Lahore Qalandars (LHQ) had won the toss & elected to bat first against Multan Sultans (MS). LHQ posted a competitive score of 200-6 in PSL 2023 final where it was a collective effort from the batters. Multan Sultans’ openers Mohammad Rizwan & Usman Khan got the team to a flyer as they scored 40 runs in 3 overs. Usman Khan was seen smashing an odd boundary.
The pitch is a belter one where LHQ bowlers will have to contain the batters & make sure that they don’t give any freebies to the opposition team. Multan Sultans fans would be hoping that Mohammad Rizwan bats deep as the right-handed batter is someone who can hold one end where the rest of the batters can bat around him.
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Watch: David Wiese Clean Bowled Usman Khan
Multan Sultans’ (MS) score at the end of 3 overs was 40 for the loss of no wickets. David Wiese came into the attack and was bowling the 4th over and on the 3rd delivery, Wiese bowled a slower ball & deceived Usman Khan & crashed his stumps. Usman Khan was dismissed on 18 runs in 12 balls where he struck 4 fours. At that time Multan Sultans’ score was 41-1 in 3.3 overs.
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Enthralling Contest on Cards
All eyes would be on Rilee Rossouw as the left-handed batter has the knack of changing the complexion of the match quickly with his brisk stroke play. It won’t be wrong to say that the partnership of Rizwan & Rossouw would be decisive as it would be quite tough for the likes of Pollard & Tim David to score runs against the spinners.
LHQ skipper Shaheen Afridi so far has had a forgettable outing with the ball in his hand where he has given 34 runs in 2 overs. It won’t be a bad idea for Shaheen to introduce himself in the middle overs for a solitary over. It would be interesting to see how Shaheen uses Sikandar Raza as the off-spinner has got a lot of variations.
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