Abu Dhabi: Multan Sultans won the PSL 6 trophy by defeating Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs.
In the final of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Multan Sultans scored 206 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs thanks to the aggressive innings of Sohaib Maqsood and Riley Rousseau . The entire team could only score 159 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.
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Sohaib Maqsood was named Man of the Match for his superb innings. Shahnawaz Dhani was awarded the Emerging Player of the Tournament award. Peshawar Zalmi was awarded the Spirit of Cricket Award. Muhammad Rizwan was awarded the best wicket keeper of the tournament. The award for the best bowler of the tournament was also given to Shahnawaz Dhani. The best batsman award of the tournament was given to Sohaib Maqsood while the Player of the Tournament award was also given to Sohaib Maqsood.
In pursuit of the target, Kamran Akmal and Hazratullah Zazai from Peshawar Zalmi gave the team a good start but unfortunately both the players returned to the pavilion for 42 runs. Kamran Akmal (36) and Zazai (6) were dismissed while Jonathan Wells (6) was also run out.
After losing 3 wickets for 58 runs, Shoaib Malik and Roman Powell played aggressively and brought Peshawar Zalmi back in the match. However, Powell was dismissed after scoring 23 off 14 balls while Malik also scored 48 off 28 balls. Discouraged
In one over, Imran Tahir turned the tide on Peshawar Zalmai’s hopes by sending Sherfan Rutherford, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Imran to the pavilion. Emad Butt scored 7 runs and fell victim to Imran Khan.
Imran Tahir (3), Blessing Mazarabani (2), Imran Khan and Sohail Tanveer took one wicket each for Multan Sultans.
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz won the toss and invited Multan Sultans to bat first. Mohammad Rizwan and Shaun Masood gave the team a confident start and the first wicket fell at 68 when Shaun Masood was dismissed for 37 runs.
The second wicket of Multan Sultans fell in the form of captain Mohammad Rizwan who caught Kamran Akmal after scoring 30 runs. However, after Rizwan’s dismissal, Riley Rousseau and Shoaib Maqsood started the baton charge.
Maqsood completed his half-century off 26 balls while Rousseau scored his half-century off just 20 balls but could not advance his innings, his innings included 3 sixes and 5 fours. Maqsood remained unbeaten on 65 and Khushdal Shah on 15.
Mohammad Imran and Samin Gul took 2.2 wickets each for Peshawar Zalmi.
It should be noted that the winning team of PSL will get Rs 7.5 crore and the losing team will get Rs 30 million while the best bowler, fielder and wicket keeper will be given checks of Rs 8.8 lakh and 32 for the Spirit of Cricket Award. One lakh rupees have been set aside.