Finally Domestic cricket is back in Pakistan as we have been the pandemic Covid 19 for five months at least. PCB organized National T20 Cup 2020 in Multan and Rawalpindi. Where the first encounter begins with highest runs on the scoreboard by Northern Punjab.
Where Northern Punjab have won the toss and elected to bat first against Team KPK, The Skipper Shadab Khan has got the responsibility of captaincy for Northern in the absence of Imad Wasim, who is busy in English County League T20.
The 2 young openers Ali Imran and Zeeshan Malik came as openers but could carry a good opening partnership for Long as Ali Imran lost his wickets early.
But as Haider Ali came down to crease the expectation began for Northern as they pair up together and tons a solid partnership inning and even the highest 2nd wicket partnership ever in T20 by any team.
Haider Ali was unlucky as he could touch the his maiden hundred in Domestic League but he played very well off knocking 90 runs by just faced 48 balls.
And Zeeshan Malik is also the great Talent as also impressed everyone and prove to be best opener in the event. He was also unlucky as they both could not finish with hundred, Zeeshan got out after scoring 77 runs off 47 balls.
But they both set good solid runs on the scoreboard for their team. While Asif Ali and Umar Amin also joined the crease but they started hitting off as put ending 30 runs that pushed their scoreboard at 242 runs with the lost of 2 wickets.
As the hot favorite side of this tournament known for very experienced team in the tournament but does not play well. In the runs chasing, As usual the out of form batsman Fakhar Zaman went back to pavilion early on after scored 5 runs.
While Skipper himself tried to put some best from his side but could not make it to long inning, as he also went back pavilion after scoring 17 runs. But the Farhan played amazingly as tons up fifty for his at the very crucial stage, could not carry more as he lost his wickets.
The most 2 experienced players Malik and Hafeez also flopped to make their inning the biggest and turn the match in their favor. While tried his hitting that provided 28 runs, but that not as enough as they required too much for the victory.
Northern begin National T20 Cup 2020 title defense with 79-run win over KPK in MCG, Multan Cricket Stadium. While Haider Ali was declared the Player of the Match for his outstanding inning that helped them as Victorious in the very game of National T20 Cup 2020.