Tuesday, 18 June 2019

PSL4: Pollard help Peshawar Zalmi thrash Multan Sultans

SHARJAH: Peshawar Zalmi routed Multan Sultans with 146 on the scoreboard with five wickets remaining in the Sharjah Cricket Ground with the 14th match of Pakistan Super League in the last leg of the city on Sunday.

Multan Sultans scored an average score of 145 with all players bowled out, putting them in a detrimental position having won only one match out of the five played.

Zalmi’s Hasan Ali delivered impressive hits in today’s match as well taking wickets of key opponents like Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi as well as Hammad Azam who was bowled out on the third ball.

On the other hands, Johnson Charles from Sultans led the team to a flying start having scored 53 runs before getting sent back to the hut.

Malan hit boundaries in the opening overs, but Imam-ul-Haq’s slow and steady pace led the score for Zalmi close to the target  till he was bowled out. Following which Pollard’s four sixes in the 18th over played a significant role in leading the team to victory.

Peshawar Zalmi won the toss against Multan Sultans and chose to bowl first in the 14th match of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fourth edition in its Sharjah leg on Sunday.

Squads

Multan Sultans: Shoaib Malik (captain), Shan Masood, Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Tom Moores, Laurie Evans, Hammad Azam, Chris Green, James Vince, Daniel Christian, junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Johnson Charles, Mohammad Ilyas, Ali Shafiq, Shakeel Ansar, Nauman Ali

Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (captain), Kamran Akmal, Imam-ul-Haq, Andre Fletcher, Misbah-ul-Haq, Sohaib Maqsood, Kieron Pollard, Liam Dawson, Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Umar Amin, Umaid Asif, Sameen Gul, Wayne Madsen, Ibtisam Sheikh

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