On Saturday, Northern beat Central Punjab by 35 runs in their National Twenty20 (T20) Cup encounter at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan on Saturday.
Chasing a target of 156 runs, Central Punjab lost their prolific opener Kamran Akmal early for one run off six balls after being bowled by pacer Haris Rauf. Batsmen Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique scored 36 (33) and 20 (12) to provide a solid foundation for Central Punjab before fast-bowler Musa Khan removed both batsmen.
All-rounder Shadab Khan then removed batsmen Rizwan Hussain and Saad Nasim after both batsmen scored 14 runs respectively. Central Punjab’s innings was wrapped up in 18.1 overs after scoring 120 runs.
Northern batsman Haider Ali was fined for a breach of the PCB Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel in that match.
Haider was fined 30 per cent of his applicable match fee for a Level 1 relating to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during a match.
The incident occurred in the ninth over of Northern’s innings when Haider showed his bat to the umpire, which was deemed as a disagreement over the decision, after being adjudged LBW on an Usman Qadir’s delivery.
Haider was charged of Article 2.8 by on-field umpires Aftab Gillani and Faisal Khan Afridi, third umpire Waleed Yaqoob, and fourth umpire Nasir Hussain.
Haider pleaded guilty and accepted the punishment proposed by match referee Iftikhar Ahmed.