KARACHI: Inspired by spinner Tariq Khan’s 12-wicket haul, Karachi Blues sealed a six-wicket win over Abbottabad in their last-round fixture of the PCB Inter-region Under-19 three-day tournament here on Tuesday.

Tariq, who took 7-25 on Monday, again tormented the visitors in the Group ‘A’ tie at the UBL Sports Complex with five for 52 to finish match analysis of 12-77.

Needing just 29, Karachi Blues still lost four wickets to paceman Nauman Akbar before completing the job.

But the result won’t go any good to Karachi Blues if Dera Murad Jamali succeed in defeating Quetta on Wednesday’s last day of the game at the TMC Ground. At stumps on day two, DMJ were in some trouble at 97-6 after earning a lead of 38 on the first innings by dismissing Quetta for 233.

Slow left-armer Mohammad Junaid led from the front with match bag of 11 wickets for 60 runs as Bahawalpur trounced Hyderabad by an innings and 39 runs in their Group ‘B’ fixture at the National Ground in Islamabad.

In the same pool Islamabad defeated Peshawar by five wickets at the Gohati Cricket Ground in Swabi. Paceman Zain-ul-Abedin grabbed 7-28 to finish with match haul of 11-71.

Karachi Whites drubbed Larkana by 213 runs in the Group ‘C’ encounter at the Bohranwali Ground in Faisalabad.

Close of play scores and results on Tuesday (day two of three):

Fifth round:

Group ‘A’:

At UBL Sports Complex, Karachi: Karachi Blues beat Abbottabad by six wickets.

ABBOTTABAD 64 in 36.5 overs (Tariq Khan 7-25, Nadir Shah 2-18) and 128 in 55.5 overs (Abdullah 28, Afaq Ahmed 26, Abdur Rehman 21; Tariq Khan 5-52, Ahmed Farooq 3-21, Nadir Shah 2-53); KARACHI BLUES 164 in 51.2 overs (Ahsanullah 53, Majid Baloch 30; Mohammad Asad 3-68, Nauman Akbar 2-22, Mohammad Adil 2-25) and 32-4 in 5.4 overs (Nauman Akbar 4-20).

At TMC Ground, Karachi: DERA MURAD JAMALI 271 in 77.4 overs (Shoaib Ahmed 109, Mohammad Shahid 49, Aqeel Khan 36, Shahab Babar 23; Mohammad Ibrahim 5-31, Wahid Bangulzai 2-41, Hussain Ahmed 2-55) and 97-6 in 26 overs (Mohammad 31, Ubaidullah 20; Hussain Ahmed 4-21, Mohammad Ibrahim 2-29); QUETTA 233 in 80.2 overs (Hidayatullah 78, Mohammad Ibrahim 71, Mudassar Irshad 27, Abdul Wahid 25; Fahad Hussain 5-72, Mohammad 3-68).

At NBP Sports Complex, Karachi: MULTAN 267 in 81.3 overs (Mohammad Basit 136, Ali Hasnain 80; Hasnain Hussain 4-82, Mohammad Wasim 2-49, Said Nazir 2-52, Kamran Afridi 2-61) and 77-2 in 25 overs (Mohammad Basit 43 not out; Mohammad Wasim 2-30); FATA 300-9 in 83 overs (Salman Khan 69, Fazal Yousuf 51 not out, Hasnain Hussain 42, Mohammad Wasim 35, Zahid Gul 34, Aftab Alam 32, Mohammad Israr 22; Mohammad Jahangir 5-79, Sharjeel Umar 2-83).

Group ‘B’:

At Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala: SIALKOT 155 in 65.1 overs (Mohsin Riaz 41, Umar Shafiq 28, Usama Bilal 20; Mohammad Bilal Khan 5-61, Ibtisam-ul-Haq 2-90) and 150-4 in 70 overs (Ashir Bhatti 68, Mohsin Riaz 54 not out); LAHORE BLUES 166-9 in 83 overs (Uzair Nasir 81 not out, Zain Bin Farooq 37; Ghulam Mohiuddin 7-54).

At National Ground, Islamabad: Bahawalpur beat Hyderabad by an innings and 39 runs.

BAHAWALPUR 240 in 79.2 overs (Naved Ahmed 136, Mohammad Hamza 32, Ali Imran 23; Nauman Akbar 3-64, Waqas Ashiq 2-30, Mohammad Aizaz 2-57); HYDERABAD 80 in 49.3 overs (Khayyam Hasan 24; Mohammad Junaid 5-19, Mohammad Muzammil Khan 3-28, Ali Imran 2-22) and 121 in 47.5 overs (Mujahid Ali 45, Hurraira Bin Ijaz 39; Mohammad Junaid 6-41, Mohammad Muzammil Khan 4-41).

At Gohati Cricket Ground, Swabi: Islamabad beat Peshawar by five wickets.

PESHAWAR 163 in 41.5 overs (Niaz Khan 37, Mohammad Haleem 26; Zain-ul-Abedin 4-43, Haroon Wahid 3-31) and 95 in 24.4 overs (Niaz Khan 31; Zain-ul-Abedin 7-28, Sardar Khan 2-22); ISLAMABAD 195 in 52.1 overs (Mohammad Sarim Ashfaq 74, Azan Tariq 48, Haroon Wahid 30; Mohammad Aamir 4-40, Aamir Azmat 4-43).

Group ‘C’:

At Bohranwali Ground, Faisalabad: Karachi Whites beat Larkana by 213 runs.

KARACHI WHITES 259 in 69.1 overs (Mohammad Taha 105, Ammar Iqbal 71, Kashif Khan 22; Zulfiqar Haider 3-23, Aamir Ali 3-65, Javed Ali Khoso 2-48) and 141-7 declared in 36.1 overs (Mohammad Taha 48, Sufyan Khan 45; Abdul Fateh 3-25, Javed Ali Khoso 2-42); LARKANA 46 in 18.4 overs (Aamir Ali 27; Arish Ali Khan 6-19, Maaz Bin Salman 2-1, Mohammad Makki 2-6) and 141 in 57 overs (Ashfaq Ahmed 60, Aamir Ali 21; Mohammad Usman 5-27), Mohammad Taha 2-0).

At Marghazar Cricket Ground, Islamabad: RAWALPINDI 168 in 55 overs (Awais Abid 52, Mubasir Khan 46; Hashim Ibrahim 5-49, Mohammad Arsalan 3-21, Abdul Qayyum 2-42) and 312-5 declared in 64 overs (Mubasir Khan 69, Ziad Khan 64, Abdul Fasih 44 not out, Mohammad Usman 36, Raza-ul-Mustafa 33 not out, Awais Abid 30, Mohammad Ajmal 25; Hashim Ibrahim 3-126, Adil Sarwar 2-68); LAHORE WHITES 180 in 54 overs (Mohammad Arsalan 45, Adil Sarwar 45, Irfan Abid 24, Hashim Ibrahim 24; Shiraz Khan 3-70, Ziad Khan 2-8, Mohammad Shawaiz 2-24, Mubasir Khan 2-28).

At Mirpur Cricket Stadium, Mirpur (AJK): AZAD JAMMU KASHMIR 152 in 52 overs (Shahid Ahmed 46, Hasan Azmat 34; Asim Iqbal 5-57, Suleman Shafqat 3-30) and 147-5 in 55.4 overs (Moin Pervez 53, Zohaib Bukhari 50, Qazi Arbqan 24; Suleman Shafqat 2-29); FAISALABAD 289-9 in 83 overs (Mohammad Irfan Khan 58, Saif Ali 51, Zohaib Amanat 47, Abdullah Zubair 28, Ali Haider 25, Ali Mustafa 21 not out; Aaqib Liaquat 5-61).

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2018