Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators Highlights – 1st Qual. Final 28 Feb 2017
Watch highlights of 1st PSL Qualifying Final played between Quetta and Peshawar. PZ vs QG highlights today on 28-2-2017. Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi highlights. Group stage for Pakistan Super League continued for almost one month and we watched some very intense and thrilling games. In the end, Lahore Qalandars faced the same fate as was the case previous year. They couldn’t qualify for the next round which starts today with the 1st qualifying final between Peshawar and Karachi. Peshawar Zalmi topped the points table while Quetta Gladiators remained second in group stage. In previous season, these same teams locked horn with each other at this very stage.
Toss: Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.
Both the teams have played 8 group matches with the same result of 4 wins, 3 losses and one rain-abandoned game. Overall, these teams have crossed swords with each other five times in both seasons and have tied at 2-2 with fifth being destroyed by rain. These are fierce competitors as their competitions go down the wire. This shows their fighting spirit as well as abundance of great talent among their ranks.
For Quetta, Rilee Rossouw and Kevin Pietersen had been the main run-getters. Rossouw scored 238 runs in 8 games, averaging 47.60 which included him in the list of three top scorers. But since past 2-3 games, Rossouw’s bat has gone cold.
As Rossouw started losing his grip on bat, Pietersen began to gain his form. He has piled up 201 runs with a charming strike rate of 146.70 and stands at no.5 in the list of top scorers of the tournament.
Peshawar, on the other side, hadn’t been consistent with their performance. After going through some poor results at initial stage, they regained their composure and in the end, successfully topped the points table. Their main problem lies in the fact that Tamim Iqbal, Marlon Samuels, Mohammad Hafeez and Shakib Al Hasan have failed to impress with the bat. This is what makes them vulnerable today.