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Peshawar register a win over Lahore after beating Islamabad

Talal Dar - 06-02-2016 - View: 344

The side led by Shahid Afridi defeated Gayle's Lahore by 9 wickets

Peshawar register a win over Lahore after beating Islamabad

Peshawar Zalmi have got their second win in a row in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as they thrashed one of the favourites Lahore Qalandars as Chris Gayle failed once again and Peshawar side won the match by 9 wickets after reducing Lahore to just 117 runs.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and decided to bowl first. Gayle had scored only 6 in the first game and in the second game was bowled off the first ball by Pakistani pacer Junaid Khan. Two balls later Cameron Delport got run out which put the Lahore side in more trouble.

Pakistan's wicket-keeper batsman Muhammad Rizwan hit just one four and in the second over he also departed after edging Shaun Tait's delivery. Umar Akmal and Azhar Ali tried their best and had 41 runs partnership for a little recovery before Akmal got out after scoring 21.

Captain Azhar Ali was the fifth wicket to fall as young spinner Muhammad Asghar got his wicket. Azhar scored 31 and Bravo scored 32 as they helped Lahore reach to a modest total of 117/6 in 20 overs. Asghar gave just 11 runs in his 4 overs and took 2 wickets.

Experienced Zalmi openers Muhammad Hafeez and Tamim Iqbal were in amazing form once again as they scored 95 runs. Hafeez got out for 43 but Tamim kept going and scored his second consecutive fifty. Malan was not out on 10 whereas Tamim was on 55 when they got over the line with 24 balls to spare.

 

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