This win takes Northern to 2nd position in points table. Without any surprise Haider Ali 91*(53) has been chosen as 'Player of the Match'. That's it from this match. This is me- Rohit Yadav along with Ninaad Dixit and Ajay Ahire signing it off. Tune in to next match- Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in our platform.
There it is! Northern boys spoiled the party of Babar Azam who earlier scored his 6th T20 hundred and set the target of 201 but Haider Ali & Co. never made it look like a mountain to climb. First he added 84 runs with Mohammad Nawaz then Asif Ali joined the party at the end. They targetted 5th and 6th bowler in form of Usman Qadir and Husain Talat. No ball issues with Hasan Ali didn't help the cause for Central Punjab.
19.4 U Qadir to S Khan
1 That's victory for Northern as he steered it to sweeper cover
19.3 U Qadir to S Khan
0 Shortish length and he went for square cut and only managed it an inside edge for run
Scored 200 in 19.2 overs
19.2 U Qadir to H Ali
1 Hit it to long on for single
19.1 U Qadir to H Ali
0 Dot ball to start. Flatter and straight ball. Haider Ali pushed it for no run
18.6 H Talat to S Khan
0 Fuller delivery and outside the off stump, a bit quicker on this occasion, Shadab plays and misses. A dot ball to finish the over, good comeback from Talat after conceding 22 in his first.
18.5 H Talat to H Ali
1 Slower delivery again, full toss on the stumps. Flicked away towards deep mid wicket for another single. 2 more runs needed off 7 deliveries.
The skipper Shadab Khan is the next man in.
New batsman on crease
Age 23 yrs
c F Ashraf b H Talat
18.4 H Talat to A Ali
W Good length delivery on the off stump, slower again. Pulled away but straight to deep mid wicket! No need to play these kind of strokes at this juncture of the match.
18.3 H Talat to A Ali
0 Full and straight delivery, played back to the bowler.
18.2 H Talat to H Ali
1 Full delivery again. Slower one, guided towards long on for another single. 3 needed off 10.
18.1 H Talat to H Ali
0 Hussain Talat is back in the attack, full delivery. Slower and down the leg side, Haider plays and misses, gets through to the keeper. Hit on the thigh pad.
17.6 H Ali to A Ali
4 Another slower short ball and Asif Ali pulled it between square leg and mid wicket for four
17.5 H Ali to A Ali
6 Shortish length and Asif Ali connected his pull this time and it went over deep mid wicket.