According to the Pakistan Super League 2020 fixture, the 8th match of the HBL PSL T20 played between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. A great day in the history of Multan Cricket Stadium the cricket came back after almost twelve years of international cricket. Multan Sultans became victorious in their 3rd match of the tournament after beating Zalmi by six wickets. While batting first at Zalmi went to score the lowest total of PSL 5 so far with 123 runs all out. Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi 8th Match PSL 2020 the most important game won by the host.
In the team’s performance, Multan Sultans have the best bowling combo with spin, pace, and all-rounders. Sultan’s have great bowling performances as they have been successful in taking early breakthroughs. Multan’s rip-roaring bowling performance restricted Zalmi to 123 and Rossouw’s unbeaten 49 runs innings took them over the line. The opening pair of Zalmi failed to give an impressive start to the innings. Tom Banton dropped by James Vince in the first slip position on the very first ball of the match by Mohammad Irfan.
Banton went back to pavilion after playing a straight cover driving in Afridi’s hand just after 5 balls from his first drop by Vince. Sultans pacers continued to ground the Zalmi batting line by taking wickets and doing maximum dot balls. Sohail Tanveer bowled brilliantly taking four wickets in his 3.3 overs bowling spell and conceding only 13 runs. Eventually, Zalmi got all out in 18.3 overs for the lowest total of 123 runs including only 47 runs innings by Haider Ali.
Rilee Rossouw 49 and Sohail Tanveer 4 Wickets
According to the pitch report of Multan Cricket Stadium, it’s a batting surface with grassy turf and the Zalmi approach batting first was a good decision. The fall of wickets in continuity with the only innings by Haider Ali who scored 47 runs off 27 balls. Zalmi’s top-order, middle order, and tail-ender didn’t form any solid partnership that could help them in scoring competitive total on board. Zalmi last four wickets in the powerplay as they were at 4/41 in 5.3 overs.
A similar situation by Sultan while chasing down the low total. Peshawar Zalmi were 4/41 at one stage and Multan Sultans identically touched the same figure with 47/4 in 7th overs. Rossouw brilliant batting innings of 49 runs despite his hip injury he won the game. Khushdil Shah piled up with Rossouw for 77* unbeaten partnerships got Sultans over the line. Rossouw dropped by Livingstone at deep cover the only chance Zalmi got to fightback in defending a low total.
Mohammad Amir Khan bowled only two overs that were the most expensive by conceding 35 runs in 2 overs. Rahat Ali bowled brilliantly as he conceded only 20 runs in his four overs grabbing one wicket. Wahab Riaz pretty expensive with two major breakthroughs gave a chance to Zalmi for fighting back. Zalmi couldn’t capitalize on their bowling innings for not taking wickets earlier one. You only win the game for a small total if you kept on taking wickets earlier on otherwise 20 overs are good enough to chase such a small total.
Multan vs Peshawar Playing XI
The team squads for Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi 8th Match PSL 2020!
Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone. Liam Dawson, Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan, Rahat Ali
James Vince, Moeen Ali, Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, Zeeshan Ashraf. Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanveer, Mohammad Ilyas, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan