Lahore Qalandars took advantage of Multan Sultans many changes in squad as Chris Lynn’s 52-ball century smashed the side into the Pakistan Super League semi-finals for the first time ever.
Chris Lynn (113* runs off 55) and Fakhar Zaman (59 off 35) pummelled an opening stand of 100 inside nine overs to tee up a successful chase of 187, which Lahore Qalandars reached with seven balls and nine wickets to spare – Chris Lynn ending the game with back-to-back sixes to take his tally of maximums to eight.
PSL 2020 League leaders Multan Sultans – already assured of top spot and a place in Tuesday’s semi-finals in Lahore – rested Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan and Imran Tahir for the game at Gaddafi Stadium.
Chris Lynn subsequently thumped the second-string bowling attack – adding 12 fours to his eight sixes as he became the first Lahore Qalandars batsman to hit a PSL Tournament – as Lahore Qalandars secured the win that guaranteed them a top-four berth, after suffering group-stage exits in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Lahore Qalandars will now face Karachi Kings in the semi-finals, with Sultans to face either Peshawar Zalmi or Quetta Gladiators.