Sarfaraz XI Quetta Gladiators won an exhibition match in Quetta against the Babar XI Zalmi by 3 runs.
The Gladiators restricted Zalmi to 181-7 in 20 overs in a chase of 185 runs target. In today’s Exhibition Match Zalmi won the toss and elected to Bowl first.
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While chasing a total of 185 runs, Mohammad Haris silenced the Quetta crowd by hitting Pacer Naseem Shah for multiple boundaries in the first over. Zalmi Opener Mohammad Haris, who played some stunning shots, top-scored with 53 runs in 35 balls.
Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam scored 25 and 23 runs, respectively.
Gladiator Fast Bowler Mohammad Hasnain was the pick of the bowlers for Quetta after bagging figures of 3-30 in four overs. Meanwhile in the last thrilling over Naseem Shah defended nine runs which led Zalmi to win the match.
Earlier, Iftikhar Ahmed scored an impressive fifty as Quetta Gladiators set Peshawar Zalmi a target of 185 runs during the exhibition match in Quetta on Sunday.
Caretaker Sports minister and pacer Wahab Riaz provided Zalmi with the perfect start by taking Ahsan Ali and Umar Akmal’s wicket in the second over of the innings but Quetta fought back in the second half of the innings to post a competitive total on the board.
Match thrilling moment was when Gladiator Hitter Ifthikhar Ahmed smacked Wahab Riaz for six sixes in the final over of the innings to ensure that Quetta finished on a high. The right-hander remained unbeaten on 94 runs in 50 balls.
Middle-order batter Khushdil Shah scored 36 runs in 24 balls, meanwhile, opener Abdul Wahid Bangalzai scored 28 in 19.
Quetta captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who could only score four runs, was got out by Aamir Jamal. Wahab Riaz claimed three wickets but conceded 47 runs in his full quota of four ove
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