Hyderabad and Faisalabad dominate on opening day
The opening game of the day in Group 1 was played between Hyderabad Region and Bahawalpur Region at Mirpur Stadium, AJK (Azad Jammu and Kashmir).
Bahawalpur Region won the toss and settled Hyderabad region into bat. Hyderabad region had a cordial day in the field. They managed to bat throughout the day, as Muhammad Suleman and Saad Khan conquered with the bat. Muhammad Imran had a pleasant day with the ball. He took 4 wickets to his name. At stumps on day 1, the score was 294-8 (81) Overs.
Hyderabad Region (First Innings) : 294-8 (81)
Batting Figures: Muhammad Suleman 73 (108), Saad Khan 60 (70), Azeem Ghumman 53 (102), Zeeshan Gul 53 (129)
Bowling Figures: Muhammad Imran 4-56, Muhammad Junaid 3-10
The second game in Group 1 was entertained between Faisalabad Region and Sialkot Region at the Iconic Iqbal Stadium of Faisalabad.
Faisalabad region won the toss and decided to field first. They proved their fortunate decision of bowling first. Their electrifying strategy bowled Sialkot region in just 34.1 overs with 101 runs on board.
Khurram Shahzad was the star of the day, he grabbed 7 wickets in the innings.
In reply, Faisalabad region managed to score 97 for the loss of 4 wickets; till stumps on, day 1. The trail was 4 runs overnight. At stumps, the score was 97-4 (32) Overs.
Sialkot Region (First Innings) : 101-10 (34.1)
Batting Figures: Abdullah Shafiq 34 (63), Shakeel Ansar 22 (41) Bowling Figures: Khurram Shahzad 7-55, Ehsan Adil 2-16
Faisalabad Region (First Innings) : 97-4 (32)
Batting Figures: Misbah ul Haq 37*(86), Abu Bakar Khan 37 (43) Bowling Figures: Muhammad Ali 2-30