Fakhar Zaman stars as Qalandars end Sultans’ winning streak with clinical win

Fakhar Zaman scored 60 runs. Getty Images

Fakhar Zaman scored 60 runs. Getty Images

Fakhar Zaman’s tremendous spat the continuous PSL kept, helping Lahore Qalandars to end Multan Sultans’ series of wins which went on for six matches. Zaman’s 37-ball 60, alongside valuable commitments from Mohammad Hafeez (43) and Kamran Ghulam (42) assisted the Qalandars with posting a difficult 182/4. The Sultans didn’t present a very remarkable test in the pursuit, losing wickets at customary spans as they collapsed for 130. The triumph pushed Qalandars to the subsequent spot, with four focuses isolating them from the top-set Sultans.

The Sultans were held within proper limits toward the beginning of the pursuit, completing the powerplay with under 40 while additionally losing the in-structure Shan Masood for a solitary digit score without precedent for this version of the PSL. Mohammad Rizwan attempted to assemble an organization with Sohaib Maqsood however the chief had a fairly steady excursion in the 44-run relationship prior to being bowled by Rashid Khan for a 27-ball 20. It ended up being a twofold wicket 10th over as Rilee Rossouw was out leg-before off the following ball while Tim David forestalled the full go-around.

At the midway stage, the Sultans had just 63 sudden spikes in demand for the board, expecting to score at 12 an over for the leftover half. David managed in a whirlwind of limits, including a six off Rashid. In any case, however his assault was brief as he tumbled to Zaman Khan not long after Haris Rauf stowed the wicket of Maqsood, leaving the Sultans reeling at 89/5. There were several possibilities that went down yet that didn’t forestall Sultans’ slide as wickets kept on tumbling. Zaman Khan got the last wicket to get done with three while Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi got done with two wickets each close by Rashid.

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Prior, requested to bat, the Qalandars experienced an early mishap as Abdullah Shafique was caught leg-before by Anwar Ali in the first finished. Be that as it may, they had a productive powerplay because of Zaman who struck customary limits and was upheld well by Kamran Ghulam. Having taken Qalandars past 50 preceding the initial six overs were finished, the subsequent wicket pair stretched out the organization to 86 preceding Ghulam top edged a remove Abbas Afridi to miss the mark concerning 50 years. Zaman then, at that point, enrolled a 31-ball fifty – his fifth fifty or more score in six innings – however fell soon after, chipping a googly from Imran Tahir to long-off.

The Qalandars were 118 for 3 when Zaman was excused in the fifteenth over however gained great headway because of Mohammad Hafeez and Phil Salt, who joined for a lively 60-run relationship off 28 conveyances. Hafeez struck three sixes and a four preceding being excused in the last over by Shahnawaz Dahani. The last over yielded just seven runs yet 57 runs came in the four overs before that, guaranteeing the Qalandars crossed 180. Salt polished unbeaten on 26 off 13, having scored two fours and a six.

Brief scores : Lahore Qalandars 182/4 in 20 overs (Fakhar Zaman 60, Mohammad Hafeez 43; Imran Tahir 1-30) beat Multan Sultans 130 in 19.3 overs (Sohaib Maqsood 29, Tim David 24; Zaman Khan 3-21) by 52 runs.

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