Haris Sohail's side register 16-run win in Multan
Balochistan registered a 16-run win over Southern Punjab in the ninth game of the National T20 Cup in Multan.
Shan Masood’s side, chasing a mammoth 231-run target, were restricted to 214-6 in their allotted 20 overs and became the only side in the competition to have lost all of their four games so far.
Masood was the star performer as he made 72 off 42 balls after hitting nine boundaries and three sixes.
He was supported by Khushdil Shah who also scored 72 with seven boundaries and four maximums in 34 deliveries.
They put on a 103-run partnership for the third wicket but it wasn’t enough for the side to get over the line.
Pacer Akif Javed returned with figures of 3-35 in four overs for the winning side.
Balochistan, electing to bat first, posted a huge total of 230-4, thanks to half-centuries by opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and captain Haris Sohail.
The left-handed opener played a brilliant 94-run knock which lasted 54 deliveries and included 10 boundaries along with four sixes.
Balochistan captain chipped in with 53 off just 27 deliveries with the help of seven fours and two maximums.
Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali and Hussain Talat bagged a wicket each for the losing side.
Northern will play Sindh in the second match of the day.