Market Report – Pakistan Super League – Eliminator 1, March 16, 2023

PSL 2023 Eliminator 1

Peshawar Zalmi kept themselves alive in the tournament by knocking out Islamabad United. Now, they will face Lahore Qalandars in the second eliminator as they are just 2 wins away from their 2nd PSL trophy. Let’s take a look at the details of the first eliminator.


1st Eliminator: Islamabad United vs. Peshawar Zalmi


Peshawar Zalmi 183 for 8 (Babar 64(↑11%), Irshad 2/18) beat Islamabad United 171 for 6 (Maqsood 60, Hales 57(↑13%)) by 12 runs.


Islamabad United won the toss, and surprisingly, they opted to chase. Peshawar Zalmi got off to a fantastic start after scoring 77 runs in the powerplay. Babar Azam(↑11%) played a classy innings of 64 runs in 39 balls. Saim Ayub and Mohammad Haris(↑6%) contributed with 23(16) and 34(17), respectively. When Babar got out, Peshawar were 137 for 3 after 13 overs. But after his dismissal, Zalmi could score only 45 runs in 42 balls.

With 184 required, the United lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz(↓21%) in the second over of the chase. Then, a huge partnership of 115 runs between Alex Hales(↑13%) and Sohaib Maqsood put their side in the driver’s seat. Hales scored 57 off 37 while Maqsood got 60 off 48. Islamabad were favourites with 56 runs needed off the final 6 overs and 9 wickets in hand. But the next 27 balls brought 5 wickets for just 26 runs. Shadab Khan(↑9%) tried to get his team closer to the target with 12-ball 26, but it wasn’t enough.


Turning Point of the Match


The partnership between Hales and Maqsood had almost ended the game for Peshawar. But Aamer Jamal got both of them out in his consecutive overs to turn the game on its head.


SportiScore Analysis


Babar Azam(↑11%) stood up to the grand occasion once again. His 64(39) proved to be a match-winning innings and earned him 30 fantasy points. Alex Hales(↑13%) also had a fine day with the bat, as his 57 off 37 resulted in 28 points. Shadab Khan(↑9%) got 26 points for his all-round efforts. He took 2 wickets for 40 runs and scored 26 off 12.


Let’s see the performances and SportiScores of the most prominent players on Thursday:

PlayerPerformanceFantasy Points Earned
Babar Azam64(39)30
Alex Hales57(37)28
Shadab Khan26(12) & 2/4026
Mohammad Haris34(17)23.1
Rahmanullah Gurbaz10(7)3
Mujeebur Rahman0/30-3
Wahab Riaz0(1) & 0/28-16


Market Update


Babar’s stocks raised by ₹19.2 on Thursday. Alex Hales(↑13%) and Mohammad Haris(↑6%) were also among the gainers, with an increase of ₹5.2 and ₹12.5, respectively. Whereas Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s(↓21%) value fell by ₹18.6.


Let’s find out in detail how the prices have changed for the top players after the first eliminator:

PlayerFantasy Points16 Mar Price17 Mar Price% ChangeFantasy Points Earned
Babar Azam30182.3202.111%190.9
Alex Hales2839.144.313%43.3
Shadab Khan2648.352.79%51.7
Mohammad Haris23.1211.3223.86%212.2
Rahmanullah Gurbaz388.369.7-21%68.7
Mujeebur Rahman-315150%-31.8
Wahab Riaz-1615150%-65.75


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