Zalmi win toss, opt to bowl in first playoff

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SHARJAH: Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and elected to field first in the first playoff of the Pakistan Super League 2017 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium Tuesday.
Zalmi captain Darren Sammy at the toss said, “Hopefully, we can restrict them to a good total like we have done before.
He said that the teams that finished on top have two bites of the cherry but he wants to go through with one.
Sarfraz Ahmed said that he is looking at a 170-ish total. He said that the team is well prepared.
The winner of this game will be through to the final of the tournament, scheduled to be held at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on March 5. The losing team will get another opportunity to secure a place in the final by facing the winner of the second playoff (Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings) on March 3.
Zalmi met Gladiators twice in this PSL. Their first encounter, on Feb 17, was abandoned due to rain. Zalmi won the second faceoff, on Feb 25, by 2 wickets. Both the teams have won four matches and lost three, but Zalmi edged past Gladiators on the points table thanks to their superior run rate.

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