Multan Sultans Saturday trumped Quetta Gladiators by 9 runs through the 28th fixture of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023, being performed on the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
Chasing an enormous goal of 263 runs, the Gladiators had been restricted to 253-Eight in 20 overs.
Regardless of the fifties by Omair Yousuf (67 off 36) and Iftikhar Ahmed (53 off 31), the Gladiators fell wanting the goal of their ultimate league stage match of the event.
For the successful aspect, pacer Abbas Afridi bagged figures of 5-47 in 4 overs which included a hat-trick.
It have to be famous that 515 runs on this sport are the highest-ever match combination in T20 historical past, a format that has seen over 12,000 matches.
Earlier, Sultans opener Usman Khan scored the quickest hundred in PSL historical past in 36 balls throughout a match in opposition to Quetta as his aspect posted the very best whole, 262-3, within the event’s historical past.
Usman broke teammate Rilee Rossouw’s document of the quickest ton in 41 balls, which was set in yesterday’s match between Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi. He scored 120 runs in 43 balls with the assistance of 12 fours and 9 sixes.
In the meantime, the document for the very best whole was beforehand held by Islamabad United — who scored 247-2 in opposition to Peshawar in 2021.
Quetta’s spinner Qais Ahmed conceded 77 runs in 4 overs, which is the most costly bowling within the historical past of PSL. That is additionally collectively the third-most costly bowling within the historical past of T20 cricket.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 55 runs in 29 balls which included six fours and two sixes.
Tim David remained unbeaten on 43 runs in 25 balls which had been laced with 4 huge sixes.
Qais claimed two wickets; in the meantime, Mohammad Nawaz bagged one scalp.
It have to be famous that the Gladiators gained the toss and determined to bowl first in opposition to the Sultans. Mohammad Nawaz led the Gladiators within the absence of Sarfaraz Ahmed, who missed the final match as effectively after the latter didn’t recuperate from his finger damage.
By successful immediately, Sultans — who’ve already certified for the playoffs of the event — not solely knocked the Gladiators out of the playoffs race but additionally ensured that Zalmi booked their spot within the knockout stage.
Like final yr, Gladiators and Karachi Kings have as soon as once more didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
Taking part in XIs
Multan Sultans: Usman Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk/c), Rilee Rossouw, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Khushdil Shah, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Izharulhaq Naveed, Ihsanullah
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Omair Yousuf, Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal (wk), Mohammad Nawaz (c), Qais Ahmad, Umaid Asif, Naveen-ul-Haq, Aimal Khan