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Twitter Reactions: Fiery bowling from Sohail Tanvir guides the Sultans to an easy win

Even though they were under pressure during the chase, the Sultans didn't press the panic button.

Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir and Shan Masood
Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir and Shan Masood. (Photo Source: Twitter)

When Sohail Tanvir gets going, it is tough to stop him from picking up a pile of wickets. The Peshawar Zalmi have clearly realised that after the recent game against the Multan Sultans. The last year’s runners-up, Zalmi have had a troubled start to this edition of the tournament. In three games, they lost two and failed to carry forward the winning momentum from the last match. Their batting performance in this game was abysmal and the bowlers couldn’t hold onto the critical moments in the game.

Peshawar Zalmi kept losing at regular intervals after they were asked to bat first. Tom Banton fell early for only 4 runs. Then, Sohail Tanvir picked up the dangerous Kamran Akmal and Haider Ali after they scored 15 and 47 runs respectively. Mohammad Ilyas got through the middle order with the wickets of Shoaib Malik and Liam Livingstone. Liam Dawson was the second-highest scorer with 22 runs. But those efforts weren’t sufficient as the Sultans’ bowlers kept storming back at regular intervals. Sohail Tanvir came back into the attack to wrap things up as he picked the last two wickets. Thus, the opposition was bowled out for just 123 runs in 18.3 overs.

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From 47/4 to winning the match courtesy Rilee Rossouw and Khushdil Shah

The Multan Sultans were rocked early in the chase after a couple of wickets fell early. Hasan Ali and Rahat Ali dismissed James Vince and Moeen Ali respectively for 5 and 2 runs respectively. Thus, the side was at 10/2 at one stage. Skipper Shan Masood also got out for only 8 runs and Zeeshan Ashraf followed him back to the pavilion after scoring 12 from 5 balls.

At 47/4, things seemed slightly gloomy for the Multan Sultans. However, Rilee Rossouw and Khushdil Shah came to their rescue. The former took a more radical and calculated approach while the latter was the aggressor as he usually is. Rossouw played calculated cricket and didn’t take too many chances. Yet, he hit 7 fours and a six and remained unbeaten on 49 off 42 balls. Shah, meanwhile, raced his way to 43 from only 29 balls as the chase was completed in 14.5 overs with 6 wickets to spare.

Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter after the game:

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