Multan Sultans in the final of PSL-7 after defeating Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs

 Lahore Qalandars failed to chased down the target of 164 runs and could only made 135 runs in 20 overs

Defending champions Multan Sultans defeated Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs in the first qualifier of PSL-7 to qualify for the final. The Qalandar's batting line up failed to deal with the brilliant pace bowling by Dahani and Willy who took three wickets each.

 The Qalandars reached 135 for the loss of nine wickets in the 20 overs as the Sultan bowlers ripped through the batting line-up of the Shaheen Shah Afridi-led side. Fakhar Zaman was the only batsman of Lahore Qalandars who put some resistance to Sultans bowlers. The other batsmen failed to score freely and struggled against quality bowling of Multan bowlers.  

Earlier, the Sultans were able to score 163 runs in 20 overs, courtesy of Rilee Rossouw who smashed 65 runs as Lahore Qalandars applied early pressure after electing to bowl first. Lahore bowlers were right on the money as both the pacer and spinners kept things tight for the in-form Multan batters.

Shaheen gave the second over to off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez, and he just showed how good he is against the left-handed batters as he picked the in-form left-hander Shan Masood's wicket on the first ball.

Rizwan, just like the last game against United, played sensibly and according to the situation. He sustained the early pressure without taking a risk and rotated the strike.

Aamer Azmat scored 33 runs off 22 balls, while Rizwan scored 53 off 51 balls, and Rossouw was sensational as his 65 run inning off 42 balls with seven fours, and one six helped Multan reach 163.

In terms of bowling, Hafeez was sensational with the ball as he registered brilliant figures of 1-16 in four overs.

                                                                  Sports desk 


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