Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by three runs in exhibition match at Bugti Stadium Quetta
Guetta Gladiators had scored 184 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Quetta Gladiators Sunday defeated Peshawar Zalmi by three runs in an exhibition match of the eighth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), played on Sunday at Bugti Stadium, Quetta.
Cricket returned to Quetta’s Bugti Stadium after 27 years, and fans were more than excited to see Quetta Gladiators clinch the victory in a thrilling finish against Peshawar Zalmi.
While chasing the target of 185 runs, Peshawar Zalmi managed to score 181 for 7 wickets.
Batting first, Guetta Gladiators had scored 184 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.
Iftikhar Ahmed of Quetta Gladiators become the main highlight as he hit 6 sixes in the last over of Wahab Riaz.
Iftikhar remained not out with 94 runs off 50 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed represented Quetta Gladiators while the national team skipper Babar Azam represented Peshawar Zalmi in the exhibition match.
The match was halted temporarily after some youths lit a fire outside Bugti Stadium.
On the other hand, for the match being held in Quetta, strict security arrangements were made in the stadium and surrounding areas, and more than 4 thousand police and Frontier Corps personnel are performing security duties during the match.
Sunday saw the match-related trends trending on the Twitter timeline, a good sign for PSL8!
Peace won today, cricket won today, Quetta won today and Pakistan won today. Alhamdulillah ♥️— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 5, 2023
Those who were spreading false news and even a few media channels in Pakistan, please refrain from causing panic and be responsible. Let the matches begin now 👏🔥 #QGvPZ #HBLPSL8
Just King things. Babar hit Naseem for Six. #QGvPZ pic.twitter.com/FpjhKokBJA— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) February 5, 2023
Shahid Afridi – 42 years young and stealing the show! 🔥#QGvPZ pic.twitter.com/koiQSpIfr7— Grassroots Cricket (@grassrootscric) February 5, 2023
This is a victory for Balochistan. This is a win for cricket . Fantastic atmosphere in Quetta pic.twitter.com/AQDxqFOsf0— Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat (@hamzashafqaat) February 5, 2023
Quetta Gladiators Playing XI:
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Aimal Khan, Naseem Shah, Ahsan Ali, Bismillah Khan, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hasnain, Umaid Asif, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai.
Peshawar Zalmi Playing XI:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal, Usama Mir, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saim Ayub, Haseebullah, Azam Khan, Salman Irshad.