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PSL3: Multan Sultans Beat Peshawar Zalmi By 19 Runs

Dubai (March 06, 2018): Multan Sultans have beaten Peshawar Zalmi by 19 runs in the 16th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium tonight.

Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 19 runs in the third edition of the PSL here in Dubai on Tuesday night.

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Having been sent into bat by Peshawar, the Sultans batsmen dominated the scene right from the beginning as they plundered 183 for three against Peshawar Zalmi which is the highest total in PSL-3 so far.

 The previous highest was also made by the Sultans – 179-5 against Lahore Qalandars on February 23 at the same venue.

The main architect of the Sultans’ huge total was Sohaib Maqsood, who hammered an unbeaten 85 from just 42 balls with seven sixes and four boundaries.

 This was also a record individual score by a batsman in PSL-3. The previous highest was scored by two batsmen – 71 not out by DR Smith (Peshawar Zalmi) against Karachi Kings at Dubai on Feb 25, and 71 by Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United) against Karachi Kings at Shrjah on March 4.

Sent into bat by Zalmi captain Mohammad Hafeez, the Sultans batsmen dominated the scene right from the beginning. when they plundered 183 for three against Peshawar Zalmi.

 Ahmed Shahzad and Kumar Sangakkara provided a sound start of 51 and then Shehzad along with Sohaib added 56 for the second wicket. Shehzad made 37 and Sangakkara scored 28.Later captain Shoaib Malik got out for 13 while Kieron Pollard remained not out on 16, hitting two sixes in his eight-ball short innings.

Peshawar made three changes in their team – Andre Fletcher, Riki Wessels and Hammad Azam have replaced Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rehaman and Khalid Usman. Tamim and Sabbir have gone back to their country Bangladesh for playing the tri-series while Khalid is unfit. Multan, on the other hand, remained unchanged.

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