Multan Sultans edge out Karachi Kings in PSL8 thriller


MULTAN – Skipper Imad Wasim, and James Vince’s heroics went in vain as hosts Multan Sultans outfoxed Karachi Kings in an electrifying game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday.

Rizwan-led side remained on top of the PSL points table after beating visitors in a thriller.

Sultans were invited to bat first, as they posted a massive target of 197 before limiting Karachi Kings to 193-5 in given overs, with flamboyant hitter Mohammad Rizwan raking accolades for slamming his maiden century in PSL8. He started off effortlessly, completing half-ton on 42 balls.

Shan Masood gained momentum with the skipper and made an 85-run partnership for the first wicket. After Masood’s exit, Rilee Rossouw continued and slammed hard. He was returned in the last over after scoring 29 runs off 21 balls. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Umar claimed a wicket each for visitors.

Earlier, Kings players James Vince and Mathew Wade stitched a 72-run partnership to advance their side. Vince slammed 50 in less than four overs, with six fours and four maximum.

Usama Mir then got Wade in a sigh of relief for the squad. Haider Ali then returned following Vince’s departure.

Sultans are standing at the top of the points table with six points after four fixtures while Kings are placed in fourth position.


Karachi Kings: James Vince, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim (c), Matthew Wade, Ben Cutting, Irfanullah Niazi, Aamer Yamin, Akif Javed, Mohammad Umar, Imran Tahir.

Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Braithwaite, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ilyas, Ihsanullah