The match number 15 of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 was played between hosts Lahore Qalandars and Babar Azam led Peshawar Zalmi on 26th February, 2023.
Winning the toss, Lahore Qalandars captain Shaheen Afridi opted to bat. Despite losing an early wicket, Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique played some extraordinary inning where the latter scored 75 runs while the former missed out on a century by 4 runs.
Sam Billings also displayed his quality as he scored quickfire 47 runs from 23 balls as Lahore setup 242 runs target for Peshawar Zalmi, who in the end lost the match by 40 runs after scoring 201 runs.
The opening duo failed for Peshawar, but the middle-order batters with contribution from the lower order batted till 201 runs. Meanwhile, Peshawar captain Babar Azam was dismissed for only 7 runs by Lahore captain Shaheen Afridi.
Shaheen Afridi displayed his true class as he picked up a 5 wicket haul, giving away 40 runs in 4 overs. However, the moment of the match would always be when Mohammad Haris’ bat couldn’t handle Shaheen’s pace and was teared-apart into 2 pieces. Checkout how Twitterati reacted to the same.
Shaheen is blockbuster with new ball.pic.twitter.com/PUGdiGjIOZ— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 26, 2023Advertisement
Best in the world 🔥— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 26, 2023
He is currently one of the best left arm fast bowler 🔥— Shoaib💗 (@Hey_Shoaib76) February 26, 2023
Everyone can't be like kohli who could smash sixes to shaheen.— Harsh Anand (@Harshanand169) February 26, 2023
First delivery Shaheen breaks the batters bat, second delivery smashed the stumps. What an elite new ball bowler.— Faiz Fazel (@theFaizFazel) February 26, 2023
Shaheen Ooo Shaheen.— ✨ (@BismaJQ) February 26, 2023
They can't play him to No one can play him🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/YYCusM2kJ7
This is going to remembered for a long long time . @iShaheenAfridi always unstoppable with the new ball. Haris has a lot on his plate to respect world class bowlers. #PSL2023 #LahoreQalanders https://t.co/hmD06jp1QG— Raheel Akram Khan (@raheelk209) February 26, 2023
Sights of Starc vs McCullum in the 2015 WC final in that delivery of Shaheen vs Haris— Talha Ahmad (@unorthodoxtalha) February 26, 2023