DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators thrashed Peshawar Zalmi by 6 wickets in its first match of Pakistan Super League fourth edition in Dubai.
Umar Akmal played tremendously and made decisive 75 runs off 50 balls. While, Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz scored 37, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw scored 19 runs each.
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi has given target of 155 runs to rival Quetta Gladiators.
The last two men to remain standing were L A Dawson and Misbahul Haq as the Gladiators took four wickets in 20 overs.
The first Zalmi player down was Fletcher courtesy Mohammad Irfan at 2.2 overs whereas the second man down was Kamran Akmal who was caught by Rossouw off Mohammad Nawaz’s ball.
Shoaib Maqsood was the third scalp claimed by the Gladiators on Ghula Mudassar’s delivery.
The fourth wicket to go was K A Pollard which Mohammad Nawaz took.The Gladiators won the toss and decided to bowl first against Zalmi.
Quetta Gladiators had decided to bowl first as they won the toss against Peshawar Zalmi in its first match of Pakistan Super League fourth edition.
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad, Shane Watson, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Azam Khan, Saud Shakeel, Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir, Dwayne Bravo, Fawad Ahmed, Jalat Khan, Mohammad Asghar, Danish Aziz, Ahsan Ali, Ghulam Mudassar, Naseem Shah, Harry Gurney
Darren Sammy (c), Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul, Khalid Usman, Umaid Asif, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Sohaib Maqsood, Wayne Madsen, Nabi Gul, Jamal Anwar, Chris Jordan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Samiullah, Waqar Salamkheil