Kamran Akmal’s blistering century helped Peshawar Zalmi cement playoffs spot by beating Lahore Qalandars by seven wickets in the 29th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s third edition in Sharjah on Friday.

After deciding to bat first, Qalandars managed to post 172 for the loss of four wickets, courtesy Anton Devcich’s 70 off 42 balls with the help of two fours and seven sixes.

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In reply, Zalmi chased the target in the 18th over at the expense of just three wickets.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Akmal became the first centurion in PSL3 as he remained not out on 107 off just 61 balls with the help of 11 fours and seven sixes.

We will join you soon for the second match soon. Till then, its goodbye from Azeem Siddiqui.

That’s it from the first match. What an inspirational innings from Kamran Akmal.

PZ 176-3 (18 overs)

Sixteen off the over.

McClenaghan to continue.

PZ 160-3 (17 overs)

Twelve off the over.

Afridi to continue.

PZ 148-3 (16 overs)

Thirteen runs and a wicket off the over.

Shah to continue.

PZ 135-2 (15 overs)

Seven off the over.

Shaheen Afridi to start his new over.

PZ 128-2 (14 overs)

Fourteen off the over.

Abbott to continue.

PZ 114-2 (13 overs)

Eight off the over.

McClenaghan to continue.

PZ 106-2 (12 overs)

Fourteen off the over.

Asif to continue.

PZ 92-2 (11 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Shah to continue.

PZ 81-2 (10 overs)

Five off the over.

Bilal Asif to start his first over.

PZ 76-2 (9 overs)

Ten off the over.

Shah to continue.

PZ 66-2 (8 overs)

Three off the over.

Afridi to continue.

PZ 63-2 (7 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.

Yasir Shah to start his first over.

PZ 57-1 (6 overs)

Six off the over.

Shaheen Afridi to start his first over.

PZ 51-1 (5 overs)

Fifteen off the over.

McClenaghan to continue.

PZ 36-1 (4 overs)

Eight off the over.

Abbott to continue.

PZ 28-1 (3 overs)

Five off the over.

Mitchell McClenaghan to start his first over.

PZ 23-1 (2 overs)

Three runs and a wicket off the over.

Kyle Abbott to start his first over.

PZ 20-0 (1 over)

Twenty off the over. Great start for Zalmi.

Anton Devcich to start his first over.

That’s it from the first session. We will join you soon for the second-half.

LQ 172-4 (20 overs)

Nine runs off the over.

Riaz to continue.

LQ 163-4 (19 overs)

Ten off the over.

Hasan to continue.

LQ 153-4 (18 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his new over.

LQ 142-4 (17 overs)

Fifteen off the over.

Asif to continue.

LQ 127-4 (16 overs)

Seven off the over.

Dawson to continue.

LQ 120-4 (15 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

LQ 117-3 (14 overs)

Five off the over.

Asif to continue.

LQ 112-3 (13 overs)

Seventeen off the over.

Dawson to continue.

LQ 95-3 (12 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his new over.

LQ 91-2 (11 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Asif to continue.

LQ 80-2 (10 overs)

Three off the over.

Gul to continue.

LQ 77-2 (9 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Dawson to continue.

LQ 66-2 (8 overs)

Five off the over.

Gul to continue.

LQ 61-2 (7 overs)

Twelve off the over.

Liam Dawson to bowl his first over.

LQ 49-2 (6 overs)

Nine runs off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his first over.

LQ 40-2 (5 overs)

Ten runs and a wicket off the over.

Sameen Gul to continue.

LQ 30-1 (4 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Umaid Asif to start his first over.

LQ 19-1 (3 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.

Hasan to continue.

LQ 15-0 (2 overs)

Eight off the over.

Sameen Gul to start his first over.

LQ 7-0 (1 over)

Seven off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his first over.

TOSS: The news from the centre is  Qalandars have won the toss and opted to bat first.