In the twelfth match of the HBL Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi defeated the defending champion Lahore Qalandars by 8 runs after an interesting match.

Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Afridi won the toss and invited Peshawar Zalmi to bat.


Peshawar Zalmi’s innings

Batting first at the invitation of Lahore, Peshawar Zalmi scored 211 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Opener Babar and Saim Ayub formed a brilliant partnership of 136 runs, with Saim scoring brilliant half-centuries. Babar scored 48 and Saim scored 88 runs.

Apart from this, Romain Powell played a smoky innings of 46 runs off 20 balls, Asif Ali got out by scoring 6 runs while Mohammad Haris scored 12 runs and Walter remained unbeaten by scoring 2 runs.

Shaheen Afridi took 3 wickets and Jahandad Khan took one wicket for Lahore Qalandars.

Lahore Qalandars innings

In pursuit of Zalmi’s target of 212 runs, the Lahore Qalandars team managed to score 203 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

On behalf of Qalandars, van der Dusen scored the first century of HBL, PSL 9, he made a century with the help of 6 sixes and 7 fours, but even his 104 runs not out innings could not give Qalandars their first victory. .

Apart from this, Shai Hope 29, Ahsan Hafeez 20 and Sahibzada Farhan scored 15 runs, Jahandad Khan 13, Fakhar Zaman 4 and Sikandar Raza scored 1 run.

Naveen ul Haq dismissed 2 players for Zalmi, Luke Wood, Paul Walter and Salman Irshad took one wicket each.