PSL for 2023 is already underway. This is the eighth season of Pakistan Super league (PSL). PSL 8 kicked off with an exciting match between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first.
Lahore Qalandars while batting first, given the Multan Sultans the target of 176 runs to win the match. Fakhar Zaman was the biggest contributor to the total with his 66 runs which he scored on 42 ball at a very good strike rate of 157. After him Mirza Baig scored 32 runs on 26 ball. All other players scored 20 runs or less.
Hussain Talat scored 20, Shai Hope scored 19 and Sikandar Raza scored 19 while he remained not out. David Weise got out on 5 runs while Kamran Ghulam got out on 3 runs. Overall Lahore Qalandars lost 6 wickets while they scored 175.
As far as the bowling from the Multan Sultans is concerned Ihsanullah and Usama Mir took two wickets while Akeal Hosein and Shahnawaz Dahani took one wicket each. Sameen Gul given the most 41 runs in his four overs and did not took any wicket.
From Multan Sultans batting side, Muhammad Rizwan scored the most, 75 runs. It was the highest score of the match but quite not enough to get the Multan Sultans over the line. Shan Masood scored 35 runs. David Millar scored 25 while the Kieron Pollard scored 20 runs. Khushdil Shah scored 12.
Overall Multan Sultan scored 174 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. They were just 1 runs away from leveling the score and 2 from winning the match. However, they just lost the match by just one run.
From Lahore Qalandars bowling side Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan and Hussain Talat, all took one wicket each. While Sikandar Raza, Liam Dawson and David Wiese had no luck with the wickets.
While the match between the Lahore Qalandars and the Multan Sultans was really close, it was Lahore Qalandars who took away the victory in the tournament’s opening match.
Lots more exciting matches to come. To keep yourself in at the action, see the PSL 8 schedule.