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Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 4 wickets -HP NEWS

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In the 9th match of HBL PSL 8, Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by 4 wickets after an interesting match.

In this match played at National Stadium Cricket Arena in Karachi, Peshawar Zalmi achieved the target of 155 runs given by Quetta Gladiators for the loss of 6 wickets in the 19th over.

In Peshawar Zalmi’s pursuit of the target, young Mohammad Haris provided a smoky start, scoring 18 runs off 9 balls.

Haris was dismissed by Hasnain on the score of 29, then Hasnain also got Saeem Ayub out lbw on the very next ball.

Zalmi’s in-form batsman Tom Koehler-Cadmore was the guest for just 9 runs and was dismissed for 47. They were also run by Mohammad Hasnain.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam was dismissed for 67 after scoring 19 runs, then it seemed that Quetta Gladiators would come back into the match.

However, in this situation, Rowman Powell played an innings of 36 runs and Jimmy Nesham 38 runs to take the match away from Quetta Gladiators.

Showing responsibility, Dasan Shanaka scored 16 runs and Wahab Riaz played an unbeaten innings of 10 runs and achieved the target in the 19th over at the loss of 6 wickets.

Muhammad Hasnain on behalf of Quetta Gladiators took 3 wickets for 13 runs in 4 overs by showing good bowling. Fast bowler Naseem Shah conceded only 19 runs in the quota of 4 overs, but he could only take one wicket.

On the other hand, Mohammad Nawaz and Qais Ahmed took one wicket each for Gladiators.

Earlier, batting first, Quetta Gladiators had a very slow start where their opening batsmen could not perform well.

Jason Roy 14, Martin Guptill 12 and Mohammad Nawaz 2 were out and the Gladiators lost 3 wickets for 37 runs in the 9th over.

In such a situation, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed made a partnership of 74 runs in 50 balls with Iftikhar Ahmed and pulled his team out of the vortex of difficulties.

Sarfraz Ahmed played an innings of 39 runs and was dismissed for 111. However, on the other hand, Iftikhar Ahmed continued to score runs.

Iftikhar Ahmed played a responsible innings of 50 runs off 34 balls, while Odin Smith scored 25 runs off 12 balls in the closing moments to take the team’s score to 154 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

On behalf of Peshawar Zalmi, Usman Qadir was prominent with 2 wickets while Arshad Iqbal and Jimmy Neesham took one wicket each.

Peshawar Zalmi’s Jimmy Neesham was adjudged the best player of the match for his all-round performance.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam won the toss and invited Quetta Gladiators to bat first.

Talking on the occasion of the toss, Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam said that he has decided to bowl first due to dew.

Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said that a good wicket is visible. Will try to defend it by scoring big.

The Peshawar Zalmi team is taking the field under the captaincy of Babar Azam, while the other players include Muhammad Haris, Saeem Ayub, Tom Koehler Cadmore, Rowman Powell, Dasan Shanaka, Jimmy Nesham, Wahab Riaz, Usman Qadir, Arshad Iqbal and Sufian Muqim. were

Captained by Sarfaraz Ahmed, Quetta Gladiators consisted of Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Wahid Bengalzai, Muhammad Hafeez, Odin Smith, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah and Qais Ahmed.



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