Match 7: Hasan Ali & Umar Amin Shine to Give Peshawar Victory Against Qalanadars

Peshawar Zalmi (81/3) beat Lahore Qalandars (78/10) by 7 wickets.
Man of the Match: Hasan Ali (PZ) – 4/15 (4)

Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to field first.

Peshawar Zalmi showed why they are a top team in PSL, exhibiting brilliance in the bowling and then chasing down a small target with ease.

Second Innings — Peshawar Zalmi

Defending second-lowest total in PSL history, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf’s two early wickets gave Lahore Qalandars a glimmer of hope.

Umar Amin, who is also looking to make a comeback to the national side, stepped up and showed his class against a fierce Qalandar’s bowling attack. His resistance took a lot of pressure off Peshawar.

Unfortunately for Qalandars, their target was too small to defend despite those early wickets.

Umar Amin scored 61 from 39 deliveries in a chase of 79 runs.

First Innings — Lahore Qalandars

Hoping for a better season and despite making a number of changes in their roster, Lahore Qalandars are facing an uphill battle against Peshawar Zalmi.

Hasan Ali demolished the top order of Lahore Qalandars, picking up 4 wickets of Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, AB de Villiers and B. Taylor.

Following Hasan’s spell, Ibtisam took the responsibility of demolishing Lahore from the other end and picked up 2 wickets.

Wahab Riaz chimed in with a couple of wickets down the order to restrict Lahore to the 2nd lowest total in the history of PSL. The lowest total is also held by Lahore against Peshawar in 2017.

The lowest scores thus far are as following:

S/N Match Total Score Year
1. Lahore Qalandars vs. Peshawar Zalmi 59 2017
2. Lahore Qalandars vs. Peshawar Zalmi 79 2019
3. Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi 90 2017

Peshawar Zalmi requires 79 runs to win in the 7th match of the PSL 2019.


Pre-Match

Following an injury picked up by Mohammad Hafeez in the previous match, AB de Villiers will lead Lahore Qalandars in the meantime.

Both teams are still seeking the perfect balance and in order to address that, Sammy and AB have made some changes.

Here is the playing XI for the match:

Peshawar Zalmi:
Kamran Akmal (WK), Imam-ul-Haq, Umar Amin, WL Madsen, LA Dawson, Kieran Pollard, Darren Sammy (C), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umaid Asif, Ibtisam Sheikh.

Lahore Qalandars:
AB de Villiers (C), Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, AP Devcic, Agha Salman, BRM Taylor (WK), GC Viljoen, Hassan Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali.


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