Lahore Qalandars win PSL8 final

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi (Left) gives away the trophy to Lahore Qalandars, winners of the PSL8 Final.–Photo courtesy Lahore Qalandars (Twitter)

LAHORE – Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans played the final of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL8) at Gaddafi Stadium today (Saturday).

Lahore Qalandars, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, won the toss and chose to bat first. Batting first, Lahore Qalandars set a 201-run target for Multan Sultans to win in 20 overs at the loss of six wickets. Lahore Qalandars batsmen Abdullah Shafique scored 65 runs off 40 balls and Shaheen Shah Afridi hit 44 runs in 44 runs off 15 balls.

Chasing the 201-run target, Multan Sultans put up a brave fight and scored 199 runs in 20 overs at the loss of eight wickets.

A big number of cricket lovers is present in the stadium to watch the final match.

Lahore Qalandars Squad
Fakhar Zaman
Tahir Baig
Abdullah Shafique
Sam Billings (WK)
Ahsan Hafeez Bhatti
Sikandar Raza
David Wiese
Rashid Khan
Shaheen Afridi (C)
Haris Rauf
Zaman Khan

Multan Sultans Squad
Mohammad Rizwan (C/WK)
Usman Khan
Rilee Rossouw
Kieron Pollard
Tim David
Khushdil Shah
Anwar Ali
Sheldon Cottrell
Usama Mir
Abbas Afridi

It is a coincidence that both Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans had played the final of the PSL7 in 2022. In that match, Lahore Qalandars had beaten Multan Sultans by 42 runs.

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