1:03am And that's all we have today. We hope you enjoyed the season opener. Join us for the next game, Good night!

Shoaib Malik: I always try to bring the match as close as possible. There might be pressure on you but it's also on the other team. Give yourself the best chance at the end to express yourself and you also know the conditions better by then. Today's pitch had grass and we played with four pacers. We always knew the pitch would help our pacers. Peshawar batted well. 150 wasn't easy to chase but the way Sanga batted today, it was crucial.

Darren Sammy: I think were about 10 runs short. Credit must go to Hafeez for the way he played to get us to 150. I thought we had enough. But we gave away about 20 runs extra in the field.

Kumar Sangakkara: I think there was a bit in the wicket when we bowled so we needed to be patient in the chase. I have changed my stance and movement in order to give myself time in T20s where every second counts. Shoaib was just outstanding today. He's such a great player and he did the job for us. We have a good mixture of young talent and experience.

Kumar Sangakkara is the Man of the Match

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12:43am A win on debut for PSL's newest franchise. They set up nicely in the bowling department with a strong pace group, and Sangakkara's establishing act made sure the lower-middle order didn't have any work to do. Malik took his team home in the company of Pollard and in the end, it wasn't too much fuss for Multan to chase this down. The defending champions seemed to be drawn into a lull in the middle of their batting innings and despite the flourish at the end, couldn't put up a match-winning total.

19.1
6
Hammad Azam to Shoaib Malik, SIX runs, does it with five balls to spare. Shoaib Malik swivels and brings out an old-fashioned slog to send this length ball over square leg

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | MS: 146/3 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 6.00)

  • Shoaib Malik36 (29b)
  • Kieron Pollard21 (13b)
  • Chris Jordan4-0-31-0
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-19-2

Six off six. Looks like Hammad Azam will be given this difficult task.

18.6
1
Jordan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, tapped to deep midwicket
18.5
1
Jordan to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length on leg stump, whipped to deep square
18.4
1
Jordan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower ball dropped short outside off. Backs away and scythes with force, straight to sweeper
18.3
1
Jordan to Pollard, 1 run, back of a length and in at middle stump. Cops it on the thigh as he looks to flick. Looks like there's some bat on it too
18.2
4
Jordan to Pollard, FOUR runs, creams it between mid-off and extra cover. Length ball is very wide, but Pollard's reach is no wee thing. Punches on the up and finds four
18.1
1
Jordan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, yorker just outside off. Skips into the leg side and steers to sweeper cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | MS: 137/3 (15 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.61, RRR: 7.50)

  • Kieron Pollard15 (10b)
  • Shoaib Malik33 (26b)
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-19-2
  • Chris Jordan3-0-22-0

Akshit: "Twice now: a fumble of 2nd last ball, giving Pollard the strike. Pollard hitting a 4 off last ball. "

17.6
4
Wahab Riaz to Pollard, FOUR runs, Dwayne Smith over-runs at deep square and completely misses this. Another short ball, pulled with a short-arm movement. It's going to land to Smith's left but he's a yard ahead and has no chance to his right in the end
17.5
2
Wahab Riaz to Pollard, 2 runs, short ball at off stump. Thumps the pull, along the floor to deep midwicket's right and a fumble allows them an easy second
17.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, length on leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket
17.3
2
Wahab Riaz to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, nudged wide of third man and they take on Ibtisam's throw to pick up two
17.2
1lb
Wahab Riaz to Pollard, 1 leg bye, short of a length on leg stump. Can't get bat on the flick, but he will get a single for his team as Malik calls through and beats Wahab
17.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, clipped straight to short fine off the back foot

Wahab for his last over

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | MS: 126/3 (26 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.41, RRR: 8.66)

  • Kieron Pollard9 (7b)
  • Shoaib Malik29 (23b)
  • Chris Jordan3-0-22-0
  • Hammad Azam3-0-27-0
16.6
4
Jordan to Pollard, FOUR runs, length ball, very wide outside off. Pollard chases with no feet. Gets a big outside edge that runs very fine to the third man boundary
16.5
3
Jordan to Shoaib Malik, 3 runs, length outside off, steered to third man's left and his throw on the bounce is fumbled by Kamran Akmal. It allows them a third run at midwicket
16.4
1
Jordan to Pollard, 1 run, good length and angled in at middle stump. Looks to defend on the front foot and gets it to midwicket off the inside half of the bat
16.3
0
Jordan to Pollard, no run, back of a length and in at leg stump. Looks to tickle it fine but cops it on the thigh
16.2
4
Jordan to Pollard, FOUR runs, looks to go straight but the angle gives the shuffling Pollard enough time to whip it past short fine leg

Sultans 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7KC SangakkaraAhmed Shehzad
2nd47KC SangakkaraSohaib Maqsood
3rd52Shoaib MalikKC Sangakkara
4th46Shoaib MalikKA Pollard

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
IU1073140.296
KK1054110.028
PZ1055100.464
QG1055100.312
MS10459-0.191
LQ10376-0.931