Peshawar Zalmi Inning
(19.4) FOUR! Unbeliveble, Darren Sammy ended the game in style. Zalmi won the game by 5 wickets
(19.2) SIX! stand and deliver! So what if he can’t run! Just stands on his spot and sends this full ball over the long-on boundary.
Anwar Ali to bowl the last over
Over 19 – Peshawar Zalmi 132/5 (Usman 6*, Sammy 6*)
(18.6) SIX! Sammy hits it big! this power Zalmi to get in the game
Sammy comes to bat
(18.3) OUT! It was a log full toss on middle stump, and he slogs it towards the leg side. Hit well, but not hit well enough.
(18.2) FOUR! Guides it fine down the leg side for a much-needed boundary. It’s almost a yorker on middle stump, but the batsman opens his bat’s face and paddles it fine
Over 18 – Peshawar Zalmi 120/4 (Sabbir 7*, Khalid Usman 4*)
Over 17 – Peshawar Zalmi 114/4 (Sabbir 3*, Khalid Usman 2*)
Khalid Usman is the new batsman
(16.3) OUT! Anwar Ali is quick to slide and throw the ball back. Tamim’s struggling, and he’s gone! Sarfraz is quick to take the bails off
Over 16 – Peshawar Zalmi 109/3 (Sabbir 2*, Tamim 34*)
Sabbir Rahman is the new batsman.
(15.2) OUT! leading edge, and taken by Hasan! Full on off stump. Hafeez is gone
Over 15 – Peshawar Zalmi 107/2 (Hafeez 29*, Tamim 34*)
(14.1) SIX! Full and wide outside off, and it’s been slogged over the bowler’s head. Picked the cross-seam delivery early and it’s been drilled into the stands beyond long-on.
Anwar Ali to bowl.
Over 14 – Peshawar Zalmi 98/2 (Hafeez 21*, Tamim 33*)
Over 13 – Peshawar Zalmi 94/2 (Hafeez 19*, Tamim 31*)
Over 12 – Peshawar Zalmi 90/2 (Hafeez 18*, Tamim 29*)
(11.6) FOUR! Emphatically pulled off the back foot in front of square by Tamim
(11.5) FOUR! drifts slightly too much down the leg side, and it’s been put away.
Rahat Ali comes to bowl.
Over 11 – Peshawar Zalmi 78/2 (Hafeez 12*, Tamim 23*)
Over 10 – Peshawar Zalmi 76/2 (Hafeez 6*, Tamim 22*)
(9.4) FOUR! classy shot by Hafeez, played to the off-side with ease.
Over 9 – Peshawar Zalmi 69/2 (Hafeez 6*, Tamim 22*)
Over 8 – Peshawar Zalmi 65/2 (Hafeez 4*, Tamim 20*)
(7.2) SIX! strides down the pitch and mauls the length ball outside off over long-off
Hasan Khan comes to bowl
Over 7 – Peshawar Zalmi 54/2 (Hafeez 1*, Tamim 12*)
(6.3) WICKET! Nawaz takes it, a brilliant off-cuter get into the stumps. Smith has to go back to the pavilion.
(6.1) Four! Keeper missed it and goes for the boundary
Nawaz comes to bowl
Over 6 – Peshawar Zalmi 47/1 (Smith 23*, Tamim 11*)
(5.5) Four! sliced it to silly point, out of the fielder’s reach
(5.4) SIX! Huge! power hitting by Smith
(5.2) FOUR! Another one, into the gap and crosses the boundary
(5.1) FOUR! Smith plays to the off side with immense power
Over 5 – Peshawar Zalmi 29/1 (Smith 5*, Tamim 11*)
Over 4 – Peshawar Zalmi 27/1 (Smith 4*, Tamim 10*)
(3.3) FOUR! Silky shot to the cover
Smith is the new batsman
(3.1) OUT! Not a great shot, fielder takes it very easily. Kamran is gone.
Over 3 – Peshawar Zalmi 23/0 (Akmal 10*, Tamim 10*)
Over 2 – Peshawar Zalmi 14/0 (Akmal 5*, Tamim 6*)
Watson comes to bowl
Over 1 – Peshawar Zalmi 11/0 (Akmal 4*, Tamim 5*)
Peshawar Zalmi need 142 runs to win
Quetta Gladiators Inning
Over 20 – Quetta Gladiators 141/8 (Hasan Khan 1*, Hastings 5*)
(19.1) OUT! Anwar Ali hit wicket his heel crashes onto off stump.
Over 19 – Quetta Gladiators 135/7 (Anwar Ali 1*, Hastings 0*)
Hastings is the new batsman
(18.1) OUT! Nawaz tried to hit it big but fielder comfortably takes the catch
Over 18 – Quetta Gladiators 132/6 (Anwar Ali 1*, Nawaz 3*)
(17.3) OUT! Sarfraz just missed it, Wahab plucks the off the stump
Wahab Riaz to bowl
Over 17 – Quetta Gladiators 128/5 (Sarfraz 16*, Nawaz 1*)
Nawaz is the new batsman
(16.3) WICKET! Rossouw tries to go for another biggie, but doesn’t have the distance on this occasion. Drags his length short this time and Rossouw’s slog comes off the bat’s top half.
(16.2) SIX! Full wide outside off. great shot
Over 16 – Quetta Gladiators 119/4 (Sarfraz 14*, Rossouw 31*)
Over 15 – Quetta Gladiators 110/4 (Sarfraz 12*, Rossouw 24*)
Over 14 – Quetta Gladiators 99/4 (Sarfraz 7*, Rossouw 19*)
(13.2) FOUR! one bounce before the boundary and goes for four
Over 13 – Quetta Gladiators 90/4 (Sarfraz 1*, Rossouw 17*)
Skipper comes to bat
(12.1) OUT! good length and wide outside off, KP shows no footwork but chases after that delivery.
Over 12 – Quetta Gladiators 72/3 (Pietersen 5*, Rossouw 11*)
(11.4) SIX! out of the ground! New balls, please! Full on middle stump, and the batsman was quick to get his front foot out of the way.
Over 11 – Quetta Gladiators 72/3 (Pietersen 2*, Rossouw 3*)
Over 10 – Quetta Gladiators 68/3 (Pietersen 0*, Rossouw 1*)
Rossouw is the new batsman
Over 9 – Quetta Gladiators 60/1 (Pietersen 0*, Watson 36*)
KP is the new batsman
(8.5) OUT! taken at long-on! It’s a length ball. It invites the slog. Amin just doesn’t have the power to clear the boundary.
Sammy comes to bowl.
Over 8 – Quetta Gladiators 55/1 (Amin 10*, Watson 36*)
(7.5) SIX! Another one! Half-volley followed by a full toss followed by a short ball that is pulled over the straight boundary
(7.4) SIX! full toss, with room to free the arms, and Watson dispatches it over the straight boundary.
(7.3) SIX! Watson has sent it into orbit! The ball is lolling about on the roof! Monstrous slog sweep.
Over 7 – Quetta Gladiators 33/1 (Amin 7*, Watson 17*)
Over 6 – Quetta Gladiators 31/1 (Amin 6*, Watson 16*)
Wahab Riaz comes to bowl
Over 5 – Quetta Gladiators 29/1 (Amin 5*, Watson 15*)
(4.1) FOUR! belts it back down the ground and the 135 kph delivery disappears to the straight boundary. Another Watson special
Over 4 – Quetta Gladiators 23/1 (Amin 4*, Watson 10*)
(3.2) FOUR! plants his front leg and slog sweep the length ball over deep midwicket. A Watson special
Asghar to bowl
Over 3 – Quetta Gladiators 10/1 (Amin 0*, Watson 1*)
Umar Amin is the new batsman
(2.5) OUT! Back of a length and fielders takes a great catch. Asad Shafiq is gone!
Over 2 – Quetta Gladiators 6/0 (Shafiq 6*, Watson 0*)
(1.2) Four! flat bats it away to the point boundary. Short and wide. Deals with it beautifully
Umais Asif is the new bowler.
Over 1 – Quetta Gladiators 1/0 (Shafiq 1*, Watson 0*)
Sameen Gul takes the new ball for Peshawar Zalmi. Shane Watson and Asad Shafiq are the openers for Quetta Gladiators.
Sharjah: Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Last year’s finalists Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators come face to face for the first time in the Pakistan Super League’s third edition as both teams look to consolidate their positions on the points table in the only match at Sharjah stadium on Thursday.
Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi, who beat the Quetta Gladiators in the final at Lahore last year, need a victory as they have lost to Multan Sultans by five wickets and to Karachi Kings by the same margin of wickets. Their only win came against Islamabad United by 34 runs.
Zalmi is still missing their wicket-taking bowler Hasan Ali who is nursing an ankle injury sustained in New Zealand in January while their Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal will leave for Sri Lanka after today’s match.
Quetta Gladiators: Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Umar Amin, Kevin Pietersen, Mahmudullah, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Mohammad Nawaz, John Hastings, Hasan Khan, Anwar Ali, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja, Saud Shakeel, Saad Ali, Mir Hamza, Jofra Archer, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Hassan Khan Mohammad and Rashid Khan.
Peshawar Zalmi: Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal(wicket-keeper), Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Ibtisam Sheikh, Darren Sammy (captain), Umaid Asif, Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Hasan Ali, Khushdil Shah, Sameen Gul, Riki Wessels, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Sabbir Rahman and Liam Dawson