PSL 2022: Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 5 wickets
Peshawar Zalmi had won the toss and opted to field against Quetta Gladiators.
KARACHI (Dunya News) – Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by five wickets in the second match of the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 at National Cricket Stadium today (Friday).
Hussain alat’s half-century and stand-in captain Shoaib Malik’s unbeaten 48 ensured that Peshawar Zalmi began their campaign with a thrilling five-wicket win over Quetta Gladiators.
Chasing 191 to win, Talat and Malik put on a fine partnership before the latter finished the job, hitting James Faulkner for 22 runs in the penultimate over to swing the case.
Playing first, Quetta Gladiators had set 191 runs target for Peshawar Zalmi. Openers William Smeed and Ahsan Ali helped Quetta Gladiators put up a massive 191 runs target. Will Smeed made 97 off 62 balls, with the help of 11 fours and four sixes, while Ahsan Ali smashed 73 off 46 balls with the help of eight fours and three sixes.
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi had won the toss and opted to field first against the Quetta Gladiators.
On Tuesday, Peshawar Zalmi had suffered a major blow after their captain Wahab Riaz and opener Haider Ali tested positive for Covid-19.
Both the players are in isolation. Shoaib Malik is leading the Zalmi as the stand-in captain.
Shoaib has played 29 matches as the captain of multiple franchises, making him the fourth most experienced captain in PSL history. As a skipper, he has also won nine matches.