After a thrilling match, Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators
Karachi: PSL has officially started today. After a fierce competition, Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by 5 wickets.
In pursuit of the target of 191 runs, the openers gave Peshawar Zalmi a great start of 43 runs off 21 balls but on the same score Yasir Khan lost his wicket to 30 runs off 12 balls. Tom Kohler Cadmore played an innings of 22 runs but Nawaz got his wicket.
Haider Ali played a 19-run innings off 21 balls but Nawaz gave his team another victory by getting the wicket of the right-handed batsman. After losing three wickets for 77 runs, Shoaib Malik came to support Hussain Talat and the two formed a brilliant partnership of 81 runs.
Hussain made 52 off just 29 balls with the help of two sixes and five fours but at this stage James Faulkner got the fourth victory by moving him.
On other hand, Ahsan Ali and Will Smeed of Quetta Gladiators, started the innings confidently and scored at an average of 10 runs per over.
Both the players batted brilliantly and completed the half century of the team in power play. Smeed from England batted brilliantly and completed a half century off 35 balls while the Gladiators’ openers also completed the team’s century in the 11th over. Second opener Ahsan Khan also batted excellently and completed a half century off 33 balls.
The openers put on a brilliant 155-run partnership but Ahsan Ali caught out on the boundary in an attempt to hit a six to Usman Qadir. He scored 73 runs off 46 balls with three sixes and eight fours. The Gladiators had not yet recovered from the loss as Ben Duckett became Usman Qadir’s second wicket without scoring a run.
Iftikhar Ahmed could not do anything special and returned to the pavilion after scoring 8 runs.
Will Smeed batted brilliantly and played an innings of 97 off 62 balls with the help of 4 sixes and 11 fours but in an attempt to hit a six on the last ball of the innings, he caught out at the boundary. Quetta Gladiators scored 190 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated overs.