Lahore Qalandars climbed to second spot after defeating Peshawar Zalmi

 Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 29 runs to clinch the second victory of PSL-7 

Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 29 runs to climb on second spot on the points table of PSL7. Lahore has now won two out three matches they played so far to earn 4 points. Multan Sultans still tops the table with 8 points in 4 matches. 
Lahore Qalandars scored 199 for loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs and set 200 runs target for Peshawar Zalmi. Fakhar Zalmi continued his prime form and scored 66 runs. He scored brilliant hundred in the previous match. 

Fakhar made his third successive fifty-plus scores by reaching his half-century in the 10th over. However, in the same over, Usman Qadir dismissed Shafique for 41 runs to break the opening stand.

Fakhar continued his attack on the Zalmi bowlers before being dismissed by Hussain Talat in the 13th over for 66. By the time the left-hander was dismissed he had given the platform to his team to set up a huge target for Peshawar.


In the next few overs, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, and Rashid Khan’s cameo propelled Lahore to end their innings at 199-4.For Peshawar, Salman Irshad took two wickets while Usman Qadir and Hussain Talat picked one each. 

The loss of the early wicket put Zalmi on the backfoot and regular wickets by Lahore never allowed Peshawar to take control of the game.

For Zalmi, Kamran Akmal and Haidar Ali made 41 and 49 runs, respectively, but the team was unable to catch up to the high required run rate.

Zaman Khan took three wickets for Lahore, while skipper Shaheen and David Weise took two wickets each. Rashid Khan took a wicket as well.

Zalmi ended their 20 overs with 170-9 helping Lahore register a 29-run victory. Peshawar would have been all out in the last over had David Weise's hattrick wicket not overturned by the review.

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