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Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi by 4 wickets in PSL 6

Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi
Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 4 wickets of their first match of this 12 months’s Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) match on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

Helped by Mohammad Hafeez and Rashid Khan’s splendid knocks, Qalandars efficiently chased the 141-run goal set by Zalmi with 9 balls to spare.

The Qalandars began off robust after Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Akhtar opened their innings, earlier than Akhtar (14 off 14) was caught by Shoaib Malik off Mujeeb Ur Rahman within the fifth over.

Zaman adopted him within the subsequent over, getting caught fantastically by Malik off Wahab Riaz after making 15 from as many balls.

Agha Salman (21 off 16) then hit three boundaries and some singles earlier than he was bowled out by Amad Butt.

He was changed by Ben Dunk, who contributed 22 runs earlier than falling sufferer to a Wahab Riaz yorker.

Earlier, after being despatched in to bat, Zalmi completed with a rating of 140 on the lack of six wickets.

Imamul Haq and Kamran Akmal opened the innings for Zalmi. Imam was despatched to the pavilion proper after, getting caught out by Ben Dunk off Shaheen Shah Afridi’s first ball of the match.

Imam was changed by Shoaib Malik. The Peshawar franchise misplaced their second wicket when Kamran tried to flick a boundary, just for it to land straight within the palms of the superbly positioned fielder.

Haider, who changed Kamran on the pitch, acquired out on his first ball as effectively, caught by Dunk off Salman Mirza’s ball.

Malik misplaced his wicket within the eighth over, caught out by Dunk.

Ravi Bopara (34 off 33) and Sherfane Rutherford (24 off 21) then stabilised their aspect’s innings, placing runs onto the scoreboard via to the fifteenth over.

Their partnership ended within the seventeenth over, nonetheless, with Rutherford getting caught by Agha Salman off Afridi’s bowling after having contributed 26 runs from 27 balls.

Bopara persevered for an additional two overs earlier than getting caught just by Rashid Khan, once more on a ball by Afridi. He remained the highest scorer for Zalmi, having made 50 off 44 balls.

Amad Butt contributed a significant 23 runs from 11 balls not out within the final three overs, together with a six on the innings’ final ball, to allow his aspect’s preventing complete.

Earlier, Qalandars received the toss and elected to area first.

Afghanistan spin wizard Rashid Khan made his first look within the PSL for the Qalandars. Dilbar Hussain was changed by Salman Mirza as a result of former’s recurring hamstring damage.

Lahore Qalandars, arguably essentially the most sought-after franchise, lastly overcame the jinx final 12 months of ending on the backside in every of the primary 4 editions. They certified for his or her play-offs for the primary time after which even reached the ultimate. Nonetheless, they have been defeated by Karachi Kings.

Lahore Qalandars: Sohail Akhtar (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Salman Agha, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Salman Mirza.

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Imam Ul Haq, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Wahab Riaz (capt), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Saqib Mehmood, Mohammad Imran.