DUBAI – Thanks to blistering innings from Kamran Akmal and David Malan, Peshawar Zalmi set a huge total against Karachi Kings in the 3rd playoff, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Earlier, Karachi Kings skipper Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and sent Peshawar in for batting.
Kamran Akmal announced himself with 2 boundaries on first two balls of the inning. He slowed down a little in the middle overs but then began to take on Peshawar bowlers.
His partner complimented him utmost, contributing 36 runs in the 97-run opening partnership. The first wicket for Zalmi fell on 97 runs in 11.3 overs.
In came out-of-form Marlen Samuels, he took his time to build the inning, and the scoring rate came down a little bit.
Completing his fifty on just 23 balls, the senior Akmal went on to score his first HBL PSL 2017 100 off just 60 balls. His brilliant was studded with 7 gigantic sixes. His run-out in the last over could help Zalmi to post 181/3 in the first innings.