Multan Sultans VS Quetta Gladiators
Multan Sultans became the only team in Pakistan Super League (PSL) to beat Quetta Gladiators by over 100 runs on Wednesday.
It was the Sultans’ 110-run win over the Gladiators that broke the record of Islamabad United, which had defeated Lahore Qalandars by 71 runs during the fifth edition of the tournament in 2020.
Against the Sultans, the Gladiators’ dream of winning a second PSL title came to an end.
Quetta made 73 runs, the second-lowest total in the PSL. The Sultans won by 110 runs.
After being set a target of 184, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team lost wickets at rapid intervals and could not recover.
The Multan Sultans got off to a good start when Imran Khan Snr took the wickets of Jake Weatherald (19) and Cameron Delport (0) in the fourth over. A mix up between Sarfaraz Ahmed and Usman Khan put Quetta three down in the sixth over.
Later, Zimbabwe’s Blessing Muzarabani removed Azam Khan to further push Gladiators down. As their captain stood at the crease, the team had hope until Sarfaraz was caught by Imran Tahir in Sohail Tanvir’s over in the ninth over.
Tahir was then asked to bowl the 10th over. In his final over of the match, South Africa’s Aaron Finch bowled a triple wicket maiden to end Gladiators’ hopes of winning their second PSL title.
Mohammad Nawaz, Hassan Khan, and Khurram Shahzad were dismissed from Tahir’s team. In the 12th over, he removed Usman Shinwari to reduce Quetta to nine runs. Shahnawaz Dhani took the final wicket of Quetta to dismiss the Gladiators for 73 runs.
After winning the toss, the Quetta Gladiators chose to bowl first.
In the 9th over, Khurram Shahzad dismissed Sultans’ skipper Mohammad Rizwan for 21 runs, while Zahir Khan caught Sohaib Maqsood for five runs in the 10th over.
Hassan Khan took Shan Masood (73) in the 14th over, while Mohammad Nawaz sent Rilee Rossouw (2) back to the pavilion.
In spite of the setbacks, Sultans kept the scoreboard ticking with some good shots from Johnson Charles (47) until Shahzad dismissed him in the 18th over.
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Last Updated on June 17, 2021