Injured Sammy leads Zalmi to five-wicket win over Gladiators

Captain scores unbeaten 16 off just four balls to complete his team's second victory in PSL3


Azeem Siddiqui March 01, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Darren Sammy’s heroics hand Peshawar Zalmi their second win in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition as they beat Quetta Gladiators by five wickets in Sharjah on Thursday.

After being put into bat first, Gladiators were in a strong position and at one stage were looking to score in excess of 150 with ease.

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However, a poor display in the last five overs meant Sarfraz Ahmed-led unit finished with just 141 for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

All-rounder Shane Watson finished the innings with the top score of 47 off 32 balls with the help of one four and five sixes.

For Zalmi, pacers Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz and Sammy claimed two wickets each.

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In reply, Zalmi too were in a strong position come the 15th over mark and needed just 35 off the last five overs.

However, brilliant bowling and top class captaincy of Sarfraz turned the game on its head and when Sammy, who injured himself while bowling in the first half, arrived to bat, his team needed 17 off eight balls.

But the 34-year-old, who till date is the only captain to won two World T20 titles, scored 16 off just four balls to take his team over the line, for which he also named player of the match.



PZ 143-5 (19.4 overs)


FOUR! And that's it. Zalmi won. What an innings by captain Sammy.

SIX! Another majestic hit from Sammy.

Anwar Ali to bowl the final over.



PZ 132-5 (19 overs)

Twelve runs and a wicket off the over.



Rahat Ali to start his new over.



PZ 120-4 (18 overs)

Just six off the over.

Mohammad Nawaz to start his new over.



PZ 114-4 (17 overs)

Five runs and a wicket off the over.



Watson to start his new over.



PZ 109-3 (16 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Hastings to continue.



PZ 107-2 (15 overs)

Nine off the over.



Anwar Ali to start his new over.



PZ 98-2 (14 overs)

Four off the over.

Watson to start his new over.



PZ 94-2 (13 overs)

Four off the over.

Hastings to continue.



PZ 90-2 (12 overs)

Twelve off the over.



Rahat Ali to start his new over.



PZ 78-2 (11 overs)

Just two off the over.

Hastings to start his new over.



PZ 76-2 (10 overs)

Seven off the over.



Anwar Ali to start his new over.



PZ 69-2 (9 overs)

Four off the over.

Nawaz to continue.



PZ 65-2 (8 overs)

Eleven off the over.



Hasan Khan to start his new over.



PZ 54-2 (7 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.



Muhammad Nawaz to start his first over.



PZ 47-1 (6 overs)

Eighteen off the over.





John Hastings to start his new over.



PZ 29-1 (5 overs)

Just two off the over.

Rahat Ali to continue.



PZ 27-1 (4 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.



Watson to start his new over.



PZ 23-0 (3 overs)

Nine off the over.





Rahat Ali to start his new over.



PZ 14-0 (2 overs)

Three off the over.

Shane Watson to start his new over.



PZ 11-0 (1 over)

Eleven off the over.

Anwar Ali to start his first over.



So that's it from the first half. We will join you soon for the second half.



QG 141-7 (20 overs)

Just six runs and a wicket off the over.



Wahab to start his new over.



QG 135-7 (19 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.



Umaid Asif to start his new over.



QG 132-6 (18 overs)

Just four runs and a wicket off the over.



Wahab Riaz to start his new over.



QG 128-5 (17 overs)

Nine runs and a wicket off the over.





Umaid Asif to start his new over.



QG 119-4 (16 overs)

Nine off the over.



Sameen Gul to start his new over.



QG 110-4 (15 overs)

Eleven off the over.

OH! Darren Sammy is off the field now because of multiple cramps. Smith will bowl the final two deliveries of the over.

Darren Sammy to start his new over.



QG 99-4 (14 overs)

Nine off the over.



Usman to continue.



QG 90-4 (13 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.



Sammy to continue.



QG 83-3 (12 overs)

Eleven off the over.



Usman to continue.



QG 72-3 (11 overs)

Just four off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his new over.



QG 68-3 (10 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.





Khalid Usman to start his new over.



QG 61-2 (9 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.



Sammy to start his new over.



QG 55-1 (8 overs)

Twenty two off the over. Great one for Gladiators.







Asghar to start his new over.



QG 33-1 (7 overs)

Just two off the over.

Umaid Asif to start his new over.



QG 31-1 (6 overs)

Just two off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his first over.



QG 29-1 (5 overs)

Six off the over.



Sameen Gul to continue.



QG 23-1 (4 overs)

Thirteen off the over.





Muhammad Asghar to start his first over.



QG 10-1 (3 overs)

Four runs and a wicket.



Sameen to start his new over.



QG 6-0 (2 overs)

Five off the over.

Umaid Asif to start his new over.



QG 1-0 (1 over)

Just one off the over.

Sameen Gul to start his first over.



Toss: And the news from the centre is Zalmi have won the toss and decided to bowl first.

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