Lahore Qalandars won another victory in Pakistan Super League 8, defeating Multan Sultans by 21 runs to strengthen their top position, Rizwan XI managed to score 159 runs in pursuit of the target of 181 runs.
Chasing the target of 181 runs by Lahore Qalandars, the Multan Sultans team could only score 159 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs, Kieran Pollard scored 39 runs and Mohammad Rizwan scored 30 runs.
Shaan Masood 19, Usama Mir 17, Riley Russo 12, David Miller 1, Khushdil Shah were out for 10 runs, Anwar Ali 17 and Abbas Afridi remained not out for 4 runs.
On behalf of Lahore Qalandars, Rashid Khan dismissed 3 players by giving 15 runs, Zaman Khan, Haris Rauf, Sikandar Raza and Hussain Talat took one catch each.
Earlier, in the 20th match of PSL 8, Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi won the toss and decided to bat against Multan Sultans and scored 180 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs.
Lahore Qalandars’ star opener Fakhar Zaman returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs, but after that Abdullah Shafiq batted responsibly, he was dismissed for 48 runs, his innings included 6 fours and a six, Sam Billings Also aggressive, he scored 54 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 6 fours.
Mirza Baig 17, Sikandar Raza 14, Hussain Talat 9, Rashid Khan Safar and Shaheen Shah Afridi scored 9 runs. David Wiese remained unbeaten on 15 runs.
For Multan Sultans, Anwar Ali, Ehsanullah, Abbas Afridi and Kieran Pollard took 2 wickets each, while Samin Gul took a catch.
Defending champions of PSL Lahore Qalandars are leading the points table with 12 points with 6 wins from 7 matches while Multan Sultans have 8 points with 4 wins from 7 matches.
Speaking on the occasion of the toss, Shaheen Shah Afridi said that no change has been made in the team for today’s match.
Multan Sultans captain Muhammad Rizwan says that if he had won the toss, he would have batted first, not looking at the toss, and would have tried to play good cricket.
He said that 2 changes have been made in the match against Lahore Qalandars.
On the points table of Pakistan Super League 8, Lahore Qalandars team is at the top position with 10 points while Multan Sultans is at the second position with 8 points.