PSL 2023: Lahore Qalandars secure another victory against Multan Sultans in a thrilling match. Multan Sultans was not able to chase down a 181-run target given by Lahore Qalandars. However, Multan Sultans’ bowlers bowled exceptionally but in vain. Similarly, Lahore Qalandars’ bowling was also on-point and superb. They defended the target skillfully and took the win for themselves in match 20 of the PSL 2023.
Multan Sultans’ batters failed once as they did previously in their match against Karachi Kings. Similarly, none of the batters stick long on the pitch to represent their team. They ran out of balls as they only made 157 runs in 20 overs which is getting alarming for Multan Sultans. It is their second consecutive and third loss in the PSL 8. In contrast, Lahore Qalandars are on a winning streak and top of the charts in the PSL 8 standings or points table.
Lahore Qalandars Secure Another Victory
Lahore Qalandars Highlights
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and opted to bat first. Shaheen is making this specific decision again and again in this season of the Pakistan Super League. Qalandars started off a bit off because they lost Fakhar Zaman early. He tried to hit a maximum on the second ball and was wonderfully caught by Usama Mir.
Meanwhile, Mirza Tahir Baig was also not able to bat much and got out after a brief inning of 17 runs from 11 balls. Additionally, it was Abdullah Shafique and Sam Billings who held the match for Lahore Qalandars. Abdullah Shafique got the momentum back towards Qalandars and played an impressive inning of 38 runs off 35 balls.
Similarly, Sam Billings hit with approximately the same strike rate as Abdullah Shafique. His inning had a good fifty with 6 fours and 2 sixes. The partnership between Shafique and Billings got Lahore Qalandars to cross 100 runs.
After the dismissal of Shafique, Sikandar Raza played superbly in Qalandars’ last match against Quetta Gladiators. Sikandar came in and started to hit but he also got out early by the well-talented Ihasanullah of Multan Sultans.
David Wiese was not out at the end of Lahore Qalandars with 15 runs from 12 balls. Later on, Hussain Talat and Shaheen Shah Afridi contributed a few runs to their team. Shaheen and Haris Rauf got dismissed by Abbas Afridi in the last two balls. This is how the team got out in 20 overs against Multan Sultans.
Multan Sultans Highlights
LQvsMS Match 20 MS Bowling Scorecard
Multan Sultans were overall good with the ball. But in the middle, they faced some big runs as they got a bit sloppy. But as the inning moved forward, they made a comeback and started to take essential wickets.
Abbas Afridi, Anwar Ali, Kieron Pollard, and Ihsanullah each got to take two wickets. Sameen Gul was also able to take one wicket including the dismissal of Fakhar on the second ball. But it was all in vain as they lost the match by 21 runs.
What was the final score of the match?
Lahore Qalandars won the match by 21 runs with a final score of 180 for 9.
How many times have Lahore Qalandars won the PSL championship?
Lahore Qalandars have won the PSL championship twice, including the most recent win against Multan Sultans.
What was the key to Lahore Qalandars’ victory?
Lahore Qalandars’ bowlers defended the total well, stifling Multan Sultans in the first 15 overs and preventing them from reaching the average first innings score of 193.