Imran Tahir bamboozled three wickets as Multan Sultans beat Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs to win Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6.
Shoaib Malik fought hard with his 48 runs but other Zalmi batters couldn’t contain the rhythm in front of potent Sultans’ attack.
Earlier, Sohaib Maqsood and Rilee Rossouw smashed 98 runs together to set the tone for Sultans to win their maiden PSL title. They helped their team to score 206-4 in the final.
Sent into bat in an all-important final, Sultans’ openers Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood provided a solid opening start of 68-1. Masood scored 37 before falling to Mohammad Imran on a slower delivery. He struck six boundaries.
Rizwan made run-a-ball 30 runs including two boundaries and a six. Maqsood and Rossouw joined the crease when Sultans were 83-2. They carried their team from there and added 98 runs together to help post 181-2 in 18.1 overs.