Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 30 runs


Rawalpindi: Shoaib Malik utilized his experience and scored 54 runs off 27 balls to lay down a solid foundation for Peshawar Zalmi to beat Quetta Gladiators by 30 runs. 

Later, skipper Wahab Riaz bagged three wickets for 21 runs to finish off things for Zalmi on a strong note.

Earlier, Malik rescued Zalmi when they lost their openers for 39 runs. Imam-ul-Haq went after scoring seven while Kamran Akmal made 23 runs. Young Haider Ali supported his senior quite brilliantly and they both put 54 runs together to give Zalmi a strong stance.

Haider scored 39 runs off 24 balls including four boundaries and two sixes. Liam Livingstone and Lewis Gregory scored 12 and 19 runs respectively.

For Gladiators, Mohammad Husnain bagged four wickets while Sohail Khan and Ben Cutting took a wicket each.

In reply, openers Shane Watson and Jason Roy provided a positive start to the chasing side by scoring 45 runs in 4.4 overs.

But later on, no other batter managed to get runs on the board.

Roy was the highest scorer with 45 runs for the losing side. Watson scored 19 while Mohammad Nawaz made 17.

Apart from Wahab, Rahat Ali bagged two for 34 while Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah bagged a wicket each for Zalmi.