David Wiese, left, celebrates with teammate Samit Patel after hitting winning 6 run while Peshawar Zalmi pacer Carlos Brathwaite, right, reacts during a PSL match in Lahore on Tuesday night. AP
David Wiese smashed a six on penultimate ball as Lahore Qalandars thrashed Peshawar Zalmi by five wickets in a PSL match at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Monday.
After winning the toss and opting to field, Lahore restricted Peshawar to 187/7 in their allotted twenty overs.
In reply, hosts achieved the target for the loss of just five wickets with one ball to spare.
Opener Fakhar Zaman’s 63 off 46 balls followed by Chris Lynn’s 59 from 32 after the departure of Sohail Akhtar, who scored 19-ball 21, was enough to provide a solid foundation for Lahore in their chase.
Fakhar Zaman celebrates after scoring a half-century against Peshawar Zalmi on Tuesday. AFP
Earlier, Peshawar made a faltering start by losing their three wickets of Kamran Akmal 12, Tom Banto 0 and LS Livingstone 4.
Shoeb Malik 62 and Haider Ali 69 steadied the innings but rest of the batsmen fell cheaply.
Earlier, Ben Dunk broke his own record of most sixes in a PSL game within a week when he smashed 12 towering sixes against karachi Kings in an unbeaten 99 off just 40 balls on Sunday night.
The blistering knock earned Lahore a resounding eight-wicket win with five balls to spare as the home team raced to 190-2.
Dunk went agonizingly close to a century last Tuesday, too, when he smashed 10 sixes against defending champion Quetta Gladiators in a match-winning knock of 93 not out.
“I think no one realistically will remember whether it was 100 or 99 not outs,” Dunk, who will turn 33 on Wednesday, said. “Most people who came tonight remember that we won the game and I think that’s something that I’ve always prided myself on … and we’re right back in the tournament again.”
The defending champions Karachi Kings will open the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with a match against 2019 winners Quetta Gladiators in Karachi on Saturday, just three months later, after defeating archrivals Lahore Qalandars in the final in
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The toss didn’t go in favour of Karachi skipper Babar Zaman for the third successive game and his team, despite Sharjeel Khan’s 60, was restricted to 170-7 in its 20 overs.
Defending 12 in the last over, the 20-year-old Zaman gave away just three runs off the first four balls before hard-hitting batter Asif Ali holed out at long off for 15 off the fifth delivery as Islamabad finished at 166-5.
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