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Shaheen Afridi’s five-wicket haul lands Lahore season’s first win

haheen Shah Afridi’s magical five-wicket haul finally broke Lahore Qalandars’ losing curse, giving the team its first win of the season after six straight losses to salvage some of its pride.
Shaheen claimed five wickets for just four runs, helping restrict Multan Sultans to 114 which Lahore chased down with six wickets in hand and eight balls remaining.
Anton Devcich looked on course for another fifty but he fell to Shoaib Malik for 22 off 9 runs.
Lahore lost Fakhar Zaman soon after, as he holed out to Pollard in the deep off Imran Tahir’s delivery at 16 off 11 balls. Agha Salman, at one down, only managed 3 off 8 balls before falling to Mohammad Irfan, leaving Lahore at 41-3 (4.4 overs).
Skipper Brendon McCullum broke the pressure with his trademark aggression, taking Lahore closer to the target.