The Qualifier match of the ongoing PSL 2023 season saw Multan Sultans demolishing the Lahore Qalandars in a pretty much one-sided affair as the Mohammad Rizwan-led side defeated Shaheen Afridi and his men by 84 runs to qualify for the final.
Batting first after winning the toss, Sultans had a decent start with 70/2 in 10 overs. But their innings got the much-needed impetus from Kieron Pollard, who made 57 in 34 balls with 6 sixes and 1 four to his name. Tim David also contributed 22* in 15 balls as the Sultans made 160/5 in 20 overs.
During this innings, Pollard was particularly severe on Qalandars’ captain Shaheen Afridi as in the 19th over, the left-arm pacer was smacked for three sixes by the burly West Indians as he collected 20 runs in the over.
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The Pakistan pace spearhead was not too happy about that and in a viral video, he can be seen mouthing some words to Kieron Pollard, to which Pollard gives back in kind.
Here is the video:
During the chase, Qalandars just couldn’t string together a partnership, as Sheldon Cottrell got 3/20, while Usama Mir took two wickets. Kieron Pollard also picked one scalp, that of Sikandar Raza, as Shaheen and co. were bundled out for 76 runs in 14.3 overs.