Karachi: David Wiese with his all-round performance led Lahore Qalandars to Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5’s final which is penciled in for November 17.
Wiese was exceptional with the bowl as he took three wickets for 27 runs in his four overs after scoring quick-fire 48 off 21 balls to drive Qalandars to 182-6 in the second Eliminator.
While chasing, Adam Lyth provided a quick start to Multan Sultans as they posted 91-2 in 10 overs, needing 92 more runs in as many overs to qualify for PSL 5 final.
Lyth smashed four boundaries and three sixes to score 50 runs off 29 balls to lay down a solid foundation in Sultans’ run-chase. He fell to Wiese in 9th over to leave Sultans on 80-2.
Zeeshan Ashraf scored 12 runs off 9 balls with a six and four. Khushdil Shah fought hard and scored 30 runs off 19 balls but couldn’t hold himself at the crease for long.
Besides Wiese, Haris Rauf bagged three wickets for 30 runs while Dilber Hussain and Shaheen Shah Afridi bagged two wickets each.
Sent into bat first, Wiese smashed 21-balls 48 runs to help Qalandars put up a mammoth 182-6 on the scoreboard. Wiese hit bowlers all around the park and took five boundaries and three sixes to his credit.
Tamim Iqbal and Fakhar Zaman provided a steady 46-runs start to Qalandars. Tamim scored 30 runs off 20 balls with the help of five boundaries whereas Fakhar made 46 off 36 balls laced with four boundaries and two sixes.
Hafeez, who played a match-winning knock for Qalandars the other day, managed to score just 19 runs before falling to veteran Shahid Khan Afridi. Samit Patel contributed 26 runs with the help of four boundaries.
For Sultans, Afridi picked up two wickets for 18 runs in four overs whereas Sohail Tanvir and Junaid Khan remained expensive for conceding 52 and 42 runs, respectively. The left-arm fast bowling duo took a wicket each. Adam Lyth and Mohammad Ilyas also shared a wicket apiece.
Wiese got the man-of-the-match award for his all-round performance and brilliant catch at the boundary.