The West Indian is now placed on the warning list and may continue to to be selected to play and bowl for his team, but will be barred from bowling if umpires spot another infringement.
In defence of 133, Gladiators continued to strike in regular intervals with Grant Elliott and Mohammad Nawaz taking three wickets to themselves. As the tournament gets to its business end the games will start to get more intense and full of action as all the four qualified teams will look to give their best.
“Nabi became a very important part of Quetta Gladiators as he bowled well in tough situations throughout so we’ll miss him badly”, Moin said.
Led by longtime Pakistan star and his national T20 cricket team’s captain Shahid Afridi, Peshawar was favored to win the inaugural PSL tournament and they delivered on the predictions, winning six of their eight matches with a PSL-leading net run rate of +0.573 to take the top of the table.
In the remaining 45 deliveries in the innings, Quetta Gladiators managed only 42 runs as Peshawar Zalmi struck at regular intervals, including a three-wicket final over from Riaz (3-17), one of them being a run out.
In reply to Lahore’s score Peshawar scored 160-7 in 20 overs and lost the game by four runs.
Kevin Pietersen and Kumar Sangakkara set the platform for the Gladiators with a valuable 79-run stand for the third wicket.
A lot of people had said that PSL was a chance for the youngsters to share the dressing room with the veterans and learn the art of pressure-handling and decision making, but one player who found his prime in the tournament was the experienced Umar Akmal. Mohammad Irfan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-22 in his 4 overs.
Speaking at the toss, Afridi said they have made two changes for the match as Jonny Bairstow comes in for Tamim Iqbal and youngster Hassan Ali gets a game.
Zalmi started off well but with Nawaz dismissing Hafeez and Hodge on back to back deliveries turned things back into the favour of Gladiators.
Nawaz was awarded the man of the match for his incredible spell of bowling.
Lahore and Karachi Kings were in tight race for the fourth place but the latter had the edge with their only two wins coming against the Qalandars allowing them to sneak through on head-to-head advantage.