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Cricket Highlights, 18 Jun: PSL 2021 (Match 28) & IND vs NZ (WTC Final – Day 1)

The 28th match of the PSL 6 between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars rolled on the field yesterday, & the 1st day of the ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand washed away due to rain. Let’s have a glimpse over the article to know about the exciting moments of the match and the update regarding the ICC WTC Final.

PSL 2021 Match 28 (Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars)

The Multan Sultans won by a huge margin of 80 runs against their opponent Lahore Qalandars.

After losing the toss, the Sultans batted first and lost 8 wickets in 20 overs to make 169 runs. Sohaib Maqsood made the biggest contribution for the team to make this score. He made 60 runs off 40 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes. Rilee Rossouw (29) and Sohail Tanvir (26*) also scored some valuable runs for the team. Shaheen Afridi (3-23, 4 overs) was the highest wicket-taker for the Qalandars.

Batting for the target of 170 runs, the batsmen of Qalandars started to take on the bowlers of Sultans from the very beginning. Qalandars lost 3 wickets for 34 runs in 6 overs of Power Play. After that, the batsmen could not speed up the run rate at regular wicket falls. In the end, in Shahnawaz Dhani’s great spell (4-5, 3.1 overs) with 4.5 overs left, the Qalandars were all out for 89 runs. James Faulkner scored the highest 22 runs for the team.

Multan Sultans have moved up to second place in the points table after winning the match and the Lahore Qalandars are in fourth place in the points table after losing.

Multan Sultans – 169/8 (20.0)
Lahore Qalandars – 89/10 (15.1)
Result – Multan Sultans won by 80 runs
Player of the Match – Shahnawaz Dhani 

IND vs NZ (WTC Final – Day 1)

India and New Zealand are battling for the title of the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship Final. The spectators were looking forward to when this match will be played on the field. That wait didn’t end on the first day.

The first day of the Final match of the ICC Test Championship in the Rose Bowl in Southampton was full of rain. The toss couldn’t take place.

The toss was scheduled for 15:00 (GMT+6) but was delayed due to rain. The wait continued to grow. But after waiting for hours, the field was not in a condition to start the game. As a result, the umpires declared the first day’s game abandoned.

However, even if the first day is canceled, there is nothing to worry about. The ICC had earlier said that the Test would have an extra reserve day with the rain in mind. That means the match will be till the sixth day. If there is no more trouble, both teams will get a full five days.

One of the world’s finest franchise leagues, the PSL, and the Final of the ICC World Test Championship is going on with some great actions. Predict the winners of them and play on Baji!

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