David Miller, Rovman Powell and Mohammad Irfan swat Quetta Gladiators aside
In Peshawar Zalmi Vs Quetta Gladiators | Match 19 | PSL 6 Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 61 runs, scoring 197 for 5 (Miller 73, Akmal 59, Powell 43*, Nawaz 2-33) Peshawar Zalmi picked up their first win in the UAE leg of the PSL, as scintillating knocks from David Miller, Kamran Akmal, and Rovman Powell led them to an impressive total of 197, which proved well beyond the reach of an underpowered Quetta Gladiators lineup.
Faf du Plessis, a South African batsman, suffered a concussion in an on-field collision with teammate Mohammad Hasnain, putting the Gladiators in a weaker position already caused by Andre Russell’s absence.
Mohammad Irfan, a massive left-armer, took three wickets in the tenth over to ensure that the Gladiators would never even come close to winning their chase, which was never really in contention for the Gladiators.With only one victory in seven games, the Gladiators appear almost certain to miss the playoffs.
A misleading start The Gladiators would have been thrilled with their start if they had chosen to bowl.On a pitch that appeared to be two-paced, Akmal and Miller, the third-wicket partnership, appeared to struggle for timing. Mohammad Nawaz took two wickets in his first two overs.Zalmi were 22 for 2 at the end of their powerplay, Akmal batting on 5 of 16 balls and Miller on 12 of 13.
Zalmi blast off The introduction of legspinner Zahid Mahmood marked the beginning of the turnaround. In the eighth and tenth overs, he continued to float balls into Miller’s hitting arc.To the audible displeasure of Gladiators wicketkeeper-captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Miller hit him for two sixes and a four in the arc between the sightscreen and deep midwicket.
With Akmal and Miller now appearing well-set, the spin-heavy attack of the Gladiators seemed suddenly vulnerable.After only conceding eight runs in his first two overs, left-arm wristspinner Zahir Khan went for three fours in his third.After three overs, Nawaz was 2 for 13, but in his fourth over, Miller hit him with a six and a four over midwicket and extra-cover, respectively, and Akmal used his width to score two fours in Peshawar Zalmi Vs Quetta Gladiators | Match 19 | PSL 6
Cameron Delport, a part-timer, joined the fray and promptly scored 25 in what turned out to be his only over, adding to the devastation.Zalmi started the 15th over at 134 for 2 and had scored 104 runs in their last seven overs.
At the beginning of the 15th over, Hasnain trapped Akmal lbw with an inducker that was deemed to be hitting the top of the leg stump after the Gladiators reviewed the on-field not-out decision. However, Zalmi continued to score runs.Rovman Powell continued to hit, smashing five sixes in an unbeaten 19-ball 43, including an eye-catching whip over square leg off Khurram Shahzad, and three in the final over, which was bowled by the legspinner Zahid. Miller fell two overs later for a 46-ball 73.
Gladiators slow down Saim Ayub, a 19-year-old left-handed batter, started alongside Usman Khan in place of du Plessis because of a concussion.They reached 62 for the first wicket, but they only briefly attempted to match Zalmi’s scoring pace.When Usman moved to the leg side to make room, he chipped and carved Irfan for 4, 4, and 6 off the first three balls of the fourth over. This was a brief moment of promise.
Despite this, Zalmi’s bowlers made sure that Usman and Fabian Allen continued to hit well-protected areas of the field. The pressure eventually resulted in Usman being run out in the eighth over, and it was due to Fabian Allen’s left-arm spin.Ayub took any width that was given to him, struggled against other lines, and moved to 35 off 30 before falling to Irfan, sending a leading edge balloon into the hands of the backward point.
That was followed by two more wickets taken by Irfan in the same over;Delport bowled the first ball incorrectly, catching Azam Khan at long leg.At 70 for 4, requiring 128 from the last ten overs, the Fighters were everything except out of the challenge.
In the 12th over, when Umaid Asif came on and threw out Jake Weatherald and Nawaz with his first two balls, they were almost gone.Sarfaraz’s unbeaten 36 was all that was needed to keep his team from being bowled out.
David MillerKamran AkmalRovman PowellMohammad IrfanPakistanQuetta GladiatorsPeshawar ZalmiZalmi vs. GladiatorsPSL Miller stars as Quetta Gladiators lose again A day after losing by 10 wickets, the lowest-ranked Quetta Gladiators conceded yet another defeat, falling to Peshawar Zalmi by 61 runs.Peshawar rose to third place in the points table despite the significant setback to their qualification hopes.
David Miller’s 73 off 46 balls and Kamran Akmal’s 59 off 37 balls were the foundation of Peshawar’s victory. Rovman Powell’s quick cameo of 43* off 19 balls brought the total to a massive 197 for 5 in the 20 overs.
Peshawar’s start was gloomy when they lost Haider Ali with the first ball after being given the bat.In his subsequent over, Mohammad Nawaz dismissed Shoaib Malik to set the record straight.But Miller and Akmal led a counterattack that added 125 runs quickly for the third wicket.Mill operator, specifically, was serious on the bowlers, gluing them around for 6 fours and 4 sixes as dew made grasping the ball troublesome.
Both Akmal and Miller were run out in just 13 balls, the first by Hasnain, and the second by Khurram Shahzad, who had only given up 11 runs in his previous two overs.From there, Powell seamlessly took over, scoring 39 runs in the final three overs.That despite the fact that Zahid Mahmood finished with figures of 0 for 53 after Shahzad bowled the 19th over for just three runs.
Faf du Plessis was unfortunate to hit his head on Hasnain’s knee while fielding in the deep and fall to the ground with a concussion.The incident occurred in the seventh over of the first innings, and Saim Ayub took du Plessis’ place in the game.
On the other hand, openers Ayub and Usman Khan scored 62 runs for the first wicket to give Quetta a strong start.However, the pace at which runs were scored was disappointing, as evidenced by the flurry of wickets that brought the pressure back on.Mohammad Irfan struck three times in an over after Fabian Allen got rid of Usman, taking the wickets of Cameron Delport, Azam Khan, and Ayub.The back of the run chase was broken by Irfan in the tenth over of the innings.
In the eleventh over, Umaid Asif took two wickets, returning Mohammad Nawaz and Jake Weatherald.Additionally, Quetta had lost six wickets for 23 runs following that initial stand.Quetta only managed 136 for 9 in the 20 overs, but Sarafraz Ahmed stayed put for his 36 not out.
Brief Ratings: Peshawar Zalmi finished with 197/5 in 20 overs (Miller 73, Akmal 59;In 20 overs, Nawaz 2-33) defeated Quetta Gladiators by 136/9 (Sarfaraz 36*, Ayub 35;By 61 runs, Irfan 3-27), we have now had two one-sided games in two days.Additionally, Quetta Gladiators were the victims on both occasions.
They were punished yesterday by Munro and Khawaja, whereas Miller, Akmal, and Powell beat them tonight.It will be challenging to recuperate from such losses.They still have a few games to play, but their performance this season suggests that they won’t qualify.We only have that for tonight.Watch the coverage of tomorrow’s double header between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi on our website.For the time being, this is Nikhil Jadhav signing off on behalf of Hariprasad Sadanadan and Pradeep Krishnamurthy.Ciao!
Wahab Riaz, winning captain:I think it was bad how we started.However, Miller deserves praise for that inning.Powell delivered a strong conclusion as well.When the bowlers bowl well, being the captain feels great.It’s difficult to bowl three overs like that, and Irfan is a wonderful person.It’s a fantastic victory.Additionally, it gives us a good chance of reaching the playoffs.We intend to win each game individually.
The victor, David Miller: It was an agreeable innings eventually, however it got going piece corroded.After those two wickets, we needed to come together as a team.I just wanted to start my innings with a boundary.After I got into a rhythm, I decided I wouldn’t stop.I simply attempted to allow myself some time.We just tried to get past that and move on from there because it was doing a little bit early in the powerplay.
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