Pakistan Super League: Peshawar Zalmi beat Lahore Qalandars by three wickets
Peshawar Zalmi defeated Lahore Qalandars by three wickets as the troubled Pakistan Super League witnessed its lowest ever score on Sunday.
It was a tricky day for the batsmen as Lahore Qalandars were bowled out for 59, but Peshawar Zalmi also struggled to make the winning target of 60, losing seven wickets in the process.
Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali took three wickets while England’s Chris Jordan claimed two.
England’s one-day and Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan led Peshawar to the target in 17 overs with a patient 26-ball 23 while Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah took 4-7 as he threatened to engineer an unlikely win.
In the other match of the day, Pakistan Twenty20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators to the top of the table after thumping Karachi Kings by seven wickets.
It was a second win in as many games for Quetta as they top the table with four points.
Peshawar have two wins and one loss while Islamabad United have two points (one win and one loss) and Lahore two defeats and a win.
Karachi Kings, led by Sri Lanka star Kumar Sangakkara, have lost both their games.
On Friday, Islamabad United openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were provisionally suspended following a corruption probe linking games to an international betting syndicate.
Sharjeel has played one Test, 25 one-day and 15 Twenty20 internationals in a career which has recently taken off.
Three more players, Mohammad Irfan of Islamabad United, Quetta’s Zulfiqar Babar and Shahzaib Hasan of Karachi Kings were also quizzed but cleared of any wrong-doing.
The PSL will have a two-day break before resuming in Sharjah from Wednesday.