Debutants Multan Sultans won toss and elected to bowl first against defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League’s opening match being held here on Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Sohail Tanveer bowled the first bowl of the match which undoubtedly stunned Bangladesh and Peshawar Zalmi batsman Tamim Iqbal.
Iqbal survived by taking a review on a decision given by umpire on the second delivery of the first over of fast bowler Muhammad Irfan but the bowler was successful to bag Kamran Akmal’s wicket on the fifth delivery of his over.
Muhammad Irfan had his second wicket after Junaid Khan with his super effort took a spectacular catch of Iqbal on the third delivery of his second over.
Dwayne Smith hit the first six of the tournament on the bowl of leg-spinner Imran Tahir, the batsman also survived a faulty decision on the lbw appeal after taking a review on the bowler’s delivery.
But later in the match a flipper by Tahir trapped Smith in giving an easy catch to Kieron Pollard.
The next one to head to dugout was the middle-order batsman Haris Sohail. A loose slog on the bowl of Hardus Viljoen provided an easy catch to fast bowler Sohail Tanvir, who was fielding on long-on.
Muhammad Hafeez scored his third PSL half-century with a remarkable boundary.
A pull shot straight to square leg ended Hafeez’s 59-run inning as the ball wet straight to the safe hands of Sohaib Maqsood. The change of pace and length benefited fast bowler Junaid Khan.
Skipper Sammy’s quick 29 powers Zalmi to 151 against Multan Sultans
Sohail Tanvir took the wicket of the Zalmi skipper on the second last ball of the inning.
Peshawar Zalmi have scored 151. Will Multan Sultans chase it down?