SHARJAH: After failing to go over the road in opposition to Lahore Qalandars in Friday’s freak encounter – by far the very best match of this Pakistan Tremendous League season, Multan Sultans will attempt their luck in opposition to Peshawar Zalmi in at the moment’s first fixture in Sharjah.
Multan Sultans have had a disappointing run to date, with just one win out of 4 matches. They’d their hopes excessive after placing up a mammoth 200-6 in opposition to Qalandars, however they hadn’t anticipated what got here subsequent: a fiery 63 off 35 balls from Fakhar Zaman, adopted by a South African storm. AB de Villiers smashed 52 not out off 29 and David Wiese obliged with 45 not out from 20, together with a six off the final ball, to propel Qalandars to a six-wicket win and provides the followers a match to recollect.
However there have been some positives for Multan, who noticed 53 off 38 by debutant Umar Siddiq and 84 off 41 by James Vince for an excellent opening stand of 135. If this partnership continues to be as harmful, the Shoaib Malik-led facet would have an edge going into the upcoming matches.
Peshawar Zalmi had a disappointing begin to their PSL marketing campaign however got here from behind to win two back-to-back matches, solely to lose their momentum to Islamabad United on Friday with a 12-run defeat.
Hasan Ali has been unstoppable with 11 wickets from 4 matches, incomes him the Fazal Mahmood cap for the main wicket-taker of this season to date. The batting entrance has not been as intimidating, with Kamran Akmal not his normal harmful self and Imam-ul-Haq alternating between excessive and low scores.