Lewis Gregory stood out with his bowling performance to restrict Lahore Qalandars in a rain-curtailed match in Rawalpindi.
Batting first, Peshawar Zalmi posted 132 for seven in their 12 overs. Tom Banton (34) and Haider Ali (34) displayed fireworks with their blistering stroke play.
In return, Chris Lynn provided much needed spark to Lahore’s chase but there wasn’t much significant contribution from other batsmen. Lewis Gregory stood out with his hard lengths and change ups in pace, which earned him four wickets in his quota of four overs.
Samit Patel delivered few blows towards the end but that wasn’t enough to get Lahore Qalandars over the line in Rawalpindi.
Banton, who opened the innings alongside Kamran Akmal, struck two sixes and four maximums before holing out to deep mid-wicket off Wiese’s bowling. Teenager Haider Ali struck four towering sixes and one four off the 12 balls he faced before becoming Dilbar Hussain’s victim.
Dilbar bowled intelligently with variations up his sleeve to restrict Zalmi in his three over spell. He picked up four wickets, giving away 24 runs. Wiese took two wickets for 12 runs in his two-over spell.