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Misbah



How the game played out

The largest sixth-wicket stand in PSL history was spurred by the oldest player to score a T20 half-century as Misbah-Ul-Haq, playing his first match since February 15, rescued Peshawar Zalmi from a perilous position of 20 for 5 to complete a four-wicket win with a ball to spare. The win helped Zalmi clinch a playoff spot while Qalandars are on the brink of missing the knockout stages after the loss.

Chasing 125, Misbah entered at 8 for 2 in the second over in the midst of a destructive spell by Shaheen Afridi. But with Zalmi in serious strife, Misbah was joined by another cagey veteran in Darren Sammy and the pair added an even 100 for the sixth wicket, taking the match into the final over before Sammy fell with four balls left.

Qalandars had several chances in the final over to turn the tide their way, but Misbah was dropped at deep square leg on the first ball by Ryan ten Doeschate on 55 before missed runout led to overthrows to level the scores. A single by Wahab Riaz to short third man was fumbled to symbolically end the match.

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Peter Della Penna is ESPNcricinfo’s USA correspondent @PeterDellaPenna


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