Side register comfortable eight-wicket win
Outstanding performances from captain Mohammad Rizwan and young pacer Shahnawaz Dhani helped Multan Sultans in securing a comfortable eight-wicket win against Peshawar Zalmi in match 21 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
After being put to bat first, the Wahab Riaz-led unit managed to post a competitive total of 166 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
Sherfane Rutherford was the star performer with the bat in hand for Zalmi as he scored 56 runs off 40 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes.
For the winning team, Dhani was the standout performer as he registered outstanding figures of four for 31.
In reply, Sultans never looked in any sort of trouble and comfortably chase down the target in just 16.3 overs at the expense of only two wickets.
Captain Rizwan was the standout performer with the bat for Multan as he played a brilliant knock of 82 not out off 56 balls with the help of nine fours and two sixes.
He was well-supported by Sohaib Maqsood who scored 61 valuable runs off just balls, which included four fours and five sixes.
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That’s it. A comfortable win for Multan Sultans and they are very well in the race to cement their spot in the playoffs this season.
With three consecutive boundaries on the bowling of Umaid Asif, Sohaib Maqsood completed his half-century off just 27 balls. Top innings from the right-hander.
With just five overs to go:
PZ 137-1 (15 overs)
At the half-way stage:
MS 100-1 (10 overs)
With that single, Rizwan completed his half-century. A fantastic knock by the wicketkeeper-batsman.
At the end of the powerplay:
MS 59-1 (6 overs)
OUT! Finally, some relief for Zalmi as Irfan removes Shan Masood, who departs after scoring 14 off 12.
MS 45-1 (3.4 overs)
Seventeen off the over. Another brilliant one for Sultans. They are cruising.
MS 43-0 (3 overs)
We are back with the second innings. Captain Mohammad Rizwan and former captain Shan Masood will open for Multan Sultans.
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With that boundary, a good end for Zalmi who managed to post a competitive total.
At the end of the innings:
PZ 166-7 (20 overs)
RUN OUT! Allen departs as well.
PZ 162-5 (19.5 overs)
RUN OUT! Rutherford departs after scoring a brilliant 56.
PZ 161-7 (19.5 overs)
With that single, Sherfane Rutherford completed his half-century. Brilliant from the left-hander.
OUT! Big wicket for Sultans as dangerous David Miller departs after scoring 22.
PZ 117-5 (15.4 overs)
Another one for the youngster. Brilliant from Dhani.
OUT! Dhani is having an outstanding day as he claimed his fourth wicket. Zalmi are in trouble.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) June 13, 2021
PZ 88-4 (10.5 overs)
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OUT! Another one for Dhani. He is on fire. Haider Ali departs after scoring 28.
PZ 84-3 (10.1 overs)
OUT! Another one bites the dust. Malik departs on the first bowl
PZ 71-2 (8.5 overs)
OUT! Finally a wicket for Multan Sultans. Dhani removes Kamran Akmal, who went back to the pavilion after scoring 35.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) June 13, 2021
PZ 71-1 (8.4 overs)
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With that four, the batting powerplay of the first innings comes to an end.
PZ 52-0 (6 overs)
Here is Sultans’ playing XI:
Here is Zalmi’s playing XI:
TOSS: The news from the centre is that Mohammad Rizwan has won the toss and Multan Sultans will be bowling first.
It is Multan Sultans, who will take on Peshawar Zalmi.
Hello and welcome to the live blog for match 21 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.