result
16th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Mar 6 2018, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, target 184)164/8
Sultans won by 19 runs
Player Of The Match
85 (42)
sohaib-maqsood
Article Thumbnail
3y
• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Maqsood, Tanvir help Multan increase their lead at the top

Sohaib Maqsood smacked the season's highest individual score while the table-toppers amassed the biggest total of PSL 2018

Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
Comms: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Multan Sultans183/3(20 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi164/8(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 2 wickets
PZ: 164/8CRR: 8.19 
Wahab Riaz6 (2)
Umaid Asif0 (0)
Kieron Pollard 4-0-37-3
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-14-3

11.43pm Multan were too good again. They had enough firepower with their batting to carry them to an above-par score, and then they had the defensive bowling ability to cruise to a 19-run win to retain top spot. Sohail Tanvir led the Sultans, with figures of 3 for 14. Kieron Pollard also chipped in with three wickets. In the end, Peshawar just could not put together many substantial stands to challenge Multan's prowess. There were sparkling innings from Mohammad Hafeez and then Liam Dawson, but it was nowhere near enough eventually.

19.6
6
Pollard to Wahab Riaz, SIX runs

smashed for six to finish, a slower ball outside off, Riaz charges at the bowler and pummels the ball over long-on. Multan win by 19 runs, to keep their spot at the top of the PSL points table.

19.5
W
Pollard to Hafeez, OUT

another slower ball, another wicket. Goes wide of the crease, and bowls a really slow, full delivery outside off. Hafeez looks to heave that away but all he can manage is a leading edge, lobs to Sangakkara.

Mohammad Hafeez c †Sangakkara b Pollard 56 (41b 5x4 2x6) SR: 136.58
19.4
1b
Pollard to Wahab Riaz, 1 bye

a bye, a slower delivery outside off, goes past Wahab, but Hafeez wants the strike.

19.3
1
Pollard to Hafeez, 1 run

another slower ball outside off, inside-edged away to deep square leg.

19.2
W
Pollard to Hasan Ali, OUT

another wide slower ball outside off, Hasan Ali clears his front leg and toe-ends a heave to deep midwicket. He had to drag that shot, which is why there was no timing.

Hasan Ali c Ahmed Shehzad b Pollard 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
19.1
2
Pollard to Hasan Ali, 2 runs

another slower ball outside off, swatted away with awful timing towards long-on. Just the couple.

19.1
1w
Pollard to Hasan Ali, 1 wide

a slower delivery outside off, not inside the tramline, wide called

31 off 6. Spectators are streaming out to avoid the chaos later, we've all been there. Pollard will finish.

end of over 192 runs • 2 wickets
PZ: 153/6CRR: 8.05 RRR: 31.00
Mohammad Hafeez55 (39)
Hasan Ali1 (2)
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-14-3
Junaid Khan 4-0-45-0
18.6
Tanvir to Hafeez, no run

that is surely the end of the game. A back of a length delivery outside off, Hafeez too swings and misses.

Shabaib Abdulla: "Sammy here would have made a big difference "

18.5
1
Tanvir to Hasan Ali, 1 run

an excellent yorker outside off, not much Hasan can do but bunt to mid-off

18.4
Tanvir to Hasan Ali, no run

full and wide outside off, Hasan swings, Hasan misses.

18.3
W
Tanvir to Hammad, OUT

edged and gone! A full delivery is angled away outside off, Azam looks to heave the ball in the opposite direction, all he manages is a thin outside edge to Sangakkara.

Hammad Azam c †Sangakkara b Sohail Tanvir 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.2
1
Tanvir to Hafeez, 1 run

short and wide outside off, carved to backward point for a single

18.1
W
Tanvir to Dawson, OUT

is that the game? Should be. A full, wide delivery outside off. All Dawson can do is slice the ball. Bravo runs in from the sweeper cover boundary and takes a low catch. Could not get enough timing or power behind the stroke.

Liam Dawson c Bravo b Sohail Tanvir 32 (17b 0x4 3x6) SR: 188.23

33 off 12. Peshawar need a 20-run over.

end of over 1817 runs
PZ: 151/4CRR: 8.38 RRR: 16.50
Liam Dawson32 (16)
Mohammad Hafeez54 (37)
Junaid Khan 4-0-45-0
Imran Tahir 4-0-31-0
17.6
1
Junaid to Dawson, 1 run

decent comeback from Junaid. 17 runs off the over, just about par. A short delivery down leg, Dawson pulls towards square leg, the fielder puts a tough chance down. It's Irfan, diving to his right. Actually, only he could have got there. He saved three.

17.5
1
Junaid to Hafeez, 1 run

a low full toss outside off, hit away to long-on. Couldn't do much with that.

17.4
4
Junaid to Hafeez, FOUR runs

four more. 15 runs off the over. The towels are out with dew and the bowlers are erring. A low full toss outside off, driven over cover for four. Picks the gap, excellent execution. Brings up his fifty

17.3
4
Junaid to Hafeez, FOUR runs

this over is keeping Peshawar in this. 11 off three balls. A short delivery outside off, the slower one. Sits up for Hafeez and he slaps it into the gap at midwicket for four.

17.2
1
Junaid to Dawson, 1 run

a full, wide delivery outside off is sliced to a deep cover. Just one.

17.1
6
Junaid to Dawson, SIX runs

Dawson's cameo is threatening Multan. A full delivery is in the slot outside off, Dawson clears his front leg, goes deep in the crease to get underneath the length and heaves the ball over long-on.

50 off 18. Too much, you would think.

end of over 176 runs
PZ: 134/4CRR: 7.88 RRR: 16.66
Liam Dawson24 (13)
Mohammad Hafeez45 (34)
Imran Tahir 4-0-31-0
Junaid Khan 3-0-28-0
16.6
1
Tahir to Dawson, 1 run

pushed through, full and wide, drilled to deep cover. Superb over from Tahir, just six from it.

Best performances - batters
Sohaib Maqsood
Sohaib Maqsood MS
85 runs (42)
4 fours
7 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
30 runs
1 four
4 sixes
601914201088
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez PZ
56 runs (41)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
3 fours
0 six
0774541415
Best performances - bowlers
Sohail Tanvir
Sohail Tanvir MS
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard MS
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
9.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPeshawar Zalmi, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Sohaib Maqsood
Sohaib Maqsood
Match days06 March 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Pakistan Image
Asif Yaqoob
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Khalid Mahmood
Match Referee
Pakistan Image
Mohammed Anees
PointsMultan Sultans 2, Peshawar Zalmi 0