It was perhaps the most low-key day in the HBL PSL ever as both of the contests proved to be one-sided. Multan Sultans rolled over the last year’s finalists Quetta Gladiators while the reigning champions thumped Lahore Qalandars for easy victories.
Match 13: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans
Toss: Multan Sultans, elected to bowl.
Quetta Gladiators Innings
Quetta Gladiators batting looked in disarray as none of the batsmen managed to get going except Sarfaraz Ahmed, who couldn’t find the timing he would have liked, crumbling to 102 all out in just 15.4 overs.
Multan Sultans bowling attack proved to be a little too tough for the batsmen as Sohail Tanvir (3), Imran Tahir (3) and Junaid Khan (2) destroyed Sarfaraz XI. Imran Tahir became the third bowler to claim a hattrick in PSL.
Multan Sultans Innings
A strong batting performance from the veteran Kumar Sangakkara and Ahmed Shehzad who accumulated 66 before Shehzad holed out to long on. It was a one-sided contest as Multan stormed to victory by 9 wickets.
Summary: Multan Sultans won by 9 wickets with 20 balls remaining
Quetta Gladiators — 102 all out (15.4 overs)
Sarfaraz Ahmed 30 (33)
Sohail Tanvir 3-14 (3 overs)
Multan Sultans — 108 for 1 (16.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 51 (44)
Hassan Khan 1-25 (3 overs)
Man of the Match: Sohail Tanvir (Multan Sultans)
Match 14: Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars
Toss: Lahore Qalandars, elected to bat
Lahore Qalandars Innings
Another day, another game, another defeat for Lahore Qalandars as they found themselves in a familiar territory ruining a very good start to bundle out for 100.
The PSL debutant Liam Dawson and Hasan Ali, who made a comeback after injury, claimed 3 each as they ripped apart the Qalandars batting line.
Peshawar Zalmi Innings
Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal were a little too experienced to make a mess of the chase as they chased down the target in the 14th over.
Summary: Peshawar Zalmi won by 10 wickets with 38 balls remaining
Lahore Qalandars — 100 all out (17.2 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 30 (17)
Liam Dawson 3-20 (4 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi — 104 for 0 (13.4 overs)
Kamran Akmal 57* (47)
Man of the Match: Liam Dawson (Peshawar Zalmi)