Umar, Asif lead Northern to five-wicket prevail upon Southern Punjab

Faisalabad: Umar Amin's 50 years and a quickfire 44 not out from Asif Ali helped Northern to an agreeable win over Southern Punjab in the third match of the continuous National T20 Cup at Faisalabad's Iqbal Stadium.

Set 136 races to win, Northern pursued down the objective in 19 overs at the loss of five wickets, as indicated by a PCB public statement.

Northern managed early blows before in their innings, losing opener Naved Malik (1 off 6) and one-down Rohail Nazir (4 off 3) inside 3.1 overs.

Be that as it may, a 63-run remain between Umar, who broke 50 off 41 with six fours and two sixes, and Mohammad Nawaz (24 off 25) for the third-wicket denied any further advances to Southern Punjab's bowlers for the following eight overs.

There was a beam of trust in Southern Punjab when Zahid Mahmood took Umar's wicket. Be that as it may, Asif's rankling 24-ball 44 not out, studded with three fours and three sixes, fixed the match.

Zahid and Mohammad Irfan were the champion bowlers for Southern Punjab, grabbing two wickets each for 14 and 19 runs.

Prior, Southern Punjab skipper Shan Masood selected to bat first.

The choice, be that as it may, didn't harvest wanted outcomes as Shan (8 off 7) and Sami Aslam (3 off 8) were back in the structure in the initial 20 chunks of the match, with Mohammad Amir taking the two wickets.

The Northern bowling assault kept a top on the progression of keeps running as just Aamer Yamin and Sohaib Maqsood making strong commitments with the bat with 33 off 20 and 25 off 24, separately.

Sohail Tanvir was the pick of the bowler for Northern with three wickets for 27 runs.

Scores in short:

Southern Punjab 135-9, 20 overs (Aamer Yamin 33, Sohaib Maqsood 25; Sohail Tanvir 3-27, Mohammad Aamir 2-19)

Northern 137-5, 19 overs (Asif Ali 44, Umar Amin 50, Mohammad Nawaz 24; Mohammad Irfan 2-19, Zahid Mahmood 2-14)

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