Southern Punjab 157 for 4 (Tayyab Tahir 68, Khushdil 51*) beat Central Punjab 154 for 9 (Hussain Talat 68, Zia-ul-Haq 4-40) by six wickets
Southern Punjab stored their slender hopes of qualification to the knockouts alive with a second successive win, beating table-toppers Central Punjab by six wickets with an over to spare.
Southern Punjab determined to discipline first after successful the toss, and made early inroads straightaway. Aamer Yamin struck up entrance to take away Kamran Akmal for a duck, whereas Naseem Shah dismissed the opposite opener Mohammad Akhlaq cheaply. Hussain Talat held the innings along with one other half-century, his 46-ball 68 the backbone of an innings that was falling aside on the different finish. Quick bowler Zia-ul-Haq then burst via the decrease order, taking 4 wickets to hobble Central Punjab, who ended up limping to 154.
Waqas Maqsood and Faheem Ashraf struck early to offer CP hope however noticed it dashed by a 92-run fourth wicket partnership that successfully ended any hopes they harboured of getting one over their derby rivals. Tayyab Tahir and Khushdil Shah, every of whom struck half-centuries, shepherded the chase calmly, by no means actually in peril of letting the run fee climb too excessive. Tahir fell with simply three runs wanted to win, however by then he had completed sufficient to make sure a Southern Punjab win.