PSL 2023: Lahore Qalandars hit highest total of eighth edition

admin 27 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/27 at 6:17 AM
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Abdullah Shafique played his first match in the PSL 2023

Fakhar Zaman stopped short of hitting a century as he was dismissed after hitting 96 off 45 deliveries

Playing the first fit in the front of the home crowd on the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Qalandars wrote history inside the eighth version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday via hitting the highest general of this season to date.

With a powerful display of power-hitting in the fifteenth PSL fixture, the batters piled up a big overall of 241 runs in Sunday’s fit against Peshawar Zalmi. The awe-inspiring overall performance resulted in them achieving the very best overall of the PSL eight so far and the 1/3 maximum overall in PSL’s history.

Abdullah Shafique played his first match in the PSL 2023
Abdullah Shafique played his first match in the PSL 2023

With Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, and Sam Billings taking a blistering fee, Peshawar’s bowling changed into blown away as Lahore posted an remarkable 241/three in their allocated 20 overs. Fakhar and Abdullah hit half of-centuries, whilst Sam Billings got here up with fireworks of 47 off just 23 deliveries, ensuring access in their side within the record books.

Top-scorer Zaman fell brief of a century through a whisker gathering ninety six off a mere 45 balls. His remarkable innings consisted of 3 boundaries and ten big sixers. Shafique, who turned into performed debuted in the ongoing season, supplied treasured assist along with his mind-blowing knock of seventy five off forty one balls, proposing 5 limitations and an identical variety of sixes.

Lahore Qalandars beat Peshawar Zalmi

Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 40 runs in the 15th fixture, after Qalandars captain Shaheen Shah Afridi gave the best start they could get.

Opting to bat first, Qalandars posted a mammoth 242-run target before restricting Zalmi to 201 runs in 20 overs, thanks to an exceptional batting display from Fakhar and Abdullah Shafique and a five-wicket haul from Shaheen.

In reply to the big total, Zalmi had a good partnership from Saim Ayub and Tom Kohler-Cadmore after losing both openers.

Shaheen gave Qalandars the best start they could get against Zalmi. The skipper bowled out Mohammad Haris with a sensational yorker on the second ball of his first over.

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