Match Over - Peshawar Zalmi won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Lahore Qalandars, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: Mohammed Anees
  • When: 16 Mar 2018, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: Peshawar Zalmi
  • Man of the Match: Kamran Akmal


  • Umpire1: Rashid Riaz
  • Umpire2: Shozab Raza
  • Third Umpire: Asif Yaqoob



Overs: 18.0 / 20.0

Peshawar Zalmi



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Lahore Qalandars

Alright then, that's a wrap of this game then. But before I go, let me break down what's at stake in the next game. As of now, Lahore are the only team definitively out. Islamabad stay on top no matter what happens. A win for Karachi takes them up to second. But if Karachi lose by 16 runs or more, or with two-plus overs remaining, they sip below Multan who will qualify. So lots at stake there, so do switch over tabs. From me, it's goodbye!

6.57pm Wow, that was fleeting. That was sensational. And that was head-spinning batting. Kamran Akmal with one of the finest, most power-packed T20 innings you'll ever see. And he had to battle cramps, too, mind you. But there was not a thing he could do wrong tonight. Lahore's bowlers crumbled horrendously in the face of his onslaught and bowled outrageously bad, but that's not to take anything away from Kamran Akmal. A target of 173 has been mowed down with seeming ease, and Peshawar Zalmi rise to second place and qualify for the playoffs. It was a must-win game for them, and the determination showed.

Presentation time.

Kamran Akmal collects the Hanif Mohammad cap first up, for shooting to the top of the run charts. He is also the Man of the Match. Obviously! "It was such a big total, given the pitch, but there was good confidence," he says. "And the coach gave me reassurance. Hafeez motivated me after I reached 74, saying century should be possible. My family, too, has motivated me. Just wanted to play positively and depending on the ball. Such a big total can only be chased down when you have a good partnership. T20 orwhatever the format, I just try to give 100 percent. I didn't start well this season again, but the confidence was given to me, and that is essential."

"It was an outstanding innings, we know how brilliant Kamran Akmal can be on his day," says Lahore captain Brendon McCullum." I thought the total was good, but that century was fantastic. We've seen over the last four games that the team's started to understand what it's about. The young guys have stood out and we've got some quality players for the future. We can walk away with our heads high."

"In every team you have match-winners," says Zalmi captain Darren Sammy. "Sometimes, when they don't come up with the goods, you doubt them. But in this team, we never doubt our match-winners, and Kamran is one of them. If you back your ability and stay calm, my job is to stay calm.. to chase down 170 the way we did, just shows we have champions' quality. We respected every team from the start, we were dealt two crucial blows at the start. But the team showed character."

17.6MJ McClenaghan to Saad Nasim, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, that's the game. Advances down the track to a full and wide one outside off and flays it through point.
17.5MJ McClenaghan to Saad Nasim, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, outside edge for four. And smartly done by the batsman. He took a step towards leg stump to lure the bowler into firing it outside off. But he never actually moved, shuffles towards the line and deliberately plays off the outside edge past the keeper.
17.4MJ McClenaghan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, full, wide, driven to point who dives and gets a hand to it to take off the momentum.
17.3MJ McClenaghan to Saad Nasim, 1 run, short again, this one gets up more, he controls a pull to deep fine leg.
17.2MJ McClenaghan to Saad Nasim, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, shot! Huge, huge hit. Short, angling in from outside off. That's width and angle: basically, everything you need to do that - a muscular pull over deep square leg.
17.1MJ McClenaghan to Saad Nasim, No run, short of a length, opens the face and defends to point.
End of over 17. 12 runs this over. 160/3 after 102 balls.
Kamran Akmal 106 (60b 11x4 7x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-28-0
Saad Nasim 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 13 runs this over. 148/3 after 96 balls.
Saad Nasim 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Yasir Shah 4-0-40-2
Kamran Akmal 96 (56b 9x4 7x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 135/2 after 90 balls.
Kamran Akmal 83 (52b 9x4 5x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-0-16-0
Mohammad Hafeez 27 (24b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 14 runs this over. 128/2 after 84 balls.
Kamran Akmal 76 (46b 9x4 4x6 ) KJ Abbott 3-0-25-1
Mohammad Hafeez 27 (24b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 114/2 after 78 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 21 (21b 1x4 1x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 3-0-28-0
Kamran Akmal 68 (43b 9x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 12. 14 runs this over. 106/2 after 72 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 19 (18b 1x4 1x6 ) Bilal Asif 2-0-19-0
Kamran Akmal 62 (40b 8x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 11. 11 runs this over. 92/2 after 66 balls.
Kamran Akmal 49 (37b 8x4 1x6 ) Yasir Shah 3-0-27-1
Mohammad Hafeez 18 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 81/2 after 60 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 7 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Bilal Asif 1-0-5-0
Kamran Akmal 49 (36b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 76/2 after 54 balls.
Kamran Akmal 48 (34b 8x4 1x6 ) Yasir Shah 2-0-16-1
Mohammad Hafeez 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 66/2 after 48 balls.
Kamran Akmal 39 (29b 6x4 1x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 2-0-9-0
Mohammad Hafeez 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 63/2 after 42 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Yasir Shah 1-0-6-1
Kamran Akmal 37 (26b 6x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 57/1 after 36 balls.
Kamran Akmal 36 (25b 6x4 1x6 ) Shaheen Shah Afridi 1-0-6-0
DR Smith 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Ahmed: "Kami and Fakhar for Pak opening? Fireworks!"

End of over 5. 14 runs this over. 50/1 after 29 balls.
Kamran Akmal 30 (19b 5x4 1x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 2-0-19-0
DR Smith 9 (8b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 36/1 after 24 balls.
Kamran Akmal 26 (17b 4x4 1x6 ) KJ Abbott 2-0-11-1
DR Smith 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 28/1 after 18 balls.
DR Smith 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ McClenaghan 1-0-5-0
Kamran Akmal 18 (11b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 3 runs this over. 23/1 after 11 balls.
Kamran Akmal 13 (6b 1x4 1x6 ) KJ Abbott 1-0-3-1
DR Smith 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 15 runs this over. 15/0 after 5 balls.
MH Wessels 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) AP Devcich 1-0-14-0
Kamran Akmal 8 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) more
Kamran Akmalnot out 10761117175.41
MH WesselsB KJ Abbott4210200
DR SmithB Yasir Shah141230116.67
Mohammad HafeezB Yasir Shah272521108
Saad Nasimnot out 17821212.5
DJG Sammy -
LA Dawson -
Umaid Asif -
Hasan Ali -
Wahab Riaz -
Sameen Gul -
Total 176/3
AP Devcich1.0019019
KJ Abbott3.002518.33
MJ McClenaghan4.0044011
Shaheen Shah Afridi4.002807
Yasir Shah4.0040210
Bilal Asif2.001909.5