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PSL 2020: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans – Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 9 wickets

PSL 2020: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultan - Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultan by 9 wickets
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Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans Match 29th, Lahore Qalandars won their 5th match within the 5th edition of the Pakistan Super League 2020, once they defeated Multan Sultan by 9 wickets here on Sunday at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium.

Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar has won the toss and decided to bowl first against Multan Sultan in the 29th match of the Pakistan Super League – 2020 here at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Lahore Qalandars comprehensively beat Multan Sultan on Sunday at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, defeating the “Sultan” by 9 wickets and registering their 5th victory in as many days.

The Qalandars, who had finished last in each of the primary four PSL seasons and began this campaign with three straight losses too, used a 100-run opening stand from openers Fakhar Zaman (57) and Chris Lynn to trace down the 187-run target set by the Sultans.

Lynn’s hammering didn’t finish there as he went on to attain his first PSL century (off just 52 balls) and made sure that his side got past the finishing line. He eventually finished with an unbeaten 113 — the very best individual score of PSL 2020 thus far.

Earlier, an excellent knock from Khushdil Shah within the last half of the innings helped the Sultans get over a horrible start and post a large total of 186-6.

The league leaders were two down for just four runs within the second over, having lost Moeen Ali and Zeeshan Ashraf both. Shan Masood (42) and Ravi Bopara (33) stabilized the ship some but an honest score was still how away.

The difficult was made possible by the late salvo of Khushdil, who hit a 29-ball 70 laced with half a dozen 6s and five 4s. it had been his first half-century of the tournament and a badly needed one because the lefty’s willow had not produced runs despite being one among the brighter local talents around.

Lahore’s qualification means defending champions Quetta Gladiators’ slim hopes of sneaking into the semi-finals got slimmer. The Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side has got to combat his hometown side Karachi Kings later tonight but Lahore’s qualification means that fixture has been rendered a dead rubber. For Quetta to leapfrog Peshawar, they’re going to got to erase a huge NRR difference, which effectively, if not mathematically puts them out of contention.

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