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Lahore Qalandars manage 170 runs despite horror start against Peshawar Zalmi

Batsman Tim David was the star of the innings playing a blinding knock of 64-runs off 36 balls

Lahore Qalandars manage 170 runs despite horror start against Peshawar Zalmi PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Lahore Qalandars managed to post a mammoth 170-run total despite a horror start against Peshawar Zalmi during their Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) encounter in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

After winning the toss and choosing to field first, Peshawar Zalmi’s skipper turned up the heat with an incredible yorker, in the first over, that rattled the stumps of in-form opener Fakhar Zaman (one off three).

Pacer Mohammad Irfan then removed skipper Sohail Akhtar (seven off seven), caught behind by wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal.

Pacer Umaid Asif picked up the big wicket of veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (two off six) next as Lahore Qalandars found themselves in significant trouble.

Batsman Mohammad Faizan had an absolutely horrible outing, scoring just eight runs off 21 balls before being removed by pacer Mohammad Imran, caught by fielder Wahab Riaz.

Batsmen Ben Dunk and Tim David stepped up for their side combining for a mammoth 81-run partnership off 50 balls.

Left-arm spinner Fabian Allen finally got the better of Dunk as the batsman was caught by fielder Umaid Asif after scoring 48 runs off 33 balls.

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The hero of the last game Rashid Khan could not get going in this match and was quickly bowled by Fabian Allen after scoring just eight runs off seven balls.

All-rounder James Faulkner entered the match and smashed a much-needed 22-run knock of just seven balls, before being run-out, to give a massive boost to his side’s batting effort.

Tailender Ahmed Daniyal was run-out off a wide delivery next after the cricketer ran off a wide delivery from the non-strikers end.

Batsman Tim David, however, was the star of Lahore Qalandars’ innings playing a blinding knock of 64-runs off 36 balls to push his side to 170 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted overs.

Fabian Allen was the pick of the bowlers for Peshawar Zalmi after taking two wickets.

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