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Multan Sultans go on top of table with 56 runs win

Multan Sultans went on top of the table in Pakistan Super League (PSL 8) by beating Peshawar Zalmi by 56 runs in their third match of the season.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi were given a flying start by Muhammad Haris, who hit Khushdil Shah for a six in the first over and then smashed Sameen Gul for two more sixes in the second over.

Peshawar Zalmi scored 41 runs in four overs but then Ihsanullah was introduced, who struck first ball and dismissed skipper Babar Azam for nine runs.

Saim Ayub was the new batter who did not take any time to settle down and hit Ihsanullah for a four first ball and a six two balls later.

Both young batters kept hitting shots all over the park and helped their team reach 78 runs in just seven overs.

Muhammad Haris looked comfortable as he reached 40, but then he got run out and Peshawar Zalmi lost their second wicket for 88 runs.

Tom Kohler Cadmore, who scored 92 in the first match, was dismissed early by Usama Mir after scoring just three runs.

That did not stop Saim Ayub from going after the bowlers as he hit 3 fours and three sixes to reach his fifty off just 33 balls.

Rovman Powell played a little cameo in which he hit two sixes and a four to score 23 runs off just 11 balls, deliveries Sameen Gul got his wicket, leaving Peshawar Zalmi 130 for the loss of four wickets.

Usama Mir completely changed the game in the 15th over when he dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa for 1 run and Saim Ayub for 53 runs.

Wahab Riaz’s stay also did not last for long as Carlos Brathwaite bowled him.

Ihsanullah came back in the 17th over and got his second wicket by sending Khurram Shehzad back to the pavillion.

Abbas Afridi picked up his second wicket in the 18th over and in the next over Ihsanullah got his third wicket to wrap it up for Multan Sultans.

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