Multan: Haider Ali and Zeeshan Malik’s explosive batting have powered Northern to 242-3 in 20 overs against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the first match of the National T20 Cup at Multan Cricket Stadium.
The 19-year-old Haider and 23-year-old Zeeshan partnered for 180. Haider scored 90 off 51 balls whereas Zeeshan made 77 off 47 balls. Junaid Khan was the pick of the bowlers for KP, picking 2-44 in four overs.
The partnership between Haider and Zeeshan is the highest second-wicket partnership in the history of the tournament’s history.
Earlier, Northern captain Shadab Khan won the toss and decided to bat first
Zeeshan Malik, Ali Imran, Haider Ali, Umar Amin, Shadab Khan, (C), Asif Ali, Rohail Nazir, Rohail Nazir, Sohail Tanvir, Musa Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf.
Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzad Farhan, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Mohsin, Wahab Riaz, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi, Juniad Khan.