Lahore Qalandars fallen into batting disaster: Zalmi won by 3 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 | 0

Lahore Qalandars which team represents the city of Lahore in Pakistan Super League 2017 won their 2nd match of ongoing 2nd edition of PSL tournament against the top contender and the defending champion Islamabad United and went to the hot news. But, unfortunately Lahore Qalandars lost their last match against Peshawar Zalmi which was so shameful defeat. They got all out by scoring just 59 runs in selected twenty overs. However, the host ground was Dubai International Cricket Stadium where a first batting team usually scores more than 150 runs and the score used to chase maximum times. So, got all out by scoring 59 runs was not the fault of the ground but their players were super flop. But on the other hand, to chase such poor score, Zalmi also fallen into batting collapse and within 4 runs, lost their twice wickets. Though, finally they achieved victory but they had to work very hard to get that. They just grabbed the match by playing 17 overs and lost their seven wickets.

Earlier yesterday at the evening, the sixth match of the tournament was started between Qalandars and Zalmi where Zalmi won the toss and selected to ball first. They were quite successful in their first bowling spell and within 9 runs, Qalandars lost important three wickets like Roy, McCullum and Akmal. Only Fakhar Zaman stood for long where he scored 33 runs and his nearest partner Rizwan scored 11 runs so far. Excluding them no players could reach two figure runs. Most of them gt out with 0 or 1 run so far. Hasan Ali took highest three wickets and Jordan took two wickets so far. Team Qalandars just played 10.2 overs and got packet.

Came to chase such poor runs, Zalmi stumbled so early and like their opponents, they also started to lose their wickets within a regular gap. But, the score was so poor and in Zalmi team a number of talented and experienced batsmen was participated. So, though they lost seven wickets but finally reached the target. Only Morgan scored highest 23 runs for the team and Afridi scored 13 runs so far. Rest five players could not pass 5 runs individually. If Qalandars added a little more runs, then it could be very tough for Zalmi to chase. Yasir Shah took highest four wickets for Lahore.

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