HBL PSL 07 Qualifier: Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs to reach Final
In the HBL PSL 07 Qualifier match today, Multan Sultans comfortably beat Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs, at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, to reach Final.
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars, Qualifier, Pakistan Super League
Multan Sultans 163/2 (20 ov)
Lahore Qalandars 135/9 (20 ov)
Result - Multan Sultans won by 28 runs
Defending champions Multan Sultans booked a place in the final of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2022 when they defeated Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs in front of a full and enthusiastic Gaddafi Stadium crowd on Wednesday.
Put into bat, Rilee Rossouw and Mohammad Rizwan stroked unbeaten half-centuries to help Multan Sultans collect 163 for two in 20 overs after they were 65 for two at the halfway stage. Lahore Qalandars were cruising nicely at 102 for three in the 14th over before they suffered a collapse and ultimately finished at 135 for nine.
While Sultans qualified for Sunday’s final, Lahore Qalandars have another opportunity to reach their second title match in three years when they will play the winner of Peshawar Zalmi-Islamabad United on Friday.
Rossouw struck seven fours and a six in his 42-ball 65 not out, while Mohammad Rizwan scored a 51-ball 53 not out with three fours. Rizwan added 47 runs for the second wicket with Aamer Azmat (33), while he put on 113 runs for the unfinished third wicket with Rossouw.
For Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Hafeez and Samit Patel took a wicket each.
In turn, Lahore Qalandars lost their way following the departure of Harry Brook (13) as they lost six wickets for 33 in just over six overs to finish at 135 for nine.
Fakhar Zaman scored an entertaining 63 off 45 balls with two fours and four sixes, including three successive sixes off Imran Tahir. He added 54 runs for the fourth wicket with Harry Brook.
Shahnawaz Dahani was the star for Multan Sultans with the ball. He grabbed the crucial wickets of Brook (13), Phil Salt (1) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (1) to finish with figures three of 19.
David Willey bagged two for 23, while Asif Afridi and Khushdil Shah bagged a wicket each.
Multan Sultans Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Shan Masood - 1.1 ov), 2-50 (Aamer Azmat - 6.5 ov)
Lahore Qalandars Fall of wickets:1-17 (Abdullah Shafique - 2.4 ov), 2-47 (Kamran Ghulam - 7.5 ov), 3-48 (Mohammad Hafeez - 8.4 ov), 4-102 (Harry Brook - 13.3 ov), 5-108 (Fakhar Zaman - 14.5 ov), 6-109 (Philip Salt - 15.2 ov), 7-122 (Samit Patel - 16.6 ov), 8-124 (Shaheen Afridi - 17.4 ov), 9-128 (David Wiese - 18.2 ov)
Multan Sultans - Mohammad Rizwan (WK/C), Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, David Willey, Aamer Azmat, Asif Afridi, Rumman Raees, Imran Tahir, Shahnawaz Dahani
Lahore Qalandars - Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Harry Brook, Philip Salt (WK), David Wiese, Samit Patel, Shaheen Afridi (C), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Date - 23rd February, 14:30 PM
Venue - Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Lahore
Toss - Lahore Qalandars won the toss & elected to field
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