PSL 8: Erin Holland learns Urdu from Urooj Mumtaz

Erin is part of PSL 8's commentary team

By Web Desk
March 15, 2023
Erin Holland and Urooj Mumtaz - Twitter/ErinHolland

Australian presenter Erin Holland, who is considered one of the faces of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), is spending some quality time during the ongoing eighth edition of the tournament. 

As the league entered the final phase on Wednesday in Lahore, fans and followers are curious to predict the winners of this year. 

Meanwhile, presenter Holland shared her on-ground activities alongside Pakistani commentator Urooj Mumtaz. The presenter posted a video on her Twitter account in which she spoke Urdu phrases. 

"It's time for Urdu lessons 101 with Urooj, my local language teacher," shared Erin. In a fun video, Erin called Urdu counting and also translated a couple of Urdu phrases. 

Erin has remained associated with PSL for quite a long time. She alongside local presenter Zainab Abbas is a part of this year's commentary team. 

Multan set Lahore a target of 161 runs

Multan Sultans have set Lahore Qalandars a target of 161 runs after winning the toss and deciding to bat first at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday. 

Multan made a decent start in the powerplay with 46 runs on the board without losing a wicket.

Lahore got their first breakthrough in the eight over after Haris Rauf cleaned up Usman Khan, who scored 29 runs in 28 balls. He added 53 runs for the first wicket with skipper Mohammad Rizwan.

Zaman Khan bagged the prized scalp of Rilee Rossouw after he tried to smack a slower ball over long on but was caught by Rauf. He scored 13 runs in 12 balls.

Meanwhile, Rashid Khan dismissed Mohammad Rizwan after the latter missed a googly while trying to play a heave towards the leg-side. The Multan captain scored 33 runs in 29 balls with the help of three fours.

Lahore's good bowling, coupled with lack of intent from the Multan batters, ensured that the middle-overs belonged to the fielding side.

However, Lahore fluffed some chances in the death overs which allowed Kieron Pollard to take the attack to the bowling side. The hard-hitting West Indies batter notched up 57 runs in 34 balls with the help of six maximums and a four. 

Tim David remained unbeaten on 22 runs in 15 balls.

Rauf was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-34 in four overs. Meanwhile, Zaman and Rashid bagged one wicket each.

David Wiese also bowled an economical spell of 0-24 in four overs.