HBL PSL 2016 – 17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi

HBL PSL 2016 – 17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi

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HBL PSL 2016 – 17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi

Afridi bowls historic spell and takes 5/7 as Zalmi cruise past the Gladiators

The stage was buzzing with excitement for this top of the table clash between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. After already having sealed their place in the play offs, Quetta rested many of their first team players, with Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Anwar Ali were all given some time off and Kumar Sangakkar came to play his first match in the HBL PSL. Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to bat first, which was the first time they were batting first in the entire tournament. Asad Shafiq also made his debut in the league and came to open the innings with Ahmad Shehzad. The openers got off to a flying start, as Shehzad was hitting the ball cleanly. Shots began to flow and the Gladiators were cruising until Wahab came on to bowl a magical 5th over of the innings. He was dispatched by Shehzad for six before bowling him out on the very next ball. The intensity was sky high which clearly showed, as there was an altercation between the two in the middle, with the umpires having to step in to cool things off. Kumar Sangakkara’s introduction to the PSL was a disappointing one, as he was bowled for a duck in the same over and the Zalmis were absolutely overjoyed!

To make matters worse for Quetta, Zalmi’s captain Shahid Afridi came on to bowl and what a magical spell it was! He dismissed Akbar Ur Rehman first as he miscued his shot for an easy catch towards Shahid Yousuf. Afridi ran out Asad Shafiq brilliantly off his own bowling as Quetta’s batsmen looked vulnerable on the crease. In the tenth over, Mohammad Nawaz was caught leg before by Afridi, and two balls later, Sarfraz Ahmed dragged on to his stumps as ‘Lala’ looked absolutely unplayable. Quetta were rattled but Afridi put the final nail in the coffin in his last over as he got rid of Mohammad Nabi and Elton Chigumbura in quick succession and was on a hat-trick. He almost got there but Umar Gul blocked the ball well to prevent that from happening. Afridi finished with phenomenal figures of 4-1-7-5, as the Gladiators were down and out at 66/9 after 13 overs. Grant Elliott was still in the middle along with Zulfiqar Babar, and these two put on a world record partnership for the 10th wicket in T20 cricket. Elliott played some impressive shots and Babar also surprised many with the bat, charging down the ground to dispatch Asghar for a beautiful six. Elliott was dismissed after an impressive 40 from 29 balls, as Quetta were bowled out for 129 in their allotted overs.

Mohammad Hafeez and Dawid Malan opened the innings for Peshawar Zalmi as Tamim Iqbal was rested for this match, and got off to a confident start. Zalmi were never really threatened by that total as the Gladiators failed to take any early wickets. Hafeez and Malan got into their stride early and started the stroking the ball comfortably, putting the match beyond all doubt early on. Hafeez was dismissed after the pair had already put 60 on the board. Malan remained not out at 60 runs from 52 balls to finish the innings with eight balls to spare, as Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators comfortably by 8 wickets. Both these teams are now tied on points at the top of the table, while the other teams continue to play catch up with them. Afridi was awarded the man of the match for his sublime performance, one that we all will remember for a very long time.

Scorecard

17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi  |  Peshawar Zalmi won by 8 wickets

Match Details
Toss Quetta Gladiators, who chose to bat Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2016
Umpires
Ahmed Shahab and Shozab Raza (Pakistan) Match Date 14 Feb 2016
Match Referee RS Mahanama Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Aleem Dar (Pakistan)    
Player of Match Shahid Afridi (Peshawar Zalmi)    

Quetta Gladiators Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1

Asad Shafiq

run out Shahid Afridi 16 0 15 1 1
2

Ahmed Shehzad

b Wahab Riaz 21 0 17 2 1
3

Kumar Sangakkara

b Wahab Riaz 0 0 2 0 0
4

Akbar-ur-Rehman

c Shahid Yousuf b Shahid Afridi 1 0 4 0 0
5

Mohammad Nawaz

lbw Shahid Afridi 5 0 12 0 0
6

Sarfraz Ahmed * †

b Shahid Afridi 10 0 6 0 1
7

Grant Elliott

c Dawid Malan b Junaid Khan 40 0 29 2 3
8

Mohammad Nabi

c Shahid Yousuf b Shahid Afridi 2 0 10 0 0
9

Elton Chigumbura

lbw Shahid Afridi 0 0 1 0 0
10

Umar Gul

c Darren Sammy b Mohammad Asghar 0 0 2 0 0
11

Zulfiqar Babar

not out 20 0 11 1 1
Extra lb 8, w 5, nb 1 14
Total 10 wickets; 18.0 overs; 0 mins 129 7.17 runs per over

Fall of wickets
1-40 ( Ahmed Shehzad, 4.2 ) ;  
2-41 ( Kumar Sangakkara, 4.4 ) ;  
3-42 ( Akbar-ur-Rehman , 5.2 ) ;  
4-47 ( Asad Shafiq, 7.2 ) ;  
5-60 ( Mohammad Nawaz, 9.1 ) ;  
6-61 ( Sarfraz Ahmed, 9.3 ) ;  
7-65 ( Mohammad Nabi, 11.4 ) ;  
8-65 ( Elton Chigumbura, 11.5 ) ;  
9-66 ( Umar Gul, 12.4 ) ;  
10-129 ( Grant Elliott, 18.0 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Shaun Tait

3.0 0 26 0 1 1

Junaid Khan

4.0 0 34 1 0 0

Wahab Riaz

3.0 0 19 2 3 0

Shahid Afridi *

4.0 1 7 5 1 0

Mohammad Asghar

4.0 0 35 1 0 0

Peshawar Zalmi Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1

Mohammad Hafeez

c Grant Elliott b Mohammad Nawaz 36 0 29 5 1
2

Dawid Malan

not out 60 0 52 6 1
3

Kamran Akmal †

c Elton Chigumbura b Zulfiqar Babar 17 0 27 0 0
4

Brad Hodge

not out 3 0 4 0 0
5

Darren Sammy

Did not bat
6

Shahid Afridi *

Did not bat
7

Junaid Khan

Did not bat
8

Shaun Tait

Did not bat
9

Shahid Yousuf

Did not bat
10

Wahab Riaz

Did not bat
11

Mohammad Asghar

Did not bat
Extra b 4, lb 3, w 7 14
Total 2 wickets; 18.4 overs; 0 mins 130 6.96 runs per over

Fall of wickets
1-60 ( Mohammad Hafeez, 8.2 ) ;  
2-114 ( Kamran Akmal, 16.4 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Umar Gul

4.0 0 13 0 3 0

Zulfiqar Babar

4.0 0 21 1 0 0

Mohammad Nawaz

3.4 0 38 1 0 0

Mohammad Nabi

3.0 0 29 0 0 0

Grant Elliott

4.0 0 22 0 0 0

Match Notes

Quetta Gladiators Inning

  • Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 7
  • Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 15.0 overs (90 balls), Extras 8
  • 10th Wicket : 50 runs in 24 balls
    (Grant Elliott 18
    , Zulfiqar Babar 28
    , Ex 3)
  • Innings Break : Quetta Gladiators – 129/10 in 18.0 overs
    (Zulfiqar Babar 20

Peshawar Zalmi Inning

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 49 balls
    (Mohammad Hafeez 33
    , Dawid Malan 17
    , Ex 6)
  • Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 14.0 overs (84 balls), Extras 12
  • Dawid Malan : 50 off 48 balls
    (
    4 x 4  1 x 6  )