Latest Match Report – Sultans vs Zalmi 16th Match 2021/22


Like Muzarabani, Khushdil Shah additionally grabbed three wickets, as he cleaned up Zalmi’s tail

Multan Sultans 182 for 7 (Masood 68, David 34, Wahab 2-34) beat Peshawar Zalmi 140 (Malik 44, Muzarabani 3-18, Khushdil 3-25) by 42 runs

New metropolis, usual outcome. The PSL could have shifted to Lahore from Karachi, nevertheless it made little distinction to the relentless Multan Sultans who made mild work of Peshawar Zalmi, brushing them apart by 42 runs. It was arrange by a luxuriant 49-ball 68 from Shan Masood, whose 98-run opening stand with Mohammad Rizwan set the platform for Sultans to set a goal of 183.
Then their bowlers, spearheaded by Blessing Muzarabani, removed the openers early earlier than the others utilized the squeeze. Because the asking price rose and the wickets started to fall, the wheels rapidly fell of Wahab Riaz’s aspect, and so they succumbed for 140.

Zalmi had gained the toss and inserted Sultans in, and for the primary half of the innings, appeared to have a deal with on the sport. Rizwan wasn’t his ordinary bustling self at first, pleased to play second fiddle to Masood, whose sensational kind this PSL exhibits no indicators of abating. Six fours in his first 14 balls, together with three successive boundaries off Mohammad Umar within the fourth over, acquired Sultans off to a speedy begin, thus greater than making up for Rizwan’s sluggishness.

With Rizwan scoring simply 18 in his first 26 balls, it felt as if Sultans had been leaving runs on the market, however with Tim David and Khushdil Shah to observe, their potential to put up a frightening complete remained largely undiluted. David was lightning-quick out of the blocks, smashing 33 off his first 14 deliveries – he finally completed with 34 from 18 – together with two monstrous consecutive sixes off Saqib Mahmood. Alongside a cameo by Rilee Rossouw, it powered the defending champions to 182.

Sultans proceed to offer the impression of each sport having a brand new hero, as Thursday’s brightest star got here from Zimbabwe. Muzarabani acquired into Zalmi within the second over of the chase, eradicating each Kamran Akmal and Haider Ali within the area of 4 balls. Akmal’s dismissal got here due to a spectacular catch by Shahnawaz Dahani, who knocked a diving Rizwan out of his method to maintain on, earlier than Haider chopped one on to his stumps.

It appeared as if Zalmi had been taking part in catch-up from that time on, although Sultans had been responsible of permitting them again into the sport with a few dropped catches. Abbas Afridi put Liam Livingstone down at mid-off in what may simply have been the sport’s turning level, as a large six by the Englishman over mid-on subsequent ball confirmed.

However nobody from Zalmi may actually cling in and play the type of innings Masood had. Afridi made amends for dropping him by eliminating him a number of overs later, one thing which dried the runs up for Sultans. The subsequent 16 balls noticed simply ten runs scored, and that strain introduced in regards to the finish of Hussain Talat.

Muzarabani returned to have Sherfane Rutherford caught on the off aspect, and Shoaib Malik’s 31-ball 44 got here to an finish when he lastly holed out to cow nook off Imran Tahir’s bowling.

By then, the asking price was effectively over 13, and Ben Chopping was as soon as extra left in an not possible place, simply as he had towards the identical opposition a number of days earlier in Karachi. He did what he had accomplished then, giving poor Dahani one other pasting, however as on that day, the most effective he may hope for was an enchancment in his private statistics.

Khushdil did for him due to a wise catch from David, earlier than a surprising diving seize from Khushdil himself off his personal bowling put paid to the Zalmi innings altogether. It was an apt method to end a sport, the person brilliance topping up what had been a superb workforce efficiency.

Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @Danny61000

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