The 84-run victory secured the ticket to the final for the third time in a row. The team struggled to manage a total of 160 for 5, with Kieron Pollard playing an aggressive knock of 57 off 34 balls. (PSL)
Rizwan 33, Usman Khan featured with 29 runs, Haris Rauf took 3 catches, Lahore’s innings was looking for stability from the beginning to the end, the team piled up for 76, and Sheldon Trail took 3 wickets. (PSL)
Lahore (Abbas Raza / Sports Reporter) In the PSL 8 Qualifier, Sultans’ work war was falling, Qalandar Z forgot batting, 84 runs victory got the ticket to the final for the third time in a row, the team staggered while batting first. Reeling to a total of 160 for 5, Kieron Pollard tested the patience of the bowlers with aggressive innings of 57 off 34 balls, Mohammad Rizwan 33 and Usman Khan 29, and Haris Rauf took 3 catches. Lahore K’s innings lacked stability from start to finish, the whole team was bundled out for 76, only 3 batsmen could get into double figures, Sam Billings was the top scorer with 19 runs, and Sheldon trailed with 3 wickets. According to the details, Multan Sultans won the toss and decided to bat in the Qualifier of PSL 8 at Gaddafi Stadium, Mohammad Rizwan started playing strokes after taking care of Shaheen Shah Afridi’s dangerous balls in the beginning, and Usman Khan was restrained in the beginning. Showed composure and then improved the strike rate, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s LBWA debut against Muhammad Rizwan (16) then the review also failed, the total was 46 in the power play, and Usman Khan (29) was bowled by Haris Rauf’s slow ball. Gone, the fall of the wicket also reduced the run rate a little, Zaman Khan took the help of Haris Rauf to end Reiki Russo’s innings on 13, Mohammad Rizwan also found it difficult to play aggressive strokes, Kieron Pollard hit Rashid Khan for a six. At the same over, the balls Rizwan (33) scattered in the air when he wanted to reduce the pressure. At that time the total score was 90 in 13 overs, Kieran Pollard and Tim David did not play aggressive strokes in 2 overs, meanwhile, Rashid dropped the catch of Kieran Pollard (16) himself, the batter Z in Zaman Khan’s over. Scored 13 runs, Pollard took an aggressive approach with a six off Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tim David wanted to play an aggressive stroke on the ball of Harris, but 3 fielders ran towards the ball that was hanging in the air for a long time, Sam Billings failed to take the pitch. In the same over, Pollard hit a four and a six. The aggressive batsman hit Shaheen for 2 consecutive sixes. Hussain Talat dropped a catch on the next ball. 20 runs were scored in the over, and aggressive strokes were expected in the last over, but Haris Rauf ended Pollard’s innings of 57 runs off 34 balls by bowling him. Ali did not complete Pacer’s hat-trick, only 6 runs were scored in the over, Multan Sultans scored 160 runs for 5 wickets, Tim David 22 and Anwar Ali remained not out for 1, Haris Rauf 3, Rashid and Zaman Khan 1. , managed to get a wicket. In the counter-innings, Lahore Qalandars’ batting looked troubled from the start, Sheldon Co-Trail increased the pressure early on, then in his second over, Tahir Baig (8) was caught by Mohammad Rizwan.