The third match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) produced another nail biting finish as Multan Sultan beat Lahore Qalandars by chasing a mammoth total of 207.
Khushdil Shah brilliantly finished the job at hand by hitting 3 sixes and a four.
Khushdil Shah did not show any mercy on Haris Rauf as he charged and punished the pacer to take his side home.
A dominating 150-run stand between openers Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan had already laid the foundation for a scintillating finish.
Shan scored 83 runs off 50 balls, including 14 boundaries and a six, while Rizwan was dismissed after hitting 69 runs off 42 balls, which included six boundaries and three sixes.
The bowlers for the Qalandar were not up to par in the early overs, but they stepped up the tempo in the last five overs, grabbing back-to-back wickets. The Sultans had been set a 207-run target by the Qalandars batsmen.
Earlier, Fakhar Zaman’s hard-hitting enabled Qalandars to put up a big score.
After losing the toss, Shaheen’s side was asked to bat first, and the Qalandars were able to post their highest-ever total of 206 for the loss of four wickets.
By doing so Qalandars made another record in PSL as they became the team to score the most 200 runs in an innings in the history of the tournament.
Fakhar Zaman slammed 76 off 35 balls, including 11 fours and two sixes, while Kamran Ghulam hit 43 off 31 balls, including two fours and three sixes.
The fall of wickets began in the ninth over when Khushdil Shah picked up the first and crucial wicket of Abdullah Shafiq (24), who was on a roll with his opening partner Fakhar Zaman.
Later in the 12th over, Imran Tahir took the wicket of Fakhar (76), piling up pressure on the Qalandars.
Mohammad Hafeez was the third man to go for 16 off 12 balls and the man to dismiss him was Kushdil. Meanwhile, David Willey picked up the fourth wicket of Kamran Ghulam (43) in the 18th over.
Defending champions Multan Sultans were playing their second fixture today and are leading the points table with two consecutive wins.
Meanwhile, Lahore Qalandars were playing their first match of the season with Shaheen Shah Afridi as their captain.