Watch Full Highlights of PSL 4 Match 3 Highlights in HD Quality. Pakistan Super League 2019 third t20 match is played among Peshawar Zalmi & Quetta Gladiators.
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PSL 2019 Match 3 Highlights – PZ v QG
Once again, Quetta Gladiators started off their journey with a win. Their bowlers first restricted Zalmis to a low par score of 155 with Misbah appearing as the top scorer and then the chase cruised along without any dramas with two significant partnerships involving the match-winning one of Umar Akmal and Sarfaraz Ahmad. Umar Akmal cast a punch of unbeaten 75 which made sure his side crosses the line successfully.
With the third consecutive game being played on the same pitch, it was hard for the batsman to score runs. The ball gripped and spun from the turf which denied the batsman to score freely. Peshawar Zalmi started off slowly because of some outstanding exhibition of fast bowling from Irfan Jr and Sohail Tanvir.
Fletcher’s stay at the crease lasted for only 2 overs as he was struck plumb in front of the wicket to Tanvir. The first acceleration came in the 9th over when Kamran Akmal slammed Fawad Ahmad for two sixes and a four over the off side. The next over was bowled by Ghulam Mudassir whose tight line frustrated Akmal so much that he threw his bat away after trying to hit the ball.
Akmal’s innings caused more pain to the Gladiators because he was dropped in the previous over by Irfan Jr. The spilled chance caused them 23 runs before he was gone in the 11th over. The struggle continued with Muhammad Nawaz bowling tight lines and allowing no width to the batsman which lent him the wicket of Pollard and young Mudassir who was excessively impressive with his variation and accurate line and length.
He gave only 24 runs with Nawaz conceding only 25. Misbah-ul-Haq was the savior for Zalmis as he paced his innings craftily. Tucking the ball in gaps when hitting boundaries was difficult and making use of an occasional bad length ball for a boundary is what highlighted the talent this 44-year-old legend is.
Dawson and he saw Peshawer off to a respectable total of 155 with him unbeaten on 49 of 32 balls. Irfan Jr, despite some thrashing in the last over carried imposing figures of 27 runs in 4 overs. 54 runs came off the last 5 overs while only 1 wicket fell which was a complete opposite to what happened in the earlier two games.
First ball wicket
Hassan Ali opened the bowling for Zalmis and delivered a perfect swinging delivery straightaway that hit the pads of Ahmad Shahzad dead in front of the stumps to provide his team with a dream start.
Rilee Rossouw and Watson, however, took no pressure of this wicket and continued with their shots. Umaid Asif was able to trap Watson through a slow ball that took the leading edge of the bat and settled in the safe hands of Hassan Ali.
Umar Akmal then organized a helpful partnership of 35 odd runs with Rossouw before he threw his wicket to a length ball bowled by Wahab Riaz who had given only two runs in his first over.
Skipper Sarfaraz and Under-rated Akmal Rescued the Team
It was the sensible batting of the captain and good timing of Umar Akmal that followed up Rossouw wicket. Together they put up a healthy partnership that proved to be match-winning. The run rate was never forced to jump up out of reach and whenever it seemed it was, one of them would play a smart shot for the boundary.
Umar Akmal brought up his fifty in the 16th over, his first in the last two years which he celebrated by delivering a flying kiss to the dugout. Wahab Riaz was able to snatch the wicket of the captain in the 17th over but that was a little too late. DR Smith and Akmal took their team to the victory stand quite comfortably.
With Akmal hitting two fours to Umaid Asif in the 18th over, the Gladiators were left with only 13 runs to score in the last two overs. Smith’s consecutive fours in the next over made it even easier after which the game was finished in style by Umar Akmal swatting a length ball of Pollard for six over the mid-wicket.