21 wickets in three matches)

Best Fielders of the tournament: Awais Qarni – Sindh and Mohammad Farooq – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Best Wicketkeeper of the tournament: Arafat Afsar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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