Lahore Qalandars got 1st victory in PSL

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 | 0

In 9th March, 2018 the 20th match of ongoing season of Pakistan Super League was executed and in the match, Lahore Qalandars got 1st victory in PSL this season. It was a great achievement for the team though they almost lost their place in playoff round. They would not qualify for the playoff round so far. They have played total seven matches in the season of PSL but won just one match which was against the most potential team in the season Multan Sultans.

Lahore Qalandars got 1st victory in PSL

Multan Sultans is a newbie team in Pakistan Super league and this is their first time in PSL. But as the beginner, they have showed some extraordinary performance in the tournament. The team is led by as one of the most experienced player of Pakistan national team Shoaib Malik and also there are some most talented players in the squad as well as hard hitter. They have played highest eight matches in the season and won four times which makes them standing on the 2nd position on the point table.

On the other hand, Lahore Qalandars has also some talented players where the captain of the team is former Black Caps player Brendon McCullum. Besides, they also have Umal Akmal, Fakhar Zaman and some others in the squad. But they yet to show that charming performance in the season.

Lahore Qalandars is one of the founding member in Pakistan Super League but they yet to have any significant achievement in the tournament since the beginning of the competition in 2016.

However, the last match which was the 20th match of the season of Pakistan Super League started in 9th March, 2018. The match was day/ night where it was staged at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

In the match, Multan Sultans won the toss and decided to bat first which was a wrong decision. They had to take bowl first and chasing was the easy option in the ground. So, came to bat they faced batting disaster and lost all wickets in 19.4 overs. Multan Sultans scored 114 runs totally where Kumar Sangakkara scored highest 45 runs for the team by facing 30 balls. The main weapon of the team Qalandars was Shaheen Afridi who took five wickets in 3.4 overs. He only gave 4 runs in the meantime.

Lahore Qalandars also fought hard but finally did it. They played 18.4 overs and reached the destination. Their skipper Brendon McCullum scored unbeaten 35 runs in 35 balls. They lost four wickets in the meantime. Shaheen Afridi got the player of the match award due to his destructive bowling spell.

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