Multan Sultans continue to strengthen their position after gaining top spot in HBL PSL 2018 Points Table, and now are poised to face Quetta Gladiators at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday night.
Except one loss against Islamabad United on February 25 and an abandoned match against Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans have throughout been dominant in Pakistan Super League after making their entry in the tournament as debutant.
Certainly being the hot favourite for PSL 2018 title along with Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans don’t seem short of playing the Final in Karachi on March 25, even if they fail to go through the last hurdle successfully.
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) March 7, 2018
As above indicated, Multan Sultans’ success ratio against Quetta Gladiators is also 100% as on March 3 when they met in Sharjah for the first ever bilateral battle, Multan Sultans outclassed Quetta Gladiators with a nine-wicket victory.
But unlike their previous performances in PSL, Quetta Gladiators look off-colour this time, and just managed to clinch two victories in five T20s. In contrast to Multan Sultans’ 9 points, Quetta Gladiators just possess 4 points which are higher to only Lahore Qalandars; therefore, strong performances are inevitable for them in forthcoming matches.
Earlier last night, Sohaib Maqsood’s 85 runs off just 42 balls with 7 sixes against Peshawar Zalmi led Multan Sultans to secure another win in HBL PSL 2018. Multan Sultans with the help of reasonable amount of performance from each batsman in addition to Sohaib Maqsood’s innings put 183 runs for 3 in the scoreboard.
But in pursuit of a huge total, Peshawar Zalmi just failed to accelerate the innings as per required run rate, and even Captain Muhammad Hafeez’s 56 runs remained insufficient. In the end, Peshawar Zalmi scored 164 for 8, falling short of 19 runs.