Abu Dhabi, 19 June: Multan Sultan have strengthened their position in a race for a spot in the playoffs of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 as they registered a thumping 80-run win against Lahore Qalandars in match 28 in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
After being asked to bat first, Sultans managed to post a competitive total of 169 for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
The Sultan had set a 170-run target after the Lahore Qalandars had invited them to bat first.
Shahnawaz Dahani bagged four wickets for just five runs
Imran Khan Sr. gave the Multan Sultans the first breakthrough as he got the important wicket of Ben Dunk (6) in the second over, while Shahnawaz Dhani took the second wicket of Fakhar Zaman (13) in the fifth over.
In the sixth over, Blessings Muzarabani was able to pick up the third wicket for the Sultans by dismissing Mohammad Hafeez for 14 runs, while Imran Tahir, in the 10th over, got the wicket of Qalandars’ skipper Sohail Akhtar (5) after Mohammad Rizwan stumped him.
Muzarabani took his second wicket in the 10th over when he dismissed Agha Salman (13) and Imran Khan crushed the hope of Qalandars as he bowled Tim David (10) in the 13th over right after the delivery when he had appealed for lbw.
In the second ball of the 14th over, Dhani dismissed James Faulkner for 22 — after a failed DRS review — thanks to a great catch by veteran Imran Tahir.
The charged Dhani, in the last ball of the same over, was able to get the wicket of Rashid Khan (2), with a spectacular catch from skipper Mohammad Rizwan, who ran toward the deep fine leg.
Imran Sr. took the wicket of Haris Rauf (1), thanks to a great catch again by Tahir, while Dhani took the final wicket of Shaheen (2).