Sohaib Maqsood (46) is main the Multan Sultans’ battle in opposition to Lahore Qalandars because the Mohammad Rizwan-led aspect reached 87 for the lack of three wickets after 10 overs in opposition to Lahore Qalandars in match quantity 28 of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) 6 at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Maqsood has hit some spectacular photographs within the match to this point, as he helps his crew maintain the scoreboard ticking regardless of shedding three wickets — Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, and Johnson Charles.
On the primary ball of the match, in-from Masood was out lbw, as Shaheen Shah Afridi gave a golden begin to the Qalandars. The undeterred Sultans, nevertheless, stored the scoreboard ticking.
The Sultans’ batsmen learn James Faulkner’s deliveries effectively, as his overs (second and fourth) proved costly for the Qalandars.
Within the fifth over, Rizwan thrashed Haris Rauf, however on the finish of the over, Rauf bought the higher hand as he dismissed the Sultans’ skipper for 15.
Charles (10) fell lbw within the eighth over after spinner Rashid Khan appealed for a evaluation, because the umpire had earlier declared Charles not out.
Maqsood and Rilee Rossouw (4) are on the crease as they search partnership to place up a aggressive rating in opposition to Qalandars.
The Qalandars are determined to keep away from any if-and-but scenario in immediately’s match as they appear to cement their place within the event’s playoffs.
The Qalandars began the PSL on a exceptional word, profitable 5 out of its first six video games earlier than shedding three consecutive matches. As soon as thought of favourites to win the sixth version of the PSL, the crew has now put themselves ready the place they are often knocked out of the race.
The Sohail Akhtar-led aspect has bought 10 factors from 9 video games and the match in opposition to Sultans is their final within the league levels. They’ve a internet run charge (NRR) of -2.02 and positioned at the moment within the third place. Peshawar Zalmi with NRR or 0.586 and 10 factors in 10 video games is at 2nd place.
Multan is at 4th place with eight factors frpm eight video games adopted by Karachi with eight factors from 9 video games.
The match tonight is a must-win for Qalandars. A win is not going to solely affirm Lahore’s place within the play-offs however can even put them in second place. Nonetheless, in the event that they lose tonight, the scenario can get harmful for the Qalandars.
A win for Multan would imply that the Sultans can even have 10 factors and their NRR would enhance from the present 0.836. The Sultans have already got one match left in opposition to Islamabad United after which all eyes would then be on the Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators conflict.
If Qalandars fail tonight, then they’ll certainly hope for Quetta Gladiators to beat Karachi Kings on Saturday.
Taking part in XI:
Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (capt.), Fakhar Zaman, Agha Salman, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.
Multan Sultans XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk/capt), Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dahani, Imran Khan.
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