Sunday classic at the National T20 Cup saw the Southern Punjab seeking their first win in the tournament against Baluchistan in the first game of the day, where Baluchistan batted first with Awais Zia and Imam Ul Haq began the innings. Imam looked into sublime form today, as he ruled out the ‘Only ODI Batsman’ status to his name in fine style by cracking half-century off 25 balls, as he went on to score 94 off 54 balls with 4 sixes. Bismillah Khan chipped in with an aggressive 39, but the real handy cameo came from Haris Sohail and Amad Butt. Haris smashed a half-century off 24 balls, while Amad scored a brief 22 off 7 balls, taking Baluchistan to a Mammoth total of 230/4 in 20 overs. Bilawal Bhatti remained the most expansive bowler with figures of 61/0 in 4 over’s.
Sindh put Northern’s to bat first after winning the toss, hoping that they’d restrict them to less than 200. Ali Imran and Zeeshan did the ritual to provide a flying opening stand. Ali made quick fire 27 with 6 boundaries, before being dismissed by Hasnain, while Zeeshan Malik looked in fabulous hitting mood today, as he made 84 off 52 balls. Haider smoked 3 sixes in his cameo of 35, Northerns were up and running at 140/1 in 13 overs, but Sindh pulled the things back in the latter half of the play by taking quick wickets to restrict Northern at 204/5 in 20 over’s. Hasnain picked up 37/2.