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Aaliyan's six-fer guides Sindh to National U19 three-day title

Sindh managed to secure a 194-run comprehensive win in the three-day tournament final

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A six-wicket haul from right-arm off spinner Aaliyan Mehmood helped Sindh U19 win the final of National U19 Three-Day Tournament against Northern U19 at KRL Stadium in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Sindh, who recently defeated Northern in the National U19 One-Day tournament final by 53 runs, managed to secure a 194-run comprehensive win in the three-day tournament final.

Beside lifting the trophy, the defending champions Sindh also pocketed PKR 1.5 million as the winning prize, while Northern had to settle for a PKR750,000 runners-up cash prize.

Resuming their innings on 369 for eight, Sindh were bowled out for 379 in 101.1 overs.

Chasing 464 to win from 78 overs, Northern lost three wickets for 44. Mohammad Shoaib Khan and centurion Abdul Faseeh got together and knitted a 165-runs partnership for the fourth wicket. Shoaib scored 86 off 119 balls, hitting eight boundaries. Faseeh top-scored with a 143-ball 105, which included 11 fours.

After the departure of both batsmen, Northern continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 269 in 69 overs.

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For Sindh, Aaliyan took six wickets for 58, while Abdul Jaleel grabbed two wickets for 67.

Sindh captain Saim Ayub for his 108 and 134 was adjudicated the best player of the final. He ended the tournament scoring 454 runs from six matches with two centuries and a half-century, and was named the best batsman of the tournament.

Adeel Meo from Sindh who scored 282 runs and took 19 wickets from nine matches and Mubasir Khan from Northern who scored 234 runs and took 26 wickets were jointly declared best players of the tournament.

Mubasir Khan was also declared the best bowler of the tournament along with Central Punjab’s Arham Nawab who took 26 wickets from five matches.

Abdullah Butt representing Southern Punjab was declared the best wicket-keeper of the tournament for nine dismissals from five matches.

Scores in brief:

Northern U19 v Sindh U19, KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi

Sindh U19 461-6, 83 overs (Saim Ayub 108, Ghazi Ghouri 100 not out, Kashif Ali 66, Adeel Meo 64, Rizwan Mehmood 44, Mubashir Nawaz 41; Zaman Khan 3-109, Mehran Mumtaz 2-114) and 379 all out, 101.1 overs (Saim Ayub 134, Mubashir Nawaz 74, Kashif Ali 71, Adeel Meo 33; Mehran Mumtaz 4-98, Mubasir Khan 4-130, Adil Naz 2-38)

Northern U19 377-5, 83 overs (Mohammad Shoaib Khan 109 not out, Hassan Abid Kiyani 91, Kamran Riaz 73, Abdul Faseeh 64; Adeel Meo 3-97, Abdul Jabeel 2-86) and 269 all out, 69 overs (Abdul Faseeh 105, Mohammad Shoaib Khan 86, Hassan Abid Kiyani 20; Aaliyan Mehmood 6-58, Abdul Jaleel 2-67)

Result: Sindh won by 194 runs

Player of the match – Saim Ayub (Sindh)

Player of the tournament- Adeel Meo (Sindh) and Mubasir Khan (Northern)

Best batsman of the tournament- Saim Ayub (Sindh)

Best wicket-keeper of the tournament- Abdullah Butt (Southern Punjab)