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Mir's six-wicket haul hands Lahore sixth straight defeat in PSL

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Feb 28, 2024 12:22 AM IST

Mir's six-wicket haul hands Lahore sixth straight defeat in PSL

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Usama Mir became the first spinner in Pakistan Super League history to grab a six-wicket haul as Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalandars by 60 runs Tuesday, handing the two-time champions their sixth straight loss.

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Leg-spinner Mir picked up 6-40 and bowled out Lahore for 154 in 17 overs.

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Table-topper Multan posted this season’s highest score of 214-4 despite resting overseas players Dawid Malan, Chris Jordan and David Willey.

Usman Khan of the United Arab Emirates filled Malan's shoes with a blistering knock of 96 off 55 balls and Iftikhar Ahmed provided a perfect finish by smashing unbeaten 40 off 18 balls.

Multan captain Mohammad Rizwan fell without scoring for the second time in the last three games when Shaheen Shah Afridi clean bowled him with a delivery that perfectly shaped into the batter in the first over.

But Usman kept counterattacking and hit 11 fours and two sixes as he capped his half-century stands with Reeza Hendricks (40), Tayyab Tahir (21) with a 60-run partnership with Ahmed off just 28 balls in the death overs.

Usman, who was dropped by Carlos Brathwaite on 89 at point, holed out to deep square leg in the last over to give Afridi (2-39) his second wicket.

Mir ran through Lahore’s middle-order in quick time when he had Rassie van der Dussen (30) caught in the deep, found the outside edge of George Linde's bat and then bowled Jahandad Khan off a full pitched delivery in one over.

Mir claimed the last two wickets in his final over as Multan moved to the top of the table with five wins in six games.

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