Zalmi stagger over the line in dogfight with Qalandars

Stats highlights from Match 6 of the Pakistan Super League between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.

Second Shortest T20 Innings

Lahore Qalandars’ innings of 59 all out in 66 balls is the second shortest completed innings ever in terms of balls bowled, behind Bangladeshi domestic team Mohammedan who were dismissed for 45 by Prime Bank in just 52 balls in 2013.

Shahid Afridi, who played for Peshawar Zalmi, was also playing for the Rangpur Riders when they bowled Khulna Titans out for 44 in 64 balls last year in the Bangladesh Premier League.

TeamOppositionDateVenueScoreBalls
MohammedanPrime Bank26/03/13Sylhet4552
Lahore QalandarsPeshawar Zalmi12/02/17Dubai (DSC)5962
EssexSomerset05/06/11Chelmsford8263
NetherlandsSri Lanka24/03/14Chittagong3963
NamibiaScotland05/10/11Windhoek5564
Khulna TitansRangpur Riders10/11/16Dhaka4464

Lowest PSL Score

Lahore Qalandars’ score of 59 all out is the lowest score in the Pakistan Super League, considerably fewer than the previous lowest of 111 for 9 by Karachi Kings against Islamabad United last season. It is the second lowest score in Pakistani domestic cricket, behind the 55 all out made by DM Jamali against Lahore Lions in 2014. On only 21 occasions in all T20 cricket has a lower total been made in a completed innings. Lahore Qalandars now hold the record for the highest and lowest first innings scores in the PSL.

TeamOppositionDateVenueScore
Lahore QalandarsPeshawar Zalmi12/02/17Dubai (DSC)59
Karachi KingsIslamabad United20/02/16Dubai (DSC)111-9
Lahore QalandarsPeshawar Zalmi6/02/16Dubai (DSC)117-6
Islamabad UnitedQuetta Gladiators11/02/16Sharjah117
Karachi KingsPeshawar Zalmi10/02/17Dubai (DSC)118-7
Lahore QalandarsKarachi Kings05/02/16Dubai (DSC)125-8

Lowest match batting average

The match batting average of 7.00 is the third lowest in all T20 cricket, excluding reduced-overs matches. The match aggregate of 119 runs is the lowest in which 17 wickets have fallen.

MatchDateVenueRunsWicketsBatting Average
Jharkhand v Tripura20/10/09Dhanbad62106.20
Tridents v Red Steel03/08/13Bridgetown105166.56
Qalandars v Zalmi12/02/17Dubai (DSC)119177.00
Netherlands v Sri Lanka24/03/14Chittagong79117.18
Assam v Delhi06/01/16Vadodara94127.83

Lowest PSL Powerplay and Middle Overs 

Peshawar Zalmi’s Powerplay total of 20-2 is the fewest runs scored in a PSL Powerplay. The previous lowest was by 22 by Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators last season. Zalmi’s score of 20 could have been considerably lower were it not for the sixth over that went for 11.

TeamOppositionDateVenuePowerplay Score
Lahore QalandarsPeshawar Zalmi12/02/17Dubai (DSC)20-2
Islamabad UnitedQuetta Gladiators04/02/16Dubai (DSC)22-2
Lahore QalandarsPeshawar Zalmi06/02/16Dubai (DSC)27-2
Karachi KingsPeshawar Zalmi10/02/17Dubai (DSC)28-4
Lahore QalandarsIslamabad United17/02/16Dubai (DSC)28-3

Peshawar Zalmi’s 33 runs scored between overs 7 and 15 is also a new record low in the PSL for a completed middle over phase (7-15).

TeamOppositionDateVenueMiddle Overs Score
Peshawar ZalmiLahore Qalandars12/02/17Dubai (DSC)33-5
Islamabad UnitedQuetta Gladiators11/02/16Sharjah36-5
Lahore QalandarsPeshawar Zalmi06/02/16Dubai (DSC)40-2
Islamabad UnitedQuetta Gladiators04/02/16Dubai (DSC)42-5
Islamabad UnitedKarachi Kings07/02/16Dubai (DSC)42-3
Karachi KingsQuetta Gladiators10/02/17Dubai (DSC)42-0

Shah’s spin web

Yasir Shah’s match figures of 4-0-7-4 are the fourth best ever in the PSL and the joint least expensive four over spell in the PSL.

BowlerTeamOppositionVenueDateFigures
Ravi BoparaKarachi KingsLahore QalandarsSharjah12/02/164-0-16-6
Shahid AfridiPeshawar ZalmiQuetta GladiatorsSharjah14/02/164-1-7-5
Mohammad SamiIslamabad UnitedKarachi KingsDubai (DSC)20/02/164-0-8-5
Yasir ShahLahore QalandarsPeshawar ZalmiDubai (DSC)12/02/174-0-7-4
Mohammad NawazQuetta GladiatorsIslamabad UnitedDubai (DSC)04/02/164-0-13-4

Akmal’s unwanted record

When Umar Akmal was dismissed for a duck, his second of this season’s PSL, he gained an unwanted record as the player to have been dismissed for most ducks in T20 cricket.

PlayerMatchesDucks
Umar Akmal21824
Herschelle Gibbs17123
Tillakaratne Dilshan22123
Dwayne Smith27723
Lendl Simmons18020
Luke Wright26520

Freddie Wilde is an analyst at CricViz. @fwildecricket.

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