Good Evening! Hello and Welcome to Cricket Country’s live coverage of Match 15 of the 2016 Pakistan Super League (PSL) between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bring you the liev updtaes form this tie, in what promises to be an absolute thriller. The Peshawar Zalmis are currently placed at the top of the table as they have played four games with four wins and a loss, while their net run-rate is +0.667. The Lahore Qalandars, on the other hand, are placed at the bottom of the table with five games played and have managed just a win, and losing four games, while their net run rate is -0.763. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi, Match 15 at Sharjah

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Pehswar Zalmi 160/7 | Overs 20| TARGET 165 |BATTING: Wahab Riaz 14 (11), Junaid Khan 1 (4): The Qaladars manage to hold on to their nerves and have won the match by just four runs. Zalmi needed 16 to win of the final over, but they managed to score 12. With five needed of the final ball, Wahab Riaz failed to dispatch a full toss over the fence, thereby handing the Qalandars a crucial win.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Pehswar Zalmi 123/4 | Overs 15| TARGET 165 |BATTING: Dawid Malan 30 (26), Shahid Yousuf 14 (9): Match at a very important stage as Zalmi need a further 42 runs from five overs with six wickets in hand. They have however lost Shahid Afridi for a cheap score. Qalandars will ave to pick up a couple of wickets in the next two overs to stay alive in the contest. OUT! Shahid Afridi c Umar Akmal b Delport 9 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Pehswar Zalmi 91/3 | Overs 12| TARGET 165 |BATTING: Dawid Malan 19 (19), Shahid Afridi 9 (5): The match is evenly poised at the moment. Zalmis have seven wickets in hand, but they have to score at over nine an over to win the match from here. Shahid Afridi has just arrived at the crease and his wicket will be extremely crucial at this juncture. OUT! Kamran Akmal c Azhar b Delport 18 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Pehswar Zalmi 57/2 | Overs 7| TARGET 165 |BATTING: Kamran Akmal 11 (10), Dawid Malan 1 (3): The  Zalmis have lost a couple of wickets, but their run rate is quite impressive and they will look to keep it up for the next 6-7 overs or so. If they do so, they will be in a commanding position to go on and win the match. OUT! Tamim Iqbal c Rizwan b Delport 33 (22), Mohammad Hafeex c Azhar b Cooper 9 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: Pehswar Zalmi 24/0 | Overs 3| TARGET 165 |BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 19 (13), Mohammad Hafeez 5 (5):  The Zalmis have gotten off to a good start. hey will need to build on this as their target is a bit stiff Tamim has been in good form and he will look to dominate the bowlers in the early stages.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: LQ 164/3 in 20 Overs. BATTING: Umar Akmal 52 (31), Dwayne Bravo 1 (1) —THAT’S IT!!!! The Qalandars play a solid and fruitful innings, with just three wickets lost, as they put up a challenging total of 164, with Umar Akmal smashing his half-century as well, thus leaving the Zalmis with a total of 165 to chase down.

OUT! Cameron Delport c Malan b Junaid Khan 78 (61)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: LQ 113/2 in 15 Overs. BATTING: Cameron Delport 58 (48), Umar Akmal 22 (15) — GONE!!!! No harm done following the loss of the opening couple of wickets as both the batsmen seem to have settled down well enough, while Delport has scored his half-century.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: LQ 63/2 in 10 Overs. BATTING: Cameron Delport 32 (32), Umar Akmal 2 (2) — GONE!!!! Second wicket falls in the form of Azhar Ali, who is dismissed for 25 by Darren Sammy after being caught by Tamim Iqbal, while Umar Akmal makes his way in.

OUT! Azhar Ali c Tamim Iqbal b Darren Sammy 25 (26)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE: LQ 32/1 in 5 Overs. BATTING: Azhar Ali 14 (15), Cameron Delport 10 (14) — GONE!!!! The opening wicket falls form the Qalandars in the form of the explosive Chris Gayle, who goes for an unfortunate duck after being trapped leg-before to Junaid Khan, as Cameron Delport makes his way in.

OUT! Chris Gayle bw b Junaid Khan 0 (1)

TOSS: Peshawar Zalmi (Bowl)

Thus, with the tie being a clash of the table topper vs the table bottom holders, it would be interesting to see how things turn out, as the Zalmis look unstoppable at the moment. However, the Qalandars should not be taken lightly as they would definitely be aiming to strike back and win this tie to crawl back to the top four and have a chance of featuring at the play-offs.


Lahore Qalandars: Azhar Ali (c), Cameron Delport, Naved Yasin, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Kevon Cooper, Zohaib Khan, Zafar Gohar, Ehsan Adil, Ajantha Mendis, Sohaib Maqsood, Zia-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Chris Gayle, Mukhtar Ahmed, Imran Butt, Hammad Azam, Adnan Rasool.

Peshawar Zalmi: Shahid Afridi(c), Kamran Akmal(wk), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Dawid Malan, Darren Sammy, Shahid Yousuf, Wahab Riaz, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Asghar, Shaun Tait, Jim Allenby, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Taj Wali, Musadiq Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Israrullah.