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National T20 Cup: Northern Beat Southern Punjab By 5 Runs, Qualify For Semis

Northern beat Southern Punjab by five runs in the 19th match of national T-20 cup and qualify for the semi final in Rawalpindi.

PTV Sports telecast the match live.

Batting first northern scored 145 runs for the loss of seven wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Sohail Akhtar remained top scorer with 35 runs. Asif Ali made 28 runs with the help of one four and two sixes.

Skipper Imad Wasim made unbeaten 26 runs off 18 deliveries.

For southern Punjab, Mohammad Ilyas and Hussain Talat bagged two wickets each.

In reply chasing 146, Southern Punjab made 140 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.

Aamer Yamin remained top scorer with unbeaten 33 runs while Khushdil Shah made 26 runs.

Zeeshan Ashraf chipped in with 25 runs.

For northern Haris Rauf bagged four while Imad Wasim took two wickets.

Defending champions northern is leading the table with 12 points after seven matches. They qualify for the semi finals.

Southern Punjab are at the bottom with only two points. They loss their five matches out off six.