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PSL in pictures: cricket comes home to Lahore

Peshawar Zalmi take the trophy in the final of the Pakistan Super League.
Updated Mar 06, 2017 06:04pm

The hotly-anticipated Pakistan Super League 2017 final match took off in Lahore on Sunday, with massive crowds turning up at Gaddafi Stadium to watch the Peshawar Zalmi take on the Quetta Gladiators despite heavy security.

The Zalmi thrashed the Gladiators by 58 runs in an intensely competitive final battle. Read our coverage of the PSL final here.

Spectators hold up placards prior to the start of the final cricket match of the PSL. ─ AFP
Spectators hold up placards prior to the start of the final cricket match of the PSL. ─ AFP

Pakistani soldiers sit in a vehicle as they patrol at an entry gate of Gaddafi Stadium. ─ AFP
Pakistani soldiers sit in a vehicle as they patrol at an entry gate of Gaddafi Stadium. ─ AFP

Spectators queue at one of entry gate of Gaddafi Stadium. ─ AFP
Spectators queue at one of entry gate of Gaddafi Stadium. ─ AFP

A Pakistani army helicopter flies past floodlights as it patrols over Gaddafi Stadium. — AFP
A Pakistani army helicopter flies past floodlights as it patrols over Gaddafi Stadium. — AFP

Spectators take a 'selfie' prior to the start of the final. ─ AFP
Spectators take a 'selfie' prior to the start of the final. ─ AFP

Darren Sammy (2R) takes a 'selfie' with stadium groundstaff members prior to the start of the final match. ─ AFP
Darren Sammy (2R) takes a 'selfie' with stadium groundstaff members prior to the start of the final match. ─ AFP

Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi plays a shot during the final cricket match of the PSL. ─ AFP
Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi plays a shot during the final cricket match of the PSL. ─ AFP

Dawid Malan (R) of Peshawar Zalmi reacts after his dismissal by Quetta Gladiators bowler Rayad Emrit (L). ─ AFP
Dawid Malan (R) of Peshawar Zalmi reacts after his dismissal by Quetta Gladiators bowler Rayad Emrit (L). ─ AFP

Sarfraz Ahmed (R) captain and wicketkeeper of Quetta Gladiators stumps out Peshawar Zalmi batsman Khushdil Shah (L). ─ AFP
Sarfraz Ahmed (R) captain and wicketkeeper of Quetta Gladiators stumps out Peshawar Zalmi batsman Khushdil Shah (L). ─ AFP

Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy (C) celebrates with teammate Hassan Ali (C) after dismissal of Quetta Gladiators batsman Ahmed Shehzad. ─ AFP
Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy (C) celebrates with teammate Hassan Ali (C) after dismissal of Quetta Gladiators batsman Ahmed Shehzad. ─ AFP

Dawid Malan of Peshawar Zalmi is bowled out. ─ AFP
Dawid Malan of Peshawar Zalmi is bowled out. ─ AFP

Zalmi wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal (L) makes a successful stump out of Quetta Gladiators batsman Muhammad Nawaz (R) during the final. ─ AFP
Zalmi wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal (L) makes a successful stump out of Quetta Gladiators batsman Muhammad Nawaz (R) during the final. ─ AFP

Peshawar Zalmi captain West Indies' Darren Sammy dances with teammates on a stage prior to the start of the final. ─ AFP
Peshawar Zalmi captain West Indies' Darren Sammy dances with teammates on a stage prior to the start of the final. ─ AFP

Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy celebrates with teammates his team's victory over Quetta Gladiators. ─ AFP
Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy celebrates with teammates his team's victory over Quetta Gladiators. ─ AFP

Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi their victory over Quetta Gladiators in the final cricket match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on March 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI — AFP or licensors
Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi their victory over Quetta Gladiators in the final cricket match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at The Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on March 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI — AFP or licensors

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