A nail-biting thriller, something peculiar to the PSL this year, was on display as the table-toppers Multan faced Quetta Gladiators.
Umar Gul’s 6 wickets reminded us of his prime in international cricket but it was the Under 19 youngster Hasan Khan who eventually brought victory to Quetta in the last over.
None of the teams appeared to have the upper hand for long as both teams fought hard to emerge victorious.
Match 13: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans
Toss: Quetta Gladiators, elected to field
Multan Sultans Innings
A brilliantly paced T20 innings from the captain Shoaib Malik led the way for Sultans as the openers failed to provide a favorable start.
Malik went on to score 65 not out as Multan scored 152-5 in their 20 overs.
Quetta Gladiators Innings
Despite hiccups in the top order, the teenager Hasan Khan held onto his nerve to smash a six in the last over to get his team over the line.
Umar Gul’s staggering 6-for was not enough to hand his team a victory.
Summary: Quetta Gladiators won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Multan Sultans — 152 for 5 (20 overs)
Shoaib Malik 65* (43)
Rahat Ali 1-24 (4 overs)
Quetta Gladiators — 156 for 8 (19.5 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 27 (24)
Umar Gul 6-24 (4 overs)
Man of the Match: Umar Gul (Multan Sultans)