HBL PSL 2018 – 1st Match Report: Multan Sultans get off to a winning start as Zalmi wilt in opener

Dubai February 22: Stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik led from the entrance as newcomers Multan Sultans made a grand start to their HBL Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) 2018 marketing campaign with a seven wicket win towards defending champions Peshawar Zalmi.

Set a goal of 152, the Sultans had been properly served by their senior duo Sangakkara and Malik after the early lack of Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood.

Sangakkara scored 57 earlier than being dismssed by Wahab Riaz, Malik ensured that the chase was accomplished along with his 42 run innings.

The captain of the Sultans who gained the toss and opted to subject first was unbeaten when the match completed in 19.1 overs with a win for Multans, Malik  was joined by Kieron Pollard as the sport was determined in Multan’s favour

The Friday video games of the HBL PSL embody a match between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators whereas in the second sport of the day the Sultans’ tackle Lahore Qalandars.

Earlier, Mohammad Hafeez’s half-century and an 11 ball 29 run cameo by Daren Sammy spurred Zalmi to a 151 run complete.

The start for the Peshawar facet was a disastrous one as the very best run getter of the final HBL PSL season Kamran Akmal perished for a duck; the right-hander was dismissed by Mohammad Irfan.

Irfan additionally despatched Tamim Iqbal packing for 11; the left-hander was brilliantly caught by Junaid Khan on the tremendous leg boundary.

Dwayne Smith scored 24 off 23 balls he was dismissed by Imran Tahir; Haris Sohail scored 14 off 15 balls.

Zalmi had been struggling to get momentum in their innings and it was solely an enterprising innings by Sammy that propelled them previous the 150 mark, the captain hit three sixes and two fours in his brief keep on the wicket.

Mohammad Irfan took two wickets whereas Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Khan, Imran Tahir and Hardus Viljoen claimed a wicket every.

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