Ataullah and Mohammad Ali shared seven-wicket haul as Southern Punjab went onto mark their fifth win in a row by defeating Sindh by five runs in the National T20 2nd XI Tournament.
Ata bagged four wickets conceding 25 runs while Ali took three wickets for 32 runs to help Southern Punjab in making their position stronger.
While batting first, Southern Punjab posted 150-9 with Maqbool Ahmed scoring 50 runs off 43 balls with the help of three boundaries and as many sixes. Zeeshan Ashraf scored 36 runs.
Mohammad Umer and Shahnawaz shared three wickets apiece for Sindh.
In reply, Jahid Ali (40), Rameez Raja Jr (28) and Rameez Aziz (27) played cameos nevertheless Sindh managed to get 145 runs on the scoreboard.
Bowlers of Southern Punjab dominated completely and gave confiodence to their team before semi-finals.
It must be noted here that Southern Punjab has already qualified for semi-final with winning all five matches in the tournament. Sindh has also qualified for the knock-out stage.