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PSL7 Final: Lahore Qalandars became the champions

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LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars became the champions by defeating Multan Sultans in the PSL7 Final match played at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium Lahore. 

Lahore Qalandars won the Pakistan Super League (PSL) title for the first time.

Lahore Qalandars set a target of 181 runs in the final match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 7 thanks to a brilliant half-century by Muhammad Hafeez, following which Multan Sultans are batting.

In the final of HBLPSL 7, Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 180 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

Thus Multan Sultans got a target of 181 runs for victory, at the end of the innings Harry Brooke and David Weiss batted excellently.

Multan Sultans innings

Multan Sultans’ innings got off to a disappointing start in pursuit of the target. Shaun Masood was run out for 19 and captain Mohammad Rizwan was run by Mohammad Hafeez.

Aamir Azmat 6 and Asif Afridi returned to the pavilion with just one run, Riley Russo caught Asad Shafiq on Hafeez’s ball for an individual score of 15 runs. Tim David was also caught for 27 off 17 balls.

Lahore Qalandars Innings:

Lahore Qalandars did not have a good start after winning the toss in the final match. Opener Fakhr Zaman scored only 3 runs and got out on the ball of Asif Afridi.

Lahore’s first wicket fell on a total score of 12 runs, later Zeeshan Ashraf made 7 runs.

Abdullah Shafiq scored 14 runs and looted the pavilion. Kamran Ghulam and Mohammad Hafeez tried to support the faltering team.

Later, Kamran Ghulam also fell victim to Asif Afridi by scoring 15 runs. However, Mohammad Hafeez played a responsible innings and remained prominent by scoring 69 runs off 46 balls.

Harry Brook and David Weiss batted aggressively at the end of the first innings, Weiss scored 28 off just 8 balls while Harry remained unbeaten on 41.

In the allotted 20 overs, Qalandars scored 180 runs for the loss of 5 wickets and gave Multan Sultans a target of 181 runs to win.

PSL7 Final

Asif Afridi of Multan Sultans got three wickets while David Wiley and Shah Nawaz Dahani got one wicket each.

The final match between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars is being played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi won the toss and elected to bat first. Sultans captain Muhammad Rizwan said that he too had won the toss and elected to bat first but the toss was in favor of Lahore.

In the final of HBLPSL 7, both Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans made one change each.

The Qalandars have replaced Zeeshan Ashraf with Phil Salt, while Johnson has been replaced by Tim David for the Sultans.

Squad Multan Sultans

Muhammad Rizwan (captain), Shaun Masood, Amir Azmat, Riley Russo, Tim David, Khushdal Shah, David Valle, Asif Afridi, Roman Raees, Imran Tahir, Shah Nawaz Dahani

Squad Lahore Qalandars

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Captain), Fakhr Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Kamran Ghulam, Muhammad Hafeez, Harry Brooke, Zeeshan Ashraf, Samat Patel, David Weiss, Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

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