PSL-6: Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi

Karachi: PSL-6: Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 4 wickets in the second match of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League. Lahore Qalandars won their first match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 and also got two valuable points.

PSL-6: Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi

In the second match of PSL 6 played at the National Stadium in Karachi, Peshawar Zalmi scored 140 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Lahore Qalandars completed the target in the 19th over at a loss of 6 wickets. Peshawar Zalmi batted first thanks to Ravi Bopara half-century and scored 140 runs.

Match Summary

Lahore Qalandar captain Sohail Akhtar won the toss and invited Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz to bat first. Peshawar Zalmi scored 140 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Gave a target to Lahore Qalandars of 141 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

Lahore Qalandar made their first match of the season in a smoky manner. Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Imam-ul-Haq on the first ball by wicketkeeper Ben Dunk. The experienced duo of Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik put forward Zalmai’s batting. But Salman Mirza of Qalandars did not give them much respite. And Kamran Akmal, who scored 5 runs, sent to the pavilion. Zalmai’s third wicket fell at 19 runs. When young batsman Haider Ali became Salman Mirza’s second wicket at zero.

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Veteran batsman Ravi Bopara from Peshawar Zalmai scored a half-century and Shoaib Malik dismissed for 26. While Rutherford played an innings of 26 runs. Emad Butt remained unbeaten on an aggressive innings of 23 off 11 balls. Ravi Bopara also completed the first half century of this season. But Shaheen Shah Afridi caught him by Rashid Khan as soon as he completed his 50 runs.

For Lahore Qalandars, Shaheen Afridi took 3 wickets, Salman Mirza took 2 wickets and David Visay took one wicket.

Lahore Qalanars Innings

Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar and Fakhruzzaman started the innings. But both openers failed. Sohail dismissed for 14 and Fakhr for 15 after which Agha Salman came to bat. But after scoring 21 runs, he also returned to the pavilion.

Ben Dunk was dismissed for an aggressive 22-run innings. After which Samat Patel came to bat but proved to be the guest of 8 runs. While David Visay did not even bother to play the account and got out on the first ball. Qalandars all-rounder Rashid Khan batted brilliantly with the help of 3 fours and a six unbeaten 27 and Mohammad Hafeez scored 33 runs to lead the team to victory.

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Lahore Qalandars achieved the target of 141 runs by scoring 143 runs for the loss of 6 wickets on the third ball of the 19th over. And also PS won the first victory of a sixth edition.

For Peshawar Zalmai, captain Wahab Riaz and Saqib Mahmood took two wickets each while Mujeeb-ur-Rehman and Emad Butt took one wicket each.

PSL-6: Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi

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