Balochistan defeated Northern by 32 runs in the opening match of the Pakistan Cup One Day Tournament Second XI here on Wednesday.
Bowlers bowled well for Balochistan as they restricted Northern to 226-10 while defending 259 runs in 50 overs. Najeebullah Achakzai, Nazar Hussain, Hayatullah, Zainullah, and Awais Zia bagged two wickets each.
Umair Masood scored the highest 89 runs for Northern. The right-handed batsman struck 10 boundaries.
Earlier, Balochistan scored 258 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Zeem Ghumman hammered 62 runs off 82 balls with five boundaries while Awais Zia and Israr Ahmed made 49 and 44 runs respectively.