Peshawar Zalmi 125 for six (Misbah 59, Sammy 46, Shaheen Three-17) beat Lahore Qalandars (Haris 43, Wiese 26, Mills Three-29) 124 for 7 by 4 wickets
How the sport performed out
The most important sixth-wicket stand in PSL historical past was spurred by the oldest participant to attain a T20 half-century as Misbah-Ul-Haq, taking part in his first match since February 15, rescued Peshawar Zalmi from a dangerous place of 20 for five to finish a four-wicket win with a ball to spare. The win helped Zalmi clinch a playoff spot whereas Qalandars are on the point of lacking the knockout levels after the loss.
Chasing 125, Misbah entered at eight for two within the second over within the midst of a damaging spell by Shaheen Afridi. However with Zalmi in severe strife, Misbah was joined by one other cagey veteran in Darren Sammy and the pair added a fair 100 for the sixth wicket, taking the match into the ultimate over earlier than Sammy fell with 4 balls left.
Qalandars had a number of probabilities within the last over to show the tide their method, however Misbah was dropped at deep sq. leg on the primary ball by Ryan ten Doeschate on 55 earlier than a missed run-out led to overthrows to degree the scores. A single by Wahab Riaz to brief third man was fumbled to symbolically finish the match.
Enjoying his first match of the season, Tymal Mills bowled an outstanding spell for Zalmi, showcasing his array of slower balls and adjustments of tempo to maintain batsmen off steadiness. Mills bought Anton Devcich miscuing a drive to mid-on within the second over of the match to get the ball rolling within the subject earlier than coming again within the 15th getting Haris Sohail uppercutting to 3rd man for a top-score of 43.
With the rating 34 for five after 9 overs of the chase, Misbah slog swept Sandeep Lamichhane for a pair of sixes over midwicket to start the 10th over, getting the Zalmi chase again on monitor.
With 31 off 18 wanted, Sammy drove Haris Rauf over mid off earlier than a streaky edge led to a second 4 within the over. There was nothing streaky concerning the six he pulverized over cowl to finish the over, taking the equation all the way down to 13 off 12.
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At 44 years and 281 days, Misbah confirmed he is nonetheless bought one thing left within the tank. He now has 108 runs within the season in his two knocks with out being dismissed.
The large miss
Fakhar Zaman’s use of Sandeep Lamichhane. Fakhar bought spooked too simply by Misbah’s back-to-back sixes to start out the 10th. Quite than again his champion legspinner to interrupt a burgeoning stand – particularly since Lamichhane had taken four for 10 two matches prior towards joint first-place Quetta Gladiators – Lamichhane was taken out of the assault and did not return till Ryan ten Doeschate left injured 4 balls into the 20th over. A single adopted, and he ended with 22 for zero in 2.1 overs.
The place the groups stand
Zalmi are degree with Quetta Gladiators on 12 factors atop the PSL desk, although Zalmi have a greater web run price. Nevertheless, Gladiators have one other sport in hand and, in the event that they win, will end on the high of the league heading into the playoffs. Qalandars sit in fifth place, on six factors, two behind each Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. On the plus aspect, one of many last two matches for Qalandars is towards last-place Multan Sultans, giving them hope that they will sneak into fourth.