The ideology of Multan Sultans administration to give attention to information whereas drafting their group proved to be fruitful as they have been the group to beat within the group levels of PSL 5. Multan set the tone for the event with their flamboyant but calculated cricket below the management of Shan Masood.
Specialist T20 cricketers like Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir and Imran Tahir could also be on the twilight of their careers however their expertise was vital for Multan as they topped the group levels with 6 wins out of 10 matches.
Squads Introduced for PSL 2020 Playoffs & Ultimate Later This Month
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Let’s have a deeper look into Multan’s journey into the playoffs:
1st Match vs Lahore Qalandars
Multan kicked off their marketing campaign towards Lahore Qalandars at Gaddafi stadium Lahore. Imran Tahir, Moeen Ali and Mohammad Ilyas bowled brilliantly to limit Lahore to 138, earlier than chasing down the full with 23 balls to spare. Captain Shan Masood high scored with 38 runs within the chase.
2nd Match vs Islamabad United
Multan confronted 2 occasions champions Islamabad United of their 2nd match. Zeeshan Ashraf’s great half-century off 29 balls helped Multan attain an honest complete of 164. Islamabad got here out all weapons blazing and half-centuries from their openers, Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro, took the sport away from Multan Sultans. Islamabad United gained the sport by 8 wickets.
third Match vs Peshawar Zalmi
Multan performed in entrance of their dwelling crowd for the primary time in PSL historical past. Multan placed on a spectacle for the house followers as they bowled out Peshawar Zalmi for 123 runs with Sohail Tanvir choosing up 4 wickets. Multan simply chased down the goal with 31 balls to spare. South African Rilee Roussow top-scored with 49* runs.
4th Match vs Karachi Kings
Multan batted first and scored their highest complete of the event but. Moeen Ali opened the batting and scored 65 runs to assist Multan set Karachi a goal of 187. Imran Tahir, Shahid Afridi and Sohail Tanvir ripped by way of Karachi’s batting line-up, bowling them out for 134 to safe a 52 runs victory.
fifth Match vs Quetta Gladiators
This match can be remembered for a powerful century by Rilee Rossouw, his first within the PSL and total second century on this 12 months’s PSL. Multan scored 199/5 and restricted Quetta Gladiators to 169/7, successful the match by 30 runs. Bilawal Bhatti was the choose of the bowlers as he took 3 wickets.
sixth Match vs Karachi Kings
Multan have been struggling at 102/6 earlier than the match was deserted attributable to rain. Each groups shared the factors.
seventh Match vs Islamabad United
One other rain-affected match happened at Rawalpindi, however this time round Multan have been to not be stopped. The play was lowered to 9 overs. Islamabad batted first and posted a difficult complete of 91/7. James Vince took cost and dismantled the Islamabad bowling line-up. Vince scored 61 runs off 24 balls as Multan chased down the goal in 6.4 overs.
eighth Match vs Quetta Gladiators
The match was deserted with no ball being bowled therefore each the groups shared the factors.
ninth Match vs Peshawar Zalmi
Zeeshan Ashraf scored one other sensible half-century and helped Multan to a complete of 154/6. Peshawar appeared set to chase down the full, however the expertise of Sohail Tanvir turned the tide in Multan’s favor as Peshawar fell brief by 3 runs.
tenth Match vs Lahore Qalandars
The final match earlier than PSL was postponed as a result of Covid-19 pandemic was performed behind closed doorways. Multan fielded a comparatively new wanting lineup contemplating they’d already certified. Multan posted a complete of 186/6 with Khushdil Shah scoring a blistering 70 runs off 29 balls, together with 6 sixes. Lahore batsmen have been sensible within the chase with Chris Lynn scoring his first century in PSL and third of this event to guide Lahore to a convincing 9 wicket victory.
Faf du Plessis Desirous to Make His PSL Debut With Peshawar Zalmi
Multan aced by way of the group levels with convincing performances all through the group levels. Their important power was a collective group effort with no standout particular person gamers. Captain, Shan Masood, was their high scorer and left-arm quick bowler, Sohail Tanvir, picked up essentially the most wickets for them.
Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings will face off within the Qualifier on 14th November at Nationwide Stadium Karachi. The winner of the match will transfer onto the ultimate set to be performed on seventeenth November on the identical venue.
If Multan lose the match, they’ll get one other probability as they’ll face the winner of the first Eliminator, between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi within the 2nd Eliminator. The successful group will qualify for the ultimate.
Multan can be trying to proceed their type and raise their first-ever PSL title.
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