PSL 9,2024 Match 2 Quetta Gladiators VS Peshawar Zalmi

Today, Quetta Gladiators won by 16 runs against Peshawar Zalmi in Match 2 of HBL PSL2024 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

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Match Summary

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, 2nd Match

Peshawar Zalmi 190/6 (20 ov)

Quetta Gladiators 206/5 (20 ov)

Quetta Gladiators won by 16 runs.

Quetta Gladiators began HBL PSL 9 with a victory, defeating Peshawar Zalmi by 16 runs in a tough and high-scoring match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Sunday afternoon.

The next match will occur between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings at Multan Cricket Stadium. The game is set to start with the first ball at 7 pm.

Chasing a huge score of 207, Saim Ayub and Babar Azam got Peshawar Zalmi off to a strong start. Saim hit a six off Akeal Hosein in the second over, marking the first big hit for Zalmi. In the next over, Babar beautifully drove Mohammad Amir for a boundary. Saim continued the momentum by hitting a six-over long off on the first ball of the fourth over against Mohammad Hasnain. Babar showcased his dominance in the fifth, smashing two impressive sixes off Mohammad Wasim Jr.

During the powerplay, the pair scored 70 runs together. Their strong opening partnership of 91 runs ended when Saim was run out by Rossouw, scoring 42 runs off 26 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes. Hosein then dismissed Mohammad Haris for 7 runs in the 11th over. Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Babar added 39 runs for the third wicket before Babar was caught by Abrar Ahmed on the first ball of the 16th over, having scored 68 runs off 42 balls with 4 boundaries and 4 sixes. Babar became the first player to reach 3000 runs in HBL PSL history.

Two balls later, Abrar took another wicket, sending Kohler-Cadmore back to the pavilion, leaving Zalmi at 150-4. Dan Mousely partnered with Rovman Powell, with Zalmi needing 57 runs from 26 balls. Mousley crucially hit a six off Mohammad Amir on the last ball of the 17th over, providing much-needed momentum for Zalmi.

In the 19th over, Amir struck again, removing the dangerous Powell, who scored 17 runs off nine balls, which ended his quick contribution and put Zalmi in a tough spot. Amir bowled tightly, conceding only six runs in the penultimate over. With Zalmi needing 25 runs off the last over, Wasim Jnr bowled impressively, giving away only eight runs and also taking the wicket of Mousley.

Making a comeback to competitive cricket following an injury, Abrar bowled tightly, conceding only 29 runs and taking two important wickets. Amir, Hosein, and Hasnain each grabbed one wicket as well.

Earlier, after being chosen to bat first by Peshawar Zalmi, the Quetta Gladiators made a strong start. Saud Shakeel, playing his first HBL PSL match, along with experienced Jason Roy, began aggressively. Saud hit the first ball of the match for a four towards mid-wicket, setting a positive tone for the innings. The pair scored 18 runs in the first over bowled by Aamir Jamal and completed a fifty-run opening partnership in just 4.4 overs.

By the end of the powerplay, Quetta had reached 70 runs without losing any wickets. At the halfway point of their innings, Saud and Roy achieved a hundred-run partnership.

Roy reached his fifty in the 11th over, taking 29 balls to achieve it after hitting a six off Mousley over deep midwicket. He also reached a milestone by completing 1000 runs in his HBL PSL career. Saud also reached his maiden HBL PSL fifty off 36 balls in the next over. In the 14th over of the innings, the pair unleashed their aggression, scoring 20 runs off Saim’s bowling. Saud smashed two sixes, while Roy contributed with one maximum, hitting it over the bowler’s head.

In the 16th over, Luke Wood claimed the first wicket for Zalmi as Saud (74 runs off 47 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes) mistimed a shot, sending the ball high to mid-on, where Babar took an excellent running catch. The opening partnership of 157 between Roy and Saud is the joint third-highest partnership for any wicket in the HBL PSL and the highest for Quetta Gladiators. Skipper Rilee Rossouw, coming in to bat at number three, quickly scored six runs with a shot over midwicket. On the next ball, he hit a boundary down the ground.

Rossouw’s innings (14 runs off 7 balls with 1 four and 1 six) was ended by tall Mohammad Zeeshan, also making his HBL PSL debut, who bowled a full-pitched slower ball that hit the stumps. Salman Irshad dismissed Roy, catching him at mid-wicket after he scored 75 runs off 48 balls, which included nine boundaries and two sixes.

Salman took two more wickets in the final over of the innings, removing Sherfane Rutherford (20 runs off 13 balls with 3 fours) and Mohammad Wasim Jnr (4 runs off 2 balls with 1 four) within three balls. Quetta reached the 200-run milestone for the first time in this edition of the HBL PSL, finishing with a total of 206-5 in their 20 overs.

For Peshawar, Salman took three wickets, while Wood and Zeeshan each claimed one wicket.

Watch the short highlights of the exciting match between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in Match 2 of HBL PSL 9.

Match Stats

Quetta Gladiators’ fall of wickets

  • 1-157 (Saud Shakeel – 15.2 overs)
  • 2-172 (Rilee Rossouw – 16.4 overs)
  • 3-185 (Jason Roy – 17.5 overs)
  • 4-197 (Sherfane Rutherford – 19.2 overs)
  • 5-201 (Mohammad Wasim – 19.4 overs)

Peshawar Zalmi’s fall of wickets

  • 1-91 (Saim Ayub – 8.4 overs)
  • 2-108 (Mohammad Haris – 10.2 overs)
  • 3-147 (Babar Azam – 15.1 overs)
  • 4-150 (Tom Kohler-Cadmore – 15.4 overs)
  • 5-181 (Rovman Powell – 18.3 overs)
  • 6-183 (Dan Mousley – 19.2 overs)

Playing XIs

Peshawar Zalmi 

  • Saim Ayub
  • Babar Azam(C)
  • Mohammad Haris(WK)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Rovman Powell
  • Asif Ali
  • Dan Mousley
  • Aamir Jamal I
  • Luke Wood
  • Mohammad Zeeshan
  • Salman Irshad

Quetta Gladiators 

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed(WK)
  • Jason Roy
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Khawaja Nafay
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Sherfane Rutherford
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Mohammad Wasim
  • Mohammad Hasnain
  • Abrar Ahmed

Match Details

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024 09:00

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Toss: Peshawar Zalmi elected to bowl

Officials Umpires: Michael Gough (England) Tariq Rasheed (Pakistan) Aleem Dar (PakistanTV)

Match Referee: Muhammad Javed (Pakistan)