DUBAI - Peshawar Zalmi's bowling attack had another fine night as they smothered Lahore Qalandars to 117 for 6 to set up a nine-wicket victory.

With Chris Gayle, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali and Dwayne Bravo, Lahore have arguably the best batting line-up in the Pakistan Super League. But Peshawar had the upper hand right from the first ball - Junaid Khan went full and straight and Gayle's stumps went for a toss. Two deliveries later, Cameron Delport was run out for a duck courtesy a direct hit from Shahid Yousuf at mid-on. Azhar (31), Akmal (21) and Bravo (32) helped Lahore last the full quota of overs. Left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar picked up 2 for 11 and an economy rate of 2.75. Shahid Afridi, the captain, finished with 0 for 18 from his four overs.A required rate less than run-a-ball in the chase was never going to be a problem and it proved so as Peshawar openers Tamim Iqbal (55*) and Mohammad Hafeez (43) knocked off 80% of the target. They added 95 in 68 balls and the remaining 23 runs were secured with ease.

Scoreboard

LAHORE QALANDARS:

CH Gayle b Junaid Khan 0

Azhar Ali c Kamran b Asghar 31

CS Delport run out 0

M Rizwan c Kamran b Tait 4

Umar Akmal c Kamran b Asghar 21

DJ Bravo c Kamran b Wahab Riaz 32

Hammad Azam not out 18

Zohaib Khan not out 5

EXTRAS: (lb 2, w 4) 6

TOTAL: (6 wickets; 20 overs) 117

FOW: 1-0, 2-0, 3-4, 4-45, 5-63, 6-107

BOWLING: Junaid Khan 4-1-23-1, SW Tait 4-0-29-1, M Asghar 4-1-11-2, Wahab Riaz 4-0-34-1, Shahid Afridi 4-0-18-0

PESHAWAR ZALMI:

Tamim Iqbal not out 55

M Hafeez st M Rizwan b Mendis 43

DJ Malan not out 10

EXTRAS: (w 10) 10

TOTAL: (1 wicket; 16 overs) 118

FOW: 1-95

BOWLING: Adnan Rasool 4-0-37-0, Zia-ul-Haq 2-0-24-0, Zohaib Khan 2-0-8-0, DJ Bravo 3-0-21-0, BAW Mendis 4-0-23-1, CH Gayle 1-0-5-0.

TOSS: Peshawar Zalmi

UMPIRES: Rashid Riaz, JS Wilson

TV UMPIRE: Shozab Raza (Pakistan)