Half-centuries from Kieron Pollard and Umar Amin took Peshawar Zalmi home in a comfortable 172 run-chase during the Thursday’s fixture of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The required rate was mounting, the pressure was on, and it could all have been very different for Sultans. But as it turned out, Pollard went on to slam four more sixes on his way to a fifty, Amin raising a fifty of his own, and the pair settling the matter with an unbroken 91-run stand.
Pollard was declared the Player of the Match for his innings.
Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Ilyas and Muhammad Irfan took one wicket each in the match. Imamul Haq and Fletcher provided a strong start to Zalmi after opener Kamran Akmal’s departure on a duck.
Johnson Charles’ blistering 57 of 31 balls knock powered Multan Sultans to 172 runs in the clash against Peshawar Zalmi
JM Vince assisted Charles with his 41-run knock before getting run out by Imam-ul-Haq. For Zalmi, Umaid Asif, Liam Dawson and Hasan Ali picked one wicket each. Sultans Skipper Shoaib Malik played unbeaten 28 off 21.