- Qalandars jump to second spot in the points table
Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by 52 runs on Friday, handing them their first defeat in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season seven.
Chasing a 183-run target on a batting-friendly strip, Multan were bundled out for 130 in 19.3 overs. This was their first defeat in seven matches of PSL 7.
Earlier, Fakhar Zaman’s 37-ball 60 and Phil Salt’s 26-run cameo down the order helped Lahore Qalandars post a sizeable total of 182/4 in their 20 overs.
Kamran Ghulam (42) and Muhammad Hafeez (43) were other key contributors.
Multan Sultans faltered early in their chase as they lost both in-form openers, Mohammad Rizwan (20) and Shan Masood (8), cheaply.
Tim David (24), Sohaib Maqsood (29), and Khushdil Shah (22) made small contributions but could not take their team over the line.
Zaman Khan (3 for 21) was the pick of the bowlers for Lahore Qalandars. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Rashid Khan took two wickets apiece.
Points Table Update
Lahore Qalandars jumped to the second spot in the points table with eight points from four wins. Despite the loss tonight, Multan Sultans are still at the top with 12 points.
Meanwhile, Islamabad United are placed third with six points. Quetta and Peshawar Zalmi have four points each and are at fourth and fifth places.
Karachi Kings are reeling at the bottom of the table with five losses on the trot.
There is only one match scheduled for Saturday; between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. The match, to be played at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, will start at 7:30 pm.
Past PSL Winners
PSL 2016 – Islamabad United
PSL 2017 – Peshawar Zalmi
PSL 2018 – Islamabad United
PSL 2019 – Quetta Gladiators
PSL 2020 – Karachi Kings
PSL 2021 – Multan Sultans
Other important updates
Karachi Kings’ have announced Mir Hamza as partial replacement for Mohammad Imran Jr. for the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season seven. Imran tested positive for the Covid-19 on Thursday and has been isolated in his hotel room.
Similarly, Quetta Gladiators have replaced left-arm orthodox spinner Mohammad Nawaz with Hassan Khan. Nawaz was ruled out of the PSL 7 after suffering a navicular bone nondisplaced fracture during the practice session on Thursday. The event’s technical committee has confirmed both replacements.