The fifth encounter of the sixth version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) took place between Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi. The match happened at the National Stadium Karachi with the two teams aiming to win their first match out of two happened as they earlier have lost one.
Notably, Sultan’s first defeat of the season came against Islamabad United and they now sustain two consecutive defeats in the HBL PSL 6 featuring in only two. Other than that, Zalmi lost their first encounter against Qalandars, it would have been their second defeat but eventually, became first win.
MS vs PZ: A recordable stat by Zalmi
Sultans were on fire as they gave a rocking target of 194 runs – the highest till yet in the season. But, the efforts went in vain as Zalmi successfully chase the target.
Notably, it was the highest target given yet in PSL 6 that has successfully been chased. We have noticed that till now, the teams opting to bowl first have been granted triumphs on the NSK pitch.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore played a crucial role in the victory. Later, the game was dragged by Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik as one straight hit that went for four turned the game.
The youngster Shahnawaz Dhani from Sultans remained outstanding with 2 wickets in the end but conceded some runs that cost Rizwan and co the game.
If we see the data, the top two highest successful chases have been part of the HBL PSL history in Pakistan.
MS vs LQ, 2020, GSL
In MS vs LQ encounter that took place at Gadaffi Stadium in 2020, LQ won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Sohail Akhtar-led side conceded 186 runs with 187 to chase but two consecutive sixes from Chris Lynn to Ali Shafiq gifted them the game in 18.5 overs with 191 runs slammed.
MS vs PZ, 2021, NSL
It describes today’s PZ vs MS match. Sultans made 193 runs with 194 to be chased but Javed Afridi owned side decided to deliver some scene after being taunted on their ambassadors. The batters saved six wickets and ended the game on 197 runs sparing an entire over.