In the final of the eighth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Lahore Qalandars set a target of 201 runs to Multan Sultans.
Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi won the toss and decided to bat first against the rival team.
Lahore Qalandars Batting
Lahore Qalandars opened the innings with Fakhar Zaman and Mirza Baig, both of whom started playing aggressively from the beginning. Mirza Tahir Baig’s innings was ended by Ehsanullah, the batsman scored 30 off 18 balls with 5 fours and a six.
Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman tried some resistance and played some big shorts, but was caught by Usman Khan off the ball of opener Usama Mir.
In the next over, Usama Mir walked two Lahore Qalandars players, Ahsan Hafeez and Sam Billings, both of whom returned with 0 and 9 runs respectively.
In the 14th overs, Sikandar Raza was bowled by Khushdal Shah for 1 score. Meanwhile, Abdullah Shafiq took the aggressive batting out of Lahore Qalandars, his innings was ended by Anwar Ali, the batsman scored 65 off 40 balls, in this innings he hit 8 fours and two sixes.
At the same time, Shaheen Shah Afridi, the captain of Lahore Qalandars, made the rival bowlers dance a triple dance, he played a stormy 44 runs in just 15 balls, in this innings he also hit 5 sixes and two fours.
Lahore Qalandars scored 200 runs in the allotted overs, Usama Mir took three wickets while Khushdil Shah, Ehsanullah and Anwar Ali took one wicket each.
Lahore Qalandars Squad.
Mirza Tahir Baig, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Sam Billings, Ahsan Hafeez, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Multan Sultans Squad
Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Khan, Riley Russo, Pollard, Tim David, Khush Dil Shah, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Cottrell, Ehsanullah.