Multan Sultans secured its first victory by defeating Lahore Qalandars in PSL 6. Captain Mohammad Rizwan batted brilliantly against Lahore Qalandars to give the team its first victory in the event.
In response to Lahore Qalandars’ 158 runs, Sultans did not have a good start. Already in the over, dangerous batsman, Chris Lane was bowled by Shaheen Shah Afridi without scoring any runs.
James Vance also returned to the pavilion on a set of 30. After the initial loss, captain Mohammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood fought hard and paved the way for the team to win by forming a 110-run partnership.
Captain Mohammad Rizwan batted aggressively and scored 76 off 49 balls with 14 fours while Sohaib Maqsood batted responsibly and played an unbeaten innings of 61 off 41 balls. He hit 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Multan Sultans achieved the target at a loss of 3 wickets. Shaheen Afridi took two wickets and Smith Patel one.
Earlier, thanks to another excellent innings by all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez, the Lahore Qalandars set a target of 158 for the Multan Sultans to win.
Multan Sultans captain Muhammad Rizwan won the toss and invited Lahore Qalandars to bat first at the National Stadium Karachi. The pavilion was looted.
Danley and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who came to the crease on the occasion, both batsmen combined to play charming strokes around the Multan Sultans bowlers’ field. Both players scored a quick 89 for the third wicket. On a total score of 106, Judenley made 31 runs and fell victim to Carlos Braithwaite.
Another loss to the Qalandars on a total score of 108 when Ben Dunk made 1 run and fell victim to Usman Qadir, Muhammad Hafeez’s innings ended on a total of 122 runs, Hafeez played a brilliant innings of 61 off 35 balls. The professor’s innings included 5 sixes and 3 fours, besides Samat Patel, made 26.
Carlos Braithwaite and Shahnawaz Dhani took 2 wickets each for Multan Sultans. Usman Qadir took 1 wicket. Shahid Afridi proved to be the most expensive bowler for Multan Sultans, who gave 41 runs in their 4 overs and could not get any wicket.
In PSL Six, Multan and Quetta lost their first two matches, Peshawar Zalmi won one match and lost one match while Lahore Qalandar won both their matches.
All the teams have played two matches in PSL Six so far. Lahore Qalandar team is at the first position in the points table, Islamabad United is at the second position, PSL Five winner Karachi Kings is at the third position, Peshawar Zalmi is at the fourth position and Multan Sultans The team is fifth and the Quetta Gladiators are sixth.