MULTAN, Feb 17 (APP): Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 56 runs in the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Multan Cricket Stadium on Friday with an outstanding 75 runs of Rilee Rossouw.

Zalmi won the toss and decided to field first. Batting first, Multan Sultan’s openers Muhammad Rizwan and Shan Masood started with a confident partnership of 54 runs before Shan Masood was caught behind on Irshad’s delivery by scoring 20 runs.

The Sultan team Captain Muhammad Rizwan kept on putting pressure by hitting unstoppable boundaries.

He contributed 66 runs in the total after he was dismissed by Muqeem. Rossouw’s 75 runs inning helped Sultans to set a target of 211 with 23 runs from miller and 15 runs from Pollard.

Chasing the target, the Zamli’s went under pressure when Captain Babar Azam was LBW in the first delivery of Ihsanullah’s first over by scoring 9 runs leaving his team at 41/1.

The partnership of Haris and Saim Ayub stabilized the batting lineup when Haris was run out after scoring 40 runs. Saim Ayub gave an outstanding performance and scored 53 runs before he was bowled on Usama Mir’s turning delivery.

Ihsanullah and Usama Mir of Multan Sultans took three wickets each. Rilee Rossouw was declared man of the match.

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