PSL-4 Final: Quetta Gladiators Defeat Peshawar Zalmi In Easy Game, Lift Trophy
LAHORE MIRROR REPORT– Quetta Gladiators finally ruled in the National Stadium Karachi today as the Sarfraz-11 lifted the trophy after a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League-4 final.
Fast bowler Muhammad Hasnain’s 3-30 and Ahmed Shehzad’s unbeaten 59 played a pivotal in scripting a decisive victory for the Gladiators.
The Quetta bowling attack restricted Peshawar Zalmi to 138 on the loss of eight wickets.
Quetta Gladiators drew the first blood with timely wickets of Peshawar Zalmi openers, Imamul Haq(3) and Kamran Akmal (21). The wicket-takers, Muhammad Hasnain and Muhammad Nawaz, forced Sammy’s team in defensive.
Sohaib Maqsood (20), the middle-order batsman, contrary to expectations fell short to play a solid inning before leaving the crease after a soft dismissal on slow ball yorker.
Umar Amin with his failed pull shot cut short his time at the field with 38 off 33 on Hasnain’s ball but his prize wicket was of Pollard (7).
A wary Sammy (18) couldn’t deliver in the death overs of the game, while he chooses not to give the strike to Wahab Riaz, he wasn’t able to connect the ball with his strikes either.
DJ Bravo took two wickets while Fawad Ahmed and Muhammad Nawaz picked one each.
The trophy was handed over to the winning team at a colourful ceremony at the stadium that was packed with thousands of spectators.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa,Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and other notables showed their presence felt at the stadium.