Side register six-wicket win on Tuesday
Peshawar Zalmi produced a batting masterclass to beat Multan Sultans by six wickets in match five of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 edition on Tuesday.
At the National Stadium in Karachi, Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz won the toss and elected to bowl first.
His decision proved a disastrous one as Sultans posted the highest total of the PSL sixth edition of 193-4 in their allotted 20 overs.
James Vince was the star of the show as he finished the match with the top score of 84 off just 55 balls, which included nine fours and three sixes.
For Zalmi, right-arm pacer Saqib Mahmood was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed figures of two for 36 in his quota of four overs.
In reply, the winnings side chased down the mammoth target in 19 overs at the expense of just four wickets.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore was the star of the show as he scored 53 off 32 balls with the help of six fours and a six.
Young Haider Ali played a match-winning cameo as he remained not out on 24 off just eight balls, which included two sixes and a couple of fours.
For the losing team, young right-arm pacer Shahnawaz Dhani was the pick of the bowlers as he registered figures of two for 44.
For his brilliant batting performance, Kohler-Cadmore was named player-of-the-match.
So that’s it from us today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will see you again tomorrow. Till then it’s goodbye from us.
SIX! What a way to finish the game. Haider Ali played a blinder.
SIX! This time it’s Malik. The game is pretty much done and dusted.
SIX! What hitting from Haider Ali.
Another big one for Sultans. Dhani is a star in the making.
Brilliant innings from the right-hander.
A huge one for Sultans.
Things are just going from bad to worse.
A big wicket. But the questions is who is actually happy with this dismissal because Imam was having a hard time hitting boundaries.
Seems like this game will go all the way down the wire.
@PeshawarZalmi need 61 off last five overs with nine wickets in hand.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 23, 2021
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The chase is well and truly on.
After 11 overs, the game is evenly poised as Zalmi are 100-1 and need another 94 runs off 54 balls.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 23, 2021
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Big wicket for Sultans.
Great start for Zalmi. The chase is well and truly on.
Quite a cautious start for Zalmi as they reach 23 without loss after three overs.
We are back for the second innings.
We will return for the second-half of the match.
That’s an outstanding over from young Mohammad Imran who gave away just 24 runs but Zalmi will have to put on an outstanding performance to win this one.
Big wicket for Peshawar Zalmi but it seems that the damage is already done.
Some exquisite hitting from Vince. The team is edging closer towards the highest score in the competition.
OUT! A big wicket for Zalmi but is it too late? Sohaib Maqsood departs after scoring 36 off 21.
MS 159-3 (16.5 overs)
Brilliant knock for the right-hander.
Big breakthrough for Zalmi. Rizwan goes after scoring 42.
How many do you think Sultans will be able to score from here on?
Seems like Sultans are well on their way to a competitive total.
Great start for the left-arm pacer
For the Sultans, captain Mohammad Rizwan opens with explosive right-hander Chris Lynn.
So it’s young Mohammad Imran starting the bowling for Zalmi.
Just like Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi have also made two changes in the playing XI.
Here is the playing XI of Multan Sultans who make two changes.
TOSS: Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz has won the toss and elected to bowl first.
So far, both teams have lost their opening matches of the competition against Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars respectively.
Today, it’s Multan Sultans who will take on Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Welcome to the live blog for the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 edition.