Pakistan Super League 2022, PSL Final, Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars Highlights: Qalandars Win Maiden Title
Pakistan Super Leaguefinal,Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars highlights:Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 42 runs inthe Pakistan Super League 2022 (PSL 2022) finalat the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday to clinch their maiden title.
Pakistan Super League final, Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars highlights: Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 42 runs in the Pakistan Super League 2022 (PSL 2022) final at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday to clinch their maiden title. After posting 180/5, Lahore Qalandars bowled Multan Sultans out for 138. Earlier, Multan Sultans had reached the PSL final after thoroughly dominating the league phase. The Mohammad Rizwan-led side won nine of their 10 games to top the standings. They then beat Lahore Qalandars in the play-offs to reach the final. Qalandars, on the other hand, finished second in the standings with six wins out of 10 before their loss to Sultans in the play-offs. They finally defeated Islamabad United in an Eliminator to make the final. (SCORECARD)
PSL Final Highlights
The trophy is handed over to Shaheen Afridi who walks and joins his other teammates for the celebration. So, the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League is done and dusted as well. We cannot wait for the next one but for now, we end this season here. Hope you all enjoyed our coverage. Stay tuned with us as there is a lot of cricketing action around. For now, it's goodbye!
Shaheen Afridi, the winning skipper of Lahore Qalandars comes up for a chat. He says that it is a big achievement for them and it has been a wait of 6 long years. Thanks the crowd for showing up and supporting in large numbers. Tells that a lot of players supported him. Informs that Hafeez guided him through pressure situations and thanks everyone who supported him. Mentions that the team has showed fighting spirit throughout the tournament and it is really fantastic.
Mohammad Rizwan, the skipper of Multan Sultans is also the PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT. He says Pakistan Super League is a brand and Lahore and they played really good cricket. Adds that there is always pressure and the team who handles the pressure well wins. Tells that Lahore Qalandars batted really well while they didn't much, they always try to learn from every aspect.
Fakhar Zaman wins the Batter of the Tournament Award.
Shadab Khan wins the Bowler of the Tournament for claiming 19 scalps. Imran Khan collects the award on his behalf.
Khushdil Shah wins the All-Rounder of the Tournament Award and the Fielder of the Tournament Award.
Multan Sultans win the Spirit of Cricket Award for the season! Mohammad Rizwan comes up to collect the award. Huge roar as he collects the trophy.
Zaman Khan wins the Emerging Player of the Tournament Award!
Mohammad Hafeez is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his all-round contribution. He says that it was an amazing atmosphere and thanks his management for believing in his abilities. Tells that his partnership with Harry Brook got them back into the game and then David Wiese did well to hit some lusty blows. States that their fans have been supporting them all these years and wanted them to win the trophy. He thinks that this is for them. Tells that he is really proud of how Shaheen Afridi managed all the players in the team and gave them a lot of authority. Praises him and says that he is a superstar for him.
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Zaman Khan has a chat as well. He says that the team played really well and was led brilliantly by Shaheen Afridi. States that they played really well today. Says that Shaheen treats him like a younger brother and has always supported him while bowling. Reckons that Rashid Khan is one of the world's best spinners and he enjoyed sharing the dressing room with him.
Samit Patel is down for a chat. He says that they felt they could win it. Mentions that they haven't won before and that motivated them. Tells that they did really well with a great crowd backing them. Adds that they played one final before in Karachi and lost that though they played good cricket in that tournament. On asked about Shaheen Afridi, he jokes that when is he never fired up? Says that he's a world leader. He wants to lead from the front and he does lead from the front. Tells that he and Haris Rauf always want to bowl fast and they did that.
David Wiese is up for a quick chat. He says that the batters in the middle played nicely to set it up for them at the end. Tells that he was seeing it quite nicely and Harry Brook complimented him quite well. Mentions that the fact that they weren't able to beat Multan Sultans throughout the tournament gave them some confidence but it was about going on there on the day and executing well.
Abdullah Shafique is up for a chat. He says that the feeling is amazing and it is special as it is their first title. Mentions that Rilee Rossouw's wicket was important and is glad that he pulled off his catch. Says that the crowd has been amazing and the support they have shown is tremendous.
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Earlier in the day, it was Mohammad Hafeez who showed his experience and then the carnage from Harry Brook and David Wiese helped Lahore Qalandars post 180. It turned out to be enough as their bowlers were eager to get a hand on the trophy as they overall produced a brilliant performance.
Lahore Qalandars were absolutely top notch with their bowling. One of the best in the department and for the final time as well they showed their class. They continued to take regular wickets and that helped to pile the pressure. Even their fielding today needs credit, it was absolutely terrific. As usual the skipper, Shaheen Afridi led from the front with three wickets while Zaman Khan and Mohammad Hafeez finished with two each.
No one showed any glimpse of chasing for Multan Sultans. They lost their best batter, Mohammad Rizwan early on and then the batsmen came, got a start but struggled to change the gears. There was a partnership between Tim David and Khushdil Shah but that didn't show any aggression. David fell but Shah stayed and hit some boundaries but the target was just too big for him as well. In the end, he fell and then it was just proceedings for Lahore Qalandars.
Lahore Qalandars literally walked over Multan Sultans. First, it was with the bat and then with the ball. Sometimes the team who qualifies directly tends to lose the momentum and that just happened with Multan Sultans while Lahore Qalandars showed impetus by continuing their ever green form. Even, while writing this, the celebration continues and looks like it won't stop any time soon.
LAHORE QALANDARS ARE THE WINNERS OF THE PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE, 2022. Their maiden title. The celebrations begin as the staff runs to the middle and there is one happy bunch of group celebrating. The crowd goes beserks as well as they join their home team in celebration. The best bowling team of this season once again stepped up and showed their class in the finals. Lahore Qalandars, in front of the home crowd, a stuff every team dreams of. Also, take a moment and appreciate Shaheen Afridi's tenure for his team. Took the captaincy for the first time and thrived his team for their first ever title.