Peshawar Zalmi defeats Multan Sultan by 5 runs in a thriller

In ninth match of Pakistan Super League Season 9, Peshawar Zalmi defeats Multan Sultans by 5 runs in a close encounter.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first.

Peshawar Zalmi’s inning

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Peshawar Zalmi scored 179 runs for the loss of 8 players in the given 20 overs, Haseebullah scored 37 runs and Babar Azam played an innings of 31 runs. Apart from this, Powell 23, Mohammad Haris 19, Powell Walter 1, Asif Ali scored 13 runs while Luke Wood remained unbeaten with 17 runs.

On behalf of Multan Sultans, David willy, Muhammad Ali and Osama Mir dismissed 2 players each while Shah Nawaz Durmani and Abbas Afridi took one wicket each.

Multan Sultan’s inning

Chasing Peshawar Zalmi’s target of 180 runs, Multan Sultan’s team was bowled out for 174 runs in the allotted 20 overs. David Mallan was top scored with 52 runs on 25 balls. After 19 overs, Multan Sultan needed 22 runs in the last over. Iftikhar made the match interesting by hitting two fours and a six, but he was caught behind the stumps by wicketkeeper Muhammad Haris. On the last ball, Shahnawaz Dahani was also bowled out, and Zalmi won the match by 5 runs. 

From Zalmi’s side, Arif Yaqoob took three wickets, while Luke Wood, Salman Irshad, and Naveen ul Haq dismissed two players each.

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