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KARACHI: The unheralded Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) were left celebrating a notable success in the first round of the PCB Inter-region Under-19 three-day competition on Monday when they defeated Larkana by four wickets.

Usually dubbed as the favourite whipping boys, AJK scored 110-6 in their second innings of the Group ‘C’ fixture at the Mirpur Cricket Stadium on the third and final day.

Monday’s other winners were Dera Murad Jamali (DMJ), Bahawalpur and Sialkot following the two-day wins clinched by Karachi Whites and Faisalabad on Sunday.

DMJ crushed Multan by an innings and one run in the Group ‘A’ tie at the UBL Sports Complex, Sialkot beat Hyderabad by seven wickets in Group ‘B’ encounter at the Jinnah Stadium in Gujra­nwala while in the same pool, Bahawalpur sealed an 87-run triumph against Islam­abad at the National Ground in the federal capital.

Scores and results on Monday (final day of three):

First round:

Group ‘A’:

At UBL Sports Complex, Karachi: Dera Murad Jamali beat Multan by an innings and one run.

MULTAN 88 in 50.5 overs (Mohammad 5-23, Fahad Hasan 3-21) and 273 in 125 overs (Azhar Aslam 113 not out, Mohammad Ali Aslam 30, Saim Ayaz 30; Fahad Hassan 6-82, Mohammad 2-108); DERA MURAD JAMALI 362-8 in 83 overs (Mohammad Shahid 99, Fahad Hussain 65 not out, Shahab Bahar 57, Mohammad 43, Shoaib Ahmed 41; Mohammad Huzaifa 3-95, Mohammad Ali Aslam 2-22, Sharjeel Umar 2-74).

At NBP Sports Complex, Karachi: Match drawn.

QUETTA 185 in 59.3 overs (Wahid Bangulzai Ahmed 48, Junaid Khan 39, Latifullah 27; Mohammad Asad 4-50, Nauman Akbar 2-37) and 315 in 95.2 overs (Rasheed Ahmed 104, Hidayatullah 44, Junaid Khan 35, Abdul Wahid 31; Mohammad Asad 4-113, Khalid Khan 2-68, Hamza Khan 2-56, Abdur Rehman 2-36); ABBOTTABAD 317 in 78 overs (Khayyam Khan 113, Afaq Ahmed 107; Akhtar Shah 4-30, Wahid Bangulzai 4-64) and 138-5 in 34 overs (Khayyam Khan 38, Afaq Ahmed 32; Junaid Khan 3-42, Wahid Bangulzai 2-35).

Group ‘B’:

At Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala: Sialkot beat Hyderabad by seven wickets.

HYDERABAD 229 in 67 overs (Saud Jaffri 62, Rafay Siddique 30; Abdullah Nawaz 4-67, Ghulam Mohiuddin 3-18) and 157 in 90.3 overs (Saud Jaffri 49, Irfan Ikhlaq 30; Farrukh Waqas 3-36, Abdullah Nawaz 3-33, Adnan Haider 3-29); SIALKOT 317-9 in 83 overs (Haroon Ahmed 58, Asher Bhatti 48, Umar Shafiq 41; Asim Ali 3-64, Hasan Ali 3-68, Mustafa Nasir 2-51) and 70-3 in 10.3 overs (Umar Shafiq 29 not out; Mustafa Nasir 2-26).

At National Ground, Islamabad: Bahawalpur beat Islamabad by 87 runs.

BAHAWALPUR 234 in 83 overs (Ali Imran 78, Mohammad Junaid 47; Zain-ul-Abedin 5-67, Haroon Wahid 2-44) and 119-8 declared in 42.5 overs (Ali Imran 41; Zain-ul-Abedin 4-34, Mohammad Musa 2-16); ISLAMABAD 101 in 52.2 overs ( Zahid Iqbal 27, Jawwad Ahmed 22; Mohammad Hamza 4-13, Muzammil Khan 4-24) and 165 in 61.3 overs (Hammad Siddique 35, Haroon Wahid 26; Mohammad Junaid 5-83, Ali Imran 3-28).

At Gohati Cricket Ground, Swabi: Match drawn.

LAHORE BLUES 310-7 in 83 overs (Attyab Ahmed 80, Ibtisam-ul-Haq 72, Saad Ali Refai 41; Mohammad Aamir 2-43) and 208-7 declared in 83 overs (Ibtisam ul Haq 70, Attyab Ahmed 62 not out, Syed Taqi Bilgrami 27, Fahad Munir 26; Mohammad Aamir 4-46, Niaz Khan 2-12); PESHAWAR 271 in 82.4 overs (Mohammad Mohsin Khan 104, Mukhtar Ahmed 47 not out, Awais Ali Shah 31; Mohammad Bilal Khan 4-98, Ibtisam-ul-Haq 2-48) and 107-2 in 18.4 overs (Aamir Azmat 55 not out, Mamoon Ibrahim 36).

Group ‘C’:

At Marghazar Cricket Ground, Islamabad: Match drawn.

RAWALPINDI 274-7 in 83 overs (Ziad Khan 88, Mubashir Khan 75; Arish Ali Khan 3-58) and 50-1 in 15 overs (Ziad Khan 25 not out); KARACHI WHITES 278-9 declared in 81 overs (Mohammad Taha 104, Ammar Iqbal 59, Saim Ayub 38; Shiraz Khan 3-67, Ziad Khan 2-13, Mohammad Ajmal 2-30).

At Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Mirpur: Azad Jammu Kashmir beat Larkana by four wickets.

LARKANA 51 in 29.5 overs (Mohsin Iqbal 4-21, Zaman Khan 3-18, Usama Khalid 2-7) and 128 in 54 overs (Ishfaq Ahmed 30; Mohsin Iqbal 3-24, Najam Naseer 3-26, Usama Khalid 2-19); AZAD JAMMU KASHMIR 72 in 27 overs (Zulfiqar Haider 4-11, Javed Ali Khoso 3-22, Abdul Fateh 2-4) and 66-5 in 44 overs (Zohaib Bukhari 33; Aamir Ali 3-17) and 110-6 in 59.2 overs (Moin Pervez 38 not out, Zohaib Bukhari 33; Aamir Ali 3-36)

Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2018