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Pehsawar Zalmi defeat Quetta Gladiators by 61-run

Pehsawar Zalmi defeat Quetta Gladiators by 61-run
June 13, 2021

ABU DHABI (92 News) - Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by 61 runs in the 19th match of the Pakistan Super League's sixth edition at Abu Dhabi's Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Quetta had been handed a huge 198-run target by Zalmi. Opener Saim Ayub (35) and Usman Khan (28) gave the side a steady start, but as soon as they were dismissed, the Gladiators' wickets started to tumble in quick succession, Geo News reported.

Fabian Allen provided the first breakthrough to Zalmi by dismissing Usman, while Mohammad Irfan took the wickets of Ayub, Azam Khan (0), and Cameron Delport (0) in a single over. Following Irfan, pacer Umaid Asif dismissed Jake Weatherald for 13 and Mohammad Nawaz for a duck. Later, through a direct hit, Asif got Khurram Shahzad run out at 11.

Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was able to score 36 not out. Despite a poor start, Peshawar Zalmi were able set a 198-run target at the loss of five wickets for Quetta Gladiators.

The Gladiators had invited Zalmi to bat first after winning the toss.