Ramiz Raja blames Kamran Akmal for Zalmi’s defeat against Qalandars


ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has blamed Peshawar Zalmi’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal for his side’s defeat at the hands of Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Tuesday. Fakhar Zaman and Chris Lynn struck form at the right time when they stroked sparkling half-centuries as Qalandars defeated Zalmi by five wickets on the penultimate ball of the 24th match in HBL PSL. There were late jitters in Qalandars’ run-chase of 188 following the dismissals of Lynn, Fakhar, Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk, who departed in a space of 12 balls for 14 runs. Nevertheless, David Wiese (17 not out) and Samit Patel (11 not out) kept cool heads on their shoulders to help the home side record their fourth win in eight matches. Qalandars required eight off the last over. After three singles of the first four balls, Wiese’s straight six off Carlos Braithwaite led to tremendous celebrations.

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