Rawalpindi: In the primary semi-final of the National T20 Cup, Southern Punjab defeated defending champions Naderan to succeed in the ultimate.
In the primary semi-final of the National T20 Cup performed at Rawalpindi Stadium, Southern Punjab simply defeated defending champions Northern Punjab. Southern Punjab defeated Northern by 7 wickets.
Defending champions Northern batted first and gave Southern Punjab a straightforward goal of 161 which Southern Punjab accomplished within the 19th over. For Southern Punjab, captain Shaun Masood performed an unbeaten innings of 78 and Zeeshan Ashraf performed an aggressive innings of 55 off 32 balls.
Earlier, Ali Imran (50) and Shadab Khan (48) have been the highest scorers for Naderan, whereas Zahid Mahmood (three) and Muhammad Abbas (1) took wickets for Southern Punjab.
The second semi-final might be performed between KP and Sindh.