It was one-sided affair in the grand finale of the Pakistan Super League as Peshawar Zalmi clinched their first trophy by defeating Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs. Darren Sammy was truly remarkable as skipper on the night as he first produced a spirited cameo of 28 runs off 11 balls to help Peshawar reach a score of 148 for 6 after 20 overs. Kamran Akmal once again provided good start at the top of the order and top scored with 40 runs to give Peshawar an ideal foundation to register a competitive score on the board.
Quetta looked never in the hunt as they looked an under strength team on the paper. Morne Van Wyk fell for one run after horrible mix-up with Ahmed Shahzad saw him fell short of his ground to be given run-out. Sean Ervine and Sarfaraz Ahmed chipped in with 20s but clearly the batting order looked weak to see them fold for just 90 runs to give Peshawar Zalmi a richly deserved win in the finals.
Mohammad Asghar once again was star with the ball as he bagged three wickets with Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz picking two wickets apiece on the night.
Earlier, Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bowl first as Peshawar Zalmi got off to a good start in their innings. Dawid Malan was gone as he was dismissed by Rayat Emrit for 19 runs. Marlon Samuels also chipped in with vital runs. Darren Sammy came good with the bat as he smoked sixes in the end overs of the innings to give Zalmi momentum going into the break. Pakistan Cricket Board must be given credit in staging a grand event in Pakistan in colorful city of Lahore as cricketing fans enjoyed themselves to