It has been the same old story for Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as they were defeated by Multan Sultans in their opening fixture of the 20-over tournament. Despite a spectacular start in batting, Qalandars collapsed to muster only 138 runs in the allotted 20 overs. With little discomfort, Multan aced the chase inside 17 overs to gain 2 important points.
On an otherwise dismal day, the Australian belligerent batsman Chris Lynn proved to be only shining light for Lahore. Making his PSL debut in the iconic Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, Lynn looked in peak form on a slow wicket. After a nervous start, he started gaining momentum and launched the attack against the bowlers of Multan.
Displaying his hitting prowess, the 29-year old batsman smashed 39 runs using only 19 balls. Lynn managed to hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in a short stay at the crease. However, his rash stroke making caused his demise when he was caught by Shan Masood off Moeen Ali’s bowling. Apart from Lynn’s fireworks, it was a shoddy outing for Qalandars as they broke the fans of their hearts with a listless show.