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Lahore Qalandars 157/6 (20 ov)
Multan Sultans 159/3 (16.2 ov)
Multan Sultans won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Mohammad Rizwan
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Mohammad Rizwan ( Winning Captain / Player of the Match ) Multan Sultan : Speaking about my form, i have worked hard and I try to deliver everything in the middle. Credit to the All Mighty. About the match, the way our bowlers performed today, Sohail Khan, Dhani  and Brathwaite at the top was exceptional. In the last two games we faltered at the death overs and today the bowlers did well to restrict the score. 

We can't relax after a win. Every match needs similar effort to be put in. Where we were lacking, our bowlers did it for us. If you look at the previous game as well, we lost the games in the death. Today with the way we played in the death, the momentum shifted in our hands and we could recover in the batting. 

I do not believe on the toss. If we had to bowl in the death and we deliver the skills well, it becomes tough to chase and it is not easy. They gave us a few chances as well today and we could easily chase it down. As a captain, I look at our strengths and decide. The pitches are good for batting anyway. 
Sohail Akhtar (C) Lahore Qalandars : Firstly we were 15-20 runs short. The fielding was bad with catches being dropped that took the game away from us. We are looking for a replacement for Rashid Khan. Him going away has affected our bowling a lot. Hopefully we can find a good replacement for him. The wicket looked like it would help the fast bowlers a bit. We had Samit Patel and Hafeez as well so we tried to play the fast bowlers.
Sohaib Maqsood (Multan Sultan) : Credit goes to Rizwan. We scored enough runs in the first few overs so it got easy for us in the later part. I think when I went in to bat i was not able to middle the ball well and it wasn't coming on to the bat but the way he was hitting it allowed me to take my time. He also told me to take my time. This was sort of a wicket where once you play 15-20 balls you can try and go for the big shots. 

( on all teams winning games chasing) I do not know the reason behind it. The pitch was quite similar in both innings but it's just the trend which is going on that chasing is quite easy. 194 was also chased down so teams will rely on chasing. 
First victory of the competition for Multan Sultan then and they've done it in some style and with ease! Just a little over 16 overs and seven wickets to spare then. Pretty convincing with the way they got the job done in the end. They started the chase well despite losing Lynn and Vince early as it was Rizwan who once again led the charge from the front making sure they got the runs in the powerplay overs. A blazing start then and there was no looking back after that. A brilliant match-winning partnership between Rizwan and Maqsood, who also got a terrific fifty, remaining unbeaten and finishing the game off in some fashion. 

Qalandars falling short of runs to defend and the missed opportunities also letting them down a lot. Plenty of chances put down that allowed the batsmen to just continue piling the runs with ease and not for once did Qalandars look like they were in the game after getting those early wickets. They have only themselves to blame for. Could have played another spinner as well missing out on that combination that hurt them as well. Just the game for them to learn and improve from going ahead in the tournament. 

Multan Sultan with an all-round performance to restrict the Qalandars to under 160 with some exceptional bowling at the death and then the batsmen backing it up nicely. They were lucky enough have gotten the chances as well and the trend of chasing and winning games continuing in this year's PSL! Mohammad Rizwan also becoming the leading run-scorer now with 188 runs so far just carrying the sublime form that he is in! All in all, a good game for him and his side and they will only look to carry this momentum forward after having a couple of tight games early on!
Looks like Maqsood wants to finish this off in style and so he will! Finishes with a six and a convincing win for Multan Sultan. First points on the board for them and this has been a dominating performance from them. Qalandars off the boil in this game and it's been a disappointing evening for them!
16.2 Haris Rauf to Sohaib Maqsood, SIX! Short ball and Maqsood pulls to send the ball on the roof of the stands to seal the first win for Multan Sultan in PSL 2021!
16.1 Haris Rauf to Sohaib Maqsood, Length ball on middle stump and Maqsood plays the ball to mid-on. 
16.1 Haris Rauf to Sohaib Maqsood, WIDE! Another short ball. This time the ball is wide of off-stump. 
16.1 Haris Rauf to Sohaib Maqsood, WIDE! Short ball down the leg side. 
The lack of a frontline spinner has cost Qalandars today! Of course going with all the dropped chances and Multan making easy work of this chase now. They will be looking to finish it as soon as they can from here. It's been a decent over from Daniyal this but won't make much of a difference to the result of this game now! Multan on the cusp of their first win. Just 7 more needed!
Over: 16 | Summary: 1 1 0 2 1w 1 0 Bowler: Ahmed Daniyal Score: 151/3
15.6 Ahmed Daniyal to Rilee Rossouw, a slow bouncer. Rossouw presents no shot and leaves the ball for the keeper. 
15.5 Ahmed Daniyal to Sohaib Maqsood, Full ball wide of off-stump. Maqsood drives the ball through backward point for a single. 
15.4 Ahmed Daniyal to Sohaib Maqsood, WIDE! Short ball way outside off-stump. Maqsood sees the ball fly to the keeper. 
15.4 Ahmed Daniyal to Sohaib Maqsood, Length ball on middle stump. Maqsood plays the ball to leg side for two runs. 
15.3 Ahmed Daniyal to Sohaib Maqsood, Full ball on off-stump. Maqsood swings his bat but fails to hit the ball as the ball goes to the keeper. 
15.2 Ahmed Daniyal to Rilee Rossouw, Full ball wide of off-stump. The batsman drives the ball through cover for a single. 
15.1 Ahmed Daniyal to Sohaib Maqsood, Length ball on off-stump and Maqsood plays the ball down to third-man for a single. 
Well, finally Qalandars getting a wicket as Shaheen got to his 100th T20 wicket with that! In the context of this game, it's come too late one would say. A terrific innings from Rizwan leading from the front continuing his fine form! Cannot praise the man enough for the way he's lead his side tonight. Maqsood getting to his fifty as well and he's made an equally important contribution in this chase! Multan would have that net run-rate in mind and would look to get this done quickly now! 13 more needed!
Over: 15 | Summary: W 0 0 0 4 1 Bowler: Shaheen Afridi Score: 145/3
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