Multan Sultans crush Peshawar Zalmi

In the fifth PSL 8 match, Zalmi chose to bowl first after winning the toss.

Rizwan ensured that they were unable to exert much pressure. Rossouw arrived when Masood, who struggled to speak in a scratchy 25-ball 20, was squeezed down the leg, and he brought immediate momentum.

In 42 balls, Rizwan, who started the inning, scored 66 runs. The right-hander hit nine fours and a six in his outing.

Rossouw hit 12 fours and two massive sixes in his explosive innings of 75 runs in 36 balls.

149 runs were scored in the final 12 overs, and Rossouw batted as if he didn’t need any help at all, despite the fact that Rizwan and Miller were more than capable of supporting him. Even though the Zalmi cause was hurt by frequent misfields, no bowler was spared. Wahab Riaz’s worst qualities were also displayed at the end when he overstepped twice in the 20th over and gave up 19 runs.

Zalmi’s bowling attack was led by Irshad, who took two wickets and Muqeem got one.

Young opener Mohammad Haris gave the visitors a strong start by charging at the Sultans’ bowlers. However, on the first delivery of Ihsanullah’s spell, he trapped Babar Azam in his legs, limiting the batsman to just nine runs.

It opened the door to a highly entertaining partnership between two of Pakistan’s most promising T20 batsmen. By the end of the eighth over, they were 20 runs ahead of where the Sultans were at that point, despite the Sultans allowing them pace on the ball.

After that, despite an early setback, Haris continued to charge the bowlers and received equal support from Saim as the pair added 47 runs in 26 deliveries before an error in the wickets ended Haris’ impressive innings.

With a boundary and four sixes, the wicketkeeper batter scored 40 in just 23 deliveries.

After that, Zalmi lost another wicket quickly when Usama bowled Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who was in good form, out for just three in the 11th over, causing Zalmi to fall to 95/1.

After that, Rovman Powell and Saim worked together briefly to propel Zalmi to 130 before Asif Afridi ended the pair’s relationship on 23.

With three wickets each, Usama and Ihsanullah led the Sultans’ bowling attack, while Abbas took two.

After Haris’ run-out, Saim, who started his innings with a strong cover drive, scored his first half-century to stabilize Zalmi’s innings. He scored 40 off 23 balls, including four maximums and a boundary. In 37 balls, Saim was run out for 53 runs, including three boundaries and two maximums.

In the 11th over, Usama took Tom Kohler-Cadmore for his first wicket, and in the 15th over, he took two more. Saim and Bhanuka Rajapaksa were both bowled out by Usama in the same over, allowing Sultans to regain control of the match.

Sultans maintain their lead on the points table with four points from three matches following this victory.

In their first match, Multan lost to Lahore Qalandars, but in their second game, they won against Quetta Gladiators.

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