PSL 2022: Defending champions Multan Sultans reach yet another final

Defending champions Multan Sultans booked a place in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 when they defeated Lahore Qalandars

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Defending champions Multan Sultans booked a place in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 when they defeated Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs in front of a full and enthusiastic Gaddafi Stadium crowd on Wednesday night.

Put into bat, Rilee Rossouw and Mohammad Rizwan stroked unbeaten half-centuries to help Multan Sultans collect 163 for two in 20 overs. Meanwhile, they were on 65 for two wickets at the halfway stage.

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Lahore Qalandars started off the chase nicely. They were at 102/3 in the 14th over before they suffered a collapse. However, after then they ultimately finished at 135/9 in their 20 overs. While Sultans qualified for Sunday's final, Lahore Qalandars have another opportunity to reach their second title match. They will play the winner of Peshawar Zalmi-Islamabad United on Friday (February 25).

Rossouw struck seven fours and a six in his 42-ball 65*. Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan scored a 51-ball 53* with three fours. Rizwan added 47 runs for the second wicket with Aamer Azmat (33). After that, he put on 113 runs for the unfinished third wicket with Rossouw. For Lahore Qalandars, Mohammad Hafeez and Samit Patel took a wicket each.

In turn, Lahore Qalandars lost their way following the departure of Harry Brook (13). Meanwhile, they lost six wickets for 33 in just six overs to finish at 135/9.

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Shahnawaz Dhani was the Star with the ball

Fakhar Zaman scored an entertaining 63 off 45 balls with two fours and four sixes, including three successive sixes off Imran Tahir. He added 54 runs for the fourth wicket with Harry Brook.

Shahnawaz Dahani was the star for Multan Sultans with the ball. He grabbed the crucial wickets of Brook (13), Phil Salt (1), and Shaheen Shah Afridi (1) to finish with figures 4-0-19-3.

Brief Scores:

Multan Sultans: 163/2

(Rilee Rossouw 65*, Mohammad Rizwan 53*; Mohammad Hafeez 1-16)

Lahore Qalandars: 135/9

(Fakhar Zaman 63, Kamran Ghulam 20; Shahnawaz Dahani 3-19)

Multan Sultans won by 28 runs.

Mohammad Rizwan Pakistan Cricket Board Fakhar Zaman Pakistan Super League