KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi’s skilled batsman Shoaib Malik regretted leaking runs within the final overs after the previous Pakistan captain’s 73-off-48 went in useless as his aspect misplaced the match to the Lahore Qalandars.
Zalmi have been chasing a goal of 171 and Malik stood agency after coming in to bat. He stayed on the wicket until the nineteenth over and scored the sixty fifth half-century of his T20 profession, however he couldn’t assist his aspect win the sport.
In a post-match assertion, the skilled cricketer stated that after beginning off effectively towards Lahore Qalandars, Zalmi leaked too many runs within the demise overs.
“We leaked runs in death overs, as a team we were not expecting Lahore Qalandars to score around 170 and we missed the trick there, we should’ve done better,” Malik stated whereas referring to how his aspect allowed Lahore to publish 170 in 20 overs from 43/4 in 10 overs.
“Rashid Khan’s bowling turned the table, it broke our back by taking all our important wickets. So, he was the key factor and difference between the two sides despite leaking runs in death overs,” stated the previous Pakistan captain who batted at quantity 3.
He added that his aspect needed him to bat up within the order and he stepped up.
“I have always played for my team’s cause and I will continue following this as long as I am playing cricket,” Malik stated.
“We did bowl well in the start but I think we missed availability of a wrist spinner in the middle overs. But at the same time, we must appreciate Ben Dunk and David who batted really well and also kept strike rate high to help LQ post a good total,” the 39-year-old and veteran of 418 T20 video games stated.
He, nevertheless, added that the Zalmis are centered on taking part in their greatest sport and execute no matter they’d plan within the matches to come back.
“Table looks very close and all the games are important, we need to be at our best in matches to come,” Malik concluded.