DUBAI: Fast bowler Hasan Ali’s fiery four-wicket haul complimented with top-notch bowling of Ibtisam Shiekh and Wahab Riaz wrapped up Lahore Qalandars on 78 runs in 15.1 overs.
Hasan Ali drew the first blood for Peshawar Zalmi after picking two wickets in an over against Lahore Qalandars – eliminating the possibility of a fiery start from Zaman and Akhtar – in tonight’s second fixture at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Hasan Ali’s bouncer and in-swingers were too hot to handle for the Qalandars’ opening stand as the bowler with his sheer pace and seam departed the four opening batsmen, including skipper AB de Villiers.
De Villiers is captaining Qalandars as Hafeez has been advised to rest for a few days following initial scans conducted after he was hit on the thumb.
Riaz and Shiekh with Pollard extended the momentum created by Ali by picking up regular wickets during the course of the innings.
Qalandars’ camp would be dissapointed with the batting performance a day after a splendid win over Karachi Kings.
Fakhar Zaman, AB De Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood/RWP, Brendon Taylor (S), Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese, Saad Ali
Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Samiullah