MULTAN – Multan Sultan’s young gun Ihsanullah went on a rampage as he thrashed Quetta Gladiators batters and then power-hitter Rilee Rossouw helped his side get the first win with an unbeaten 78-run knock.
Multan Sultans bagged the victory in the 14th over as Rilee Rossouw hit huge shots, finishing being top-performer with a powerful knock of 78. Star player Shan Masood returned on the first delivery after scoring 3.
Captain and flamboyant batter Mohammad Rizwan stitched a good partnership with Rossouw. The Proteas star scored 78 off just 42 deliveries, courtesy of nine boundaries and three sixes, and the skipper remained unbeaten.
On the other hand, Right-arm medium-fast Nuwan Thusara remained the only bowler to get a scalp for the touring side.
Two other Sultans players Sameen Gul and Abbas Afridi bring their A-game. Gul struck in his first over as aggressive batter Martin Guptill was sent packing by him after scoring seven. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai was then outfoxed.
Ihsanullah has bowled an unreal spell in front of a buzzing Multan crowd 🤩#HBLPSL8 | #SabSitarayHumaray | #MSvQG pic.twitter.com/WLA1tuM6Yx
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 15, 2023
Home side Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third game of the Pakistan Super League against Quetta Gladiators.
Taking hold in the first game of the season, Gladiators Jason Roy and Martin Guptill stitched nine runs in the first over but Sameen Gul outfoxed Guptill for seven runs.
Young gun Abdul Wahid Bangalzai failed for any big show as he made a mere 1 run to Quetta’s total before Abbas Afridi dismissed him. Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed then returned after scoring 2 runs and their team lost three wickets for 37 runs.
Multan Sultan: Mohammad Rizwan (c), Shan Masood, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Khushdil Shah, Akeal Hossain, Usama Mir, Sameen Gul, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Abdul Wahid, Bangalzai, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Nuwan Thushara
This is a developing story, and will be updated later…