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PSL 2023 [Twitter reactions]: Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans in a thriller to bag 2nd consecutive title



An all-round efficiency from Shaheen Afridi impressed Lahore Qalandars to an exhilarating win within the high-scoring Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 remaining in opposition to Multan Sultans on the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday. Qalandars sealed a one-run victory to grow to be the PSL champions for the second successive time.

Shaheen’s 15-ball 44 unbeaten knock, together with Abdullah Shafique‘s 40-ball 65, helped the Qalandars completed with 200/6 of their allotted 20 overs. Mirza Baig (30) and Fakhar Zaman (39) additionally chipped in with beneficial contributions.

In response, Rilee Rossouw‘s half-century and a few helpful contributions from the remainder of the batters stored Sultans within the hunt, however the Qalandars held their nerve in, with captain Shaheen bagging a four-wicket haul. Spinner Rashid Khan additionally helped the crew’s trigger with two wickets for 26 runs.

Transient scores:

Lahore Qalandars 200/6 in 20 overs (Abdullah Shafique 65, Shaheen Afridi 44*; Usama Mir 3/24) beat Multan Sultans 199/8 in 20 overs (Rilee Rossouw 52, Mohammad Rizwan 34; Shaheen Afridi 4/51) by 1 run.

“To succeed in the ultimate a second time and win once more is a good feeling. Credit score to all the crew and training workers for preserving us snug. I feel it was powerful early on when the momentum was swinging between them and us. However the thought was to struggle until the very finish, and it paid off. At the moment, I felt like I ought to go to bat and was fortunate to get a number of within the slot. This win is for all these Pakistani individuals who search pleasure in PSL. They deserved a sport like this,” stated Shaheen after the match.

Right here is how Twitter reacted:

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