Quetta Gladiators Vs Peshawar Zalmi | Match 22 | PSL 7, Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi Teenage tearaway Naseem Shah gave Quetta the lead in the second over of today’s match by dismissing Zazai and Livingstone with his signature raw pace.At 145.01 kilometers per hour, he ripped out Liam Livingstone’s off-stump.
| Peshawar Zalmi 185 for 7 (Malik 58, Talat 51, Naseem 4-27) beat Quetta Gladiators 161 for 8 (Smeed 99, Sarfaraz 25, Qadir 3-25) by 24 runs |
Will Smeed fell just one short of a century, as his 99 from 60 balls wasn’t enough for Quetta Gladiators to cross the line in their pursuit of 186 against Peshawar Zalmi. Although Smeed lost his opening partner Jason Roy and No. 3 James Vince early, he started the repair work in the company of Sarfaraz Ahmed, with whom he added 53.
Smeed’s 99 in vain as Peshawar Zalmi hold off Quetta Gladiators
Fifties from Shoaib Malik and Hussain Talat powered Zalmi to 185, and Gladiators fell 24 runs short
In this competition, these two teams have been completely different when it comes to taking Powerplay wickets.In the initial stages of the game, Quetta have been the most effective with the ball, taking a wicket every 23.9 deliveries.Peshawar, on the other hand, have been ineffective in the first six matches, taking just five wickets out of their eight matches at an average of 88.20 per ball, or one every 57.6 balls.Easily the worst team in the competition thus far.
In the middle of the innings, Shoaib Malik, a veteran, got Peshawar back on track and stabilized the ship.His fifty appeared in the thirteenth over.At 6/2 and 31% on WinViz, he led his team to a commanding position. At the time of his half-century, Zalmi were the clear favorite to win the match at 110/3 (67 percent WInViz).
Today, Malik used his experience to exploit gaps and find the goal. He scored all over the field.He got only 14 runs at a strike rate of 127 in his innings today, which included just 11 spinners.He scored 43 off his remaining 29 balls at a strike rate of 148, much quicker than the fast bowlers.Malik struck at 225 to punish the pace bowlers for runs over 6 meters.
The impressive Hussain Talat, who also reached a century, continued Malik’s momentum, but Ben Cutting took the final overs, scoring 27 off Sohail Tanvir’s final over.Ben Cutting has never scored more runs in a T20 cricket over, and Tanvir has never given up as many.a pivotal victory that elevated Zalmi to a commanding total of 185/7.
For Quetta, the best bowler was Naseem Shah, who took 4/27 from his overs.Naseem started his spell by bowling consecutive deliveries at 10 pace.Before he ended his spell with another piercing 143 kph delivery, all 13 of the subsequent balls were hit at speeds below 125 kph.
For Zalmi, Liam Livingstone picked up the new ball for the sixth time in T20 matches.This was an immediate response to Jason Roy’s challenge of receiving the first ball of the response.Roy has previously struggled when starting against spin, but in recent years he has made significant progress.In his first ten attempts at the crease prior to 2020, Roy’s spin average was just 21.61.This has significantly increased to an average of 37.00 since 2020.Zalmi was destined to win this match due to Smeed’s poor record against spin.
Livingstone and Qadir, both leg-spinners, were too much for English imports Roy and Vince, who left in consecutive overs.For Quetta, young Will Smeed and experienced Sarfaraz Ahmed put together a 53-run partnership before the senior player fell at 82/3.
In just his fourth PSL match, Smeed notched his second fifty and continued to score well.In the 15th over, Smeed hit Wahab for the tournament’s 300th six, which was followed quickly by the 301st. This set up an exciting final five overs, in which Quetta needed 63 runs to win.
After that, Qadir bowled out Ifthikar for his second wicket with the first ball of the 16th over, and he bowled out Umar Akmal for his final wicket.Today, Qadir bowled in a variety of ways, and many leg-spinners around the world were impressed by his googly through the gate to James Vince.He turned the tide for the Zalmi by using and controlling his googly and slider to keep the Quetta batters guessing throughout the innings.
At last the errand was past Quetta, yet 20 year old Will Smeed batted splendidly for his 99 (60) and had a special interest in a more long-lasting job in the side proceeding after he was hacked out for the conflicting James Vince.The young man, who finished the tournament with scores of 99 and 97, will be disappointed that he did not advance, but everyone can see his talent.
Peshawar will look to build on their lead over Quetta and move into the final playoff spot when they play Islamabad on Thursday, a dangerous opponent.
Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by 24 runs, scoring 185 for 7 (Malik 58, Talat 51, Naseem 4-27) and 161 for 8 (Smeed 99, Sarfaraz 25, Qadir 3-25). Smeed’s 99 from 60 balls was in vain as Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators. Fifties from Shoaib Malik and Hussain Talat helped ZalmiDespite the fact that Jason Roy, Smeed’s opening partner, and No.3 James Vince began the repair work early with Sarfaraz Ahmed, with whom he added 53, as a partner.
The Zalmi bowlers worked together to silence the Gladiators, who scored 34 runs in their first four overs. In the ten overs that followed, only 73 runs were scored.Hussain Talat had already sent Sarfaraz back, and Usman Qadir and Liam Livingstone had only bowled seven overs, resulting in 46 runs and one wicket each.
Smeed was at 59 from 41 deliveries when Gladiators needed another 79 to win from 36 deliveries.He took Wahab Riaz for 16 in the 15th over, hitting two of his three sixes off the seamer, but he still kept them afloat.But in the next over, Qadir turned the screw, taking out Ifthikar Ahmed and Umar Akmal in just five deliveries to go 3 for 25.Smeed clattered Wahab for three fours before pinching two more off Salman Irshad in the 18th over, leaving him pretty much alone to chase down the remaining 60 runs from the final four overs.Irshad, on the other hand, bowled Smeed off the final ball.
Before Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Haris joined forces to resurrect their team, Naseem Shah had reduced Zalmi to 6 for 2 in the first over.They took 17 off Khurram Shahzad after a quiet four overs, Haris hitting him for three boundaries and Malik for one.However, Ghulam Mudassar ended the stand immediately following the power play by scoring on Haris’s 29th attempt with a caught-and-bowled chance.
After that, Mailk found another capable partner in Talat, and the two of them added 73 runs in less than eight overs.They kept up the pace, and in the 13th over, Malik scored fifty off 37 balls, including three boundaries.Talat kept finding the fence even though Shahzad had him for 58 two overs later.
Ben Cutting finished off Sohail Tanvir with four sixes in the 19th over after Talat reached his half-century:one from the ground, one from midwicket, one from extra cover, and one from beyond midwicket again.Gladiators fell short in the end by a significant margin due to a lack of support for Smeed with the bat. Naseem took two wickets in his final over, which was also the last of the innings. He ended with 4 for 27.
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