SHARJAH – Wait is over, as the confident Peshawar Zalmi take on upbeat Quetta Gladiators Tuesday evening in the 1st playoff of the HBL PSL 2017 at the Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah.
The game is slated begin at 20:00 local time (16:00 GMT | 21:00 PKT).
PSL 2017 – 1st Playoff
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
Peshawar Zalmi – 199/9 (20/20) (Targ:201)
Sammy – 1 1
Hasan – 0 – OUT
This over: 0 4 1 W W W
Quetta Gladiators – 200/7 (20/20)
Nawaz – 1
Saad – 9 – OUT
This over: 1 1 wd 4 4 W 1lb
Last time the two sides faced each other in the 19th game of PSL 2017 at Dubai, start performer Shahid Afridi’s heroics saved the game for Zalmi.
While chasing 128 runs, Peshawar Zalmi had lost 6 of their wickets for just 56 runs. Afridi (45*) took the game from there and finished it off in style in the final over in which seven runs were required. He posed his signature star-shaped posture after hitting two fours on first two balls to Bangladeshi left-arm off spinner Mahmoodullah.
With this hard-earned win, Zalmi enjoys the perks of being on the top of the point list after the last win. Quetta stands second on the table despite losing their last two games against Islamabad United and Peshawar.
The first playoff will decide the first finalist team. The one, who wins, will directly be through to the finals. The losing team will play the winner of the second playoff for the third playoff. The winner of this match will meet the first finalist at the Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Keeping this in view, the upcoming game will be of high intensity as both the sides look strong. Changes may be expected from their side.
Peshawar Zalmi Team
Hasan Ali, CJ Jordan, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal†, DJ Malan, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hafeez, EJG Morgan, DJG Sammy*, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood,
Quetta Gladiators Team
Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Asad Shafiq, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Mahmudullah, TS Mills, Mohammad Nawaz (3), NLTC Perera, KP Pietersen, LJ Wright, RR Rossow
Here is the list of broadcasters beaming live #HBL PSL 2017
MENA – OSN
Africa – Startimes and cricketgateway.com
Bangladesh – Gazi TV and cricketgateway.com
Caribbean – Flow TV and cricketgateway.com
Singapore – cricketgateway.com
USA – A Plus and cricketgateway.com
Afghanistan – Moby and cricketgateway.com
Australia and NZ – cricketgateway.com
Asia – cricketgateway.com
Europe – cricketgateway.com
South America – cricketgateway.com