A half-century by Haider Ali helped defending champions Northern register a 39-run win over Balochistan in the 27th match of the National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
Haris Sohail’s side were restricted to 160-8 in chase of 200-run target set by Imad Wasim’s team.
Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq top scored with his 35-run knock which included four boundaries and lasted 21 deliveries.
The left-hander put on a 69-run opening partnership with Awais Zia, who made 34 off 27 balls with two fours and two maximums to his name.
Mohammad Ismail and Shadab Khan took two wickets.
Earlier, Haider produced a breathtaking knock as he scored 86 off 50 balls with the help of eight fours and five sixes to help Northern post 199-6 in their allotted 20 overs.
For the bowling team, pacer Amad Butt was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of two for 29 in three overs.