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PSL 2023: Multan Sultans defeat Lahore Qalandars to advance to final

PSL 2023: Multan Sultans defeat Lahore Qalandars to advance to final

PSL 2023: Multan Sultans defeat Lahore Qalandars to advance to final

PSL 2023: Multan Sultans defeat Lahore Qalandars to advance to final

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  • Multan Sultans defeat Lahore Qalandars to advance to PSL 2023 final.
  • Multan has secured their place in the PSL 8 final.
  • Abdullah Shafique was trapped in front of the stumps when Cottrell struck.
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During the current Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight qualifier, which took place on Wednesday at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Multan Sultans prevailed over Lahore Qalandars by a score of 84 runs.

Multan has secured their place in the PSL 8 final for the third year in a row with this victory.

Lahore only scored 76 runs in 14.3 overs as they chased the target of 161 runs.

Sheldon Cottrell enticed a huge swipe from the batter, who edged one through to Rizwan, and Lahore lost Mirza Tahir Baig (8) early.

Abdullah Shafique (0) was trapped in front of the stumps when Cottrell struck in the same over.

Lahore’s opener and star batter Fakhar Zaman was expected to lead the run chase, but the left-hander was caught clean by an inswinger from Anwar Ali. He hit seven balls and scored six runs.

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In the match’s fifth over, Cottrell also struck out Shaheen for a duck.

After Usman Khan’s direct hit left Hussain Talat (4) short of the crease, he was sent back to the hut.

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Abbas Afridi made a stunning catch in the deep off the bowling of Kieron Pollard, and Sikandar Raza (0) followed suit. As a result, Qalandars were reeling in the 10th over at 43-6.

Multan completed a comprehensive victory over the defending champions with the loss of the remaining wickets.

With figures of 3-20 in three overs, Cottrell was the best bowler.

Before that, Multan scored 160-5 in their 20 overs after deciding to bat first.

Multan got off to a good start in the powerplay, scoring 46 runs without losing a wicket.

After Haris Rauf beat Usman Khan, who scored 29 runs in 28 balls, in the eighth over, Lahore scored their first run. Together with captain Mohammad Rizwan, he contributed 53 runs for the first wicket.

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After Rilee Rossouw tried to hit a slower ball over long on but was caught by Rauf, Zaman Khan took his prized scalp. In 12 balls, he drove in 13 runs.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan was sent off by Rashid Khan after missing a googly while attempting a leg-side heave. With the assistance of three fours, the captain of Multan scored 33 runs in 29 balls.

The middle overs went to the fielding team because of Lahore’s good bowling and the Multan batters’ lack of effort.

However, Kieron Pollard was able to take the attack to the bowling side because Lahore missed some chances in the final overs. The hard-hitting West Indies player scored up 57 runs in 34 balls with the assistance of six maximums and a four.

Tim David stayed unbeaten on 22 runs in 15 balls.

With figures of 3-34 in four overs, Rauf ranked highest among the bowlers. In the meantime, Rashid and Zaman each took one wicket.

Additionally, David Wiese bowled an efficient four-over spell of 0-24.

Lahore will now face the team that won the first eliminator, despite Multan’s qualification for the final.

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The first eliminator between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will take place on Thursday, and the losing team will be eliminated from the competition. On Friday, the winner will face Lahore.

Lineups:

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Tahir Baig, Abdullah Shafique, Sam Billings (wk), Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Multan Sultans: Mohammad Rizwan (wk/c), Usman Khan, Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Sheldon Cottrell, Ihsanullah

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