Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators in Match 7 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Peshawar Zalmi is captained by none other than Pakistan stalwart and hero personality Shahid Afridi. He has a fine set of players to work with including some foreign heavyweights. The team’s biggest stars are Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Darren Sammy and Shaun Tait among others. With a team like that it is no surprise that Peshawar have won their two games in the tournament so far! LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, Match 7 of PSL 2016

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 139/7 in 20 overs (Target: 136) | Batting: Elton Chigumbura 7(8), Anwar Ali 10(7): Gladiators after being in a commendable position tumbled in the end as they lost their well set batsman Kevin Pietersen at the wrong juncture. But Anwar Ali and Elton Chigumbura ensured a safe victory in the end as their side won the contest by three wickets and a ball to spare. Zalmi bowlers did a good job in bringing down the game to the final over as the target was not that challenging. OUT! Kevin Pietersen c Shahid Afridi b Junaid Khan 35(29)

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 116/6 in 17 overs (Target: 136) | Batting: Kevin Pietersen 34(26), Elton Chigumbura 0(1): Pietersen anchoring the Gladiators’ innings as they now need 20 runs from 18 deliveries. They lost couple of wickets in the form of Shahid Yousuf and Darren Sammy but Pietersen is still at the crease. OUT! Akbar-ur-Rehman st Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Asghar 11(11)

OUT! Mohammad Nabi c Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 9(9)

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 79/4 in 12 overs (Target: 136) | Batting: Kevin Pietersen 20(17), Akbar-ur-Rehman 0(1): Gladiators losing wickets at wrong time but the good news is that Kevin Pietersen is still at the crease. They need 57 more runs to win from 48 deliveries and the game will get interesting as it progresses. OUT! Sarfraz Ahmed c Malan b Shahid Afridi 21(24)

OUT! Mohammad Nawaz c Malan b Wahab Riaz 4(4)

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 35/2 in 5 overs (Target: 136) | Batting: Kevin Pietersen 0(1), Sarfraz Ahmed 0(2): Quetta Gladiators are not in the most desirable position in their chase of 136. They have lost Ahmed Shehzad and Luke Wright within the first six overs. Kevin Pietersen and Sarfraz Ahmed at the crease now. They will look for a big partnership of the tricky nature of these wickets.

Innings break

Live Cricket Score Peshawar Zalmi 135/7 in 20 overs | Batting: Wahab Riaz 10(4), Junaid Khan 0(0): Peshawar Zalmi would have liked a few more to their name but given the slow nature of the surface they will fancy their chances. They could have been in a far worse situation had it not been for Darren Sammy’s scintillating 48 off 31 balls even as other batsmen struggled.

Live Cricket Score Peshawar Zalmi 37/2 in 7 overs | Batting: Kamran Akmal 4(5), Dawid Malan 8(8): After the first seven overs, Quetta Gladiators are certainly on top. Mohammad Nawaz picked the two wickets of openers Mohammad Hafeez and Tamim Iqbal to set things alight for his side. Kamran Akmal needs to take the mantle now.

Co-incidentally Quetta Gladiators have also won their two matches so far under the captaincy of Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed. Even their team is loaded with Pakistani and foreign talent. The squad includes big names of the like of Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Mohammad Nabi, Anwar Ali and Umar Gul among others.

Given that both have unearthed similar fortunes in the tournament so far, this match will be a tie-breaker of sorts! It promises to be a very entertaining game. The nature of the tournament so far suggests it will be another low-scoring game but with flamboyant hitters in both teams this could prove to be the exception. However, they both also have great bowling attacks.