PSL 9: Multan Sultans Clinch Thrilling Victory, Defeating Lahore Qalandars for Third Consecutive Win

PSL 9: Multan Sultans Clinch Thrilling Victory, Defeating Lahore Qalandars for Third Consecutive Win

Multan Sultans Secure Third Win with Iftikhar Ahmed’s Heroic Knock (PSL 9 )

In a nail-biting encounter at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan Sultans emerged victorious against Lahore Qalandars in the seventh match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine. Iftikhar Ahmed’s spectacular 24-run onslaught in the 19th over propelled Multan Sultans to chase down the target of 167 in 19 overs, marking their third consecutive win in the competition.

Mohammad Rizwan’s Stellar Innings and Challenges Faced

Captain Mohammad Rizwan led the chase with a resilient 82-run innings off 59 balls, showcasing a mix of brilliance and challenges. The team encountered setbacks with early wickets, including Dawid Malan and Reeza Hendricks, but Rizwan anchored the innings. A crucial partnership between Rizwan and Willey set the stage for Iftikhar Ahmed’s explosive finish.

Iftikhar Ahmed’s Heroics Seal the Victory

Iftikhar Ahmed played a remarkable, unbeaten knock, contributing 34 off 11 balls, including five boundaries and two sixes. His exceptional performance in the closing moments secured Multan Sultans’ win and added another highlight to his PSL 9 journey.

Lahore Qalandars’ Impressive Batting Display

Earlier in the match, Lahore Qalandars posted an imposing total despite a shaky start. After losing Sahibzada Farhan early, Rassie van der Dussen’s half-century and contributions from Fakhar Zaman, Sikandar Raza, Jahandad Khan, and Carlos Brathwaite propelled Lahore to a competitive score of 166.

Mohammad Ali’s Bowling Excellence

Multan Sultans’ right-arm pacer, Mohammad Ali, once again showcased his bowling prowess in PSL 9, picking up two crucial wickets. Abbas Afridi and Usama Mir also made significant contributions with the ball, restricting Lahore Qalandars and setting the stage for a thrilling chase.

Multan Sultans’ Dominance Continues

With this win, Multan Sultans maintain their dominance in PSL 9 with three consecutive victories. On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars face their third loss in the competition. The thrilling encounter added another chapter to the rivalry between these two competitive teams.

The PSL 9 action continues to unfold, promising more exciting clashes and memorable moments in the cricketing extravaganza.

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