Protea pair fire Qalandars to victory
Protea pair fire Qalandars to victory

Protea pair fire Qalandars to victory

Multan Sultans made it difficult for themselves with that no ball and odd bowling choices
Published Feb 24, 2019 03:05pm

When facing up to the greatest white ball batsman of his generation, you don’t make mistakes or you lose. As a bowling side, make sure to bring your A game and hope for the best. Multan Sultans dominated with the bat for 14 overs, scoring 155 runs. But the last 6, they scored only 44. In the end, it was a relatively easy victory for Qalandars. It went to the hire, but had they needed 20 runs in the last over, you would have backed David Wiese and ABD to get there with ease.

It is little bit confusing why Multan continue to pick Andre Russell. Is it for his reputation? Are they hoping he would do something special with the bat? Clearly, he isn’t fit enough to bowl at this level. They made a mistake in signing him in the replacement draft and now compounding it by giving him more chances.

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The emerging bowler finished his quota of overs quickly, Shoaib Malik bowled three and debutant leg spinner bowled two overs. Yet the Australian all rounder bowled just a solitary over and almost did the impossible with his experience as a bowler. It felt like an afterthought from captain Shoaib Malik.

Perhaps, he was simply blown away by the quality of David Wiese. We all know what ABD can pull off. His reverse hit for a six over third man just proved that this man is an absolute genius. But it was Wiese’s innings that made the real difference and fitting he hit the final ball six. Multan had no answer to this protea pair.