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PSL 2020: Match 8, Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi – Biggest defeat and lowest total for Peshawar, Sohail Tanvir’s record bowling spell and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Multan Sultans’ 6-wicket victory over the Peshawar Zalmi.

Imran Tahir and Shahid Afridi
Imran Tahir and Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first-ever home match for the Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League fetched them a 6-wicket win over the Peshawar Zalmi. The visiting team began the match in an aggressive manner with Haider Ali scoring a 27-ball 47. Peshawar collapsed to 123/10 from 85/2 in the 11th over after Haider’s dismissal. Multan’s top three registered single digits and were soon 4/47 by the 7th over. However, Rilee Rossouw’s 49* and Khushdil Shah’s 43* helped Sultans complete 6-wicket win with 5.1 overs to spare.

All the statistical highlights from Multan Sultans’ 6-wicket victory over the Peshawar Zalmi:

A big defeat for Zalmi:

31 – Multan Sultans chased down the target with 31 balls to spare which is now the biggest PSL defeat in terms of balls to spare for Peshawar Zalmi. Islamabad United chased down the target of 149 against Zalmi with 19 balls to spare in 2018.

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This is also the 2nd biggest PSL win in terms of balls for Sultans behind the 2019 edition win over Lahore Qalandars where they chased down 141 with 45 balls to spare.


Peshawar Zalmi’s lowest total:

123 – The total of 123 by Peshawar Zalmi is their lowest total in the Pakistan Super League surpassing the 126-run total in the 2016 edition against Islamabad United. This is also the 2nd lowest PSL total for any team in Pakistan behind Quetta Gladiators’ 90 in the 2017 edition final against Zalmi only.


3-2 – Multan Sultans now lead the head to head record against Peshawar Zalmi by 3-1. Sultans won both the meetings in the 2018 edition while Zalmi won twice over the Multan team in 2019 edition.


A record bowling performance by Sohail Tanvir:

2 – Sohail Tanvir is now only the 2nd player with a 4-wicket haul in the PSL for Multan Sultans. Umar Gul took 6/24 for the Sultans in the 2018 edition match against the Quetta Gladiators.


4/13 – Sohail Tanvir’s bowling figures of 4/13 are now 2nd best for any player against Peshawar Zalmi. Yasir Shah registered figures of 4-0-7-4 in the 2017 edition game against the Zalmi while playing for the Lahore Qalandars.


9 – Number of 4-wicket hauls for Tanvir in the Twenty20 format; the joint-most for any left-arm pacer equalling Dirk Nannes’ nine 4-fers. Shakib Al Hasan (12) is the only other left-arm bowler with nine or more 4-wicket hauls in T20s.


Wahab sets new records in Pakistan:

97 – Wahab Riaz now has 97 wickets in the Twenty20 format on Pakistan soil. These are the most T20 wickets for any bowler in Pakistan surpassing Aizaz Cheema’s 96 scalps.


A field day for Vince and Zeeshan:

3 – James Vince claimed three catches in this game making him the first fielder to bag three catches in a PSL match for Multan Sultans. Wicketkeeper Zeeshan Ashraf also collected three catches in this match for Sultans. Thus, Vince and Zeeshan became the first pair to grab three catches in a PSL match.

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