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Tamim’s Qalandars reaches PSL final

Tamim Iqbal yet again failed to produce a big knock but his side Lahore Qalandars broke another barrier to reach the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

They will take on Karachi Kings in the final on Tuesday.
After eliminating Peshwar Zalmi, winning the Eliminator game by five wickets, Qalandars outclassed Multan Sultans by 25 runs in the second Eliminator on Sunday night at Karachi to confirm the final.

Qalandars, after being sent to bat first, put up a respectable 182-6 in the stipulated 20 overs after which their bowlers bowled well in tandem to dismiss Multan Sultans by 157 runs in 19.1 overs.

Tamim Iqbal though couldn’t prolong his innings, he played a significant role by hitting a 30 off 20, sending the ball across the ropes for five times. He and Fakhar Zaman gave the side a decent start by sharing 46 runs in five overs of which Tamim alone made 30.

Tamim was the first to go but Zaman scored 46 off 36 with four fours and two sixes. However it was David Wise who scripted the victory for the side with an excellent all-round performance.

He propelled Qalandars to strong position by hammering 48 not out of 21 with five fours and three sixes to be the highest scorer for the side. Later he grabbed 3-27 to do his job in bowling too.

Adam Lyth though gave Multan Sultans a high flying start but other batsmen couldn’t dazzle around him, causing Sultans defeat in the crucial game. Lyth blasted 29 ball-50, hitting four fours and three sixes.
David Wiese and Haris Rauf jointly wrecked havoc on Sultans batting, claiming three wickets apiece. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Dilbar Hussain took two wickets each.