Peshawar Zalmi pacer Lewis Gregory, center, reacts after taking the wicket of Lahore Qalandars batsman Chris Lynn, right, during their Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match at Rawalpindi stadium in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Peshawar Zalmi pacer Lewis Gregory, center, reacts after taking the wicket of Lahore Qalandars batsman Chris Lynn, right, during their Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match Image Credit: AP

Dubai: Little known England all-rounder Lewis Gregory produced a splendid show to guide Peshawar Zalmi to an exciting 16-run win over Lahore Qalandars in a rain-hit overs-reduced match at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Friday night.

The 11th match of the PSL was reduced to 12 overs due to rain and Peshawar, batting first, posted 132-7 through knocks of 34 runs each from opener Tom Banton and one-drop batsman Haider Ali. Gregory hit a quick 16 off eight balls with two sixes. Gregory then went on to destroy Lahore’s chase by taking four wickets for 25 runs from his three overs. He picked Lahore’s dangerous batsmen, staring from opener Fakhar Zaman for 22 and his partner Chris Lynn for 30, the experienced Mohammad Hafeez for just one run and captain Sohail Akhtar for 12. Lahore could muster only 116-6 in 12 overs despite Samit Patel’s unbeaten 34 runs. Lahore pacer Dilbar Hussain’s spell of 4-24 too went in vain.

Brief scores

Peshawar Zalmi bt Lahore Qalandars by 16 runs.

Peshawar 132 for 7 in 20 overs (Tom Banton 34, Haider Ali 34, Dilbar Hussain 4 for 24)

Lahore 116 for 6 in 12 overs (Fakhar Zaman 22, Chris Lynn 30, Samit Patel 34n.o, Lewis Gregory 4 for 25)