Peshawar Zalmi won by 5 wickets

Peshawar Zalmi won by 5 wickets

After a glorious victory against Quetta Gladiators last night, Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy delighted his fans when he posted a tweet in Pushto expressing his joy over the thrilling win.

However, it was allrounder Faheem Ashraf, who tried to give some respectability to their score with an unbeaten fifty, steering his team to 142 for nine in the allotted 20 overs. Zalmi's were given a target of 143 runs, for which Tamim Iqbal and Mohammed Hafiz put up a 54-run stand. Zalmi needed 35 in the last five overs and the end equation is 16 required off seven deliveries.

Watson also commented on his experience with the Quetta Gladiators so far and said that it has been fun working with the new team.

Peshawar Zalmi got off to a losing start as they were beaten by Multan Sultans but defeated Islamabad United in their second match.

Earlier, Quetta Gladiators hunted in packs as all their bowlers delivered and contributed in restricting Islamabad.

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"We are all prepared and set to face Quetta Gladiators, whom we defeated in the final a year ago".

Islamabad United have the credit of having won the first edition of PSL in 2016 whereas Peshawar Zalmi clinched the trophy past year.

Peshawar and Quetta are not unknown entities for each other and the two sides have played more fixtures against each other than any other side. It was took place in 1st March, 2018 and Sharjah Cricket Stadium was the host venue of the match.

He was one of four players to reach double figures as Umaid Asif (2-18), Wahab Riaz (2-16) and Sammy (2-21) were among those to take wickets. "Only Shane Watson has played 50-run inning, the top-order is yet to show a big innings in the tournament", he said.

To the utter amazement of the cricket world, Sammy snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, finishing the game in just four balls.

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