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PSL 9: Multan Sultans beat Karachi Kings

07:24 AM | 18 Feb, 2024
PSL 9: Multan Sultans beat Karachi Kings
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MULTAN – Multan Sultans beat Karachi Kings by 55 runs in the third match of the Pakistan Super League (9th edition) at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Sunday. 

Batting first, Multan Sultans set a target of 186 runs for Karachi Kings. Chasing the target, Karachi Kings could make only 130 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 8 wickets. 

Earlier, Karachi Kings won the toss and invited Multan Sultans to bat first in their PSL campaign opener.

Fans witnessed a double-header as Sultans host Karachi Kings in a night encounter at the Multan Cricket Stadium. The two teams have crossed paths in 11 previous matches, with the Karachi Kings holding a slight edge, having secured victory in 6 encounters, while Multan Sultans have triumphed in 5.

Multan Sultans have established themselves as one of the most consistent teams in recent PSL seasons, having reached the finals in the last three campaigns. As they kick off a new season, the Sultans are determined to uphold their impressive track record.

Wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan will lead the Sultans, backed by a sturdy batting lineup featuring local talents like Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah.

The team also flaunts international batting prowess with players such as Dawid Malan and Reeza Hendricks. However, the middle order lacks a quality all-rounder, with David Willey being the sole international option.

In the bowling department, the absence of key fast bowlers Ihsanullah and Reece Topley due to injuries poses a challenge. Chris Jordan and Shahnawaz Dahani are anticipated to spearhead the new-ball attack, while Usama Mir and Faisal Akram will take charge of spin duties.

Meanwhile, the Karachi Kings, who finished in the bottom two in the previous two seasons, are aiming for an improved performance this time around. They have bolstered their middle order with the addition of all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Daniel Sams, offering capabilities with both bat and ball.

Experienced campaigners Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Nawaz bring valuable PSL experience to the team.

The absence of Jamie Overton due to injuries poses a challenge for Karachi Kings' pace attack, increasing the burden on Hasan Ali and Mir Hamza.

Pitch Report:

The Multan Cricket Stadium pitch heavily favors batsmen, with expectations of high run-scoring encounters. Opting to bowl first is advisable due to potential dew in the latter innings. A total exceeding 180 runs is considered competitive.

Playing XIs:

Multan Sultans: Reeza Hendricks, Mohammad Rizwan (c/wk), Dawid Malan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Tayyab Tahir, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani

Karachi Kings: Shan Masood (c), James Vince, Mohammad Akhlaq, Shoaib Malik, Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Nawaz, Daniel Sams, Hasan Ali, Blessing Muzarabani, Mir Hamza, Tabraiz Shamsi

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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