Lahore Qalandars finally lifts the PSL-7 trophy after defeating Multan Sultans

Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by 42 runs in the final of PSL-7  

Lahore Qalandars outclassed Multan Sultans in the final of PSL-7 to lift the first ever trophy. Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by 42 runs. Multan Sultans all out in the 20th over at the score of 138 while chasing 181 runs target. Lahore Qalandars scored 180 runs after deciding to bat first. Lahore lost three early wickets but Muhammad Hafeez rescued the Qalandars with brilliant innings.

The Sultans got off to a bad start in their 181-run chase as their top order was demolished early on and failed to deliver. Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for 14, Shan Masood 19, and Aamer Azmat 6. Multan sultans dominated the PSL-7 with 9 out of 10 wins but failed to repeat the outstanding performance in the final match. 

The Qalandars' bowlers were impressive as Shaheen Afridi picked up three wickets, Mohammad Hafeez and Zaman Khan Two each, and Haris Rauf and David Wiese one each.

Lahore, after electing to bat first, got off to the worst possible start as they were reduced to 25-3 in 4.2 overs. The in-form Fakhar Zaman was removed for just three runs by Asif Afridi with Shahnawaz Dahani taking a great catch, while Abdullah Shafique was also removed by Asif.

After that, Mohammad Hafeez showed his experience and class as he steered the ship for Lahore by playing sensibly. With Kamran Ghulam, he forged an important 54-run partnership to steer the inning.

Hafeez took the attacking mode as he went after the opponent bowlers, and was finally removed for 69 runs by Dahani. He scored those runs off 46 balls with one six and nine fours.

After, his dismissal Harry Brook and David Wiese registered a 43-run stand in just 2.4 overs as they went rampant against the Multan bowlers.

Wiese remained not out for 28 runs off just eight balls with three sixes, while Brook scored 41 runs off 22 balls.

In terms of bowling for Multan, Asif Afridi was the stand out bowler with brilliant figures of 3-19 in four overs, while leggie Imran Tahir gave away just 22 runs in a wicket-less four-over spell. Dahani went to the cleaners in the late overs as he ended with figures of 1-34 in three overs. Rumman Raees conceded 35 runs in just two overs. 

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