Game 24 – Lahore Qalanders v Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar – 187 for 7

  • Kamran Akmal(wk) – 12 from 8 balls
  • Tom Banton – A Golden Duck
  • Liam Livingstone – 4 from 5
  • Shoaib Malik – 62 from 43
  • Haider Ali – 69 from 43
  • Lewis Gregory – 8 from 4
  • Carlos Brathwaite – 16 from 11
  • Wahab Riaz(c) – 1 from 2
  • Hasan Ali – 7 from 3
  • Yasir Shah – DNB
  • Rahat Ali – DNB

Lahore – 189 for 5

  • Fakhar Zaman – 63 from 46 balls
  • Sohail Akhtar(c) – 21 from 19
  • Chris Lynn – 59 from 32
  • Ben Dunk(wk) – 7 from 5
  • Mohammad Hafeez – 4 from 4
  • Samit Patel – NO 11 from 7
  • David Wiese – NO 17 from 6
  • Shaheen Afridi – DNB
  • Haris Rauf – DNB
  • Dilbar Hussain – DNB
  • Maaz Khan – DNB

Wow Lahore! They were rock bottom but have rocketed into the play off spots! Peshawar’s top order did them no favours today, with young Tom Banton going for a Golden Duck, he’s disappointed in this tournament, he’s scored just 74 runs in 7 innings at an average of just 12.33. The best performer for the team with bat in hand has been Shoaib, he has 209 in 7 innings, at an average of 34.83, he kept up his good form today with 62 from 43 balls. Young batsman Haider Ali is just behind Shoaib in his 8 innings he’s scored 238 at an average of 34. The Pakistan selectors are going to have a quandary for the World Cup! Haider Ali scored 69 from his 43 balls today. Peshawar amassed a decent total of 187.

But, this Lahore team are on a mission to reach the play offs. Today a home grown player Fakhar hit off at last! He had just 109 runs from 6 innings before this match at an average of just over 18. But, today he got his eye in and hit 63 from 46 balls. Chris Lynn was only averaging 21.4 before today, a T20 superstar he’d been disappointing. Not today, today he hit 59 from 32 balls. A couple of contributions from others took Lahore to another precious win!

I’m happy to give my Star Man slot to Fakhar today!

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