Pollard, Amin smash Peshawar Zalmi to victory
Multan Sultans fell apart after Johnson Charles was dismissed for a 26-ball half-century
7.03pm How important was that lapse in the field from Johnson Charles? The required rate was mounting, the pressure was on, and it could all have been very different for Sultans. But as it turned out, Pollard went on to slam four more sixes on his way to a fifty, Amin raising a fifty of his own, and the pair settling the matter with an unbroken 91-run stand. Pollard is the Player of the Match for his innings.
"The first couple balls, you're a bit anxious so I just tried to keep calm," says Pollard. "It was getting a bit tight, but if you stay until the end one big over gets you right back into the game. I looked at the balls left, the runs to get, and also the bowlers left. We had to go at 12 towards the end, but we were going at 8s and 9s, but we knew one big over would get us back in it."
Jacob W.: "All hail OB Jato+Abhijato! His consolidation in the top of the Prediction Championship Table continues! If you are reading this Mr Debayan Sen, he is truly the Rashid Khan of the internet!"
SURehman: "Feel sorry for Malik and the Sultans. Once again let down by No-ball by Junaid, and dropped catch by charles."
F U REHMAN: "They should have bowl wide yorkers to pollard like dean jones gave plan to his boys. "
Saaib Uppal: "Sunday: Peshawar needed 31 off 16 vs Multan. Pollard hit 6, 6, 6, 6 Today: Peshawar needed 31 off 15 vs Multan. Pollard hit 6, 6, 6"
Hassan: "Shattered all my expectations Afridi, Akmal and Junaid didn't perform, Malik again failed in captaincy and Multan lost "
Roma Ahmed: "I don't think it was that dropped catch or even the no-ball that let Sultans down. For me the captaincy cost them the match. Why Nouman and afridi are in the team even, if you have to give overs to the bowlers already having bad time??? Anyways, my day didn't improve. I shall better sleep."
Dan: "Well, Johnson Charles dropped the game there." -- Just four needed from the last over, and Amin needs two more for his own fifty
Junaid : "People! Dont try to use jinxology on PZ. Let them finish the match in style! "
Yahya: "Why Afridi wasnt used again? He got the breakthrough even.. "
James Iyer: "This is what I call a Pollard special! What a incredible hitter!" -- Two overs to go, and Pollard has brought it down to 13 from 12 with his hitting
OB Jato: "Along with Amin, going by the way Pollard is hitting the ball, he looks like the kind of bloke who can perform magic tonight and then pen down his experiences in the "Kieron-icles of Narnia"!"
noman riaz : "PZ didnt play any dot ball in last 4 overs, rotating the strike, keeping wickets in hand and waiting bad ball for boundary. fantastic chase"