Today the final match of Pakistan Super League was played between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. It was played in Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. A very close match will brilliant efforts from both sides playing.
Lahore Qalandars Innings
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat first. While batting first they scored 200 runs which was a great total on this Lahore pitch. As chasing the set target will be a record on this pitch. From Lahore Qalandars batting sdie Abdullah Shafique scored 65 on 40 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes. Shaheen Shah Afridi scored 44 on just 15 deliveries with the help of 2 fours and 5 sixes.
Fakhar Zaman scored 39 on 34 balls with the help of 4 fours and a six. Mirza Baig scored 30 on 18 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. Overall Lahore Qalandars set the target of 201 runs while they lost 6 wickets. A pretty difficult target for any team playing second on this pitch.
From Multan Sultans bowling side Usama Mir took 3 wickets while Anwar Ali, Ihsan Ullah and Khushdil Shah took one wicket each.
Multan Sultans Innings
While batting from Multan Sultans side, Rilee Rossouw scored 52 runs on 32 balls. Muhammad Rizwan scored 34 runs on 23 balls. Tim David scored 20 runs. Kieron Pollard gone after scoring just 19 runs on 16 balls. Usman Khan, the opener contributed 18 runs.
Near the end of innings Khushdil shah contributed 25 runs on just 12 balls while Abbas Afridi scored 17 on just 6 balls. Multan Sultans almost leveled the score. on the last ball of match while running the third run to level the score Khushdil Shah got out, so Multan Sultans got one run short. Lahore Qalandars won the final match by just one run.
From Lahore Qalandars bowlers Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 wickets. Rashid Khan took two wickets while David Weise took 1 wicket.
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and they decided to bat first. While batting first they had set the target of 201 runs for Multan Sultans to win. While chasing the target, Multan Sultans were able to score 199, just one run short of Lahore Qalandars 200 runs. This way Lahore Qalandars won the PSL 8 Final match by just 1 run. Overall the match was an absolute thriller.
Shaheen Shah Afridi won the player of the match award for his quick 44 runs on just 15 balls as a batter and 4 wickets taken as a bowler. The moment of the match award won by the David Weise for a brilliant catch to dismiss Muhammad Rizwan. This catch was definitely one of the game changer events from Lahore Qalandars.
Lahore Qalandars Carry the PSL 8 Trophy
A very well deserved PSL 8 Tournament trophy for Lahore Qalandars. After the outstanding performance and winning the match on the last ball of the final match, Lahore Qalandars definitely deserved to hold the tournament trophy for PSL 8.