Defending Champions Sindh to take on Northern in National U19 Three-Day Tournament final.

KARACHI -- Defending Champions Sindh U-19 will take on table-toppers Northern in the National U19 Three-Day Tournament final, a four-day affair, at Rawalpindi's KRL Stadium from 28 November.

Both sides had met in the final of last edition, in which Sindh came out victorious by a seven-wicket margin.

Aamir Ali was the star performer, taking eleven wickets for 133 runs.

The two sides have played each other once in the round-robin stage of the tournament.

Northern won that match by seven wickets on the back of all-round performance by Mubasir Khan, who took nine wickets for 135 and scored an unbeaten 68-ball 60 in the fourth innings of the match to help his team chase the target easily.

For Sindh, Hassan Jafri's 105 off 192 balls went in vain.

After the completion of group stage, Northern topped the pointstable with 20 points, while Sindh finished at the second place with 14 points.

They will be led by lefthanded batsman Saim Ayub, who has scored 212 runs including a half century in five matches with an average of 42.40.

He has also taken five wickets in the tournament.

After clinching the National U19 One-Day tournament with a 53-run win over Northern in the final at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on 2 November, Sindh will look to repeat the heroics.

Sindh will be banking on itsspin twinsAdeel Meo and Aaliyan Mehmood, who are placed at number four and five, respectively, amongst the list of highest wicket-takers in the tournament.

Adeel, with his leftarm spin, has picked 15 wickets from five matches, with an average of 19.73.

His best figure in an innings was six for 32, which came against Balochistan in the first round of the tournament, which Sindh won by nine wickets.

Aaliyan, with his rightarm off-spin, has grabbed 14 wickets from five matches with an average of 27.07.

Northern will be headed by 17-year old wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Raza-ul-Mustafa, who has five dismissals under his belt.

He topped last...

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