In Pakistan Super League 2023, the 23rd match of the season was played between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, March 7. Peshawar Zalmi led by Babar Azam won this match. But he could not escape from fast bowler Haris Rauf. Experienced bowler Haris Rauf, representing Pakistan and Lahore Qalandars, had expressed his desire to dismiss Babar Azam before the match, which he accomplished within just 9 days.
Actually, after the match played between Peshawar and Lahore on February 26, Haris Rauf had talked about taking the wicket of Babar Azam. Haris told Babar that, I have to take your wicket, one Kohli, one Williamson who is left twice in the slip. After this, Babar reminded Haris and said, ‘But you have got me out in practice, accept that.’ In response, Rauf said that he has to take his wicket during the match itself. On which Babar told Rauf that God should help him. Significantly, Haris Rauf has now shown the fact of taking wickets within 9 days. In the match played on Tuesday, Haris trapped Babar Azam in his net and took his wicket by getting him caught out at the boundary. Babar was dismissed after completing his half-century. He faced 41 balls and scored 50 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 4 fours.
The condition of the match was something like this
Babar Azam had won the toss and elected to bat, as a result of which Peshawar Zalmi were all out with 207 runs on the board in 19.3 overs. Opener Syam Ayub and skipper Babar Azam scored impressive half-centuries while Tom Kohler also scored a quickfire 36. On the other hand, Shaheen Afridi was the most successful bowler from Lahore by taking 4 wickets. Apart from this, Rashid Khan along with Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan also got 2-2 success. However, coming out to bat in the second innings, Lahore could not do wonders with the bat and were bundled out for 172 runs in 19.4 overs, due to which Peshawar won the match by 35 runs.
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