Gladiators to lock horns with Zalmi in PSL final

Gladiators to lock horns with Zalmi in PSL final

DUBAI: Kamran Akmal smashed the first century of the second edition of Pakistan Super League as Peshawar Zalmi beats Karachi Kings by 24 runs to win the third play-off at Dubai Cricket Stadium in UAE. Kamran Akmal was declared man of the match. Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi will play the PSL final on 5th March in Lahore.

GL VS ZL, PSL Final 2017, PSL Lahore

While chasing, Karachi Kings collapsed earlier on. Babar Azam made one and got out in the second over. Captain Sangakara failed to contribute much and got out on the score of 15. Gayle tried to lift the score and made 40 runs. He hit 4 sixes as well. Shoaib Malik 0 and Ravi Bopara 6 runs were pure failure of Karachi batting line up.

Pollard and Imad, however, tried to made good progress but Pollard went out on 47 while Imad scored 24 runs.

From Zalmi, Chris Jordan took 3 wickets while Wahad Riaz also grabbed 3 wicket. Mohammad Hafeez got one wicket.

Put into the bat first by Karachi Kings, Kamran Akmal and Dawid Malan set up a 97-run partnership with the Pakistani keeper doing most of the damage. Akmal struck seven 6s and six 4s in his 60-ball 100 and was well supported by Malan, who chipped in with 36 runs.

Marlon Samuels also made 21-ball 36 to finish the innings on 181/3 in 20 overs.

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