On Monday, Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by one run in the first match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Zaman Khan protected 14 runs in the last over to help his team win the game.
Openers Rizwan and Masood put the Sultans in charge with a century-run stand for the first wicket.
Rizwan hit his 13th PSL fifty against the reigning champions.
The two batsmen didn’t allow Qalandar’s bowlers beat them and lasted at the crease for a lengthy time.
Hussain Talat, who sent Masood back to the pavilion after hitting 35 runs in 31 balls, provided the Qalandars with a breakthrough.
Later, after scoring 75 runs in 50 balls, Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled Rizwan, reducing the home side to 131-2.
Following the departure of the two openers, the Qalandars captain and his bowling partner Haris Rauf got his team back into the game.
The left-armer bowled an outstanding fourth over.
South Africa’s David Miller, known for his power hitting, was bowled out for 25 runs by Rauf, who delivered a blistering yorker to eliminate the left-handed hitter.
Shaheen bowled Zaman Khan with 15 runs needed in the penultimate over.
The teenager got the over began with a magnificent yorker and gave up a run.
On the following pitch, hard-hitter Kieron Pollard was out after attempting to dash for two but failing to reach the crease in time.
Zaman’s third ball was a fast full toss that struck Usman Khan’s thigh pad and forced the batsman to depart the field after being declared lbw.
Following a wide, the right-arm pacer produced another magnificent ball, resulting in a run-out as Usama Mir was forced to leave for a duck.
In the sixth ball, Khusdil Shah hit Zaman for a four.
The Sultans needed six runs on the last pitch of the inning, but the left-handed hitter couldn’t make a strong connection with the ball, which went for a four. Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans In the first match
Last year’s runners-up, on the other hand, fell two runs short of winning the game and one run short of tying it.When the reigning champions Qalandars batted first, they scored 176 runs in 20 overs, led to Fakhar Zaman’s 66 runs off 42 balls.
In the PSL, the left-handed hitter reached the milestone of 2000 runs.
Mirza Tahir Baig, the young opener, hit 36 runs off 26 balls before being dismissed by Akeal Hossain.
The two hitters laid a solid platform for the Qalandars with a 61-run partnership for the opening wicket.
Shai Hope, the wicket-keeper batsman, also scored 19 runs in 17 balls.
To achieve the competitive total, all-rounder Sikandar Raza (19) and Hussain Talat (20) put up a 39-run fifth-wicket stand.
Usama and Ihsanullah both took two wickets for Multan Sultans, but Akeal only took one.