In the beginning of the innings, Zalmi, who have been chasing a goal of 207, made a blistering begin courtesy Kamran Akmal’s 36.
Zalmi wanted a herculean effort by their batsmen to chase the record-breaking goal within the PSL remaining and Akmal gave hope to his group until the fifth over.
Zalmi have been 36 for the lack of no wickets at that time and all these runs have been scored by the veteran wicketkeeper.
Hazratullah Zazai, the opposite opener, was trying to be part of the celebration when he hit Blessing Muzarabani for a six from the primary ball of the sixth over. Nevertheless, within the very subsequent ball, Zazai was eliminated by the Zimbabwean to present the Sultans their first wicket.
Imran Khan then bowled a wicket-taking maiden sixth over to place Zalmi additional underneath strain. The bowler within the over eliminated the harmful Akmal from the very first supply.
Then Rilee Rossouw, who had began with the bat for Multan, eliminated Jonathan Wells with a run out throughout the tenth over to tilt the ultimate within the Sultans’ favour.
Within the eleventh over, Imran Khan eliminated Shoaib Malik however the choice was overturned after replays confirmed that the pacer had overstepped.
The error proved to be too pricey for the Sultans as Malik then made the facet pay for his or her mistake.
West Indian Rovman Powell was giving good firm to Malik however he was eliminated by Muzarabani throughout the fifteenth over.
All of the whereas the Sultans knew that Malik was key for them in the event that they needed to put their arms on their first PSL trophy.
And it was the skilled Sohail Tanvir who eliminated the veteran all-rounder from the primary ball of the sixteenth over. However Malik had taken his facet far sufficient to make Zalmi dream of victory at that time. They wanted 70 runs from the final 29 balls on the time.
After Malik’s dismissal, Sherfane Rutherford determined to cost on the Multan bowlers.
As soon as once more, it was expertise that actually counted within the scenario.
Imran Tahir, throughout the seventeenth over, eliminated the harmful Rutherford, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Imran to finish the little hope that Zalmi had of clinching their second PSL title.
Within the subsequent over, Imran Khan took Zalmi’s ninth wicket to take his facet nearer to the end line.
Getting 56 runs within the final 16 balls proved an excessive amount of for the final two Zalmi batsmen.
The Sultans triumphed over Zalmi by 48 runs to win their first PSL title.
Multan Sultans’ innings
Earlier, a 98-run partnership between Sohaib Maqsood and Rilee Rossouw powered the Sultans to 206-4 after their group was requested to bat first by Zalmi.
The primary over of the ultimate was bowled by Sameen Gul and it may have been a maiden had he not bowled a large off his first ball.
The primary boundary was hit by Mohammad Rizwan towards Mohammad Irfan within the second over. The Sultans’ captain was additionally the one to hit the primary six of the ultimate.
The openers, Rizwan and Shan Masood, have been struggling to take off towards the Irfan-Sameen duo until the third over of the match. It was within the fourth over that the openers discovered some circulation and began discovering boundaries simply.
Nevertheless, it was teenager Mohammad Imran who stepped in for his group and eliminated Masood and Rizwan within the ninth and eleventh over. Masood departed after making 30 whereas Rizwan was eliminated for 30.
The dismissals would have given hope to Zalmi that their bowlers would cease the circulation of runs and take extra wickets to place the strain again on the Sultans.
Nevertheless, Sohaib Maqsood and Rilee Rossouw didn’t give any house for the Zalmi bowlers to capitalise on the 2 fast wickets.
The duo constructed a partnership of 98 runs and by the point Rossouw was dismissed within the 18th over, the Sultans had crossed 180 runs. The South African was dismissed by Gul shortly after finishing his half-century.
On the very subsequent ball, Gul eliminated Johnson Charles for a duck to putthe Sultans 4 down.
Within the final over, Maqsood and Khudhil Shah hit Ammad Butt for 21 runs to take the Sultans to 206 for 4.
Maqsood ended the innings because the Sultans’ highest run-scorer with an unbeaten 65.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Roussouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Blessing Muzarabani, Imran Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani
Peshawar Zalmi: Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal (wk), Jonathan Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (c), Sameen Gul, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran