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Peshawar remove Fakhar and McCullum in do-or-die clash

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SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars started off aggressively but lost their power-hitters early after winning the toss and opting to bat in a do-or-die game for Peshawar Zalmi on Friday.

Hasan Ali gave Peshawar their first breakthrough when he dismissed opener Fakhar Zaman for 6. Skipper Brendon McCullum failed to fire, with Sameen Gul knocking off his stumps for 7.

This is a must-win match for Peshawar, who are hoping to qualify for the elimination stage of the tournament.

Peshawar overcame Karachi Kings by 44 runs on Thursday to avoid elimination and keep themselves alive in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) for another day.

If Peshawar win today, they will be through to the top 4, leaving Karachi and Multan to wait for the result of the last league match of this PSL: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings.

It will be advantage Karachi: if they win, they’re through. Even if they don’t, they’ll have to try their best to score as much as possible to be able to surpass Multan on NRR, as a Karachi defeat scenario would see them tied with Multan with 9 points each.

Lahore Qalandars have already been eliminated from the later stages of the tournament.(Agencies)

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