Quetta Gladiators won the match by one run and they have qualified for the PSL final once again.
Peshawar Zalmi 199/9 (20.0): Mohammad Nawaz defended seven runs off the last over, what a comeback! What a game of cricket!
Peshawar Zalmi 194/6 (19.0): Shahid Afridi’s entertaining knock came to an end. He scored 34 off 13 balls.
Peshawar Zalmi 186/5 (18.0): Just 15 needed in two overs with Afridi and Sammy at the crease.
Peshawar Zalmi 181/5 (17.0): Huge six to finish the over from Shahid Afridi.
Peshawar Zalmi 167/4 (16.0): Malan fell in the over, a good over of Tymal Mills is ruined by Shahid Afridi’s gigantic six!
Peshawar Zalmi 157/3 (15.0): Shahid Afridi is at the crease and he is keeping up his good form. A six and a four in the over.
Peshawar Zalmi 144/3 (14.0): Mohammad Hafeez was playing brilliantly, but he fell to Mohammad Nawaz, caught in deep. He scored 77 off 47 balls.
Peshawar Zalmi 131/2 (13.0): Peshawar Zalmi seem to be cruising towards the big target.
Peshawar Zalmi 121/2 (12.0): Young Hasan Khan is punished by Mohammad Hafeez, he raised his half century and struck three sixes in the over.
Peshawar Zalmi 102/2 (11.0): Another good over for Zalmi, the game is surely on here.
Peshawar Zalmi 86/2 (10.0): Zalmi need 115 runs in the last overs.
Peshawar Zalmi 75/2 (9.0): Nine runs came from Saad Nasim’s first over.
Peshawar Zalmi 66/2 (8.0): Nine of the over, not a bad one in the context of the game.
Peshawar Zalmi 57/2 (7.0): An expensive over by Mohammad Nawaz, two sixes off the over.
Peshawar Zalmi 38/2 (6.0): Zulfiqar Babar bowled another economical over.
Peshawar Zalmi 34/2 (5.0): Good over by Anwar Ali.
Peshawar Zalmi 30/2 (4.0): An expensive over by Tymal Mills.
Peshawar Zalmi 16/2 (3.0): Mohammad Hafeez struck three boundaries in an over of Hasan Khan.
Peshawar Zalmi 4/2 (2.0): Kamran Akmal lost his wicket on the first delivery of Zulfiqar Babar, he definitely felt the pump. Marlon Samuels got run out on the second last ball.
Peshawar Zalmi 1/0 (1.0): An excellent over first up by Anwar Ali.
Kamran Akmal and Dawid Malan are out there to open the inning. Anwar Ali with the new ball.
Target for Peshawar Zalmi: 201 in 20 overs.
Quetta Gladiators 200/7 (20.0): Quetta Gladiators reach 200. Peshawar Zalmi will have to showcase some serious batting skills.
Quetta Gladiators 188/6 (19.0): Two run out’s in the over.
Quetta Gladiators 176/4 (18.0): A good over by Jordan in the context of the game.
Quetta Gladiators 170/4 (17.0): Wahab ate up struggling Riley Russow, Anwar Ali started off proceedings with a four.
Quetta Gladiators 160/3 (16.0): Sarfraz and Russow are unable to find boundaries, the run rate is dipping.
Quetta Gladiators 153/3 (15.0): It seems like Zalmis are pulling back things a bit.
Quetta Gladiators 145/3 (14.0): A very good over by Shahid Afridi, just two runs in it.
Quetta Gladiators 143/3 (13.0): Sarfraz Ahmed and Riley Russow are looking to built on the momentum.
Quetta Gladiators 137/3 (12.0): A good over by Wahab Riaz.
Quetta Gladiators 132/2 (11.0): Despite of fall of a wicket, the scoring rate is not affected. Pietersen is carrying it on.
Quetta Gladiators 121/2 (10.0): Ahmed Shehzad’s destructive inning comes to an end. Hes scored 71 off 38 balls.
Quetta Gladiators 103/1 (9.0): Gladiators bring up their century in no time.
Quetta Gladiators 94/1 (8.0): Ahmed Shehzad and Kevin Pietersen are just going all guns blazing. Shehzad also raised his 50.
Quetta Gladiators 75/1 (7.0):
Quetta Gladiators 59/1 (6.0):
Quetta Gladiators 44/1 (5.0):
Asghar back into the attack.
Quetta Gladiators 40/1 (4.0): Nine runs in the over.
Chris Jordan replaces Asghar.
Quetta Gladiators 31/1 (3.0): Luke Wright struck a six in the over but lost his wicket on its last ball, he dragged one onto his stumps.
Quetta Gladiators 23/0 (2.0): Another good over for Gladiators, Ahmed Shehzad looking in fine tough.
Mohammad Asghar into the attack straightaway.
Quetta Gladiators 13/0 (1.0): Eventful first over of the first playoff, three boundaries off it.
New opening pair for Quetta Gladiators, Ahmed Shehzad with Luke Wright. Hasan Ali bowling the first over for Zalmis.
Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bowl first.
“Looks like a very good wicket, hopefully we can restrict them to a good total like we have done before. The teams that finished on top have two bites of the cherry but we want to go through with one. Two enforced changes. Chris Jordan comes in, Dawid Malan comes in and Haris Sohail is in,” said Darren Sammy.
Sarfraz Ahmed says he is looking at a 170-ish total. He says the team is well prepared. Three changes: Luke Wright, Saad Nasim and Anwar Ali are in.
Quetta Gladiators: Luke Wright, Ahmed Shehzad, Kevin Pietersen, Riley Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saad Naseem, Anwar Ali, Hassan Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Tymal Mills.
Peshawar Zalmi: Dawid Malan, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Ashgar.
The second edition of Pakistan Super League is nearing its conclusion and the teams are to play for a place in final now. The first playoff is being played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi. The winner of this match will qualify for the final, whereas the loser will take on the winner of Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings’ game.
In the inaugural edition of the league, Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi to qualify for the final, however, they lost the big game against Islamabad United. Peshawar Zalmi will be hoping to change the result this time. Let’s hope for a breathtaking contest between the two sides.