Batting first, Multan Sultans made a strong score of 160 runs in 20 overs, in which Pollard scored a quick 57 runs.
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New Delhi: The current season of Pakistan Super League (PSL 2023) has reached its final stage and playoff matches are being played in the tournament. By the way, compared to the Pakistan Super League, it is often in discussion due to the friendly behavior of the players, whose videos are also very viral, where the bowler goes to meet a batsman after getting him out. It seems now that time is over because it is about making a place in the finals. Perhaps this is the reason why Kieron Pollard and Shaheen Shah Afridi clashed during the match between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars.
The first playoff match of the tournament was played on the evening of Wednesday 15 March in Lahore. In this qualifier match played between Lahore and Multan, the first batsman did Multan. Multan scored 160 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs, in which West Indies veteran all-rounder and former captain Kieron Pollard was the biggest contributor. Pollard hit 57 runs in just 34 balls.
Pollard started the attack from the very beginning but accelerated it further in the very last over, when maximum runs were needed. Then Lahore captain and veteran Pakistani pacer Shaheen Afridi came in the 19th over. Pollard hit consecutive sixes on the second and third ball. At the same time, an easy catch was missed on the fourth ball. Pollard took full advantage of this and hit the last ball of the over for a six. Means 20 runs came from the over.
…Shaheen flared up
Shaheen Afridi, who usually looks calm, was probably shocked and upset by this attack and could not control himself. As soon as the over was over, he started saying something and Pollard also started saying something in response. Suddenly Shaheen turned back and went close to Pollard and started speaking again. Somehow the matter settled down.
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Bad match for Afridi
This match did not prove to be good at all for Afridi. Shaheen, who is generally famous for taking wickets in the initial overs of the innings, remained empty-handed in his entire 4 overs. Pollard’s hit also spoiled his figures. Shaheen spent 47 runs in his 4 overs. At the same time, no one could contribute with the bat. Shaheen, who himself came to bat at number five after the fall of early wickets, got out without opening the account in 2 balls.