The fifth match of PSL T20 was played between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Skipper of Peshawar Zalmi, Shahid Afridi, had won the toss and chose to field first. Lahore Qalandars were led by Pakistan National One Day team s skipper Azhar Ali.
Lahore Qalandars faced a collapse in the beginning of the innings when their 3 wickets fell for only 4 runs on board. Azhar Ali played a very slow innings which also hampered Qalandars expedition. Peshawar Zalmi’s bowlers never let Qalandars breathe and they never crossed run rate of 6 throughout their innings. Qalandars set an easy target of 118 in the end.
Zalmi never lost their nerves and kept their control on the match during their entire innings. Smooth opening by Tamim and Hafeez gave Zalmi a strong base. In the end, Zalmi easily achieved the target with 9 wickets in hand and 4 overs to spare.