Peshawar Zalmi Clinches Victory Against Multan Sultans in PSL 9

In the 21st match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9, Peshawar Zalmi emerged victorious against Multan Sultans in an exciting encounter, defeating them by 4 runs.

Played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Peshawar Zalmi set a target of 205 runs, which Multan Sultans fell short of by scoring 200 runs.

In pursuit of the challenging target, Multan Sultans’ captain Mohammad Rizwan played an innings of 32 runs. However, despite contributions from players like Dewald Malan (19 runs), Tayyab Tahir (26 runs), and Khushdil Shah (11 runs), Multan Sultans couldn’t secure the win.

At a crucial juncture, a partnership of 75 runs between Iftekhar Ahmed and Chris Jordan on 28 balls provided hope for Multan Sultans, but ultimately, they fell short of victory. Iftekhar Ahmed scored 60 runs off 27 balls, while Chris Jordan contributed 30 runs off 12 balls. Their combined efforts included 7 boundaries and an equal number of sixes.

For Peshawar Zalmi, Aamer Jamal took 2 wickets, while Mehran Mahmood and Noor Ahmad took one wicket each.

Before the match, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and opted to bat first. They posted a total of 204 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Babar Azam remained the top scorer for Zalmi with 64 runs, followed by Sameen Gul who scored 46 runs. However, contributions from other players like Haider Ali (31 runs), Asif Ali (11 runs), Rovman Powell (23 runs), and Aamer Jamal (12 runs) ensured a competitive total.

Osama Mir took 3 wickets for Multan Sultans, while Chris Jordan claimed two wickets.

Peshawar Zalmi’s team comprised of Babar Azam, Sameen Gul, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Haider Ali, Rovman Powell, Asif Ali, Aamer Jamal, Liam Wood, Noor Ahmad, Mehran Mahmood, and Salman Arshad.

Multan Sultans’ squad included Mohammad Rizwan, Rassie van der Dussen, David Malan, Tayyab Tahir, Iftekhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Osama Mir, Aftab Ibrahim, and Muhammad Ali.

This victory marks Peshawar Zalmi’s second win against Multan Sultans in the current PSL season, continuing their impressive performance in the tournament.