(MENAFN- The Peninsula) AP
LAHORE, Pakistan - Shaheen Shah Afridi dealt two early blows and Fakhar Zaman continued his rich run of batting form as Lahore Qalandars inflicted a crushing eight-wicket defeat on Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League on Sunday.
Earlier, Karachi Kings had its sixth successive loss when Peshawar Zalmi handed the 2020 champion a 55-run defeat.
Left-hander Fakhar (53 runs off 42 balls) scored his fifth half century - to go along with his century against Karachi - as Lahore romped to 143-2 in 17.4 overs.
Made to bat first, Quetta had to settle for a below-par total of 141-7 after Afridi removed Jason Roy and James Vince, both without scoring, in his superb first over of the match.
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Fakhar hit six boundaries in his seventh PSL game this season and stretched his runs tally to 469 to be the leading run-scorer in the tournament before he skied a slog-sweep to midwicket in the 16th over.
Kamran Ghulam remained unbeaten on 55 and led Lahore's strong chase by sharing a 77-run second-wicket stand with Fakhar.
Quetta had relied heavily on Roy's power-hitting in their previous two wins. But the Englishman gloved behind off Afridi's second delivery, and Vince was clean bowled the next ball, and Quetta struggled to put up a challenging total.
After its fifth win in seven games, Lahore occupies second spot in the table with 10 points behind Multan Sultans, which has 12 points. Quetta has six points.
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