Last hopes for Quetta diminishes as Multan rules them out from PSL 6
PSL 2019 champions, Quetta Gladiators are kicked out from PSL 6 after getting defeated by Multan Sultans by a huge margin of 110 runs.
Multan Sultans gets a comprehensive win over Quetta Gladiators by 110 runs in match 28 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday to end the journey for QG for this season.
Chasing a huge target of 184, Jake Weatherald set his pace right in the first over after smacking Sohail Tanvir for a maximum and boundary in the first over.
The Australian batsman opened the account of Imran Khan with the six at the cover. However, the right-arm pacer squared him off on the very next ball when get caught on 19.
Imran was not done yet as he picked up Cameron Delport for a duck in the same over.
A horrible mixture got the wicket of Usman Khan on 12 following Imran Khan’s over.
Blessing Muzarbani joined the part after getting the crucial wicket of Azam Khan when he nicked back to the wicketkeeper.
Quetta was struggling at 59-5, when Mohammad Rizwan got run-out and Tahir picked up Hassan Khan and Khurram Shehzad on consecutive balls, leaving Quetta at 59-8.
Tahir then trapped Usman Shinwari in the lbw in the following over to get his third wicket.
Shahnawaz Dahani picked up the last wicket to bowl out Quetta on 73.
Earlier, Shan Masood’s blistering 73 runs knock took Multan to 183-5 while batting first.
MS was in a hurry as they speed up things from the very first over from Mohammad Nawaz when Masood hit him two boundaries in the over before giving the same treatment to Shinwari in the third over.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan was taking his time to set up things and Masood on the other hand was accelerating things to bring 50 runs stand at the end of the powerplay.
Masood keeps attacking Nawaz by consecutive sixes to bring up his fifty in 26 balls.
Khurram Shehzad was brought back to attack and he did the trick after bowling out Multan’s skipper on 21.
Zahir Khan was the next bowler to attack and he clean bowled Sohaib Masood (5) with a sharp spinning delivery.
Masood was then joined by Johnson Charles to get things up from there. Hassan Khan came into attack and Masood welcomed him with consecutive sixes and registered his highest score in PSL.
However, Hassan squared him off in the same over after picking him up on 73.
After getting 27 runs in the first over, Nawaz revenged for himself after getting Rilee Russouw on 2.
While MS was losing wickets, Charles put on the highest gears as he scored a quick 47 off 24 balls to post a competitive total.
“We play 10 matches, so you need momentum somewhere. We didn’t get that in Karachi but have gelled well here in Abu Dhabi. Someone or the other keeps performing, and that’s giving us the results,”said the winning captain, Mohammad Rizwan.
“We didn’t get a good start with the bat, and never gained the momentum. We couldn’t get the team combination right this season, especially with the foreign players. And this was a reason why we couldn’t get the results in our favor,”said the losing captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed.