Watch Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 1st Qualifying Final Highlights PSL 2017. 1st Playoff Final Highlights Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 28 February 2017.
That is the second in a row one run win for Quetta against Peshawar in PSL playoff matches. Furthermore, what an amusement it was. To start with the fireworks from Ahmed Shehzad (71 off 38) and Kevin Pietersen (40 off 22, with a 101 m six). At that point the rebound from Peshawar with the ball, and taking that force into the pursuit, Mohammad Hafeez (77 off 47) and Dawid Malan (The quickest fifty for Peshawar) struck such excellent fifties to keep the amusement alive.
At that point Shahid Afridi tonked everything over the recreation center and it appeared like a direct win when the condition was 20 off 18. Be that as it may, Nawaz assumed control from that point on. Took a weight catch to dispose of Afridi. At that point nailed the yorkers in the last over to protect an insignificant six hurries to put his group in the last. Peshawar still have a shot of playing for the title. They will anticipate the champs of the second playoff, which happens on March 1, between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings
Quetta Gladiators throughout this crucial game kept their nerves in hold and 1st in batting small partnerships provided them very strong total to defend with weak bowling unit and all hats off for Sarfraz Ahmad whose wise and bold decisions on important situations allow them to move straight up into the finals of PSL 2017.
The batting unit of Gladiators just smashed strong bowling attack of Zalmi and superb bonded innings of 71 runs by Ahmad Shehzad played crucial role in victory of his team. Along with him, KP Pietersen also maintained his good form and contributed 40 runs on just 22 deliveries. In depth over Anwar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmad contributed handy runs to strengthen their total over strong Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi no doubt performed well but their poor batting strategy along with over pressure cost them in shape of defeat in this match. Zalmi constructed their innings in very stylish way after losing two earlier wickets and M Hafeez along with D Malan contributed 100 plus runs partnership for their team but remained unlucky to put their team behind the victory line.
The 56 runs of DJ Malan and 77 runs from M Hafeez able Zalmi to fight back strongly after losing their control over match in power play over after losing two wickets on just 3 runs. In depth over S Afridi also tried his level best and scored rocket 34 runs on just 13 balls but due to collapse of middle order batting line-up, Afridi failed to gain victory for his team in this match.
Peshawar Zalmi still fight hard to grab victory over their strong competitors but Quetta deserves that triumph as their performance remained above the Zalmi throughout the match. Zalmi have still another chance to survive in PSL 2017, as they will appear in 3rd play off match as per the rules of PSL 2017.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Team Squads:
Quetta Gladiators Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Bismillah Khan, Hasan Khan, NL McCullum, Mahmudullah, TS Mills, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Noor Wali, NLTC Perera, KP Pietersen, RR Rossouw, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Umar Gul, LJ Wright and Zulfiqar Babar.
Peshawar Zalmi Squad: DJG Sammy, TM Dilshan, ADS Fletcher, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Khan, CJ Jordan, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hafeez, EJG Morgan, SR Patel, MN Samuels, Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohaib Maqsood, Tamim Iqbal and Wahab Riaz.