Despite Babar Azam's brilliant innings, the team lost in the first match, Jason Roy led the victory with explosive batting. - Newztezz Online

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Despite Babar Azam's brilliant innings, the team lost in the first match, Jason Roy led the victory with explosive batting.

 



In the second match of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Quetta Gladiators defeated Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi by 16 runs. Batting first, Quetta Gladiators scored 206 runs at the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Peshawar Zalmi team could score only 190 runs after losing 6 wickets. Saud Shakeel was adjudged Player of the Match for his excellent innings.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bowl, which proved to be completely wrong. Quetta Gladiators, who came to bat first, had a great start. The opening pair of Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel made a tremendous partnership of 157 runs for the first wicket. During this, Jason Roy played an innings of 75 runs in 48 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes. Whereas Saud Shakeel scored 76 runs in 47 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes. For this reason the team was successful in scoring 206. For Peshawar, Salman Irshad took 3 wickets for 38 runs.

Babar Azam and Sam Ayub batted brilliantly

Peshawar Zalmi, who set out to chase the target, also had a very good start. Sam Ayub and captain Babar Azam made a stormy partnership of 91 runs in 8.4 overs for the first wicket. Sam Ayub scored 42 runs in 26 balls with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes, while Babar Azam scored 68 runs in 42 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes. However, apart from these two, other batsmen flopped and the team could not reach the target. For Quetta, Mohammad Aamir took 1 wicket for 29 runs and Abrar Ahmed also took 2 wickets for 29 runs.

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