Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Centre

Commentator: Liam Brickhill (gomorezvidinha)

5.01pm Multan Sultans have won the basement battle in startling fashion in Karachi, positively sprinting through their chase to finish with more than seven overs to spare. Sultans bring their PSL 2019 to an end with a seven-wicket win, while Lahore Qalandars finish last once again. Shahid Afridi couldn't quite secure the finish a loving crowd were hoping for at the end, but he put in a vintage performance with the ball earlier with a most economical 2 for 18. A score of 140 was never going to be quite enough, but the ferocity with which the Sultans top order attacked their target was a spectacle to behold. A whopping 78 runs came from the Powerplay, the 100 was raised in the eighth over, and by the time Boom Boom got to the crease, the match was won.

Wonderful scenes in Karachi as Afridi does a circuit of the ground to bid his fans farewell in what may well be his final PSL game. He's roundly cheered all the way, and laps it up.

Mohammad Abbas is Man of the Match for his 3 for 22. And the gist, from a post-match interview with Afridi, is that we may not have seen the last of him after all. But it is time for me to go now. Thanks for tuning in everyone, and goodbye (until next time).

shahadat Awan: "Even after 23 years the intensity with which he gets cheered from the crowd is still the same. That's Sahibzada Shahid Khan Afridi for you"

Jamil Sarwar: "Good bye Sahibzada Shahid Khan Afridi from cricket but hope to see you in somewhere helping humanity socially." -- Who knows, we may not have seen the last of Afridi, though those images did suggest a farewell

Abhijato: "My Crystal Ball still wears the bandana, and now we know who it's talking about! The misty sphere and Lala are the best of friends ever since the ageless warrior taught the Ball how to spread its metaphorical arms with glory. He's the most entertaining cricketer either of us have ever seen. Cheers StarMan, and cheers Mr Brickhill!"


Lamichhane to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, swept high in the air, but falling safely in front of the fielder at deep square leg, and that's the game

Rizwan : "Come On Lalaaaa....... !!!!!"

Lamichhane to Shahid Afridi, no run, very full, and Afridi keeps the crowd waiting by digging a full one out to cover

Slip and leg slip in place

Lamichhane to Shahid Afridi, no run, googly, turning in, and it's pushed back to the bowler

With the scores level, the game is paused as they take a timeout ...

Abdullah Arif: "We want Afridi 6, we want Afridi 6"

12 | 8 Runs | MS: 140/3 (1 run required from 48 balls, RR: 11.66, RRR: 0.12)

  • Johnson Charles41 (25b)
  • Shahid Afridi2 (2b)
  • Asela Gunaratne1-0-8-0
  • Haris Rauf3-0-29-0
Gunaratne to Charles, FOUR, Charles swings a meaty hit into the leg side, one bounce and the scores are level
Gunaratne to Charles, 2 runs, swiped out to wide long on, and they rush back for a second
Gunaratne to Charles, no run, Gunaratne comes around the stumps and delivers a slow offcutter, Charles missing an attempted sweep

ShehryarAhmed: "Charles got a lot of cheering for that single off the first ball. You don't even get this kind of cheering after hitting a six or taking a wicket "

Sultans 2nd innings Partnerships

1st20JM VinceUmar Siddiq
2nd50Shan MasoodJM Vince
3rd53Shan MasoodJ Charles
4th18Shahid AfridiJ Charles

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