Match1: Multan Sultan vs Peshawar Zalmi Pakistan Super League PSL 2018
The inaugural match of Pakistan Super League was played between the Multan Sultan And Peshawar Zalmi defending Champions. Captain of Multan Sultan Shoaib Malik won the toss and decied to field first on greenish top pitch of Dubai Cricket Stadium. On toss he said that there is some grass on pitch which will help the bowlers in earlier overs. Well Peshawar Zalmi Captain Darren Sammy said that they will try to score as much as they can.Average T20 score is just above 143. Multan Sultan played with four overseas players. Multan Sultan Team XI: Kumar Sangakara, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Pollard, Saif Badar, Sohail Tanvir, Viljoen, Muhammad Ifran, Imran Tahir and Junaid Khan. Peshawar Zalmi played with four overseas players. Peshawar Zalmi Team XI: Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Dwayne Smith, Muhammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Darren Sammy, Hammad Azam, Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Ibtisam Sheikh, and Muhammad Asghar.
Sohail Tanveer start the match with a typical inswinger and all goes up for the LBW. It was the height of ball that saved Tamin Iqbal. On the other end Irfan with his extra height alway get extra bounce. He trap the most run getter of PSL season 2 Kamran Akmal for Duck with extra bounce. Peshawar Zalmi was ristricted to 29 for 2 after 1st 6 overs. After lossing Tamin and Kamran erly in the innings, Muhammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail consolidate the innings with singles and doubles to 101 for 4 in 15.1 overs. It was ideal time for Skipper Daren Summy to come on field and show case his power hitting. luckily it was his day and smashed 29 of 11 balls to pass score over 150. Zalmi set the target of 152 just above 7.5rpo.
Ahmed Shezad and K. Sangakara were out on field to chase 152. It is the ideal score for the team like Multan Sultan with Big hitters missing in the batting lineup.Peshawar Zalmi was definitely missing the star opening bowler Hassan ALi in the bowling department. Jordan with the opening spell couldn,t make impact in wicket column but Aahab Riaz was on fire . He was so aggressive and charged up and got Ahmed Shezad for duck. SangaKara build the innings traditionally with his clasicall cut shorts, leg glances and cover shorts. He was playing the backbone of Multan Sultan in this Chase. After powerplay, Multan were 43 for 1 with Sohaib Maqsood miss firing hits but he made an impactfull 21 of 16. Sangakara Completed his 50 in a style, hitting 6 on legside. Malik on the other end, compiled his innings with classical straight six. Multan were 100 for 3 after 13.5 overs. They need only 52 runs of 37 with 7 wickets in hand. Blistering innings of Shoab Malik made the score came down to 6 for 6. Hamad Azam was trusted by Summy to do this difficult Task at the end, Nut all in vein, courtessy of Malik hitting six of 1st ball of last over. Multan Sultan start with a victory.
Kumar Sangakara was declered man of the Match. We are looking for wounderfull and exiting match between Quetta and Karchi, Lahore and Multan.