All-rounder Kieron Pollard is known for his breathtaking efforts in the field. He pulled off another stunner during the 2023 Pakistan Super League match for the Multan Sultans on Wednesday, February 22 against the Karachi Kings. Pollard’s catch to send back Shoaib Malik left the players, experts, and fans amazed.
The Karachi Kings were chasing 197 runs in the game. They got off to a great start, with James Vince and Matthew Wade taking on the bowlers. The Imad Wasim-led team raced to 72 runs in around six overs. However, wickets fell in quick succession pushing them to the backfoot. Shoaib Malik tried to take the game deep, but a terrific effort from Pollard ended his less than run-a-ball knock.
In the seventeenth over, Abbas Afridi bowled a full delivery on the stumps. Malik tried to loft it but did not get the timing correct. The ball hit the toe end of the bat, and Pollard ran in from long-on to complete an outstanding catch. He dived to perfecting holding onto a stunner. Shoaib Malik had to walk back for thirteen runs for nineteen deliveries.
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Multan Sultan clinch a thrilling win against Karachi Kings
A brilliant partnership between Ben Cutting and skipper Imad Wasim brought down the equation to 22 runs from the final over for the Karachi Kings chasing 197, against Multan Sultans, c. Abbas Afridi was brought on to bowl the final over by Mohammad Rizwan. Imad slammed Afridi for a six on the first delivery of the over, which turned out to be a no-ball. He took a run on the free hit, followed by a wide and another run.
Ben Cutting smashed another six in the over, and the target was reduced to seven runs from four deliveries. Just when the Karachi Kings looked to have almost sealed the game, Abbas bowled a dot delivery and took a wicket off the next. Cutting was dismissed for twelve runs. Needing six off the last ball to win the game, Imad Wasim failed to get the power behind the shot and ended up getting a single. Multan Sultans won the game by three runs.
Earlier, Multan Sultans skipper Mohammad Rizwan slammed a century, while Shan Masood scored a fifty. This was their fourth win of the tournament. They are leading in the points table with eight points after five games.
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