Dominant Peshawar beat Lahore by 17 runs

Qalanadrs managed to score 149 for the loss of nine wicket in chase of 167


Azeem Siddiqui February 24, 2017
PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Dominant Peshawar Zalmi beat Lahore Qalandars by 17 runs in the 16th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition at Dubai Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Chasing 167 to win the match, Lahore started brilliantly, courtesy sublime attacking display from opener Cameron Delport, who hit five consecutive boundaries on the bowling of young Mohammad Asghar.

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However, Darren Sammy’s men made a great comeback as Qalandars’ lost six wickets for just five runs, which pretty much sealed the game.

Some late order resistance from Sunil Narine, Aamer Yamin, Sohail Tanvir and Yasir Shah made sure Brendon McCullum’s men stayed in the game, but their fight proved not enough as they only managed to score 149 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

For Peshawar, all-rounders ShakibAl Hasan and Mohammad Hafeez claimed two wickets each.

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Earlier, after deciding to bat first, Peshawar managed to score 166 for the loss six wickets in their allotted 20 overs, courtesy opener Kamran Akmal’s stunning half-century.

The 35-year-old scored 58 off just 40 balls with the help of nine fours, and he was well supported by Shakib, who scored 30 off 24 balls.

For Lahore, leg-spinner Yasir claimed two, whereas pacers Tanvir, Yamin and off-spinner Narine picked a wicket each.

Presentation:

Shakibal Hasan (Man of the match): I think it was crucial to score those runs. I wanted to contribute for the team, and this is what I exactly did when I came to bat, and then later when I came to bowl.

Darren Sammy: I thought it’s a crucial game, so I decided to bat first and put runs on the board. We came back brilliantly in when Narine and Yamin was going well. I think everyone contributed really well, first the batsmen and then the bowlers as well.

Brendon McCullum: Yea every time you lose five wickets for not much, you don’t end up on the winning side. But we hung in there, and did not lose by much, so it helped our run rate and we are still in there. It’s going to be a big match against Karachi, and I am sure everyone will be excited for that game tomorrow.



LHR 149-9 (20 overs)

And that's it. Peshawar Zalmi beat Lahore Qalandars by 17 runs.





Shahid Afridi to bowl his final over.



LHR 142-8 (19 overs)

Twelve off the over.





Wahab Riaz to start his final over.



LHR 130-8 (18 overs)

Ten off the over.



Hasan Ali to start his new over.



LHR 120-8 (17 overs)

Just two off the over.

Wahab Riaz to continue.



LHR 118-8 (16 overs)

Just six off the over.



Hasan Ali to start his new over.



LHR 112-8 (15 overs)

Nine off the over.

Darren Sammy to start his new over.



LHR 103-8 (14 overs)

Nine off the over.



Shahid Afridi to continue.



LHR 94-8 (13 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Darren Sammy to start his first over.

LHR 92-7 (12 overs)

Just four off the over.

Shahaid Afridi to continue.



LHR 88-7 (11 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.



Wahab Riaz to start his second over.



LHR 82-6 (10 overs)

Just one off the over.

Shahid Afridi to start his first over.



LHR 81-6 (9 overs)

Just four off the over.



Wahab Riaz to start his first over.



LHR 77-6 (8 overs)

Eighteen off the over. Great one for Lahore.





FOUR! Narine goes down the ground to earn an impressive boundary.

Mohammad Hafeez to start his new over.



LHR 59-6 (7 overs)

Fourteen off the over. A great one for Peshawar Zalmi.





Shakib to continue.



LHR 45-6 (6 overs)





Mohammad Hafeez to continue.



LHR 39-5 (5 overs)

Wicket maiden from Shakib.





ShakibAl Hasan to start his first over.



LHR 39-3 (4 overs)

Just one run and two wickets off the over. Brilliant bowling from Hafeez.





Mohammad Hafeez to start his first over.



LHR 38-1 (3 overs)

Just five runs and a wicket off the over.



FOUR! Another boundary for Delport.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.



LHR 33-0 (2 overs)

Twenty two off the over. Great over for Lahore











Mohammad Asghar to start his first over of the day.



LHR 11-0 (1 over)

Eleven off the over, a great start for Lahore Qalandars.





Hasan Ali to start



So it's Brendon McCullum and Cameron Delport to open for Lahore, whereas it's Hasan Ali to start for Peshawar.



So that's it from the first half, we will join you again for the second half.



PES 166-5 (20 overs)

Sixteen runs and a wicket off the over.

SIX! Important runs for Zalmi as captain Sammy hits a much

FOUR! Important boundary for Peshawar Zalmi and Darren Sammy



Sohail Tanvir to start final over the innings.



PES 150-5 (19 overs)

Just five runs and a wicket off the over.



Aamer Yamin to bowl his final over.



PES 145-4 (18 overs)

Eleven off the over.



Sohail Tanvir to start his new over



PES 134-4 (17 overs)

Just five runs and a wicket off the over. A good one for Lahore.



Sunil Narine to bowl his final over.



PES 129-3 (16 overs)

Thirteen off the over. A good one for Zalmi.





Ghulam Mudassar to start his new over.



PES 116-3 (15 overs)

Ten off the over.



Aamer Yamin to start his new over.



PES 106-3 (14 overs)

Just eight off the over.

FOUR byes

Yasir to continue.



PES 98-3 (13 overs)

Just four off the over.

Narine to continue.



PES 94-3 (12 overs)

Just three off the over and a wicket.



Yasir Shah to continue.



PES 91-2 (11 overs)

Thirteen off the over. A good one for Zalmi.





Elliott to continue.



PES 78-2 (10 overs)

Ten off the over. A good one for Zalmi.



Yasir Shah to continue.



PES 68-2 (9 overs)

Just seven off the over.



Grant Elliott to start his first over.



PES 61-2 (8 overs)

Just three and a wicket off the over.



Yasir Shah to start his new over.



PES 58-1 (7 overs)

Just six off the over.



Sunil Narine to start his new over.



PES 52-1 (6 overs)

Ten off the over.



Ghulam Mudassar to start his first over.



PES 42-1 (5 overs)

Thirteen off the over.



Sunil Narine to start his first over.



PES 29-1 (4 overs)

Eight runs off the over.



Yamin to continue.



PES 21-1 (3 overs)

Eleven off the over. Good one for Zalmi.

Four byes

Akmal dispatches Tanvir for a four.

Sohal Tanvir to start his second over.



PES 10-1 (2 overs)

Just six and a wicket off the over.

Hafeez joins Akmal at the crease.

Tamim departs; Aamer Yamin picks up the wicket.

Aamer Yamin to start his first over.



PES 5-0 (1 over)

Just five off the over.

A boundary off the first ball.

Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal are going to open the batting for the Zalmis, whereas Sohail Tanvir opens the bowling for Lahore.



TOSS: Peshawar's captain Darren Sammy wins the toss and opts to bat first.