Abbas Afridi, a bowler with Multan Sultans, achieved a remarkable five-wicket haul for 47 runs, including a hat-trick, to accomplish a unique accomplishment in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). 2023 Pakistan Super League information For cricket fans across the world, the 28th PSL 2023 encounter between Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans in Rawalpindi on Saturday proved to be a memorable contest, particularly for Multan’s teenage bowler Abbas Afridi.
Abbas Afridi Picks his First Hat-Trick
Abbas Afridi, a bowler for Multan Sultans, amassed a spectacular five-wicket haul during the nail-biting drama. He achieved an uncommon achievement in the Pakistan Super League by picking up 5 wickets for 47 runs, including a hat-trick (PSL). Abbas ultimately won the PSL’s first hat trick by a bowler this season. In a thrilling game of high scoring, Multan defeated Quetta by 9 runs thanks to his wonderful spell.
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With this loss, Quetta Gladiators have been eliminated from the PSL 2023 playoffs. Usman Khan’s explosive 43-ball, 120-run innings helped Multan Sultans, who were batting first, put a massive total of 262/3 on the board. In response, Abbas Afridi’s fiery bowling caused Quetta to be bowled out for 253 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
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The youthful bowler took wickets on the fifth and sixth deliveries of the 17th over to complete his hat-trick, dismissing Mohammad Nawaz, Umaid Asif, and Umar Akmal. By capturing a wicket on the first ball of the 19th over, Abbas completed his hat-trick, which was the deciding factor in Multan’s spirit-lifting 9-run victory. Umar Gul, a former pacer for Pakistan, has a nephew named Abbas Afridi.
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It’s interesting to note that Abbas struck a hat-trick in the PSL against the Quetta Gladiators, a side that happens to have his uncle Umar Gul as the bowling coach. In the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, PSL qualifiers, two elimination matches, and the championship game will all be contested. PSL 2023 qualifying will be contested on March 15, Elimination 1 on March 16, Eliminator 2 on March 17, and the Final on March 18.
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