PSL: Tahir hat-trick seals win for Multan Sultans

Imran Tahir took a hat-trick as Multan Sultans moved top of the table after thrashing Quetta Gladiators by nine wickets.

Imran Tahir celebrates after taking second hat-trick of the season.   -  Twitter @MultanSultans

Imran Tahir took a hat-trick, second of the season as Multan Sultans moved top of the table after thrashing Quetta Gladiators by nine wickets in a Pakistan Super League match on Saturday.

Gladiators after put in to bat, got off to a disastrous start and then lost its last five wickets for one run. Once Sohail Tanvir exposed the tail with his twin-strike, Tahir ran through the side by taking the hat-trick.

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed was the top scorer for his 33-ball 30 before the Gladiators were bundled out for 102 in 15.4 overs.

Kumar Sangakkara and Ahmed Shehzad didn't try anything fancy during the chase and put up a solid 66-run stand. The former Sri Lanka batsman remained unbeaten on 51 to take Multan home in 16.4 overs.

Brief scores:

Multan Sultans 108 for 1 (Sangakkara 51 not out) beats Quetta Gladiators 102 (Sarfraz 30, Tanvir 3-14, Tahir 3-19) by nine wickets.