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Rutherford stars as Zalmi beat Gladiators in nail-biting contest

Side register three-wicket win on Friday

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 26, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 26, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Rutherford stars as Zalmi beat Gladiators in nail-biting contest

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Sherfane Rutherford’s brilliant onslaught helped Peshawar Zalmi in pulling off an unlikely three-wicket win over Quetta Gladiators in the match eight of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday.

After winning the toss, Wahab Riaz asked Gladiators to bat first and his decision proved an incorrect one as the 2019 champions managed to post the highest total of the competition of 198-7 in their allotted 20 overs.

The star of the show was captain Sarfaraz Ahmed who scored a brilliant 81 off just 40 balls with the help of 12 fours and one six.

For Zalmi, pacer Saqib Mahmood was the pick of the bowlers as he registered figures of three for 34 in his four overs.

In reply, Peshawar eventually chased down the target in the final over at the expense of seven wickets.

Young Haider Ali finished the innings with the top score of 50 off 29 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.

Rutherford played a match-winning cameo at the back end of the innings where he scored 36 not out off 18 balls with the help of one four and four sixes.

For his impressive batting performance, Haider was the player of the match.


So that’s it from us today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. We will join you tomorrow. Till then, it’s goodbye.


WIDE! What a poor ending to the game which looked in balance for so long. Well played Zalmi. Gladiators are still in search of their win of the competition.


The match is taking another twist.


Unbelievable scenes at the National Stadium in Karachi.


Another big one for Gladiators. They are well on their way to secure a much-needed win.


Big wicket for Gladiators.


Impressive knock from the youngster.


Things surely not looking good for Zalmi.


Goodness gracious


Good comeback from Zalmi in this game. At the end of the powerplay:

PZ: 58-2 (6)


OUT! Another big one for Gladiators as in-form Tom Kohler-Cadmore departs after scoring just four.

PZ 28-2 (4)


Big wicket for Gladiators. Brilliant bowling from Shinwari.


So the second innings is about to start.


We will join you for the second innings very soon.


Outstanding last over from Mahmood. Brilliant comeback but still a very huge target to chase.


Another one. Brilliant from the right-armer.


Another one. Flurry of wickets giving some hope for Zalmi.


Another one. Good little session for Zalmi.


A big wicket, but it seems like the damage has been done.


With only five overs to go:

QG 133-3 (15)


OUT! A big and timely wicket for Wahab Riaz and Peshawar Zalmi as Faf du Plessis departs after scoring 37.

QG 88-3 (10.1)


An important wicket for Zalmi.


Good finish for Quetta Gladiators of the powerplay where Faf du Plessis scored 14 off the sixth over.

QG 42-1 (6 overs)


Brilliant start for Zalmi and young Imran. He is proving to be an exciting prospect.


Alright, we are underway for the eighth match of the competition.


Playing XI of Quetta Gladiators:


Playing XI of Peshawar Zalmi:


TOSS: The news from the centre is Peshawar Zalmi captain has won the toss and elected to bowl first.


In the earlier fixture today, Multan Sultans outclassed in-form Lahore Qalandars’ side by seven wickets to register their first win of the campaign.


It’s Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators tonight at the National Stadium in Karachi.


Welcome to the live blog for the second match of the day and the eighth of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.   

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