Shakib led Peshawar Zalmi to victory over Qalandars

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 | 0

After experiencing bad in last two PSL matches, Peshawar Zalmi has finally won the following next match which was staged yesterday and the match was against Lahore Qalandars. In that match, the Tigers all – rounder played the key role to win the match and as a result he was declared as the player of the match. This was the 16th match of the tournament and 7th match of the Peshawar Zalmi. This is the second time in this ongoing domestic league competition, that this two teams faced against each other. Earlier at the beginning of the event, Zalmi faced Lahore Qalandars which was the 6th match of the tournament and also Zalmi defeated Qalandars by three wickets. And in the second leg, Qalandars was defeated again by 17 runs so far. However, in last match, Zalmi faced an impossible defeat against Karachi Kings and before that their one match against Quetta Gladiators was cancelled due to rain. So, they were simply desperate to win the match to move to the higher rank of the pont table and they succeeded.

Earlier yesterday at Dubai Cricket Stadium, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss but opted to bat first instead of bowling. Sammy who is the current skipper of the team wanted to bring some change and he was proved right. Zalmi started to bat with Tamim Iqbal and Kamran Akmal. But Tamim was out with his 5 runs so soon. He just hitted one four by facing three balls. Later, Kamran and Hafeez stood for a while but Hafeez and next Samuels could not stand for more. Finally, Shakib came up and stood with Afridi and later with Sammy. Kamran scored highest 58 runs and Shakib scored 30 runs so far. So, finally team Zalmi finished their innings with 166 runs so far by losing six wickets.

The Tigers all – rounder Shakib scored 30 runs in bat and also in bowl, he did well and took two wickets of Qalandars. Two most important wickets named Umar Akmal and Elliott were being lbw by Shakib. So, without opener Delport, first five batsmen could not scored any double figure runs so far. Rest players tried so hard but failure by the top orders, they could not finished the game well but completed the 20 overs by scoring 149 runs losing nine wickets. So, Qalandars lost by 17 runs and Shakib achieved the player of the match award.

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