Match 3: Lahore Qalanders vs Multan Sultans

Bilal Qadir

Match 3: Lahore Qalanders Vs Multan Sultans

Second Match of the day was played between Lahore Qalanders and Multan Sultans. Lahore Qalanders won the toss and they decided to field first. Multan Sultans Looking Confident after winning their first match against Peshawar Zalmi. There was one change in the team of Multan Sultans. West Indies Star Batsman Darren Bravo in replace of South Africa fast bowler Hardus Viljoen. Ahmed Shehzad was looking confident in start of game. Hit beautiful boundary to Aamer Yamen in second over of the match. Aamer Yamen was expensive at the start of game as he was bashed for 13 runs in his first over. Lot of eyes on Shaheen Afridi who took eight wickets in his debut first-class match. But he was expensive in his first over he gave fifteen runs. Both the openers of Multan Sultans, Ahmed Shehzad and Kumar Sangakkara were in bashing mood. They bashed 53 runs in the first power play. During the inning of Multan Sultan, Lahore Qalanders owner Fawad Rana sing a song. But he looks nervous as Lahore Qalanders had not yet take a single wicket of Multan Sultan.

 

. In the 10th over Bangladeshi Bowler Mustafiz Ur Rehman finally succeeded to take the wicket of Ahmed Shehzad of Multan Sultan. At that time score was 88. In the next over sohaib Maqsood got out by narine for just four runs. In the middle over of the Innings Kumar Sangakara and Shoaib Malik played fast and they bashed Lahore qalander bowlers almost in every part of the ground. Kumar Sanagakara scored 63 runs from 44 balls. Shoaib Malik scored 48 runs from 28 balls. Multan Sultan posted a total of 179 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Mustafiz Ur Rehman took 2 wickets and Yasir shah took 1. Shaheen Afridi and Aamer Yamen were the most expensive bowlers. There was change in batting order of Lahore Qalanders and Sunil Narine promoted to open the innings with Fakhar Zaman for Lahore Qalanders. Sunil Narine was looking dangerous at the start of Innings and he was bashing the bowlers but Muhammad Irfan Picked him in 3rd over of the inning he scored 26 runs from 20 balls. Now the dangerous man Brendum Mccullum was on the crease but out on duck by Muhammad Irfan. Lahore Qalanders Scored 44 runs in first power play of the inning. They were under pressure. Fakhar Zamna and Umar Akmal both hard hitters were on the crease. They were looking for big partnership. Multan Sultan Skipper Shoaib Malik himself came to bowl 6th over but Fakahr Zaman Smashed him six in his over. He gave 11 runs in his first over. Although he didn’t bowl in the first match vs Peshawar Zalmi. Both Umar Akmal and Fakhar Zaman were looking dangerous. They had accelerated the innings with massive boundaries. The score was 91 with the loss of two wickets in ten overs. 

Ahmed Shehzad Catching catching on boundry

Multan Sultan needs a wicket or to break this partnership. Lahore need now runs at almost 9 runs per over. Pollard finally succeded to take the wicket of Umar Akmal in 12th over. He scored 31 runs from 25 balls. Sohail Akhtar was the new batsman. He was playing his first match. He was looking dangerous smashed one four and six to pollard and take a single and then next ball fakhar zaman got out on 49 runs. Ahmed Shehzad took the brilliant catch on the boundary.  Now Lahore Qalanders needed 48 runs from 30 balls. Cemeron Delport was the next batsman and he was dropped by the fielder. Imran Tahir bowled Sohail Akhtar. He scored 21 runs from 11 balls. Lahore Qalanders were now under pressure. Aamer Yamen was the new batsman. Imran Tahir bowled Aamer Yamen. Lahore Qalander batting Collapse! Yasir Shah was the new batsman and now all eyes were on Delport. He was on 3. Yasir Shah goes on duck. Oh my god Junaid Khan took the hatrick of wickets at the crucial moment of the match. Now it was impossible for Lahore Qalanders to win the match from this situation. Lahore Qalanders were bowled out on 136 runs. Multan Sultans won the match by 43 runs. Imran Tahir And Junaid Khan took three wickets each.

Final Score Card Match 3

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