Match 23 PSL highlights Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi – Quetta Gladiators beats Peshawar Zalmi in the 23rd match of HBL PSL3. Thanks to the splendid world-class partnership between the skipper Sarfraz Ahmad and Rilee Rossouw who gathered 74 runs, guided Gladiators towards last over the win. Man of the Match Sarfraz played a match-winning knock (45 off 31 balls), turning the lights off for Lahore Qalandars in this season of HBL PSL.
Partially fit Sammy helped Zalmi putting up a total of 157
In this season of the Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi is not been able to get a flying start. So was in the previous match but Dwayne Smith repaid with a flourishing innings top the order. 33-balls 49 compensated a decent start, but his departure Peshawar batsmen were there just for formality. Peshawar lost the momentum as the next four batsmen were dismissed for straight-forward balls ballooned up in the air in the inner ring. But the partially fit Zalmi captain – Darren Sammy was up to the task, he scored 36 runs just off 19 balls, as Peshawar Zalmi put up a decent score on the board. For Quetta Gladiators, Shane Watson and Rahit Ali picked up 2 and 1 wickets respectively.
Rossouw, Sarfraz guided Quetta towards last over victory
The top scorer of the HBL PSL3 Shane Watson set up the platform nicely for Quetta Gladiators in their surge of 157 runs chase. His brilliant knock of 37 runs and followed by a little sparkler from Kieven Pieterson brought Gladiators up to the asking rate. On the other hand, Zalmi bowlers were able to pick up wickets in quick succession when they delimited Quetta Gladiator 84-4. The professional, dedicated innings from Rilee Rossouw overstated the Zalmi bowlers, in the end. Despite the brilliant bowling efforts from Wahab Riaz and Hassan Ali they never looked like bowling it. In particular, Sarfraz Ahmad’s captain knocks never let the Zalmi bowlers settle down. Both the batsmen stole runs like the silent killer and brought Quetta Gladiators to the final over. The scores were level when Dwayne Smith was hit for a manufactured boundary out of Sarfraz bat. For Zalmi, Wahab Riaz and Hassan Ali picked up 2 and 1 wickets subsequently.
Sarfraz Ahmad was the man of the match award winner
Sarfraz Ahmad was the man of the match. The captain’s innings stole 6 fours in no time.