Sangakkara, Malik hand Sultans victory in PSL3 opener

New entrants secure seven-wicket win over defending champions


Azeem Siddiqui February 22, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Kumar Sangakkaa and Shoaib Malik’s responsible knock helped Multan Sultans beat defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the first match of the third edition of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai on Thursday.



After opting to bowl first, Sultans produced an impressive show with the bowl to restrict Darren Sammy-led Zalmi to just 151 for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

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Mohammad Hafeez finished as the top scorer for Zalmi with 59 off 52 with the help of six fours and one six.

For Sultans, tall left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan was the star of the show as he claimed two wickets and just gave away 19 runs.

In chase of 152, Sultans suffered an early blow as opener Ahmad Shahzad departed without scoring.

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However, Sangakkara stabilized the innings, first with Sohaib Maqsood and then with captain Malik to make sure there were no hurdles for the new entrants as Sultans cruised to the victory with five balls to spare.

Sangakkara finished the innings with the top score of 57 off 51 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes, whereas Malik scored an unbeaten 42 off 30 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

For Zalmi, pacer Wahab Riaz was the most successful bowler on the night as he claimed two wickets.

For his outstanding batting performances, Sangakkara was named player of the match.

 





MS 152-3 (19.1 overs)

SIX! And that's it. Sultans have registered their first victory of the tournament.

Hammad Azam to start his final over.



MS 146-3 (19 overs)

Nine off the over.



Jordan to bowl his final over.



MS 137-3 (18 overs)

Eleven off the over. Great one for Sultans.



Wahab Riaz to start his final over.



MS 126-3 (17 overs)

Twelve off the over. Great one for Sultans.





Chris Jordan to start his new over.



MS 114-3 (16 overs)

Eight off the over.



Hammad Azam to start his third over.



MS 106-3 (15 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Wahab Riaz to start his new over.



MS 104-2 (14 overs)

Twelve off the over. Great one for Sultans.





Darren Sammy to start his new over.



MS 92-2 (13 overs)

Fourteen off the over.





Ibtisam to start his new over.



MS 78-2 (12 overs)

Five off the over.

Asghar to continue.



MS 73-2 (11 overs)

Five off the over.

Hammad Azam to start his new over.



MS 68-2 (10 overs)

Eleven off the over. Good one for Sultans.



Ibtisam to continue.



MS 57-2 (9 overs)

Just three and a wicket off the over.



Asghar to start his new over.



MS 54-1 (8 overs)

Just six off the over.

Young Ibtisam Sheikh to start his first over.



MS 48-1 (7 overs)

Five off the over.

Asghar to continue.



MS 43-1 (6 overs)

Fifteen off the over. Great one for Sultans.







Hammad Azam to start his first over.



MS 28-1 (5 overs)

Five off the over.



Mohammad Asghar to start his first over.



MS 23-1 (4 overs)

Six off the over.



Riaz to continue.



MS 17-1 (3 overs)

Nine off the over.





Jordan to continue.



MS 8-1 (2 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Wahab Riaz to start his first over.



MS 6-0 (1 over)

Six runs off the over.



So its Ahmad Shahzad and Kumar Sangakkara to open Sultans, whereas English pacer Chris Jordan will begin for Zalmi.



So that's it from the from the first half. We will join you soon for the second part of the tournament.



PZ 151-6 (20 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.





Tanvir to start his final over.



PZ 143-5 (19 overs)

Fifteen runs and a wicket off the over.









Junaid to start his final over.



PZ 128-4 (18 overs)

Twenty one off the over. Great one for Zalmi.









Tanvir to start his new over.



PZ 107-4 (17 overs)

Just five off the over.

Tahir to start his final over.



PZ 102-4 (16 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over. Great one for Sultans.



Viljoen to start his final over.



PZ 100-3 (15 overs)

Seven off the over.





Junaid to start his new over.


PZ 93-3 (14 overs)


Just six off the over.

Irfan to start his final over.



PZ 87-3 (13 overs)

Ten off the over.



Viljoen to start his new over.



PZ 77-3 (12 overs)

15 off the over. Great one for Zalmi.





Tahir to start his new over.



PZ 62-3 (11 overs)

Five off the over.

Viljoen to start his new over.



PZ 57-3 (10 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.





Tahir to start his first over.



PZ 50-2 (9 overs)

Seven off the over.



Hardus Viljoen to start his first over.



PZ 43-2 (8 overs)

Ten off the over. Great one for Zalmi.



Imran Tahir to start his first over.



PZ 33-2 (7 overs)

Four off the over.

Junaid to continue.



PZ 29-2 (6 overs)

Just three off the over.

Irfan to start his new over.



PZ 26-2 (5 overs)

Just four off the over.



Junaid Khan to start his first over.



PZ 22-2 (4 overs)

Eight runs and a wicket off the over.





Irfan to start his new over.



PZ 14-1 (3 overs)

Ten off the over.





Tanvir to start his new over.



PZ 4-1 (2 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.



Mohammad Irfan to start his first over.



PZ 1-0 (1 over)

Just one off the first over. Great start for Sultans.


Its Sohail Tanvir to start for the Multan Sultans, whereas Tamim Iqbal and Kamran Akmal to open for Peshawar Zalmi.



Toss: The news from the centre is that Multan Sultans won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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