Tahir shines as Sultans win PSL 7 opener

LAHORE – Captain Muhammad Rizwan and Imran Tahir urged Multan Sultans to a comfy seven-wicket victory over Karachi Kings within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) 2020 opener at Nationwide Stadium Karachi on Thursday evening. 

Rizwan performed a captain’s knock as he scored 52 off 47 balls, whilst Imran Tahir gave his aspect the hole wicket and likewise took a complete of 3 a very powerful scalps – Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Tom Lammonby – once they gained the toss and put Karachi to bat. The Kings’ bowlers may now not carry out on top of things as they have been already below drive as the Babar Azam-led aspect had passed a meager 124-run goal to the Sultans, which they finished in 18.2 overs on the lack of 3 wickets. Mohammad Nabi took two wickets and Mohammad Ilyas took one for Karachi Kings. 

Previous, Multan Sultans limited Karachi Kings to 124/5 as Imran Tahir took some impressive 3 wickets for the protecting champions. The autumn of wickets started within the tenth over when Tahir picked up the primary and a very powerful wicket of Sharjeel Khan (43), who used to be on a roll along with his opening spouse and Babar Azam. 


Later within the eleventh over, Khushdil Shah took the wicket of Babar within the subsequent over (23), piling up drive at the Sultans. M Nabi (10) used to be the 3rd guy to move, despatched packing by means of Imran Tahir. In the similar over, he picked up the wicket of Tom Lammonby (1). Joe Clarke (26) used to be disregarded by means of Dahani within the 18th over. Sultans most effective gave six extras in 20 overs. 

In the meantime, the PSL 7 commenced at Nationwide Stadium, Karachi on Thursday night with a impressive opening rite, the place Atif Aslam and Aima Baig sang PSL 7 anthem. Top Minister Imran Khan’s particular message to PSL groups used to be additionally performed throughout the rite, adopted by means of a colourful fireworks show. “I’m opening the 7th PSL and I am hoping each and every crew fights until the remaining ball and entertains the general public,” PM Imran Khan stated in a video message.



Sharjeel c Shan b Imran Tahir 43

Babar Azam c Willey b Khushdil 23


Joe Clarke c Rossouw b Dahani 26

Mohammad Nabi c & b Tahir 10

Tom Lammonby b Imran Tahir 1

Lewis Gregory now not out 14

Aamer Yamin now not out 1

EXTRAS: (b1, lb2, nb2, w1) 6

TOTAL: (5 wkts, 20 overs) 124

FOW: 1-66, 2-71, 3-103, 4-105, 5-110. 

BOWLING: David Willey 4-0-29-0, Imran Khan 4-0-32-0, Shahnawaz Dahani 3-0-14-1, Tim David 2-0-19-0, Imran Tahir 4-0-16-3, Khushdil Shah 2-0-8-1, Ihsanullah 1-0-3-0. 


Shan Masood c Gregory b M Ilyas 26

Mohammad Rizwan now not out 52

Sohaib Maqsood st Clarke b M Nabi 30

Rilee Rossouw c Clarke b M Nabi 2

Tim David now not out 12

EXTRAS: (b2, w2) 4

TOTAL: (3 wkts, 18.2 overs) 126

FOW: 1-38, 2-101, 3-103

BOWLING: Aamer Yamin 2-0-14-0, Mohammad Imran 3-0-30-0, Mohammad Ilyas 1-0-2-1, Umaid Asif 2-0-10-0, Mohammad Taha 4-0-32-0, Lewis Gregory 3-0-19-0, Mohammad Nabi 3.2-0-17-2. 

TOSS: Multan Sultans



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