CricketPSL 2022, MUL vs QUE: Willey, Masood guides Sultans to their third Consecutive Win of the Season
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Defending Champions Multan Sultans have registered their third consecutive win in the ongoing season of the PSL by defeating Quetta Gladiators in a thriller contest.

PSL 2022, MUL vs QUE

David Willey returned with crucial wickets in the final two deliveries to help his team walk away with an unimaginable six runs win in Karachi.


Sohail Tanvir got dismissed from a catch in the deep by Rilee Rossouw that left Gladiators needing seven runs from the last two balls to win. Sultans held their nerves to ensure that they restrict Gladiators from scoring the winning runs in the final two deliveries by sending Gladiators Naseem Shah back to the pavilion. Naseem Shah lashed the ball high into the leg side where Tim David collected the ball, released it as he backpedalled over the boundary, before returning to the field to collect the loose ball. With an attempt to smash a six, Naseem Shah got caught by Tim David off David Willy’s delivery to hand a stunning win to Multan Sultans.


It was a nail-biting contest as for the first time a team had defended their first innings total in the tournament so far. Multan Sultans didn’t let their winning spirit die by defending their average 174 runs target & registering their consecutive third win in the contest. Sultans maintain their 100 per cent record in what is an ideal start to claim back-to-back titles. On the other hand, Gladiators could register just a single win out of three matches they have played at the National Stadium in Karachi.


Despite Mohammad Rizwan being removed for a two-ball duck, Shan Masood scored 88 while quick cameos from Sohaib Maqsood (21), Rossouw (21), and David (28*) helped the Sultans to register a decent 174 runs target for 4 from their 20 overs. Mohammad Hasnain dismissed their openers but the overs off Naseem (0 for 42) & Iftikhar Ahmed (0 for 32) were not less than a punishment for Multan Sultans.


In reply to Multan’s 174 runs target, Gladiators lost their openers  Ahsan Ali (24) and Will Smeed (3) in the powerplay and were reduced to 108 for 5 in the 15th over. But Iftikhar’s 13-ball 30 and 18 from James Faulkner brought them back into the game. Gladiators were left with needing eight from the final over with two wickets in hand. Willey conceded just one run from three balls before Tanvir (13) holed out to Rossouw. And in a scintillating finish to the match, David managed to cling onto Shah’s heave at deep mid-wicket to maintain the Sultans’ perfect start.