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Babar’s century and Yaqoob’s four-wicket

Babar's century and Yaqoob's four-wicket

Peshawar Zalmi rode on Babar Azam’s hundred years and legspinner Arif Yaqoob’s four-wicket over to beat Islamabad Joined by eight runs in the PSL on Monday in Lahore.

Babar crushed 111 not out off only 63 balls with 14 fours and two sixes and moored Zalmi to 201 for 5. Joined were on course to upstage Babar’s breathtaking eleventh T20 century as Azam Khan (75) and Colin Munro (71) consolidated in a zapping century stand and yet, Joined lost six wickets off the last 13 balls and staggered to 193 for 9.

Yaqoob left double cross hero Joined shell-stunned in the wake of taking four wickets in the penultimate over, which incorporated the vital wicket of Munro. Yaqoob wrapped up with 5 for 27.

It was Zalmi’s second success in a high-scoring challenge in two days after they beat Lahore Qalandars by a similar edge on Sunday. Zalmi currently has three progressive successes over the most recent four days. Joined have lost three in succession.

Naveen-ul-Haq lighted Joined’s breakdown off his last ball in the eighteenth over when Azam Khan was gotten at mid-off. Yaqoob then, at that point, bowled one of the most significant overs in PSL history by excusing Munro, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Hunain Shah.

Prior, after being placed into bat, Zalmi was secured in the center overs by spinners Shadab Khan (2 for 28) and Agha Salman (1 for 25) until Babar ravaged the quicker bowlers. Babar arrived at his 50 years off 39 balls and finished his quickest T20 hundred in the following 20 balls. He crushed quick bowler Hunain for four limits and a six over additional cover in one over.

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