RAWALPINDI (92 News) – In the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Peshawar Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators in Rawalpindi today (Thursday).
Both Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will be keeping their fingers crossed as a fresh spell of rains in the garrison town threatens to disrupt the all-important HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 fixture.
According to the local meteorological department, the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have wet weather forecast from Wednesday until Sunday. The weather bureau was spot on it rained heavily here on Wednesday just after 2:00pm for about 90 minutes before turning into light drizzle thereafter.
Peshawar Zalmi, who are currently languishing in fifth place in the six-team standings, were scheduled to hold a three-three practice session from 6:00pm at the stadium but had to cancel it following the downpour.
Quetta Gladiators are in a state of double shocks after their back-to-back defeats against Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars, respectively, in the space of just four nights.
The 18th match of the PSL between Zalmi and Gladiators will be started at 7pm.
A day earlier, Islamabad United
outclassed Lahore Qalandars by 71 runs in the 17th match of the Pakistan Super League at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
After being invited to bat, Islamabad United scored 198 runs for the loss of three wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. The partnership of Ronchi and Colin Munro contributed 103 runs, while Ronchi was out at 48 runs. Collin Munro smashed 87 runs.
Muhammad Hafeez, Slaman Irshad and Muhammad Faizan got one wicket each.
In reply, Lahore Qalandars were bundled out for 127 runs in the 19th over. Usman Shinwari (30) and Ben Dunk (25) were main contributors.
Rumman Raees and Zafar Gohar bagged three wickets each.
Colin Munro was declared the Player of the Match.