Saturday, 25 March 2017

GLADIATORS opt to bowl first against ZALMI in PSL final

PSL FINAL TOSS

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has finally landed in the country where it belonged and the picturesque Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore is ready to host the landmark final of the event. Sarfraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladiators are ready to take on Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi for ‘The Spirit Trophy’. This is the final! There is no turning back or last chances after that, you win or you go home and wait for one more year to come again and start the campaign from scratch. Peshawar beat Karachi comprehensively in the third and final playoff to enter in the race for the silverware, meanwhile, Quetta, undoubtedly the strongest outfit of the PSL, beat Peshawar in the first playoff to qualify directly for the final. Everything is set: the fans are ecstatic, the stage for the closing ceremony is ready, the players who will play the final are all buckled up and the security men who are supposed to keep the stadium safe for foreign players and the locales are standing tall. Catch all the highlights here as Lahore etches it name on history today.

Teams

Peshawar: Kamran Akmal(wk), Dawid Malan, Marlon Samuels, Mohammad Hafeez, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Darren Sammy(capt.), Chris Jordan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Asghar

Quetta: Ahmed Shehzad, Morne van Wyk, Anamul Haque, Sean Ervine, Saad Nasim, Sarfraz Ahmed(capt. &wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Rayad Emrit, Hasan Khan

LIVE UPDATE

Over 5: 46-1

FOUR! Driven through covers by Malan. What a great sight that shot.

FIRST SIX! Malan goes over long leg with a brilliantly timed pull.

Anwar Ali now.

Toss

Sarfraz Ahmed opts to bowl first against Peshawar. He thinks dew will play a vital role in the second innings.

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