Lahore retains PSL title with 1-run win against Multan

Sat, Mar 18, 2023
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Lahore retains PSL title with 1-run win against Multan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Defending champion Lahore Qalandars recorded a stunning one-run win against Multan Sultans on the final ball to win the Pakistan Super League and become the first team to retain the title on Saturday.

Needing four runs off the last ball of the final - bowled by Zaman Khan - Khusdil Shah was run out while going for the third run to level Lahore's total of 200-6 as Multan finished at 199-8.

Shaheen Shah Afridi's brilliant all-round performed propelled Lahore to a strong total with a belligerent 44 not out off just 15 balls and the left-arm pacer then picked up four wickets in the death overs to finish with 4-51.

Khushdil and Abbas Afridi (17 not out) smacked fast bowler Haris Rauf for 22 runs in the penultimate over before Zaman kept his nerve in front of 25,000 fans to give the home team victory.

Both teams also played in last year's final.


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