Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by 1 run in a nail-biting thriller to clinch the PSL 2023 title. Pacer Zaman Khan bowled a dream PSL 2023 last over as he defended 13 runs against Khushdil Shah and Abbas Afridi as the two Multan Sultans batters could just score 11 runs against him.
Zaman Khan bowls a dream PSL 2023 last over
The PSL 2023 final between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans was full of exciting moments. The game went right till the last over where versatile death bowler Zaman Khan hold his nerves and bowled a fantastic over under pressure.
Khushdil Shah and Abbas Afridi had the responsibility to score 13 runs in the final for their side as their side was placed at 188-7 at the end of 19 overs. Both the batters had started off well as Khushdil had scored 19 off 8 deliveries while Afridi had scored 15 off 4 deliveries.
Zaman Khan started the PSL 2023 last over with a sharp short ball. Afridi tried a pull shot but could only manage to get a top edge as the duo quickly ran for a couple. Afridi scored a single on the next delivery after which Zaman bowled a dot ball against Khushdil making things even tougher for the Multan-based franchise.
Khushdil Shah then went for a slog on the fourth delivery but missed the shot after which he ran for a bye. An overthrow from the bowler allowed Multan Sultans to get the second run. Khushdil then went on to score a boundary on the fifth delivery over the cover region.
Multan Sultans then needed a boundary off the last ball to get the title or 3 runs to take the game to the Super over. Zaman bowled another yorker which was played towards the mid-wicket region by Khushdil. The duo completed 2 runs but couldn’t complete the third run in order to level the scores.
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Courtesy of Zaman Khan’s scintillating PSL 2023 last over, Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by just 1 run in the final and clinched the trophy by the barest of margins.
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Earlier, skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4 crucial wickets and kept his side in the hunt. Rashid Khan too grabbed a couple of wickets. More importantly, he gave away just 26 runs off his four-over spell due to which Multan Sultans fell short of Lahore Qalandars total of 200-6 in the PSL 2023 final.