Over 20 million people watch HBL PSL 7 final on Daraz App
LAHORE, Feb. 28 (Gwadar Pro) - Over 20 million people watched the final of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7th edition on Daraz live App, as Lahore Qalandar defeated Multan Sultan by 42 runs on Sunday. Shaheen Shah Afridi-led Lahore Qalandar bagged its first PSL title at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Daraz, a leading ecommerce platform of the country, provided free live streaming of all PSL 7 matches free of cost. The final between Lahore Qalandar and Multan Sultan was viewed by 20, 252, 566 people on Daraz Live App. The second eliminator between Lahore Qalandar and Islamabad United was watched by more than 12.8 million people on Friday night at Daraz App.
Playing first, Shaheen Shah Afridi-led Lahore Qalandar set a target of 181 before Multan Sultan. Muhammad Hafeez was a top run getter with 69 runs. Harry Brook and David Weise scored 41 and 28 respectively. For Multan Sultan Asif Afridi took three wickets for 18 while David Willy and Shahnawaz Dhani grabbed one wicket each. While chasing the target Multan Sultan was all out for 138. Khushdil Shah was top scorer with 32 runs for Multan while Shaheen Shah Afridi took three wickets.
On December 24, 2021, Daraz submitted the highest bid, pursuant to a public tender process, to live-stream HBL PSL 2022 and 2023 in Pakistan, which sees a walloping increase of 175 per cent from the value for the last two years. Daraz provided its users with free access to live streaming, which plays a crucial role in the growth and promotion of sports.
Fakhar Zaman, Batter of the Tournament, receives cash prize of Rs 3.5 million from TikTok.
Besides Daraz, TikTok, the Chinese video-sharing social network App, also played a key role in the promotion of HBL PSL 7. TikTok has signed an agreement with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to become the official Entertaining Partner of PCB for the seventh and eighth editions of PSL. The official anthem of the tournament was released on TikTok. During the tournament, PSL used its official TikTok account for important announcements. The PSL franchises including Islamabad United, Karachi
Kings, Multan Sultan, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators have their official TikTok accounts.