PSL 2023: Shaheen Afridi’s team won PSL final by 1 run, crushed Multan Sultans

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Lahore Qalandars won PSL 8

PSL 2023: The final match of the Pakistan Super League was played between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. In this exciting match, Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 1 run. This is the second win in a row for the Lahore Qalandars. In the final also played in the year 2022, Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans. In the final match played between the two teams, the Lahore Qalandars batting first scored 200 runs with the loss of 6 wickets. Chasing the target of 201 runs, the Multan Sultans side could only score 199 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and thus Lahore Qalandars won the final match. Shaheen Afridi played the captaincy innings in this match. In the first innings, he scored 41 runs off just 15 balls, while also taking 4 wickets with the ball. With this win, Lahore Qalandars became the first team in PSL history to win back-to-back trophies.

how was the game

Talking about this match played between the two teams, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and decided to bat in this match. Batting first down the field, the Lahore Qalandars team began to wreak havoc early on. However, Lahore lost their opener Mirza Tahir Baig’s wicket on the power play. Following this, there was a 57-run partnership for the second wicket between Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafiq. Late innings, Shaheen Afridi’s captaincy innings brought the team’s score to 200 runs. Afridi hit five sixes and two fours during this period.

second inning excitement

Talking about the second entry, Multan Sultans also started as Lahore Qalandars. The team lost the wicket of their opener Usman Khawaja with a score of 41. This was followed by a good partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Riley Russo. The team lost their second wicket in the 11th with a score of 105. The team maintained their run rate of around 10 until here, but from here the Multan Sultans innings failed and the team started losing their wickets one after another.

High voltage drama in the last over

The Sultans lost all three of their wickets on the 17th of the second innings. But Khushdil Shah and Abbas Afridi once again turned the game around in their favor. In the over 19 of the match, these two batsmen scored 19 runs off Haris Rauf. Sultans needed 13 runs in the last over, but his team could only manage 11 runs and Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans in the final for the second time in a row.

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