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Hosein’s hat-trick in vain as Peshawar Zalmi destroy Quetta Gladiators by 76 runs to book playoff spot

By March 08, 2024
Captain Babar Azam made 53 for Peshawar Zalmi. Captain Babar Azam made 53 for Peshawar Zalmi.

A hat-trick from West Indies all-rounder Akeal Hosein was not enough to prevent the Quetta Gladiators from going down by 76 runs to Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League action at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Captain Babar Azam continued his stellar form this season with a top score 53 to help Peshawar post 196-8 from their 20 overs after being put in to bat by the Gladiators.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Saim Ayub each provided good support for their skipper with 33 and 30, respectively, while Rovman Powell finished 28*.

Akeal Hosein was the star of the show with the ball for the Gladiators with 4-23 from his four overs including a hat trick with the wickets of Aamer Jamal (5), Mehran Mumtaz (0) and Luke Wood (0) in the 16th over.

The Gladiators were then reduced to 120 all out off 17.5 overs.

It was a collective effort with the ball for the Zalmi as Saim Ayub, Luke Wood, Khurram Shahzad and Mehran Mumtaz all took a pair of wickets.

Peshawar have now officially booked their ninth consecutive trip to the PSL playoffs.

Full Scores: Peshawar Zalmi 196-8 off 20 overs (Babar Azam 53, Tom Kohler-Cadmore 33, Saim Ayub 30, Rovman Powell 28*, Akeal Hosein 4-23)

Quetta Gladiators 120 all out off 17.5 overs (Saud Shakeel 24, Khurram Shahzad 2-15, Saim Ayub 2-20, Luke Wood 2-21, Mehran Mumtaz 2

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