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Friday Feb 17, 2017

Gladiators-Zalmi match abandoned due to rain

Gladiators-Zalmi match abandoned due to rain

SHARJAH: The house full crowd at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium were left frustrated on Friday after the match between Quetta and Peshawar was abandoned after frequent spells of rain.

Fans could only enjoy 16 overs of Peshawar Zalmi's innings, highlight of which was half century by Bangladeshi Tamim Iqbal.

Tamim smashed four sixes and four boundaries for his 62 off 42 deliveries, Sohaib Maqsood scored 30 off 24 as Peshawar posted 117/3 in allocated 16 overs after the innings were interrupted by rain twice, first for 46 minutes and then for 16 minutes.

 Quetta, however, didn't get a chance to display batting form as rain kept on extending the break time.

Quetta was initially set a target of 125 runs for 16 overs, which was later renewed to 79 from 9 and finally 55 from 6 overs.

But, players were forced to rush back to the dressing room as soon they came to middle to resume game due to another spell of rain.

The second match of the day is scheduled to be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings, but with more forecast of rain, the match is likely to face the same fate.


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