Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi to win their maiden HBL PSL 6 title on Thursday with taking 47-run victory. The Wahab Riaz-led team fell short of 207 runs.
Achieving 207 runs, Zalmi had an excellent start as Kamran Akmal started attacking Sultans pacers. During the powerplay, Akmal took a large share of the strike and rose to 36, whilst Zazai waited to open his account.
Finally, Zazai had the opportunity to open his account with six to Muzarabani. The Zimbabwe pacer took revenge as the left hand played a cut shot at a slower birth too early, and Shan Masood’s hands were flushed directly.
Imran Khan returned to pick Kamran Akmal’s important wicket for 36 after 11 balls in his opening round. He tried to play across the line, but beaten with speed and bowled smoothly.
Shoaib Malik and Jonathan Wells were trying to form a partnership but had run out for only 6.
Shoaib Malik had to sack his veteran batsman. He opted to speed and target Imran Tahir after taking his time at first, accumulating 21 runs over in spinner.
Rovman Powell has inspired by Malik and took 23 runs to finish the 66-run stand before Muzarabani remove the West Indian.
Tahir gained the momentum and bowled the dangerous Rutherford. He tried to play an unspeakable slow-motion but has captured for seventeen by Rizwan. The spinning leg also bowled cleanly to a duck Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz.
Two wickets for Imran Khan and Muzarabani because Zalmi has confined to 159-9.
Sultan’s batsmen played major role in win
Sohaib Maqsood and the 98-run partnership of Rilee Rossouw assisted Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi after 206-4.
Sameen Gul, who finally succeeded Umaid Asif, had originally troubled Shan Masood with his swing.
Mohammad Rizwan smashed the lanky pacer in power play for six and four. He batted brilliantly to take Mohammad Irfan on his opposite side.
After failing to create the necessary connection in the first two overs of Sameen Gul. Especially in the fifth part Masood finally got better with his right-hand pacer.
When developing pacer Mohammad Imran put his hand and provide goods when Masood has thrown down for 37 by fracturing 68-runs partnerships, the opening of Multan Sultans accelerated. Masood tried to charge Imran, but the slower ball that smashed his stumps was missing.
After Rizwan’s departure, Sohaib Maqsood opted to take the lead and sent Zalmi skipper Wahab Riaz to two borders and a six in 13th over.
Rilee Rossouw immediately made his ambitions obvious, having made Ammad Butt a special love and struck the entire rounder for two sixes. In order to breach another vital partnership Zalmi were banking Imran. The developing pacer though could not control the flow of runs, with Maqsood’s rich vein of form continuing to raise his fifty in just 26 balls.
The Left hander raised his fifty in only 20 balls, Rossouw saved his finest knock for the final of the season. After completing his fifty, Rossouw left for the following ball, but it doesn’t slow Maqsood down, as his unbeaten knock in the end, together with the two sixes of Khushdil Shah, brought Sultans to a total of runs.