Cricket PSL 2018-19

Consolation win for Sultans in the dead rubber.

Lahore Qalandars took on Multan Sultans in the dead-rubber, with both teams are already eliminated. Qalandars were eying to win the game to end the tournament on a high note, while for Sultans, they want to make their first appearance in front of home crowd, a memorable one.

Multan opted to bowl first after winning the toss, with Wessels didn’t get going at all as Green knocks his stumps over for 4. Sohail Akhtar was impressive in the last game but could only manage 5, as Abbas dismissed him, with Qalandars struggling at 39-2. Fakhar Zaman took full advantage of short boundaries as he scored a valiant half century off 35 balls but wickets continue to tumble around him; Haris made 7, debutant Saad Ali could only manage 8, as Qalandars feared to fall for a small total once more. Wiese took the charge to the bowlers by striking quick fire 30, while Gunaratne made 11, as Lahore only managed 140/8 in 20 overs. Abbas picked up 22/3 while Afridi got 18/2.

Chasing the small total of 141 for victory. Sultans blasted their way through the chase with Vince and Umar providing them a quick start. Umar was run out for 13 and Vince was undone by Shaheen Afridi for 25. Shan Masood and Charles took full advantage of Lahore’s weak bowling attack as Sultan jotted 78/2 in the first powerplay. Shan masood made an attacking 48 before being undone by Wiese, while Afridi and Charles safely took Sultans over the line in the 13th over. Charles remained unbeaten on 48, while Afridi scored 3*
Wiese picked up 15-1.

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