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Last night PSL match results: Is Peshawar Zalmi out of PSL 2022?

Dixit Bhargav

Last night PSL match results: Is Peshawar Zalmi out of PSL 2022?

Is Peshawar Zalmi out of PSL 2022: Peshawar Zalmi failed to defend a 170-run target at the Gaddafi Stadium last night.

During Eliminator 1 of the ongoing seventh season of the Pakistan Super League between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in Lahore, Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by 5 wickets.

Chasing a 170-run target, United emerged as the victorious side after all-rounder Liam Dawson (10*) scored a four and a six at a strike rate of 500 with three deliveries remaining.

Islamabad all-rounder Faheem Ashraf (19*), who had dismissed Mohammad Haris (12) in the first innings, was at the non-striker’s end when Dawson sealed the chase.

Dawson’s English teammate Alex Hales, who had surprisingly returned to join IU after opting out of the tournament due to bubble fatigue, top-scored with his 62 (49) comprising of six fours and three sixes.

Earlier, it was Peshawar captain Wahab Riaz (4-0-52-0) who had won the toss and chose to bat. While individual half-centuries by veterans Kamran Akmal (58) and Shoaib Malik (55) put Zalmi in a competitive position, the team eventually needed more from them than batting at strike rates of 148.71 and 127.90 respectively.

Having picked wickets at different stages of the innings, United fast bowler Hasan Ali created a lot of impact with bowling figures of 4-0-30-3.

Is Peshawar Zalmi out of PSL 2022?

It is worth mentioning that Peshawar have been knocked out of PSL 2022 and that there is no way they can play the final match on Sunday.

Having finished as the third-ranked team on the points table, PZ were playing a virtual quarter-final yesterday. Had it not been for a negative NRR (Net Run Rate), Zalmi would’ve had a chance of qualifying as the second-ranked team in place of Lahore Qalandars.

While defending champions Multan Sultans have already secured a berth in the final, winner of Eliminator 2 (Lahore vs Islamabad, virtual semi-final) will join them for the last match of this season on February 27.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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