‘Paisa Wasool Final’: Shaheen Shah Afridi Leads Lahore Qalandars to Second Consecutive PSL Victory!

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Lahore Qalandars upset Multan Sultans by just one run in the nail-biting HBL PSL 8 championship game at the Gaddafi Stadium becoming the first team to successfully defend the HBL Pakistan Super League championship. Skipper Shaheen Afridi’s all-around performance in the final, engineered his side to victory with an explosive 44-run knock from just 15 balls before producing a remarkable death-bowling session that resulted in four wickets.

Match Summary

Qalandars posted a solid total of 200/6 after they won the toss and opted to bat on an extremely batting-friendly pitch. In response, The Sultans were able to keep up with the required run rate but Shaheen ended up being the pick of the bowlers for Qalandars with four wickets.


Tim David, Kieron Pollard, Anwar Ali and Usama Mir were picked by the fast ballers. Spinner Rashid Khan also helped the team’s cause with two wickets for 26 runs.

On the final delivery, Multan Sultans needed 4 runs to win and although the batsmen completed two runs, the throw from Tim Wiese was good enough to dismiss Khushdil.

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HBL PSL Final 2023 Awards

HBL PSL 8 Player of the Tournament: Ihsanullah (Multan Sultans) (22 wickets, economy-rate 7.59)

Batter of HBL PSL 8: Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (550 runs, 142.5 strike-rate)

Bowler of HBL PSL 8:  Ihsanullah (Multan Sultans) (22 wickets, economy-rate 7.59)

Fielder of HBL PSL 8: Kieron Pollard (Multan Sultans) (11 catches)

Wicketkeeper of HBL PSL 8: Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans) (14 dismissals)

Emerging player of HBL PSL 8: Abbas Afridi (Multan Sultans) (23 wickets, economy-rate 9.45)

All-rounder of HBL PSL 8: Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings) (404 runs and nine wickets)

Spirit of Cricket: Peshawar Zalmi

Umpire of HBL PSL 8:  Alex Wharf

Header Image Credit: Dawn

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