PSL 2023: Multan Sultans defeat Karachi Kings

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admin 23 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/23 at 9:44 AM
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Multan Sultan player Abbas Afridi celebrates after Sultans win the 11th match of the Pakistan Super League in Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan on February 22 2023

Kings lost nail-biting match by 3 runs

Multan Sultans won the 11th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Karachi Kings, as the Kings were unable to chase the 199-run target set for them, at the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan on Wednesday.

Put to bat first, Sultans posted a mammoth target of 197 — thanks to a sensational century from Mohammad Rizwan — before its great bowling display restricted Kings to 193-5 in 20 overs.

In a thrilling contest as the second innings came to a close, Abbas Afridi defended 22 runs in the last over to help his side secure victory.

Skipper Imad Wasim tried his best, scoring 46 runs off 26 balls but it wasn’t enough to chase down the target.

Skipper Imad Wasim tried his best, scoring 46 runs off 26 balls but it wasn’t enough to chase down the target.

James Vince and Matthew Wade put on a 72-run partnership for the first wicket to put their side in command in reply to the big target of 197 runs.

Vince reached his half-century in only 20 balls. The English batter hit six fours and four maximums to complete his fifty.

However, spinner Usama Mir struck for his side as he trapped Wade for an LBW (leg-between-wicket) to break the partnership. The left-handed batter departed after scoring 20 runs in 14 balls.

The dangerous Vince had to depart in the 10th over after a mix-up between him and Haider Ali. He had to walk off the field after a run-out following scoring 75 runs off just 34 balls.

The next batter to fall was Haider, who tried to play a cut shot off Khushdil Shah but the ball ended up in Rizwan’s gloves after an edge.

The left-arm spinner sent Haider Ali back to the pavilion after James Vince departed following a run-out.

Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (wk/c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Ilyas.

Karachi Kings: James Vince, Haider Ali, Matthew Wade(w), Irfan Niaz Khan, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim(c), Ben Cutting, Aamer Yamin, Akif Javed, Muhammad Umar, Imran Tahir matches.

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