MULTAN SULTANS

MULTAN SULTANS BEAT LAHORE QALANDERS BY 7 WICKETS

11 Mar, 2019

KARACHI (Channel 9 News) – Multan Sultans on Monday beat Lahore Qalanders by 7 wickets in the fourth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Karachi on Monday.

The Sultans were able to easily reach the low target set by Qalanders courtesy of James Vince and Shaan Masood’s successful partnership in the initial stage of the innings which led to the highest ever total getting scored in the power play by any team in the tournament’s history.

Sultan successfully chased a 141-run target by seven wickets with more than seven overs to spare, as Shan Masood top scored with 48 from 25 balls and Johnson Charles added an unbeaten 41 runs in the chase to the finish line.

David Weise and Haris Rauf took one wicket each. On the fielding end, Lahore could not perform well either as the fielders were unable to defend the boundaries or the sixers either.

First innings

Earlier, Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first against Lahore Qalandars.Multan Sultans’ bowlers kept Qalandars batting in check to restrict the team to 140-8.

Fakhar Zaman top-scored for Qalandars with 53 off 36 balls, while David Wiese contributed 30 from 22 balls.  Mohammad Abbas took three wickets for 22 runs. Shahid Afridi bagged two for 18 runs.

On the other hand, captain Fakhar Zaman scored half a century and put up a good game in the powerplay but despite that could not sustain his pace as he was sent back to the pavilion in the 12th over by Shahid Afridi.

The middle order of Qalanders delivered an bland performance and struggled to exert pressure down to the fielders.

Karachi Kings’ thrilling one-run win over Quetta Gladiators last night eliminated the Fakhar Zaman XI from the race to the playoffs.This is the fourth time in as many years that Lahore Qalandars have failed to make it to the playoffs. Multan Sultans were already eliminated earlier.

The ongoing tournament proved to be another disappointment for the Fawad Rana-owned Lahore, who despite sporting some of the biggest stars from around the world, including former South Africa captain AB de Villiers, could only manage three victories from their nine games so far.

Multan Sultans, who had a change of ownership prior to the fourth edition of the tournament, fared worse with only two wins out of their nine matches.

Top-ranked Quetta Gladiators, second-placed Peshawar Zalmi, defending champions Islamabad United and Karachi Kings are through to the playoffs.

 

Squads

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman (c), Yasir Shah, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese, Saad Ali, Asela Gunaratne, Riki Wessels

Multan Sultans

Shoaib Malik (c), Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, James Vince, Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Nicolas Pooran, Mohammad Abbas, Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Illyas, M Junaid, Daniel Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakil Ansar, Hammad Azam, Chris Green

KARACHI (92 News) – Multan Sultans on Monday beat Lahore Qalanders by 7 wickets in the fourth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Karachi on Monday.

The Sultans were able to easily reach the low target set by Qalanders courtesy of James Vince and Shaan Masood’s successful partnership in the initial stage of the innings which led to the highest ever total getting scored in the power play by any team in the tournament’s history.

Sultan successfully chased a 141-run target by seven wickets with more than seven overs to spare, as Shan Masood top scored with 48 from 25 balls and Johnson Charles added an unbeaten 41 runs in the chase to the finish line.

David Weise and Haris Rauf took one wicket each. On the fielding end, Lahore could not perform well either as the fielders were unable to defend the boundaries or the sixers either.

First innings

Earlier, Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first against Lahore Qalandars.Multan Sultans’ bowlers kept Qalandars batting in check to restrict the team to 140-8.

Fakhar Zaman top-scored for Qalandars with 53 off 36 balls, while David Wiese contributed 30 from 22 balls.  Mohammad Abbas took three wickets for 22 runs. Shahid Afridi bagged two for 18 runs.

On the other hand, captain Fakhar Zaman scored half a century and put up a good game in the powerplay but despite that could not sustain his pace as he was sent back to the pavilion in the 12th over by Shahid Afridi.

The middle order of Qalanders delivered an bland performance and struggled to exert pressure down to the fielders.

Karachi Kings’ thrilling one-run win over Quetta Gladiators last night eliminated the Fakhar Zaman XI from the race to the playoffs.This is the fourth time in as many years that Lahore Qalandars have failed to make it to the playoffs. Multan Sultans were already eliminated earlier.

The ongoing tournament proved to be another disappointment for the Fawad Rana-owned Lahore, who despite sporting some of the biggest stars from around the world, including former South Africa captain AB de Villiers, could only manage three victories from their nine games so far.

Multan Sultans, who had a change of ownership prior to the fourth edition of the tournament, fared worse with only two wins out of their nine matches.

Top-ranked Quetta Gladiators, second-placed Peshawar Zalmi, defending champions Islamabad United and Karachi Kings are through to the playoffs.

Squads

Lahore Qalandars

Fakhar Zaman (c), Yasir Shah, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood, Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese, Saad Ali, Asela Gunaratne, Riki Wessels

Multan Sultans

Shoaib Malik (c), Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, James Vince, Shan Masood, Qais Ahmed, Nicolas Pooran, Mohammad Abbas, Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq, Laurie Evans, Nauman Ali, Mohammad Illyas, M Junaid, Daniel Christian, Tom Moores, Ali Shafiq, Shakil Ansar, Hammad Azam, Chris Green