In the fourth match of the Pakistan Super League, Peshawar Zalmi defeated defending champion Quetta Gladiators by six wickets thanks to Kamran Akmal's excellent batting.
The Gladiators started batting at the invitation of Zalmai Peshawar and Jason Roy and Shane Watson started the innings.
Shane Watson consistently failed to make any play in the second match and returned the pavilion after scoring 8 runs.
Ahmed Shehzad tried to show Liam Dawson a dangerous ambition but young Muhammad Amir Khan withdrew his 12-run stand with the help of Tom Banton.
Then came Captain Sarfraz Ahmed to support Jason Roy and as soon as the captain came on the wicket, he started making runs.
He helped his team out of trouble by setting up a 62-run partnership with Jason Roy, with Sarfraz's contribution of 41 not out, but after beating his teammate Darren Sammy on the first ball, Tom Banton was caught on the next ball. ۔
Despite the presence of Roy on the wicket after Sarfraz Ahmed was dismissed, the Gladiators were having trouble making runs and could not score much faster in the closing overs.
In the last match, half-century Azam Khan failed this time and Wahab Riaz smashed the wickets in front of his 5-run innings, while Mohammad Nawaz returned the pavilion in the next over.
Quetta Gladiators scored 148 for five wickets in the stipulated overs, while Jason Roy was unbeaten on 73.
Zalmi's bowlers in Peshawar showed excellent nappy plate bowling and on no occasion provided the rival team with an opportunity to play openly.
Wahab Riaz was the most successful bowler with 2 wickets while Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan and Darren Sammy took one wicket each.
In pursuit of the target, Kamran Akmal aggressively and scored 21 runs in the first over by Mohammad Nawaz.
He also continued to bat aggressively against Sohail Khan, but Tom Benton on the other end became the wicketkeeper of Time Mills in an attempt to play a bad shot.
Kamran Akmal completed a half-century off just 20 balls while batting brilliantly.
After that Kamran Akmal came together to give Haider Ali and both set up a 82-run partnership for the second wicket, Haider came out after scoring 25 runs, while Shoaib Malik also managed only 7 runs.
From the other end, Kamran Akmal scored his third century in the Pakistan Super League while continuing the excellent game.
Kamran Akmal showed excellent batting, scoring 101 runs off 55 balls with 4 sixes and 13 fours and he became Fawad Ahmed's wicket.
Liam Livingston dismissed Fawad Ahmed and made Peshawar Zalmi 9 balls before the match with a six-wicket victory.
Both teams were comprised of these players for the match.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (captain), Kamran Akmal, Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingston, Wahab Riaz, Liam Dawson, Hassan Ali, Rahat Ali and Aamir Khan
Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Jason Roy, Chen Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Hasan, Fawad Ahmed and TS MILLS