Fakhar Zaman scores another fifty as Lahore Qalandars beats Quetta Gladiators by 8 wickets

Shaheen Afridi took two crucial wickets. Getty Images

Shaheen Afridi took two crucial wickets. Getty Images

Top-request runs and a merciless new-ball bowling execution from Lahore Qalandars saw Shaheen Shah Afridi’s side coast to an eight-wicket triumph over Quetta Gladiators. It started with the brand name Afridi first over which brought two wickets, including the valued scalp of Jason Roy. In a little while, the Gladiators had drooped to 25 for 4, with the recuperation just taking them to 141. It was never actually really difficult for the home side, with fifties from Fakhar Zaman and Kamran Ghulam seeing them jog to triumph with 2.3 overs in excess.

Roy gloved the second ball of the game to Phil Salt behind the stumps, and the Gladiators again started to resemble the lukewarm, unremarkable side that oversaw only one dominate in four matches without him. Individual Englishman James Vince was tidied up with a pearler, shooting among bat and cushion to tidy up the stumps. The Gladiators’ affinity for wayward running expense them beyond all doubt before long, with the earlier day’s Player of the Match Sarfaraz Ahmed run out off an immediate hit efficiently. Rashid Khan, who bowled a superb spell, yielding only 13 out of four overs, bowled Ahsan Ali with a googly in his first over to leave the Gladiators staggering.

The recuperation came at first through one more little appearance from Umar Akmal, and afterward a 51-run stand between Iftikhar Ahmed and Hassan Khan. Iftikhar scored a 39-ball 52 to guarantee the Gladiators would have something to bowl at, yet expected to bat through the innings to reasonably give them a defendable aggregate. When he holed out in the eighteenth over, the innings dwindled.

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There was little risk in the subsequent innings. The Qalandars didn’t go hard in the powerplay, yet simply because they didn’t particularly have to. Ghulam Mudassar eliminated Abdullah Shafique early however Fakhar’s shocking stretch in the PSL gave no indications of lessening. The opener struck six limits during a 42-ball 53, and in any event, when he top-edged oddball Noor Ahmed to end his thump, his side required only 24 more in 27 balls.

Mudassar and Mohammad Hafeez took those out with little fight as the Qalandars fixed their grasp on second spot. They’re near the very edge of making the season finisher phases of a competition that will currently be played totally at home for them. The side so acquainted with completing base could have some home greatness available for them all things considered.

Brief Score :  Lahore Qalandars 143/2 (Fakhar Zaman 53, Ghulam 55*) beat Quetta Gladiators 141/7 (Iftikhar 52, Afridi 2-27, Wiese 2-25) by eight wickets

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