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Breaking: Peshawar Zalmi defended 204 runs, and secured 2nd victory against table-toppers Multan Sultans, defending a formidable target of 204 runs. Captain Babar Azam led from the front with a magnificent 64 off 40 balls, supported by Saim Ayub’s explosive 46 off 22 balls.

Despite Multan’s brave efforts, including Mohammad Rizwan’s 32 and Iftikhar Ahmed’s unbeaten 60, Zalmi’s bowling, spearheaded by Aamer Jamal, proved too much to handle. Naveen-ul-Haq and debutant Mehran Mumtaz also played crucial roles in securing Zalmi’s thrilling win, marking their dominance in the ongoing PSL season.

Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans, Match 21, PSL 9

Match Summary Scorecard Image, Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 21, PSL 9

Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and chose to bat first against Multan Sultans, aiming for a high score due to the pitch conditions. Despite concerns about the batting lineup’s dependency on Babar Azam, they made several changes to their team. Multan Sultans were without their key player Usman Khan due to personal reasons.

Peshawar Zalmi managed to set a challenging target of 204 runs, with significant contributions from Babar Azam and Saim Ayub. In response, Multan Sultans fought hard but fell short by four runs, despite notable performances from Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed. Peshawar Zalmi’s bowling attack, led by Aamer Jamal, proved decisive in securing their victory, marking their second win over Multan Sultans in the ongoing PSL season.

Peshawar Zalmi Edges Out Multan Sultans in Thrilling Encounter

In a nail-biting encounter in the Pakistan Super League season 9, Peshawar Zalmi clinched victory against Multan Sultans for the second time this season, restricting them to 200 runs despite their valiant chase of 204. The match, held at a packed stadium, kept fans on the edge of their seats till the very end.

Multan Sultans Batting Scorecard:

Mohammad Rizwan (c)†32243821133.33
Reeza Hendricks510241050.00
Dawid Malan19193310100.00
Tayyab Tahir26182440144.44
Khushdil Shah11102510110.00
Iftikhar Ahmed60*274645222.22
Chris Jordan30*122432250.00
Extras4b, 4lb, 9w

Did not bat: David Willey, Usama Mir, Aftab Ibrahim, Mohammad Ali

Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Reeza Hendricks, 4.4 ov), 2-51 (Mohammad Rizwan, 7.1 ov), 3-86 (Dawid Malan, 11.2 ov), 4-91 (Tayyab Tahir, 11.6 ov), 5-125 (Khushdil Shah, 15.2 ov)

Peshawar Zalmi Bowling Scorecard:

Saim Ayub1014014.0021110
Luke Wood4044011.0056100
Mehran Mumtaz402015.00101000
Aamer Jamal403629.0091320
Salman Irshad3046015.3326130

The second innings saw Multan Sultans stepping up to chase down a formidable target set by Peshawar Zalmi. Mohammad Rizwan, leading from the front, showcased his skill with a commendable 32 runs off 24 balls before falling victim to a run-out. Reeza Hendricks and Dawid Malan contributed 5 and 19 runs respectively, setting the stage for a dramatic showdown.

Tayyab Tahir’s aggressive knock of 26 runs off 18 balls injected momentum into Multan’s innings, followed by a brief yet impactful cameo by Khushdil Shah, who added 11 runs to the scoreboard. However, it was Iftikhar Ahmed’s stellar performance that stole the spotlight. Ahmed’s unbeaten 60 off just 27 balls, embellished with four boundaries and five towering sixes, revived Multan’s hopes of a miraculous victory. Chris Jordan’s blistering 30 runs off 12 balls added further excitement to the match.

Despite Multan Sultans’ valiant efforts, Peshawar Zalmi’s bowling attack proved too formidable to overcome. Aamer Jamal emerged as the pick of the bowlers for Zalmi, scalping crucial wickets and finishing with figures of 2 for 36 in his four overs. Naveen-ul-Haq and Mehran Mumtaz also made significant contributions, each claiming a wicket to stifle Multan’s batting lineup.

The match witnessed several intense moments, including pivotal wickets and strategic reviews that kept spectators glued to their seats. Notable among them was Naveen-ul-Haq’s dismissal of Khushdil Shah, which involved a dramatic review and eventual overturning of the on-field decision, sparking jubilation among Peshawar Zalmi fans.

Despite Multan Sultans’ fighting spirit and Iftikhar Ahmed’s heroic innings, they fell short of the target by just four runs, concluding their innings at 200 for 5 in 20 overs. Peshawar Zalmi’s victory was met with jubilation from their supporters, cementing their position as a formidable contender in the ongoing PSL season.

With both teams displaying exceptional skill and determination, fans can expect more thrilling encounters as the tournament progresses. As the cricket fever continues to grip the nation, anticipation mounts for the next exhilarating match in the Pakistan Super League.

Peshawar Zalmi Sets Record-Breaking Target in the 21st Match of PSL Season 9

In an electrifying encounter marking the 21st match of the Pakistan Super League Season 9, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first against the Multan Sultans. What ensued was a captivating display of power-hitting and strategic gameplay, as Peshawar Zalmi set a formidable target of 205 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Peshawar Zalmi Batting Scorecard

PlayerRunsBallsMinutes4s6sStrike Rate
Saim Ayub46223535209.09
Babar Azam (c)64407272160.00
Tom Kohler-Cadmore59120055.55
Haseebullah Khan †31203431155.00
Rovman Powell23*153212153.33
Asif Ali11101220110.00
Aamer Jamal12*5711240.00

Fall of wickets:
1-84 (Saim Ayub, 6.6 ov), 2-97 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 9.3 ov), 3-148 (Babar Azam, 14.2 ov), 4-166 (Haseebullah Khan, 16.3 ov), 5-186 (Asif Ali, 18.4 ov)

Multan Sultans Bowling Scorecard:

Mohammad Ali3046015.333420
David Willey403609.003130
Iftikhar Ahmed1012012.002010
Khushdil Shah1013013.003000
Chris Jordan403328.252220
Usama Mir403238.001310
Aftab Ibrahim3030010.003101

Led by their dynamic captain, Babar Azam, Peshawar Zalmi got off to a flying start. Azam’s stellar knock of 64 runs off just 40 balls, comprising 7 boundaries and 2 sixes, set the tone for his team’s innings. He found support in Saim Ayub, whose aggressive 46 off 22 balls, studded with 3 fours and an impressive 5 sixes, propelled Zalmi to a commanding position early on.

Despite facing a few setbacks in the middle overs, Peshawar Zalmi continued to pile on the runs, courtesy of valuable contributions from Haseebullah Khan (31 off 20) and Rovman Powell (23 not out off 15). A late onslaught by Aamer Jamal (12 not out off 5) ensured that Zalmi posted a daunting total of 204/5 at the end of their innings.

Multan Sultans bowlers put up a spirited effort to contain the Zalmi batsmen, with Usama Mir emerging as the standout performer. Mir’s impressive spell of 3 wickets for 32 runs in 4 overs kept the opposition in check. Chris Jordan also made crucial breakthroughs, claiming 2 wickets for 33 runs in his allotted 4 overs.

Despite the relentless assault from the Peshawar Zalmi batsmen, Multan Sultans showcased resilience and fought back with timely breakthroughs in the latter stages of the innings. However, Zalmi’s aggressive intent ensured they posted a challenging total on the scoreboard, setting the stage for an enthralling run chase. With a target of 205 runs to chase down, Multan Sultans face an uphill task as they aim to kickstart their campaign with a victory.