Iftikhar Ahmed propels Quetta Gladiators to 185 runs against Peshawar Zalmi.
In an exhibition game on Sunday in Quetta, the Quetta Gladiators, led by captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, beat the Peshawar Zalmi, led by Babar Azam. By three runs, they won.
As Zalmi tried to catch up to 185 runs, the Gladiators held them to 181-7 in 20 overs.
Even though it looked like Zalmi would win with 109 runs in 10 overs and only one wicket at the halfway point, Quetta kept taking wickets at regular times to stop their opponent’s progress until the end of the inning.
The first batter, Mohammad Haris, hit some amazing shots and scored 53 runs in 35 balls, which was the most of any player.
Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam both got 25 runs, and Babar Azam got 23 runs.
Quetta’s best bowler was Mohammad Hasnain. He got three wickets and gave up 30 runs in four overs.
On the other hand, Naseem Shah stopped nine runs from scoring in the last over, which helped his team win.
Iftikhar Ahmed hit a very good fifty to help Quetta Gladiators set a target of 185 runs for Peshawar Zalmi in the exhibition match in Quetta on Sunday.
Babar Azam, the captain of Zalmi, won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Wahab Riaz, an experienced pacer, got Zalmi off to a great start by getting rid of Ahsan Ali and Umar Akmal in the second over. But in the second half of their innings, Quetta came back and made a good score.
Ahmed hit Riaz for six sixes in the last over of Quetta’s turn at bat. This made sure that the team’s last game was a good one. After 50 balls and 94 runs, the right-hander was still not out.
Khushdil Shah scored 36 runs in 24 balls in the middle order, and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai scored 28 runs in 19 balls at the top of the order.
Sarfaraz Ahmed was the captain of Quetta, but Aamir Jamal got rid of him because he could only score four runs.
Riaz got three wickets, but the other team scored 47 runs in the four overs he was in charge of.