Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets to clinch PSL trophy

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KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators defeated the Peshawar Zalmi convincingly to clinch their maiden PSL championship, defeating ‘The Yellow Storm’ by eight wickets in the final, on Sunday.

 

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QUETTA GLADIATORS 140/2 FROM 18 OVERS

 

 

END OF OVER: 18 | 5 Runs | QG: 140/2 | RR: 7.77

  • Ahmed Shehzad 59 (52b)
  • RR Rossouw 39 (32b)

 

END OF OVER: 17 | 5 Runs | QG: 135/2 (4 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 1.33)

  • RR Rossouw37 (29b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad56 (49b)

END OF OVER: 16 | 10 Runs | QG: 130/2 (9 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.12, RRR: 2.25)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 52 (46b)
  • RR Rossouw 36 (26b)

END OF OVER: 15 | 9 Runs | QG: 120/2 (19 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 3.80)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 49 (43b)
  • RR Rossouw 30 (23b)

END OF OVER: 14 | 3 Runs | QG: 111/2 (28 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.92, RRR: 4.66)

  • RR Rossouw 24 (20b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 46 (40b)

END OF OVER: 13 | 12 Runs | QG: 108/2 (31 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.30, RRR: 4.42)

  • RR Rossouw 23 (18b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 44 (36b)

 

END OF OVER: 12 | 11 Runs | QG: 96/2 (43 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.37)

  • RR Rossouw 16 (15b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 39 (33b)

END OF OVER: 11 | 5 Runs | QG: 85/2 (54 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.72, RRR: 6.00)

  • RR Rossouw 6 (11b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 38 (31b)

END OF OVER: 10 | 5 Runs | QG: 80/2 (59 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.90)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 36 (29b)
  • RR Rossouw 3 (7b)

 

END OF OVER: 9 | 8 Runs | QG: 75/2 (64 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 5.81)

  • RR Rossouw 2 (4b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 34 (26b)

 

END OF OVER: 8 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 67/2 (72 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.37, RRR: 6.00)

  • RR Rossouw 1 (2b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 27 (22b)

 

END OF OVER: 7 | 6 Runs | QG: 63/1 (76 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 5.84)

  • Ahsan Ali 24 (16b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 25 (20b)

 

END OF OVER: 6 | 8 Runs | QG: 57/1 (82 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 5.85)

  • Ahsan Ali 23 (13b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 20 (17b)

END OF OVER: 5 | 19 Runs | QG: 49/1 (90 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 9.80, RRR: 6.00)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 20 (16b)
  • Ahsan Ali 17 (8b)

 

END OF OVER: 4 | 9 Runs | QG: 30/1 (109 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 6.81)

  • Ahsan Ali 6 (5b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 13 (13b)

END OF OVER: 3 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 21/1 (118 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.94)

  • Ahsan Ali 2 (2b)
  • Ahmed Shehzad 12 (10b)

 

END OF OVER: 2 | 5 Runs | QG: 14/0 (125 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.94)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 8 (7b)
  • SR Watson 6 (5b)

 

END OF OVER: 1 | 9 Runs | QG: 9/0 (130 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 6.84)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 8 (4b)
  • SR Watson 1 (2b)

PESHAWAR ZALMI 138/8 FROM 20 OVERS

 

END OF OVER: 19 | 13 Runs | PZ: 135/6 | RR: 7.10

  • DJG Sammy 17 (12b)
  • Wahab Riaz 10 (6b)

 

END OF OVER: 18 | 12 Runs | PZ: 122/6 | RR: 6.77

  • Wahab Riaz 6 (3b)
  • DJG Sammy 8 (9b

END OF OVER: 17 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 110/6 | RR: 6.47

  • DJG Sammy 4 (6b)

END OF OVER: 16 | 7 Runs | PZ: 103/5 | RR: 6.43

  • DJG Sammy 2 (4b)
  • KA Pollard 2 (8b)

END OF OVER: 15 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 96/5 | RR: 6.40

  • KA Pollard 2 (6b)
  • DJG Sammy 0 (0b)

14.4 Nabi Gul c Ahmed Shehzad b Fawad Ahmed 9 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00 

END OF OVER: 14 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 94/4 | RR: 6.71

  • KA Pollard 1 (2b)
  • Nabi Gul 8 (10b)

13.1 Umar Amin c Sohail Tanvir b Mohammad Hasnain 38 (33b 3×4 2×6) SR: 115.15

END OF OVER: 13 | 5 Runs | PZ: 90/3 | RR: 6.92

  • Umar Amin 38 (32b)
  • Nabi Gul 5 (7b)

 

END OF OVER: 12 | 10 Runs | PZ: 85/3 | RR: 7.08

  • Umar Amin 35 (29b)
  • Nabi Gul 3 (4b)

 

END OF OVER: 10 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 67/3 | RR: 6.70

  • Umar Amin 20 (21b)
  • Nabi Gul 0 (0b)

END OF OVER: 9 | 6 Runs | PZ: 58/2 | RR: 6.44

  • Umar Amin 15 (18b)
  • Sohaib Maqsood 16 (17b)

 

END OF OVER: 8 | 7 Runs | PZ: 52/2 | RR: 6.50

  • Umar Amin 10 (15b)
  • Sohaib Maqsood 15 (14b)

END OF OVER: 7 | 4 Runs | PZ: 45/2 | RR: 6.42

  • Sohaib Maqsood 14 (12b)
  • Umar Amin 4 (11b)

 

END OF OVER: 6 | 3 Runs | PZ: 41/2 | RR: 6.83

  • Umar Amin 3 (8b)
  • Sohaib Maqsood 12 (9b)

 

END OF OVER: 5 | 7 Runs | PZ: 38/2 | RR: 7.60

  • Umar Amin 2 (4b)
  • Sohaib Maqsood 10 (7b)

 

END OF OVER: 4 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 31/2 | RR: 7.75

  • Sohaib Maqsood 5 (5b)
3.5 Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, OUT, the bowler has the last laugh

Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Nawaz 21 (15b 3×4 1×6) SR: 140.00

END OF OVER: 3 | 8 Runs | PZ: 17/1 | RR: 5.66

  • Sohaib Maqsood 5 (5b)
  • Kamran Akmal 7 (9b)

END OF OVER: 2 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 9/1 | RR: 4.50

  • Kamran Akmal 5 (6b)
  • Sohaib Maqsood 0 (2b)

1.3 Mohammad Hasnain to Imam-ul-Haq, OUT, got him!

Imam-ul-Haq c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Hasnain 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

 

END OF OVER: 1 | 2 Runs | PZ: 2/0 | RR: 2.00

  • Kamran Akmal 1 (5b)
  • Imam-ul-Haq 1 (1b)

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Carlos Puyol comes onto the world and says “Salam Pakistan”.

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Aima Baig’s performance sets the stage on fire

 

The match will start at 8pm, two hours after the closing ceremony.

Gladiators have the better of Zalmi in the league games, with Quetta emerging as victorious on both occasions.

Quetta captain Sarfaraz Ahmed hoped that team would maintain the winning momentum.

“We are playing the final for the third time, so we will do our all-out effort to play in the same manner which we have done in the whole tournament,” Sarfaraz told a news conference on Saturday.

“If you look at the previous years, there were some factors which hurt us as some players didn’t come,” said Sarfaraz of the Lahore final when Kevin Pietersen and Rilee Rossouw were not available.

Watson, who is the top scorer, did not show up for the eliminators in Lahore. He will be a key factor in the final this time.

“This time, we are at our full strength, so we will do our best to play like we have done and win the tournament. Obviously, winning the trophy is every captain’s wish. We have come close, but were not able to win. This time, we will do our best, though we have a strong team against us.”

Peshawar skipper Sammy admitted Watson would be a headache.

“Shane Watson has really been the pain for us,” said Sammy of the former Australia opener. “He is pretty experience and he is enjoying his form.”

Sarfaraz said he was looking for a good platform from his top-order.

“Watson and Umar Akmal are quality players. Watson has played well throughout the tournament and is in-form and it’s good that a top player like him is with us and we are at full strength. We also have Rilee Rossouw, Ahsan Ali and Ahmed Shahzad, so if our top players give the platform, then we will put a good total against the opposition who have a strong bowling line-up.”

Peshawar will be hoping their openers Kamran Akmal and Imam ul Haq come good with the bat again. Kamran and Imam have scored 336 an 338 runs respectively.

Peshawar also has powerful pace attack, led by tournament’s highest wicket-taker Hasan Ali who has 25 wickets in 12 matches. Experienced pacer Wahab Riaz has 16, followed by Sameen Gul (10), and Tymal Mills and Umaid Asif (seven each).

But Quetta’s spinners – Mohammad Nawaz and Fawad Ahmed – make the difference with wickets in the middle overs. Peshawar are unable to accommodate their spinner Liam Dawson.

Sarfaraz admitted Fawad Ahmed is doubtful after being hit on the mouth in the Qualifier against Peshawar, which needed a surgery.

Sammy hoped it will be another crackers of a game before a sell-out crowd.

“I like to be the underdogs,” said Sammy. “To be fair, Quetta are playing some good cricket. The key for us is that our bowling unit has pretty much been the same. Hasan has been playing since his debut and Wahab leading the pack and sharing his experience.

“We have some good players, not superstars but effective players. To be able to make three consecutive finals in a row is an achievement.

“Winning the final tomorrow will really be the icing on the cake.”

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