SHARJAH – Courtesy to firepower from Ahmed Shehzad and Kevin Pietersen, Quetta Gladiators, have set a mammoth target of 201 for Peshawar Zalmi in the 1st playoff of the HBL PSL 2017 at the Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah.
Zalmi skipper won the toss and opted to bowl first on the Sharjah pitch. The Quetta openers started off ferociously. Luke Wright got out early for just 12. After that, Shehzad and Pietersen took Zalmi bowlers down the ground every-now-and-then.
Luke Wright got out early for just 12. After that, Shehzad and Pietersen took Zalmi bowlers down the ground every-now-and-then.
Shehzad 71 off 38 balls and Pietersen 40 off 22 balls took the score to 132 in less than 12 overs.
The projected score looked to be between 210-220, but both set batsmen got out back to back. The two new batsmen took the time to set on the wicket; the scoring rate came down significantly.
Some big hits followed by couple of run outs in the death overs, restricted Quetta Gladiators to 200/7