Harris stars as Northern edge SP to arrive semis
KARACHI: Motivated by a blazing burst from Haris Rauf, shielding champions Northern verified their semi-last capability in the Public T20 Cup after frustrating Southern Punjab’s late resurgence to secure a limited five-run triumph in Rawalpindi on Sunday.
After being limited to a worse than average 145-7 at the Pindi Cricket Arena, Northern quick bowler Haris destroyed Southern Punjab’s top-request batting with two wickets forthright and added another two to get done with 4-24 from four threatening overs and the man-of-the-coordinate honor.
Umar Siddique tumbled to the absolute first wad
Umar Siddique tumbled to the absolute first wad of Haris’ opening over before chief Shan Masood was tidied up for four. Haris, at that point, saw the rear of Hussain Talat (12). Southern Punjab lost the plot with the running out of Khushdil Shah their legend.
Amir Yamin, All-rounder kept his side in the chase until he was left disappointed as Northern kept on getting wickets at the demise as Southern Punjab completed at 140-8. Aamir — one of just two batsmen to cross in the whole game — was abandoned on a quickfire 33 with his 19-ball appearance highlighting two sixes and three boundaries.
Imad Wasim likewise had a great match as the captain initially stayed undefeated with an 18-ball 26 (three boundaries) before contributing with the scalps of Sohaib Maqsood (19) and Mohammad Ilyas (9).
Prior in the afternoon, Imad’s charges found the going somewhat familiar after the chief decided to bat first at the throw. At the center stage, the bosses had just gathered 57 runs for the loss of three wickets.
Sohail Akhtar, be that as it may, stood apart to hit up 35 — the most noteworthy individual score of the match — with the assistance of five boundaries from 32 conveyances. At the same time, Asif Ali slammed the support of sixes in making an 18-ball 28.
Seamers Ilyas and Hussain Talat packed away two wickets each, while Test star Mohammad Abbas bowled financially to guarantee 1-17 of every four overs with Aamir asserting 1-21.
With six triumphs added to their repertoire from seven trips, Northern has opened an essential lead at the top.
Adolescents Danish Aziz and Hassaan Khan, in the interim, restored Sindh’s mission in the opposition with binding commitments in the strained three-wicket triumph against the Babar Azam-drove Central Punjab side late on Saturday night.
Babar, the star Pakistan batsman, and restricted overs chief
Babar, the star Pakistan batsman and restricted overs chief, reproduced his score of 86 versus Northern on Friday; however, notwithstanding his heroics, Central Punjab dealt with a lacking 170-6 after electing to bat.
Central Punjab endured a significant mishap when Abdullah Shafiq (16) and Faheem Ashraf — who was run out by a good toss from Hassaan — fell with 88 after the previous had helped Babar put on 86 for the next wicket.
Sohail bowled well to get three wickets for 24 runs; however, he was beaten to the man-of-the-coordinate prize by Danish, who created great innings constrained to score 59 not out from 32 balls. The 24-year-old left-hander’s second T20 50 years — and his most elevated score — was bound with five fours and three sixes.
Hassaan, who praises his 22nd birthday on Friday, likewise indented up his best score in T20 appearances as the right-gave batsman — who bowls moderate left-farmers — upheld Danish in a game-changing association of 57 after coming in at 97-5 in the thirteenth over, while striking four sixes and two fours of every an antagonistic 33 off only 15 conveyances.