200dThe Report by Peter Della Penna

Pollard, Amin smash Peshawar Zalmi to victory

Multan Sultans fell apart after Johnson Charles was dismissed for a 26-ball half-century

Match Centre

Commentator: Liam Brickhill (@gomorezvidinha

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."

19.2
4
Junaid Khan to Umar Amin, FOUR runs, there's the game! Amin spots a full one and slams it over mid off's head to secure a seven wicket win
19.2
1w
Junaid Khan to Umar Amin, 1 wide, sprayed down the leg side to level the scores
19.1
2
Junaid Khan to Umar Amin, 2 runs, fifty up for Amin, scything a drive out to the cover sweeper, who stops it but not cleanly enough to stop them getting back for a second

Dan: "Well, Johnson Charles dropped the game there." -- Just four needed from the last over, and Amin needs two more for his own fifty

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | PZ: 169/3 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.89, RRR: 4.00)

  • Umar Amin48 (35b)
  • Kieron Pollard52 (27b)
  • Mohammad Ilyas4-0-22-1
  • Daniel Christian3-0-44-0
18.6
1
Mohammad Ilyas to Umar Amin, 1 run, that's better, a yorker just outside off and Amin can only squeeze it out to point
18.5
4
Mohammad Ilyas to Umar Amin, FOUR runs, heaved over square leg, and Amin finds the gap. Another length delivery from Ilyas

Junaid : "People! Dont try to use jinxology on PZ. Let them finish the match in style! "

18.4
1
Mohammad Ilyas to Pollard, 1 run, just short of a good length, and Pollard pulls out to deep midwicket, the ball reaching the fielder on the bounce

Zalmi 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34ADS FletcherImam-ul-Haq
2nd1Kamran AkmalImam-ul-Haq
3rd50Umar AminImam-ul-Haq
4th91KA PollardUmar Amin

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ1073140.828
QG1073140.376
IU1055100.127
KK105510-0.673
MS103760.173
LQ10376-0.837