One more exciting match was played in PSL between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. Both teams have already qualified for PSL Playoffs but both teams wanted to get first position in PSL points table. Peshawar Zalmi won a toss and elected to bowl first against Gladiators. This time Quetta Gladiators didn’t get good opening start from openers Asad Shafiq and Ahmed Shehzad. Quetta Gladiators went back to pavilion in 2nd over of match and Mohammad Asghar left arm spinner of Zalmi took two important wickets of Gladiators openers in this match. Kevin Pietersen and Rille Rossouw made good partnership for Gladiators. Both these batsmen made partnership of 90 RUNS in 13 overs. KP and Rossouw played with defensive approach because Gladiators didn’t want to give more wickets of Zalmis. On 13th over Shakil AL Hasan good Rossouw wicket and after 2 overs KP also went back to pavilion after making 41 RUNS in 43 balls. After KP dismissal no one took charge to bat for Gladiators and Captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawad and Mahmudullah gave wicket after making few RUNS for Gladiators. Quetta Gladiators provided 128 RUNS target for chasing of Peshawar Zalmi in 20th Overs.
Peshawar Zalmi started to chase this target and Zalmi also faced struggling for chasing target from opener. Tamim Iqbal got out after making just 7 RUNS after that Samuels came for bat on one down position also went back to pavilion after scoring 7 RUNS. Kamran Akmal made 26 RUNS in 30 balls back he also gave his wicket of Mohammad Nawaz. Shakib AL Hasan got un-lucky and he got RUNOUT after scoring just 1 RUN. It was really upset thing that Shoaib Maqsoor and Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy both these batsmen went back to pavilion on a duck. It was really pressure situation for Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators looking good for defending this low target against Peshawar Zalmi. Shahid Afridi came for a bat after dismissal of Darren Sammy on a duck and he made good partnership with Mohammad Hafeez. Both players play with defensive approach for chasing this low target and after a few moments Hafeez also gave his catch of Keeper on TS Mills bowling.
Shahid Afridi was on the crease and he played a winning knock for his team. Shahid Afridi made 45* RUNS in just 23 balls and he hit 3 sixes and 3 fours in this inning. Quetta Gladiators needed to defend 8 RUNS in last over and guess what Shahid Afridi took 8 RUNS in first two balls of Mahmudullah by hitting two fours in row. It was really phenomenal batting performance showed by Afridi in this match and after victory Afridi also celebrated in his own traditional style. Peshawar Zalmi won this match and also got first position on point table and Gladiators on second both teams will be played first playoffs with each other. Mohammad Asghar got man of the match for his bowling performance and got 3 important wickets of Quetta Gladiators. You can watch complete highlights Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 19th PSL Match 2017 from the below and we hope you will really enjoy it.