Friday, 22 November 2019 07:11 GMT

Pakistan- PSL: Zalmi make short work of Qalandars

(MENAFN - Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: Peshawar Zalmi defeated Lahore Qalandars by 10 wickets in 13.4 overs in a one-sided match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Sharjah on Saturday.

Lahore Qalandars elected to bat first after winning the toss and despite having a good start, collapsed to 100 runs in the 18th over. The first wicket for Qalandars fell on the score of 42 in 4.4 overs, and then there was a queue of wickets. Liam Dawson and Hasan Ali took three wickets each, Wahab Riaz bagged two, and Sameen Gul got one wicket.

Zalmi openers Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal completed the chase in 14 overs, the first-ever chase by openers in the PSL. Akmal scored 57 runs, while Tamim played a knock of 37 runs.

Liam Dawson was declared player of the match for his brilliant bowling.

Mohammad Hafeez, who led Zalmi in absence of injured Darren Sammy, said after the match that they knew Lahore Qalandars' weaknesses as they are quite one-dimensional. 'We knew it was a matter of just one wicket,' he said.

Qalandars skipper Brendon McCullum said some tough calls were needed to be taken in next matches.

In earlier match of the day, Multan Sultans defeated Quetta Gladiators by nine wickets.

Batting first, Quetta Gladiators were 102 all out in 15.4 overs. Multan Sultans achieved the target in 16.4 overs for the loss of one wicket. Multan's Kumar Sangakkara scored 51 runs. Imran Tahir from Multan got hat-trick and was declared man of the match.

Multan Sultans are now placed second on the points table, followed very closely by Peshawar Zalmi on third place with a very minute run-rate difference.

In today's (Sunday) match, Islamabad United will face Karachi Kings.


Pakistan- PSL: Zalmi make short work of Qalandars