Pakistan Super League - PSL

Underdogs Rise! Peshawar Zalmi Stun Multan Sultans in Last-Ball Thriller!

Peshawar Zalmi finally roared, snatching their first victory of the PSL 2024 season in dramatic fashion against table-toppers Multan Sultans. In a match that went down to the wire, Zalmi held their nerve to secure a nail-biting five-run win, leaving the Sultans stunned on their home turf.

Zalmi Bat First, Build Competitive Total

Winning the toss, Zalmi opted to bat and got off to a decent start thanks to Haseebullah Khan’s brisk 37 and Babar Azam’s composed 31. While wickets fell at regular intervals, Rovman Powell’s late cameo of 23 off 11 and Luke Wood’s 17 off 12 propelled them to a respectable 179 for 8.

Sultans Chase Hard, But Fall Short

Chasing a tricky target, Multan Sultans started strong with Dawid Malan’s blistering 52 off 25. Reeza Hendricks provided valuable support with his 28, but the middle order wobbled, losing wickets in quick succession.

Nail-Biting Finish: Drama Unfolds in the Final Over

Needing 22 off the final over, Iftikhar Ahmed threatened to steal the show with two boundaries and a monstrous six off Naveen-ul-Haq. With six needed off two balls, the drama reached its peak. However, the young Afghan fast bowler held his nerve, dismissing Iftikhar caught behind after a crucial video review. The last ball saw another wicket fall, sealing the win for Peshawar Zalmi in a heart-stopping finish.

Turning Point: Yaqoob’s Spin Magic

While Malan and Hendricks laid the foundation, it was leg-spinner Arif Yaqoob who shifted the momentum in the 17th over. His three wickets, including a double strike against Usama Mir, pegged back the Sultans’ chase and proved to be the turning point in the match.

Zalmi Celebrate, Sultans Reflect

This win is a huge boost for Zalmi, who were desperate to get their campaign back on track. For Sultans, despite the loss, they still maintain their lead on the table. However, this defeat will serve as a wake-up call, highlighting areas they need to address moving forward.

This match was a true testament to the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket. From Zalmi’s fightback to Sultans’ near-comeback, it kept everyone on the edge of their seats until the very last ball. The PSL is certainly delivering exciting matches, and this is just the beginning!

Watch the highlights of the match – PZ vs MS

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