David Wiese’s all-round showcase helped Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 25 runs in the second eliminator on Sunday, to set up Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five final with Karachi Kings.
Pursuing an objective of 183 runs, Sultans’ foreign marking Adam Lyth indicated his incentive by giving a forceful beginning to the innings. In spite of losing his initial accomplice Zeeshan Ashraf right on time for 12, Lyth proceeded on his happy ways as he destroyed left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez in the powerplay.
All-rounder David Wiese gave a genuinely necessary discovery to Qalandars as he eliminated Lyth after the left-hander arrived at his fifty in only 28 balls.
Kings’ commander Shan Masood combined with Rilee Rossouw to keep the pursuit on target, however was excused by Dilbar Hussain for 27. Bopara before long followed Masood as he edged one behind to wicketkeeper Ben Dunk.
With Multan as yet requiring 67 from 39 balls, pacer Haris Rauf ventured up and eliminated Rossouw and Shahid Afridi on consecutive conveyances, finishing his count of 50 T20 wickets this year.
Khushdil Shah kept on battling for Sultans, anyway his 30-run thump from 19 balls demonstrated insufficient to take his group over the line. Rauf and Wiese packed away three wickets each for Qalandars.
Prior, Lahore Qalandars scored 182/6 subsequent to being approached to bat first by Multan Sultans.
Left-hand batsman Tamim gave an ideal beginning to Qalandars with a lively 30-run thump from 20 conveyances. Notwithstanding, Sultans retaliated with two snappy strikes eliminating Tamim and Qalandars chief Sohail Akhtar (5) inside the powerplay.
Fakhar Zaman attempted to expand on the beginning and framed a 51-run organization with in-structure Mohammad Hafeez, in spite of proceeded with pressure from Multan spinners. Hafeez at long final buckled under weight and was excused by Shahid Afridi for 19, while endeavoring a success.
Afridi then struck gold by eliminating Qalandars’ hard-hitting batsman Ben Dunk, completing his four-over spell with two wickets, while giving away just 18 runs.
Qalandars required a solid completion and Wiese reacted with a rankling 48-run thump from only 21 balls, which included five fours and three sixes. Wiese’s 59-run organization with left-hand all-rounder Samit Patel, helped Lahore Qalandars arrive at a serious aggregate. Wiese was declared player of the counterpart for his overall commitment.