The Lahore Qalandars picked up a very close 1 run victory over the Multan Sultans to win the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 for the 2nd season in a row.
The Pakistan Super League 2023 was a spectacle of a event with the competition being so tight between all the 6 teams.
In the end, it is Lahore Qalandars, the defending champions and Multan Sultans, the 2021’s champion who reached the final of the competition and deservedly so.
Batting first, Lahore Qalandars put 200 runs on the board, thanks to some brilliant batting from Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Baig and captain Shaheen Afridi scored a quickfire 44 runs of 15 balls.
Chasing the target, Multan Sultans needed a boundary of the last ball to win the match however they conceded a run out wicket on the third run and lost the match. Multan needed one big inning but that didn’t come. Even Rilee Rossouw’s 52 runs wasn’t enough as Lahore Qalandars won the PSL 2023 in some fashion.
With that, the Lahore Qalandars successfully managed to defend their PSL title that they won in 2022. See how Twitterati reacted to it.
Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by just one run to defend their Pakistan Super League title.#CricTracker #PSL pic.twitter.com/zIEcA4CsoC— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 18, 2023
Shaheen Shah Afridi and Sam Billings after winning PSL 2023 be like 😅.#PSL2023 #PSL08 #PSLFinal pic.twitter.com/AQXQsOjFYo— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) March 18, 2023
This PSL was peak Pakistan cricket. You can win from anywhere. Lose from anywhere. One of the best seasons.#PSL08 #CricketTwitter— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) March 18, 2023
What a thrilling #PSLFinal One of the best Cricket League for a reason ♥️#PSL08 #LQvMS #LahoreQalandars pic.twitter.com/CAq05Bm7nv— King Babar Azam Army (@kingbabararmy) March 18, 2023
Congratulations @iShaheenAfridi what a player he is!— Selim Zahan(z2)🇮🇳 (@selim_zahan) March 18, 2023
With bat 44*/15& with bowl 4/51
Pakistani🇵🇰 best cricketer&I really love his performance ❤ 👏
We need to make Shaheen captain of Pakistan asap— WE DONE IT 💚 (@CartiMUFC) March 18, 2023
PSL Is Crazy…So much of Drama in Last few overs 💥— 𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒃𝒂𝒔 (@Shebas_10dulkar) March 18, 2023
Lahore Qalandars won by 1 run & became 1st team to Win Consecutive Trophies in PSL 👏#PSL pic.twitter.com/9G3c831Dpp