Wicket Keeper Kamran Akmal lifted Peshawar Zalmi into PSL final after beating Karachi Kings by 24 runs. Kamran Akmal became the 2nd batsman who hit a century is PSL. There is still doubt whether his foreign teammates will go to Lahore for PSL 2017 final or not.
The final between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will be played at Lahore on Sunday. 5 of the foreign players from Quetta Gladiators opt out of the tour due to bomb blasts in Lahore last week. The bomb blast killed 22 people and injured over 100.
England trio Jordan, Patel & Malan in addition to West Indies favorite Sammy & Samuels are all foreign players playing for Peshawar Zalmi. Now it’s a big question mark whether these stars will appear in PSL final or not?
The foreign players in Quetta Gladiators who will not appear in PSL final include Pietersen, Wright, Mills, McCullum & Rossouw.
Peshawar Zalmi’s owner Javed Afridi said that all foreign players will play the final in Lahore because Pakistan government promised VIP security arrangements.
Kamran maiden century in PSL
In the semi final Kamran crushed the Karachi Kings with his first ever hundred in PSL (104 off 65 balls). His innings includes 7 massive sixes & 6 fours that raised Zalmi to 181-3 in their respective 20 overs match.
Wahab Riaz bowled outstanding clipping 3-24 as Kings only posted 157-7 in their 20 overs.
Pollard hit 26 ball 47 & Imad Wasim scored 24 for the sixth wicket partnership of 62 that put a hope in Karachi Kings team but they were both gone within a space of 2 runs.
Gayle managed to score 1 run off the 9th delivery but played some good shots later. He scored 31 off 40 balls & his inning includes 4 sixes & 2 boundaries.