DUBAI – Peshawar Zalmi beat Lahore qalandars by 17 runs target for the Lahore Qalandars in the 16th game of HBL PSL 2017, at the Dubai Cricket International Stadium, Dubai.
Peshawar Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and sent Qalandars in to bat.
Zalmi’s in-form opener Tamim Iqbal went for 5 only, courtesy of a great caught & ball by Amir Yamin.
But Kamran Akmal played an impressive inning. He scored 58 off 40 balls. Samuels (17), Shakib (27) and Hafeez (13) were other batsmen to contribute. Afridi was unfortunate to get run out on 10.
The scoring run rate for Zalmi dropped significantly after Akmal’s wicket.
Some firepower by skipper Darren Sammy helped Peshawar port a sizeable total of 166/6.
Lahore started off brilliantly, got 33 runs off the first two overs. Cameron Delport was a little unlucky to get caught and bowled by Hasan Ali. His wicket fell on 38, and then suddenly, Lahore were 39/5, and then 43 for 6 in 5 overs