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Qalandars win toss, elect to bat

Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat in their match against Peshawar Zalmi being held tonight.
Muhammad Hafeez is leading Zalmi camp as skipper Darren Sammy has been ruled out for at least a week after suffering an injury during Thursday’s match against Quetta Gladiators. 
The nightmare is only worsening for Lahore Qalandars: they are still searching for their first win of this tournament after four straight losses in all four of their games so far. 
It finally looked as if fortune was favouring Brendon McCullum’s men at the start of yesterday’s clash against Islamabad United. They managed to restrict Misbah’s XI to 121-9, and had a decent start to the chase. But that’s where the collapse unfolded in typical Qalandars way. It came down to the Super Over, where a number of bizarre decisions took the game away from Qalandars, once again. 
Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, look on course after injured skipper Darren Sammy’s heroic cameo took them home against Quetta Gladiators. The captain’s knock not only led the team to a 5-wicket win, it also won the fans’ hearts.