Player of the Match
Player of the Match

An absolute hiding for Lahore Qalandars. They really need to find a quick fix to their batting. Theirs looks a side with one batsman short.

Hasan Ali is the Player of the Match. No surprises there.

Now for the story of the match:

Hasan Ali ripped through Lahore Qalandars much-vaunted top order, while fellow quick Wahab Riaz tore through the tail to dismiss the PSL's most beleaguered franchise for 78, setting up a straightforward win for Peshawar Zalmi. The total was the second lowest in the PSL's history. Lahore were also responsible for the lowest score - 59 - with that too coming against Peshawar in 2017.

In response, Umer Amin eased any nerves Peshawar might have had after Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf removed the openers in the first two overs. Timing the ball sweetly, six fours in 11 balls the space of two overs all but killed off the Lahore fightback, and for the few runs that remained, both sides were merely going through the motions. Just to please the crowd, Pollard finished the game with a monstrous six, the stamp of dominance symbolically appropriate on a day Lahore had been humbled.

10.1
6
Agha Salman to Pollard, SIX runs, game, set and match. Absolute long hope, Pollard rocks back and muscles this pull into the stands at deep midwicket. As easy as wins go for the Zalmis. Umar Amin has played a superb knock, among the most attractive half-centuries you will see.

END OF OVER:
10 | 13 Runs | PZ: 75/3 (4 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 0.40)

  • Umar Amin61 (39b)
  • Kieron Pollard0 (1b)
  • Haris Rauf3-0-24-1
  • Rahat Ali2-0-9-1
9.6
0
Haris Rauf to Umar Amin, no run, right into the blockhole, blocked.
9.6
1w
Haris Rauf to Umar Amin, 1 wide, short but down leg, wide called.
9.5
6
Haris Rauf to Umar Amin, SIX runs, dismissed from his presence. Too short, he picks the length early and wallops this deep into the stands
9.4
1lb
Haris Rauf to Pollard, 1 leg bye, advances but this full delivery angles in to hit him full on the pads. Given not out, but AB goes up immediately. Looked like impact was well in line. Let's see. More than 3m out of the crease and the ball would've grazed leg, so the on-field decision stays . They'll get a leg bye though
9.3
1
Haris Rauf to Umar Amin, 1 run, bunted back past the bowler for an easy single
9.2
4
Haris Rauf to Umar Amin, FOUR runs, half-volley on the pads and Umar says thank you very much. Balance and timing is superb as he flicks this to the midwicket fence
9.1
0
Haris Rauf to Umar Amin, no run, belted on the up to cover

END OF OVER:
9 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 62/3 (17 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.88, RRR: 1.54)

  • Umar Amin50 (34b)
  • Rahat Ali2-0-9-1
  • Hassan Khan1-0-2-0
8.6
W
Rahat Ali to Madsen, OUT, beaten for pace, stumps flattened. Late movement back in, he looked to hop back and punch but missed.

WL Madsen b Rahat Ali 5 (16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

8.5
1
Rahat Ali to Umar Amin, 1 run, eased wide of point to bring up one of the more attractive T20 fifties you'll see
8.4
1lb
Rahat Ali to Madsen, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to backward square leg
8.3
1
Rahat Ali to Umar Amin, 1 run, fine leg fielder has fluffed a simple chance! Saad Ali fails to hold on. Rahat is furious, no timing from Umar Amin as he top-edged this
8.2
0
Rahat Ali to Umar Amin, no run, punches to cover again
8.1
4
Rahat Ali to Umar Amin, FOUR runs, Lara-esque! Picks the length, leans forward and laces this length ball through extra cover. Timing is stunning, shot of the night

END OF OVER:
8 | 2 Runs | PZ: 55/2 (24 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.87, RRR: 2.00)

  • Wayne Madsen5 (14b)
  • Umar Amin44 (30b)
  • Hassan Khan1-0-2-0
  • Rahat Ali1-0-3-0
7.6
0
Hassan Khan to Madsen, no run, tumbling stop at midwicket, was struck firmly
7.5
1
Hassan Khan to Umar Amin, 1 run, works this with the spin to long-on
7.4
1
Hassan Khan to Madsen, 1 run, rocks back and cuts to deep point

Zalmi 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Kamran AkmalImam-ul-Haq
2nd4Umar AminImam-ul-Haq
3rd56WL MadsenUmar Amin
4th19KA PollardUmar Amin

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ1073140.828
QG1073140.376
IU1055100.127
KK105510-0.673
MS103760.173
LQ10376-0.837