LAHORE: North Zone Reds qualified for the final of the LRCA Inter-zonal Under-16 One-day Cricket Tournament after beating West Zone Blues by 21 runs in a rain-hit second semi-final at the LCCA Ground on Saturday. Rana Arsalan starred with 102 and Mohammad Naeem made 88 as North Zone Reds amassed 291-8 in the stipulated 40 overs.

West Zone Reds had reached 96-3 in 16.3 overs when rains put an end to the match, leaving North Zone Reds winners on net run-rate.

Summarised scores:

NORTH ZONE REDS 291-8 in 40 overs (Rana Arsalan 102, Mohammad Naeem 88; Huzaifa Javed 3-15, Kashif Ali 2-39); WEST ZONE BLUES 96-3 in 16.3 overs (Hamza Nawaz 51).

Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2019