Multan Sultans triumphed over Peshawar Zalmi in the final to win their maiden Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs and becomes the champion of Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition six.
Kamran Akmal, who was playing well, fell on the same total after scoring 36 runs off 28 balls. Jonathan Wells stay at the crease was also short as he was run out when his personal score was 6.
Zalmi was 36 for the loss of no wickets at that point and all those runs were scored by the veteran wicketkeeper.
Hazraullah Zazai, the other opener, was looking to join the party when he hit Blessing Muzarabani for a six from the first ball of the sixth over. However, the very next ball Zazai was removed by the Zimbabwean to give Multan their first wicket.
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Imran Khan then bowled a wicket-taking maiden sixth over to put Zalmi further under pressure. The bowler in the over removed the dangerous Akmal from the very first delivery.
Then Rilee Rossouw, who had started with the bat for Multan, removed Jonathan Wells with a run out during the 10th over to tilt the final in Multan's favour.
Shoib Malik then combined with Rovman Powell and added 66 runs for the fourth wicket partnership. Malik got out at his personal score of 48. Powell followed him after scoring 18 runs.
The mistake proved to be too costly for the Multan as Malik then made the Sultans pay for their mistake.
West Indian Rovman Powell was giving good company to Malik but he was removed by Muzarabani during the 15th over.
According to the poll, Multan Sultans were already top of the line.
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Zalmi’s skipper Wahab Riaz won the toss and decided to bowl first against Sultans.
Zalmi has made a change, bringing in Sameen Gul to replace Umaid Asif who was suspended from the final after breaching the bio-secure bubble alongside teammate Haider Ali. Mohammad Rizwan’s Sultans are unchanged for the final contest.
PESHAWAR ZALMI: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (capt), Sameen Gul, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran
MULTAN SULTANS: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (capt & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Roussouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dhani
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