National T20 Cup: Southern Punjab defeat Northern to reach finalAbdul Gh Lone 17 October 2020 0 COMMENTS
Defending champions Northern have set a 161-run target for Southern Punjab in the first semi-final of the National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi on Saturday.
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The side will play either Sindh or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final on Sunday.
Shan Masood led from the front as his side successfully chased the 161-run target in 18.4 overs in the first of the two semi-finals. The left-handed batsman made 78 off 58 deliveries with six boundaries and two sixes to his name.
His opening partner Zeeshan Ashraf chipped in with his 55-run knock which came off four fours and as many maximums.
Earlier, an half-century by opener Ali Imran helped Northern score 160-5 in their 20 overs.
Opening batsman Ali Imran top-scored with 50 off 35 deliveries. He hit four boundaries and three sixes.
Experienced campaigner Shadab Khan made 48 with the help of four fours and three maximums.