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National T-20 Cup

Northern beat Balochistan by six wickets in the first match of National T20 Cup at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

PTV Sports telecast the match live.

Batting first Balochistan scored 139 runs for the loss of seven wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Amad Butt remained top scorer with 34 runs while Akbar-ur-Rehman, Abdul Bangalzai and Kashif Bhatti scored 24 runs each.

For Northern, Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf took two wickets each.

In reply Northern achieved the 140 runs target for the loss of four wickets in 17 overs.

Haider Ali remained top scorer with unbeaten 58 runs knock. He smashed seven fours and two sixes in his 41-ball knock.

Asif Ali hit 43 off 20, smashing four sixes and three fours.

For Balochistan, Akif Javed, Amad Butt, Yasir Shah and Kashif Bhatti took one wicket each.

Haider Ali was named as player of the match.

The commentary panel of the tournament also includes Mike Heisman.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Central Punjab by 36 runs in the second match of National T20 cup at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

PTV Sports telecast the match live.

Batting first Khyber Pakhtunkhwa scored 187 runs for the loss of five wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Skipper Mohammad Rizwan remained top scorer with 65 runs while Iftikhar Ahmed made unbeaten 40 runs.

Fakhar Zaman and Adil Amin added 26 and 18 runs respectively.

For Central Punjab Hasan Ali bagged three wickets.

In reply chasing 188, Central Punjab made 151 runs for the loss of nine wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Mohammad Akhlaq remained top scorer with 62 runs while Babar Azam scored 29 runs.

Ahmed Shehzad added 24 runs.

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaheen Shah Afridi bagged three while Imran Khan and Arshad Iqbal took two wickets each.