PSL 2023 – WATCH: Shaheen Afridi removes Babar Azam with an absolute magnificence
Lahore Qalandars locked horns with Peshawar Zalmi in match no. 15 of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) 2023 at Gaddafi stadium on Sunday (February 26) and gained the competition by 40 runs.
Electing to bat first, Lahore posted a complete of mammoth 241/3 of their allotted 20 overs. Fakhar Zaman top-scored for his staff with 96 runs, whereas Abdullah Shafique additionally added 75 precious runs to Lahore’s whole. Wahab Riaz was the choose of the bowlers for Peshawar as he scalped two wickets for the staff.
In reply, Peshawar didn’t begin nicely and misplaced their opener Mohammad Harris with no run on the board. Nonetheless, Tom Kohler-Cadmore‘s fiery 55-run knock off 23 balls saved his staff alive within the recreation. Cadmore was nicely supported by Saim Ayub (51), however sadly, their efforts went in useless as Peshawar could manage to score just 201/9 in 20 overs and eventually lost the match by 40 runs.
Alternatively, Lahore’s skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi led his staff from the entrance and took a fifer within the conflict. Among the many 5 scalps Shaheen picked additionally included the wicket of Peshawar’s captain Babar Azam.
On the fourth ball of the third over, Babar hit Shaheen a straight drive for a boundary. Nonetheless, the 22-year-old pacer shortly responded to the Pakistan skipper by cleansing up the latter on the very subsequent ball. After getting struck for a 4, Shaheen produced a straighter supply which the 28-year-old right-handed batter as soon as once more tried to ship over the ropes however failed and was finally clear bowled.
Right here’s the video:
Shaheen Afridi vs Babar Azam 👑
Shaheen had the final chuckle 👏#LQvsPZpic.twitter.com/sbt5AbBLVV
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) February 26, 2023
Zaman was adjudged ‘Participant of the Match’ for his distinctive knock. Talking concerning the groups efficiency within the publish match presentation, Shaheen mentioned: “The general credit score goes to the batters as they had been assured about going out and batting first on this inexperienced wicket. We now have depth and selection in our bowling assault. With the arrival of Billings, the center order has grow to be stronger.”
Notably, after this win, Lahore moved as much as the third place within the league’s factors desk, whereas Peshawar have slipped right down to the fifth spot within the factors tally.