ABU DHABI: Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi by a huge margin of 47 runs and became the new champion of Pakistan Super Leage (PSL) 2021, here on Thursday.
Sultans came to Abu Dhabi at the penultimate position and then started to gain momentum and reached at the second place at the end of group matches.
In the final, Sultans, led by Rizwan, have shown full of their ability and crushed the opposition.
Peshawar Zalmi’s skipper Wahab Riaz won the toss and asked Sultans to bat on a much batting-friendly pitch.
Sultans’ openers Muhammad Rizwan and Shan Masood give them a good start of 68 where Shan 37 off 29 cleaned up by Muhammad Imran.
Muhammad Rizwan after scoring his 500th run in PSL 2021 and 30th of the match, caught by Kamran Akmal against the same bowler.
From that point, the totally transformed Sohaib Maqsood showed his class with Rilee Russouw and put 98 runs together and taken away the game from Peshawar.
The protease got out after blistering 50 on just 21 with 5 fours and 6 towering sixes while Sohaib remain not out at 65 off just 35 balls.
Sultans set the target of 207 runs for former champions that became unachievable for them.
The last match heroes Hazratullah Zazai and Jonathan Wells scored only 6 runs each that put extra pressure on Zalmi during this gigantic run chase.
After the fall of Zazai at 42, the wickets of Peshawar Zalmi has been fallen in regular interval .
In the Middle phase of the match 40-year old young Shoaib Malik fought against Sultans bowlers with his 48 off 28 balls while seven of Peshawar players could not reach even into double figures.
Sultans won the final comfortably by 47 runs and become the PSL 2021 champion, their first ever PSL title.
Shoaib Maqsood named the man of the match and man of the tournament for his match winning performances.