Multan Sultans on Wednesday beat Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets in the first-ever Pakistan Super League (PSL) match hosted by the city of saints.
The Sultans, who earlier restricted Zalmi to 123, emerged victorious with a score of 124-4 with 31 balls remaining.
Rilee Rossouw (49 off 42) and Khushdil Shah (43 off 29) put up a strong partnership to complete the win for the Sultans.
Earlier, Zalmi managed to set a target of only 124 after losing early wickets.
Though Haider Ali looked in impressive form, making 47 runs off 27 balls, he couldn’t find a steady partner in the batting lineup as wickets kept falling at the other end.
With the Zalmis failing to build momentum at any stage in the innings, the 2017 PSL winners were all out for 123, with nine balls to spare.
Tom Banton was an early casualty after a superb catch by Shahid Afridi in the middle of the first over, scoring only four runs from five balls.
Zalmi’s golden boy Kamran Akmal was also sent back to the pavilion in the third over after being caught out by James Vince off Sohail Tanveer.