In PSL 2023, Shaheen Shah Afridi defeats Babar Azam in a game.

In PSL 2023, Shaheen Shah Afridi defeats Babar Azam in a game.

On February 27 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Peshawar Zalmi played the Lahore Qalandars, and Babar Azam battled. Babar began the game by hitting a four to begin his inning, but he couldn’t hold on for too long.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, a left-arm fast bowler, knocked out Babar Azam with a perfect delivery. As the fast bowler failed to hit the off-stump, Babar played a cautious shot. Once the ball somewhat swung back, Babar was eventually defeated.

Babar Azam started the 241-run chase by hitting Afridi twice for fours in the third over before he had his stumps knocked down. Afridi, though, would score in the same over.

He pitched before bowling a full-length, around, swung-in delivery. The ball fell between Babar Azam’s bat and pad as he attempted to drive, breaking his stumps.

The Qalandars achieved a massive score of 241 earlier after opting to bat first and lost three wickets. With the help of three fours and ten sixes, Fakhar Zaman, who had earlier overtook Babar to become the second player to achieve 2000 runs in the PSL, pounded out 96 runs off of 45 balls.

To put the Qalandars in a winning position, Fakhar and Abdullah Shafique worked together for 120 runs for the second wicket off 63 balls. Shafique batted erratically, slamming five fours and as many sixes in the course of his 75 runs off 41 balls.

Sam Billings initially batted at number four and remained unbeaten on 47 off 23 balls, hitting five fours and three sixes. Arshad Iqbal, who finished with a 4–0–28–0 record, was the top bowler. Although failing to get wickets, the spinner prevented the batsmen from getting hold of him.

With four points each, Lahore and Peshawar are now fourth and fifth respectively.

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