PSL 2021, MUL beats QUE: Multan Sultans keeps their playoff hopes alive, knock out Quetta Gladiators from playoffs Shan Masood’s superb 42-ball 73 followed by a disciplined bowling performance from Multan Sultans inflicted a heavy 110-run defeat on Quetta Gladiators in the 25th fixture of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. This defeat confirmed an end to Gladiators’ race for a playoff berth.
The left-handed opener smashed seven fours and four sixes and dominated the Gladiators bowlers after their captain Sarfaraz Ahmed decided to bowl.
Shan scripted a handsome 72-run opening stand with his captain Mohammad Rizwan, who made 23-ball 21, and later knitted 37 runs with Johnson Charles, who hammered 47 runs at almost two runs-a-ball.
PSL 2021, MUL beats QUE: Multan Sultans keeps their playoff hopes alive, knock out Quetta Gladiators from playoffs
The West Indies international struck five fours and two sixes in his 24-ball innings before he became pacer Khurram Shahzad’s second wicket.
Khurram delivered the first blow in the ninth over when Rizwan played on the right-armer. Sohaib Maqsood, who came into the match in prime form, could not spend much time at the crease as he was bowled by Zahir Khan in the next over, but the middle-order batsman took a fantastic diving catch at deep point to seal the win for his team.
Gladiators – rolled out for a paltry 73 in 12.1 overs – stuttered in the run chase from the word go and they lost three batsmen in the first six overs. Imran Khan Snr’s double-strikes in the fourth over sent dangerous looking Jake Weatherald and Cameron Delport back to the pavilion. Opener Usman Khan had a mix-up with his captain in the last powerplay over and he was run out at the non-striker’s end.
Azam Khan was caught behind in the eighth over and Sarfaraz walked back on the penultimate ball of the ninth to leave Gladiators reeling at 59 for five.
Imran Tahir then skittled the tail and finished with three for seven from two overs – one of which was maiden.
Every Sultans’ bowler chipped in with Blessing Muzarabani, Sohail Tanvir and Shahnawaz Dahani, fresh from a four-fer, taking one wicket each.
|Shan Masood||c Mohammad Hasnain b Hassan Khan||73||42||7||4||173.80|
|Mohammad Rizwan (c)†||b Khurram Shahzad||21||23||1||0||91.30|
|Sohaib Maqsood||b Zahir Khan||5||8||0||0||62.50|
|Johnson Charles||b Khurram Shahzad||47||24||5||2||195.83|
|Rilee Rossouw||c Usman Khan b Mohammad Nawaz||2||2||0||0||100.00|
|Khushdil Shah||not out||20||18||1||1||111.11|
|Sohail Tanvir||not out||2||3||0||0||66.66|
|Extras||(lb 5, w 8)||13|
|TOTAL||(20 Ov, RR: 9.15)||183/5|
Fall of wickets: 1-72 (Mohammad Rizwan, 8.1 ov), 2-88 (Sohaib Maqsood, 9.6 ov), 3-125 (Shan Masood, 13.5 ov), 4-129 (Rilee Rossouw, 14.2 ov), 5-171 (Johnson Charles, 18.4 ov)
|Jake Weatherald||c †Mohammad Rizwan b Imran Khan||19||10||1||2||190.00|
|Usman Khan||run out (Imran Tahir/Rossouw)||12||14||2||0||85.71|
|Cameron Delport||c Sohail Tanvir b Imran Khan||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)†||c Imran Tahir b Sohail Tanvir||13||16||0||0||81.25|
|Azam Khan||c †Mohammad Rizwan b Muzarabani||2||6||0||0||33.33|
|Mohammad Nawaz||run out (Imran Tahir)||10||6||2||0||166.66|
|Hassan Khan||c Rossouw b Imran Tahir||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Usman Shinwari||lbw b Imran Tahir||7||6||1||0||116.66|
|Khurram Shahzad||lbw b Imran Tahir||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Mohammad Hasnain||not out||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Zahir Khan||c Sohaib Maqsood b Shahnawaz Dhani||6||5||1||0||120.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 1)||3|
|TOTAL||(12.1 Ov, RR: 6.00)||73|
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Jake Weatherald, 3.2 ov), 2-27 (Cameron Delport, 3.4 ov), 3-35 (Usman Khan, 5.2 ov), 4-46 (Azam Khan, 7.3 ov), 5-59 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 8.5 ov), 6-59 (Mohammad Nawaz, 9.1 ov), 7-59 (Hassan Khan, 9.2 ov), 8-59 (Khurram Shahzad, 9.3 ov), 9-66 (Usman Shinwari, 11.1 ov), 10-73 (Zahir Khan, 12.1 ov)
Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to field first against Mohammad Rizwan’s Multan Sultans in phase 2 of the Pakistan Super League 2021 here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Quetta Gladiators (Playing XI): Jake Weatherald, Usman Khan, Cameron Delport, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hassan Khan, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Khurram Shahzad, Usman Shinwari
Multan Sultans (Playing XI): Mohammad Rizwan(w/c), Shan Masood, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Johnson Charles, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Blessing Muzarabani, Shahnawaz Dhani, Imran Khan, Imran Tahir
PSL/Super League T20, MUL vs QUE squads
Mohammad Rizwan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohaibullah, Sohail Khan, Hammad Azam, Imran Khan Snr, Johnson Charles, Shimron Hetmyer, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahnawaz Dhani, Mohammad Umar, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Obed McCoy, Imran Tahir, Khushdil Shah, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Muhammad Waseem
Andre Russell, Anwar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Arish Ali Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan, Abdul Nasir, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Zahir Khan