Peshawar Zalmi registered their first win of the 2020 PSL as they defeated the defending champions Quetta Gladiators on Saturday. The Quetta team could only score 148/5 batting first as all the batsmen barring Sarfaraz Ahmed (41 off 25) struggled to score a quicker rate. Jason Roy’s unbeaten 57-ball 73 couldn’t make a big difference for his team.
Kamran Akmal showed his intent by scoring 20 runs in the very first over of the chase. Kamran raced to a fifty from 20 balls and brought up his hundred in 54 balls as Peshawar chased down the target losing four wickets and nine balls to spare.
All the statistical highlights from Peshawar Zalmi’s 6-wicket win over the Quetta Gladiators:
Zalmi end their losing streak against Gladiators:
4 – Peshawar Zalmi brought an end to their 4-match losing streak against Quetta Gladiators in the PSL. The Gladiators defeated Peshawar in all four meetings during the 2019 edition – 2 times in league phase, once in Qualifier and once in the final.
28 – Peshawar Zalmi now has won 28 matches in the Pakistan Super League; the most number of matches a team won in the PSL. They went past Quetta Gladiators’ tally of 27 wins during this match.
A record century by Kamran Akmal:
3 – Kamran Akmal scored three of the six individual centuries recorded in the Pakistan Super League. Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram and Cameron Delport are the other three centurions. Akmal needed 54 balls for his century in this game; the quickest among his three PSL tons.
5 – This was Kamran Akmal’s 5th century in the Twenty20 format. He is now tied with Ahmed Shehzad in the list of most T20 hundreds by a Pakistan player as both the players recorded five tons in this format.
3 – Kamran scored three out of his five T20 hundreds were scored in Pakistan. These are the joint-most T20 hundreds by any player on Pakistan soil. Ahmed Shehzad, Mukhtar Ahmed and Khurram Manzoor also struck three T20 tons in Pakistan.
153/4 – Peshawar Zalmi’s total of 153/4 is now the lowest total in the PSL to involve an individual century. This is overall the 9th lowest total in the Twenty20 format to involve an individual hundred.
Kamran deals in boundaries:
13 – Kamran Akmal struck as many as 13 fours during his century; the joint-most fours hit by a player during a Pakistan Super League innings. Cameron Delport also struck 13 fours during his unbeaten 117 for Islamabad United against Lahore Qalandars in the last edition match in Karachi.
Nawaz equals Pollard while Sarfaraz goes past Rizwan:
24 – Number of catches Mohammad Nawaz as claimed in the PSL history; the most number of catches for a fielder in the PSL. Kieron Pollard also took 24 catches as a fielder.
31 – Sarfaraz Ahmed has affected 31 dismissals in the PSL; the 2nd most by any wicket-keeper behind Kamran Akmal’s 40 dismissals. Sarfaraz went past Mohammad Rizwan’s tally of 30 dismissals in this game.
Sarfaraz also took 22 catches as a keeper and went past Rizwan’s 20 catches with the two he claimed against Zalmi. Only Kamran Akmal (32) took more catches behind the stumps than Sarfaraz and Rizwan.