Multan beat Qalandars by 43 runs in PSL 2018

08:41 PM | 23 Feb, 2018
Multan beat Qalandars by 43 runs in PSL 2018
DUBAI - Multan Sultans won by 43 runs against Lahore Qalandars in the Punjab Derby held at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.

Qalandars lost last seven wickets for four runs in 15 balls. From 132/3 in 14.5 to 146 all out 17.2 overs. Earlier, 63-run innings of Kumar Sangakkara complimented with a blistering knock of 48(28) runs by Shoaib Malik powered Multan Sultans to give the target of 180 runs to Lahore Qalandars.

Tahir bagged the Man of the Match award. "I was a little bit under pressure. I am very pleased with my performance, I don't play for myself, I play for my team. I am grateful to my captain for putting his trust," he said.

Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bowl first against Multan Sultans in the third match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 here on Friday.

Earlier, Sultans beat tournament favourites and defending champion Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the opening campaign.

Lahore Qalandars, having finished at the bottom in both seasons of the mega event, will be playing to add their name to the list of PSL 2018 champions this time around.

Lahore Qalandars

Squad: Brendon McCullum (c), Fakhar Zaman, Umar Akmal, Dinesh Ramdin, Anton Devcich, Bilal Asif, Cameron Delport, Bilawal Bhatti, Aamer Yamin, Ghulam Mudassar, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sunil Narine, Raza Hasan, Shaheen Afridi, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah

Multan Sultans

Squad: Shoaib Malik (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Darren Bravo, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar, Nicholas Pooran, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohaib Maqsood, Kashif Bhatti, Shan Masood, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Abbas, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Hardus Viljoen

Match prediction

Who will win?

Multan – 70%

Lahore – 30%

Weather report

Partly cloudy but no chances of rain.