Multan Sultans win PSL 8 match over Karachi Kings in nail-biter

In the 11th game of the currently running PSL8, which took place on Wednesday at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan Sultans prevailed against Karachi Kings by a score of three runs.

Multan Sultan Inning:

The Sultans were given the opportunity to bat first, and they responded by setting a monumental target of 197 runs before limiting the Kings to 193-5 in their allotted 20 overs. This was made possible by a sensational hundred runs from Mohammad Rizwan, as well as an outstanding performance by the bowlers in the final overs of the game.

22 runs was defended by Abbas Afridi in the final over of the match, which contributed to his team’s success and ultimately helped them win the game.

Imad Wasim, the team’s skipper, put out a valiant effort by scoring 46 runs off of 26 balls, but it was not sufficient to get the team closer to reaching their goal.

Karachi Kings Inning:

In response to the massive total of 197 runs that was set as the objective, Vince and Wade put their team in a position of leadership by putting together a first-wicket partnership that scored 72 runs.

With only 20 balls, Vince was able to achieve the half-century mark in the game. The English batsman reached his fifty by hitting six fours and four maximums in the course of his innings.

However, spin bowler Usama Mir scored a wicket for his team when he bowled Wade out leg before wicket, which broke the partnership. After scoring twenty runs in just 14 balls, the batter on the left side of the plate was removed from the game.

Following a misunderstanding between England batter and Haider Ali in the tenth over, the risky Vince was forced to leave the match. He was forced to leave the field while he was on 75 runs on just 34 balls

The second hitter to be dismissed was Haider, who attempted cut the ball off Khushdil Shah, but the ball edged away from him and go to the Rizwan’s gloves instead.

Shoaib Malik, a senior all-rounder, attempted to smash a six to Abbas Afridi as the needed run rate continued to rise. However, he was unable to clear the boundary, and Kieron Pollard made a spectacular catch to send Malik packing.

Ben Cutting, who played multiple positions, was dismissed by Abbas in the final over of the match.

Ihsanullah, who led the PSL 8 in wickets taken, did not take any during this game but still managed to bowl his four important overs with an economy rate of 4.25.

Abbas was the only player for Multan Sultans to take more than one wicket, claiming two, while Usama and Khushdil both took one.

Previously, Multan Sultans’ captain Muhammad Rizwan produced a fantastic century to assist in the team’s effort to set a huge target score of 197 runs for Karachi Kings.

Rizwan’s incredible performance at the crease, during which he amassed 110 runs off just of 64 balls while the home team was given the opportunity to bat first and posted the massive target, was largely responsible for the home team’s success.

The wicketkeeper who also batted smashed ten boundaries and 4 maximums during his innings.

Shoaib Malik provided the Kings with a much-needed wicket when Shan Masood was sent back to the pavilion by him. This brought the score for the home team down to 85-1. The Sultans had gotten off to a strong start.

Shan, who had been struggling in the previous matches, regained his form, and he and Rizwan, who is the captain of their team, coupled up to put their team in a solid position. Together, the two batters contributed 85 runs to the total score before the first wicket fell.

But, the left-handed batter was forced to leave the field when he was on 51 runs, which included a maximum and six boundaries. In total, he had seven hits.

Rilee Rossouw, who was in fine form at the time, joined in on the fun and picked up just where he had left off in the game before. Rizwan was the one who caused the most damage to the bowlers for the opposition, despite the fact that the South African batsman started hitting boundaries.

Rizwan’s contribution of 77 runs to the partnership was the largest of the two batters’ contributions to the phenomenal total of 109 runs that they scored for the 2nd wicket together.

When he was on 29 runs off 21 balls, Rossouw was eliminated in the final over of the game.

Both Malik and Mohammed Umar were successful in taking a wicket for Karachi.

Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (wk/c), Shan Masood, Ihsanullah, Rilee Rossouw, Carlos Brathwaite, Khushdil Shah,  Mohammad Ilyas, Kieron Pollard, Abbas Afridi, Usama Mir,  David Miller

Karachi Kings:  Haider Ali, James Vince, Akif Javed, Matthew Wade(w), Ben Cutting, Imad Wasim(c), Shoaib Malik, Aamer Yamin, Irfan Niaz Khan, Muhammad Umar, Imran Tahir

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