Haris Rauf stars as Northern defeats Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


FAISALABAD -- Northern defeated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by three runs in the first semi-final of the National T20 Cup and secured a place in the final at the Iqbal Stadium. Northern bowler Haris Rauf produced a match-winning performance as he picked up 3 wickets for 26 runs and restricted Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to 145 for 8 in 20 overs. Put into bat, Northern's opener Umer Amin remained top scorer with 43 runs of 33 balls hitting 4 fours and one six. Among other batsmen, Asif Ali made (28) , Rohail Nazir (21), Ali Imran 8, Muhammad Nawaz 12, Imad Wasim 9, Shadab Khan 16, and Sohail Tanvir 1. Mohammad Aamir ramined not out on 2 while Sohail Akhtar failed to open his account. For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Usman Khan Shanwari ended up excellent analysis with 5-13, Imran Khan Jr grabbed 2 wickets while Junaid Khan and Musaddiq Ahmed took one wicket each. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could score 145 runs for 8...

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