Cricket World Player of the Week - David Wiese
Lahore Qalandars' David Wiese's brilliant all-round show in the Eliminator 2 of the Pakistan Super League 2020 powered Lahore to their maiden PSL final.
It was time for Lahore Qalandars fans to rejoice as after years of languishing close to the bottom of the PSL points table, the team finally managed to book their maiden PSL final berth.
At the centre of the success was 35-year-old South African all-rounder David Wiese.
Batting first, Lahore Qalandars looked set for a score of around 150-160 which may not have been sufficient at the National Stadium in Karachi. Despite a quick start from openers Tamim Iqbal and Falhar Zaman, Lahore had lost some of their steam in the middle overs.
However, it was courtesy of Wiese, who remained unbeaten on 48 off just 21 deliveries, striking 5 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 228.57 that Lahore reached 182/6 from their 20 overs - a slightly above par total.
Still, Lahore Qalandars were on the back foot when Adam Lyth struck a brilliant half-century at a strike rate of over 170 for Multan Sultans. Wiese then came back to dismiss Lyth, Ravi Bopara and Sohail Tanvir to ensure a 25-run victory for Lahore.
A top all-round performance by @David_Wiese takes the #Qalandars through to #HBLPSLV Final! He claimed the Man of the Match award for his bowling figures of 3?? for 2??7?? runs and smashing 4??8?? off 2??1?? balls!#DamaDamMast #MainHoonQalandar #DilSe #HBLPSL #MSvLQ pic.twitter.com/2NJWDwqyp4— Lahore Qalandars (@lahoreqalandars) November 15, 2020
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