Northern beats Southern Punjab by 5 runs as Haris Rauf picked up 4 wickets and book a semi-final berth in National T20 Cup.
Southern Punjab batsmen failed to stay at the crease for long. Aamer Yamin scored the highest 33 runs off 19 balls with the help of 3 boundaries and 2 sixes, SP set to chase 146.
The top-order of Southern Punjab was completely failed to deliver as Shan Masood and Umar Siddique managed to get 4 and naught, respectively. Sohaib Maqsood (19) and Hussain Talat (12) were also failed to lay a longer inning.
Khsudhil Shah contributed 26 runs while Zeeshan Ashraf with the help of three boundaries scored 25.
Apart from Haris, Imad Wasim picked up 2 wickets while Shadab Khan took one.
Mohammad Ilyas and Hussain Talat picket up 2 wickets each to help Southern Punjab restrict Northern to 145-7 in 20 overs.
Northern lost openers as sent into bat first, Umar Amin and Zeeshan Malik earlier for just 23 runs. Sohail Akhtar then supported Northern’s inning by scoring 35 runs off 32 balls with the help of 5 boundaries.
But in 11th over Ilyas picked up well-set Akhtar to further reduce Northern to 63-4.
Asif Ali with the help of 2 sixes and a boundary struck 28 runs off 18 balls while skipper Imad Wasim made 26, laced with three boundaries.
Apart from Ilyas and Talat, Mohammad Abbas, Aamer Yamin, and Dilbar Hussain picked up a wicket each for Southern Punjab.
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