Shaheen Afridi cameo goes in vain as Peshawar Zalmi win in Super Over

Shaheen Afridi scored 39* in the end. AFP

Shaheen Afridi scored 39* in the end. AFP

For Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi might have effectively reserved their spots in the season finisher phases of the competition however the two groups set on a show to adjust the association stage in fine design on Monday (February 21) by playing out a Super Over. A stupendous over from Wahab Riaz guaranteed Lahore made just 5 in the Super finished, which was appropriately pursued somewhere around Peshawar.

It was the second time Riaz had set up the game for his side after he astonished an awesome penultimate during the run pursue before Lahore constrained the Super Over in very marvelous design. Pursuing 159 for triumph, Lahore were managed a huge blow as they lost Fakhar Zaman for a first-ball duck. The transition to open the bowling with Shoaib Malik paid off for the bowling side. Lahore then, at that point, continued to lose wickets at customary stretches, subsequently putting tension on veteran Mohammad Hafeez to consistent the boat.

Hafeez awaited his opportunity since he was running out of accomplices and when Lahore lost David Wiese in the fifteenth over, the pursuit gave off an impression of being done and tidied. Be that as it may, captain Shaheen Afridi’s appearance turned the game. Close by Hafeez, Shaheen continued to battle to keep his side’s possibilities alive yet notwithstanding their work, the assignment had all the earmarks of being extreme. Lahore required 30 from the last 12 conveyances and that is when Riaz entered the scene to add to the batting side’s hardships by excusing Hafeez and Haris Rauf in about three conveyances.

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Guarding 23 off the last finished, Peshawar would have been sure of finishing off the game in support of themselves yet Shaheen had different thoughts. He had fortune inclining toward him as two consecutive top edges brought about a four and a six to start some interest in the burrows. A perfect strike over the ropes followed after accordingly that brought the condition down to 7 off 3. Shaheen neglected to score off the following two conveyances however sent the last wad of the innings over profound midwicket to compel the very over in emotional style.

Prior in the evening, Lahore’s focused exertion with the ball implied Peshawar needed to agree to a standard score. Hazratullah Zazai struck three fours in the powerplay however his initial accomplice Mohammad Haris fell ahead of schedule for only 6. Zazai and Kamran Akmal then, at that point, assisted Peshawar with recuperating in the powerplay however the two batsmen fell in progressive overs, hence placing onus on the center request to rescue them.

Malik and Haider Ali then, at that point, added 60 for the fourth wicket to lay the best stage however by and by, Peshawar wound up in a difficult situation as they lost the two set hitters inside five conveyances. Wiese disposed of Haider and Fawad Ahmed covered off an awesome evening with Malik’s wicket. Those two wickets hurt Peshawar big time as they viewed as the going however at the demise. Notwithstanding a few limits from Khalid Usman, even 150 could not have possibly been penetrated.

Brief score : Peshawar Zalmi 158/7 (Shoaib Malik 32; Fawad Ahmed 2-26) beat Lahore Qalandars 158/8 (Mohammad Hafeez 49, Shaheen Afridi 39*; Wahab Riaz 2/19) in Super Over

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