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Cricket Highlights, 15 Jun: PSL 2021 (Match 23 & Match 24)

The 23rd match of the PSL 6 between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars, and the 24th match of the PSL 6 between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings rolled on the field yesterday. Let’s have a glimpse over the article to know about the exciting moments of the matches.

PSL 2021 Match 23 (Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars)

In the 23rd match of the Pakistan Super League on Tuesday night, Quetta Gladiators faced Lahore Qalandars. In this match, Quetta Gladiators got a great victory of 18 runs against their opponent Lahore Qalandars.   

After losing the toss, the Gladiators lost 5 wickets in the allotted 20 overs and picked up 158 runs. Jack Weatherland scored the highest 48 runs for the team. Besides, Azam Khan played a stormy inning of 33 off 18 balls and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed remained unbeaten on 34 runs. James Faulkner (3-25, 4 overs) was the leading wicket-taker for the Qalandars in the match.

 

Batting for 159, Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar lost his wicket in the second ball of the innings. After that, the batsmen of Qalandars started losing wickets at regular intervals due to the great bowling of the bowlers of Gladiators. As a result, they lost 7 wickets to score 68 runs in 12 overs and dropped out of the match. Then for the eighth wicket, Tim David (46) and Faulkner (12*) put on 39 runs partnership to put them back in the match. However, the Gladiators bowled in a controlled manner and the Qalandars were bowled out for 140 in 18 overs. For the Gladiators, Usman Shinwari and Khurram Shahzad took 3 wickets each, and Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Hasnain took 2 wickets each. 

Despite winning the match, Quetta Gladiators are at the bottom of the points table and Lahore Qalandars have dropped to third place in the points table.

Scoreboard

Quetta Gladiators – 158/5 (20.0)

Lahore Qalandars – 140/10 (18)

Result – Quetta Gladiators won by 18 runs

Player of the Match – Usman Shinwari


PSL 2021 Match 24 (Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings)

Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings met in the 24th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 on Tuesday night, June 15 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium (Abu Dhabi). Peshawar Zalmi won by 6 wickets against their opponent Karachi Kings.

After losing the toss and opting to bat first, the King’s batting line-up collapsed like a house of cards in the aggressive bowling of Peshawar bowlers. When Babar Azam returned to the dressing room in the third ball of the innings, the batting of the Kings started collapsing. In the controlled bowling of Peshawar bowlers, the Kings lost 9 wickets in 20 overs and their innings stopped at 108 runs. Abbas Afridi (27*) was the highest run-scorer for the Kings. Captain Wahab Riaz and Abrar Ahmed took 3 wickets each for Peshawar.

Batting for an easy target of 109 runs, the Peshawar batsmen started very well. They lost one wicket in 6 overs of Power Play and picked up 76 runs. Hazratullah Zazai and Haider Ali put on 84 for the second wicket partnership when opener Kamran Akmal (9) returned to the dressing room at the end of the second over of the innings. As a result, Peshawar reached the port of victory with 6 wickets in hand. Hazratullah played a key role in this victory. With his devastating innings of devastating 63 off 26 balls in 8 fours and 4 sixes, Peshawar reached the target with 9 overs to spare.

After winning this match, Peshawar Zalmi has risen to the second position in the points table and the Karachi Kings are fifth in the points table after being defeated.

Scoreboard

Karachi Kings – 108/9 (20.0)

Peshawar Zalmi – 109/4 (11.0)

Result – Peshawar Zalmi won by 6 wickets

Player of the Match – Hazratullah Zazai

 

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