This is an important contest for Lahore Qalandars, they have to win this this game to qualify further in the first season of the Pakistan Super League. On the other hand, it is an opportunity for Quetta Gladiators to sharpen their skills even more before heading into the playoffs.
— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) February 16, 2016
Sarfaraz Ahmed has won the toss and opted to bowl first. Azhar Ali has said during the toss that the wicket looks good and his team will look to put Quetta under pressure early in the game.
Bismillah Khan, the only player belonging to Quetta city makes into the lineup.
Chris Gayle is to take Anwar Ali
At the end of first over Lahore Qalandars were 6/0
Gayle started off with a boundary on the first ball.
Umar Gul to share the new ball with Anwar Ali.
At the end of second over Lahore Qalandars were 13/0
Chris Gayle looking calm and focused.
At the end of third over Lahore Qalandars were 26/0
Gayle-storm sensed in Dubai, he hit Anwar Ali for two monstrous sixes.
At the end of fourth over Lahore Qalandars were 34/0
Gayle hit a huge blow to Gul, but Gul made a brilliant comeback.
At the end of fifth over Lahore Qalandars were 51/0
Gayle on 44 within no time, he is in the mood today! He hit two more sixes to Zulfiqar Babar in the over.
At the end of sixth over Lahore Qalandars were 61/0
Azhar joins the party with two boundaries off Mohammad Nabi
At the end of seventh over Lahore Qalandars were 64/0
A great over by Grant Elliot under the circumstances, leaking just 3 runs
At the end of eighth over Lahore Qalandars were 77/0
Mohammad Nabi doing a decent job with the ball, keeping Gayle quite. But, Azhar Ali is taking the off spinner on.
At the end of ninth over Lahore Qalandars were 88/0
Gayle brings up his half century in style with a four.
At the end of tenth over Lahore Qalandars were 100/0
Lahore Qalandars brings up their 100, Azhar Ali not letting Mohammad Nabi to settle, hitting him with a six and a reverse sweep for four.
At the end of eleventh over Lahore Qalandars were 110/1
Gayle dismissed after scoring a blistering 60 runs off 34 bows, he struck a six to Zulfiqar Babar and got out on the next delivery when he was trying the same. He was caught in the deep by Ahmed Shahzad.
Umar Akmal is the new man in.
At the end of twelve over Lahore Qalandars were 116/1
A decent over by Mohammad Nawaz.
At the end of thirteenth over Lahore Qalandars were 122/1
Azhar Ali also brought up his 50.
At the end of fourteenth over Lahore Qalandars were 125/1
The wonder boy, Mohammad Nawaz is doing a splendid job with the ball, drying up the runs for the Qalandars.
At the end of fifteenth over Lahore Qalandars were 141/5
Umar Akmal playing a pleasant inning.
At the end of sixteenth over Lahore Qalandars were 144/2
Azhar Ali finds Anwar Ali off Grant Elliot in the deep, he got out for 61. Dwayne Bravo makes his way to the crease.
At the end of seventeenth over Lahore Qalandars were 161/2
Umar Akmal is now taking on the Gladiators’ bowlers.
At the end of eighteenth over Lahore Qalandars were 169/2
At the end of nineteenth over Lahore Qalandars were 190/2
Three consecutive sixes by Umar Akmal to Anwar Ali, tremendous batting my Akmal.
At the end of twentieth over Lahore Qalandars were 201/2
Umar Gul bowled Bravo on the first delivery of the over, but he was overstepped. Quetta Gladiators needs 202 runs in 20 overs to win the game at a runrate of 10.1.
See who is in the stadium, Brian Charles Lara!
Bismillah Khan and Ahmed Shahzad are out there to chase down the mammoth total. Ehsan Adil is to take the new ball.
At the end of first over Quetta Gladiators were 10/0
Bismillah Khan scored his maiden boundary and Shahzad also scored his boundary of the match.
At the end of second over Quetta Gladiators were 28/0
Bismillah Khan seems to be on a mission, he is trying to prove his worth, hitting a six and three fours to Zafar Gohar.
At the end of third over Quetta Gladiators were 48/1
Ehsan Adil removed Ahmed Shahzad early in the piece, caught him leg before. Shahzad went after scoring just 4 runs. Kevin Pieterson is at the crease the now. He started off with five consecutive fours. Simply outstanding! KP at his best.
At the end of fourth over Quetta Gladiators were 64/1
Bismillah Khan isn’t backing out, he ripped off Kevon Cooper with four boundaries in the over.
At the end of fifth over Quetta Gladiators were 73/1
KP scoring a boundary off Bravo, comparatively a decent over by the West Indian allrounder.
At the end of sixth over Quetta Gladiators were 78/1
Wonderful over by Kevon Cooper.
At the end of seventh over Quetta Gladiators were 94/1
Bismillah Khan brings up his fifty with an amazing shot over covers. This man from Quetta seems like a special talent!
At the end of eighth over Quetta Gladiators were 98/1
A brilliant over by Zohaib Khan in the context of the game.
At the end of ninth over Quetta Gladiators were 102/3
Bravo got KP and Bismillah Khan on consecutive deliveries, he has turned the match on its head within no time. Sangakkara nudged the hat-trick ball for a single.
Sarfaraz Ahmed is the new man in.
At the end of tenth over Quetta Gladiators were 107/3
Another good over by Zohaib Khan.
At the end of eleventh over Quetta Gladiators were 113/3
At the end of twelve over Quetta Gladiators were 127/3
An action packed over, Sangakkara getting out caught, but it was a no-ball as Zohaib Khan struck the stumps and he got another life.
At the end of thirteenth over Quetta Gladiators were 137/3
At the end of fourteenth over Quetta Gladiators were 151/3
Sanga is showing his class, caressing the field on his wish. He scored two boundaries off Delport.
At the end of fifteenth over Quetta Gladiators were 157/3
At the end of sixteenth over Quetta Gladiators were 163/5
After Dwayne Bravo, Ehsan Adil provided a double blow, taking down the set pair of Sarfaraz and Sangakkara in one over.
At the end of seventeenth over Quetta Gladiators were 171/6
Grant Elliot gone after a difficult decision.
At the end of eighteenth over Quetta Gladiators were 175/7
Muhammad Nawaz couldn’t do anything with the bat, Lahore in the front seat now.
At the end of nineteenth over Quetta Gladiators were 187/8
Anwar Ali falls in the crucial situation.
At the end of twentieth over Quetta Gladiators were 203/8
Muhammad Nabi take a bow!!! He has taken Quetta over the line in the impossible circumstances. A peach of a match, a wonderful game! The best game for the PSL so far!