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Akmal’s Ton Helps Zalmi to Book Place in Play-off in PSL3

A brilliant hundred by Kamran Akmal catapulted Peshawar Zalmi into the playoffs of the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), leaving the fate of Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans hanging in the air.
In today’s must-win game against Lahore Qalandars, Player-of-the-Match Kamran Akmal brought up the first century of this season off 59 balls to help his team chase down 173 with 12 balls and 7 wickets remaining.
In arguably the most memorable performance of this PSL so far, Kamran Akmal remained not out at 107 off 61 balls. His century included 11 fours and 7 sixes, and has made him the highest scorer of this season, ahead of Quetta Gladiators’ Shane Watson.
Peshawar showed no mercy to Lahore’s bowlers from the start, stealing 20 runs off the very first over after a fiery 70 by Anton Devcich lifted Lahore Qalandars to 172-4 earlier.
Opener Riki Wessels was bowled by PSL debutant Kyle Abbott in the second over of the inning. Dwayne Smith failed to click and was bowled by Yasir Shah for 14.