Quetta Gladiators emerged victorious over Peshawar Zalmi in a thrilling exhibition match that took place in Quetta on Sunday. The game started off with a strong start from Zalmi, reaching 109-1 at halftime, but Quetta's bowlers soon disrupted their flow with regular wickets. The standout bowler for Quetta was Mohammad Hasnain, who took 3-30 in four overs, and Naseem Shah defended nine runs in the final over to secure the win for Quetta.
Iftikhar Ahmed was the star of the batting performance for Quetta, scoring a remarkable 94 runs in 50 balls, including six sixes in the final over. Supporting him were Khushdil Shah's 36 runs in 24 balls and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai's 28 runs in 19 balls. With a total of 185 runs, Quetta proved too much for Zalmi, who finished at 181-7 in 20 overs. Despite solid contributions from Mohammad Haris, Shahid Afridi, and Babar Azam, Zalmi couldn't keep up with Quetta's impressive performance.
The match was played with a high level of intensity and skill from both teams, making for a thrilling battle. Zalmi put up a strong fight, especially in the beginning of the chase, led by Mohammad Haris and supported by solid contributions from Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam. On the other hand, Quetta's win was a result of a well-rounded performance, both with the bat and ball, led by Iftikhar Ahmed and supported by the consistent contributions from Khushdil Shah and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai. The win was a testament to Quetta's strength and resilience.