Match 03: Multan Sultans defeated Quetta Gladiators with ease in MSvsQG on Feb 15, 2023. Quetta Gladiators’ batting and bowling were below average in this match. In contrast, Multan Sultans played sensational innings as they easily chased a low-run target of 111. Additionally, MS’s really talented fast bowler Ihasanullah got five wickets in this match.
MATCH 03: MS VS QG MATCH SUMMARY
15 Feb 2023, Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Multan International Stadium. In addition, it was a very good decision by the MS’s captain, Mohammad Rizwan. Because this decision led to super-efficient bowling by the Multan Sultans’ deadly pacers.
Moreover, all the batsmen of Quetta Gladiators got out in 18 overs with a total of 110 runs. Jason Roy tried to put some score but it was not his day. However, Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Hafeez also tried to take their team out of this dilemma. But MS’s bowlers did not allow anyone to stand.
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Furthermore, Multan Sultans won by 9 wickets and 39 balls remaining. The 106 runs partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Rilee Russouw led to an easy win against the Quetta Gladiators. Russouw was not out with 78 runs off 42 balls at the end of the inning. In fact, he concluded the innings with a huge six to Mohammad Nawaz.
Match 03: Multan Sultans Defeated Quetta Gladiators
Match 03: MS VS QG Playing XIs
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Shan Masood
- Rilee Russouw
- David Miller
- Kieron Pollard
- Khushdil Shah
- Akeal Hosein
- Usama Mir
- Sameen Gul
- Abbas Afridi
- Jason Roy
- Martin Guptill
- Abdul Bangalzai
- Sarfaraz Ahmed
- Umer Akmal
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Husnain
- Naseem Shah
- Nuwan Thushara
MSvsQG: Quetta Gladiators’ Batting
Multan Sultans gave Quetta Gladiators a chance to bat first. But the whole batting lineup collapsed as soon as it started. Multan Sultans took three wickets of QG’s batsmen in the powerplay. Martin Guptill who is a top-end world batsman could not face Multan Sultans’ talented pacers. However, he did hit a boundary but was only able to play an inning of 7 runs only.
At position 3, Abdul Bangalzai came to bat but only made 1 run and got out. However, Jason Roy tried harder to score runs. He hit three fours and one six to Multan Sultans. But again, MS’s pacers proved their talent again. As a result, Roy gave a catch to David Miller on Ihsanullah’s bowl.
Consequently, Sarfaraz Ahmed who is the current captain of Quetta Gladiators in PSL 8, came with some big intentions. But those intentions were crushed to the ground as Ihsanullah took his wicket. Sarafaraz made 1 run only from 7 balls. This performance by the Quetta Gladiators is really unsatisfactory. But it is also the effect of the fast pacing of the bowlers.
Furthermore, QG’s fans were excited to see Iftikhar Ahmed bat in their first match of PSL 8. But Iftikhar Ahmed was bold on the first ball by Ihsanullah again. Iftikhar immediately took a review but he was still out. However, Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Hafeez tried to put some runs on the scoreboard. But it was just a try as both made 14 and 18 runs respectively.
Mohammad Husnain was the second-highest scorer of Quetta Gladiators with 22 runs. Despite the fact that he is a bowler but he bat really well tonight. He did the job of the world’s top batsmen and all-rounders. Meanwhile, the batting lineup submitted to Multan Sultans bowlers at 18.5 overs with a total run mark of 110 runs.
Sarfaraz really needs to work on his team and train them not to fail like this ever again. However, the loss of the first game hits hard but there’s still time to improve and do much better in the coming matches. QG’s fans expect Sarfaraz Ahmed to resurrect Quetta Gladitors’ glory.
MSvsQG: Multan Sultans’ Bowling
Ihsanullah, Abbas Afridi, Sameen Gul, and Usama Mir bowled with great skill. Ihsanullah made the crowd go crazy with his amazing pace. Moreover, he bowled at a speed of 150.2 kph which was invisible to the facing batsman. Additionally, he took 5 wickets and got the deserving title of “Player of the Match” and “Player of the Moment”.
Furthermore, Sameen Gul and Abbas Afridi also bowled really well and each took two wickets. However, Usama Mir got only 1 wicket. But Akeal Hosein had a tough time tonight as he could not take any wickets.
Match 03: Multan Sultans’ Batting
Apart from the dismissal of Shan Masood by Nuwan Thushara in the first over, Multan Sultans chased the target comfortably. However, Mohammad Rizwan was looking like he was trying to hit the ball hard but could not do so.
On the other hand, Rilee Russouw who was on QG’s 2022 squad list, thrashed the QG’s bowlers in match 03 of the PSL 8. Russouw played remarkably well as he won MSvsQG single-handedly. He played an amazing inning of 78 runs not out from just 42 balls with a strike rate of 185.71 at the end.
In his inning, he hit nine fours and three sixes which greatly increased the energy of the crowd in the Multan Cricket Stadium. Additionally, he also won the award for “Energetic Batter of the Match” because of his sensational batting.
Match 03: Quetta Gladiators’ Bowling
Quetta Gladiators’ bowling was not so bad as we look at the bowling of Naseem Shah and Iftikhar Ahmed. However, only Thushara took the wicket of Shan Masood in the first over. But they could not do more when Rilee Russouw was in charge.
Moreover, the bowlers were unable to do anything because the target was very low and the opponents were in great form. However, Nawaz’s bowling was less satisfactory than the others as he took two sixes in his third and inning final over. As a result, in match 03, Multan Sultans defeated Quetta Gladiators with ease.
What was the final result of the match between Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators?
The final result of the match was a victory for Multan Sultans. They defeated Quetta Gladiators with ease.
How did Multan Sultans secure their victory against Quetta Gladiators?
Multan Sultans secured their victory through a combination of strong batting and bowling performances. Their batsmen put up a competitive total, and their bowlers effectively restricted the scoring opportunities of Quetta Gladiators.
Who were the standout performers in the match between Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators?
While several players contributed to Multan Sultans’ success, notable standout performers included their top-order batsmen who built a solid foundation, and their bowlers who took crucial wickets at key moments, putting pressure on Quetta Gladiators.
In a thrilling encounter, Multan Sultans showcased their dominance by clinching a convincing victory over Quetta Gladiators. Their balanced performance, marked by effective batting and disciplined bowling, allowed them to secure the win with ease. The match not only highlighted the team’s cohesion but also the individual brilliance of certain players who played pivotal roles in shaping the outcome. As the cricket season unfolds, this triumph will undoubtedly bolster Multan Sultans’ confidence and set the tone for their upcoming matches.