Lahore Qalandars grew to become the first group to acquire back again-to-back Pakistan Tremendous League titles on Saturday, beating Multan Sultans by just one run in a thrilling final.
Captain Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4-51 soon after smashing a speedy 44 not out but experienced to result a operate out at the bowler’s stop as Multan’s Khushdil Shah attempted to make a 3rd operate to pressure a super more than.
Qalandars experienced scored 200-6 in their 20 overs before a packed 25,000 Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and Sultans finished on 199-8.
Qalandars experienced also defeated Sultans in last year’s ultimate.
Shaheen conceded 34 runs in his opening two overs as Sultans raced to 101-1 in 10 overs, with Rilee Rossouw (52) and Mohammad Rizwan (34) adding 64 for the next wicket.
Rossouw smashed 7 fours and two sixes off just 32 balls.
But Shaheen returned for his second spell to dismiss Kieron Pollard (19), Tim David (20), Anwar Ali (a person) and Usama Mir (nought).
With 35 needed in the previous two overs, Shah and Abbas Afridi took 22 from Haris Rauf’s 19th above but unsuccessful to get 13 in the past.
“We arrived at the last again and gained the title for a second time so which is a reward for teamwork,” said Shaheen.
“We performed very well in the final but it was a tense acquire.”
Previously, Qalandars ended up lifted by a rampaging Shaheen who clobbered a 15-ball 44 not out with 5 towering sixes and two fours, aiding his team smash 85 operates in the previous 5 overs.
Abdullah Shafique prime-scored with a 40-ball 65.
Shafique and Fakhar Zaman (39) took Qalandars to 95-1 just after their workforce won the toss and batted and opener Mirza Baig hammered an 18-ball 30.
But at the time Zaman was dismissed, Qalandars shed 4 wickets in the house of 18 balls, slumping to 112-5.
Shaheen promoted himself to amount 7 and immediately designed an affect, as he and Shafique hit 24 runs in the 17th over from pacer Ihsanullah.
Leg-spinner Usama Mir was the decide of Sultans’ bowlers with 3-24.
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