20 | 12 Runs | LQ: 204/4 | RR: 10.20

  • D Wiese45 (20b)
  • AB de Villiers52 (29b)
  • DT Christian1-0-10-0
  • AD Russell2-0-28-0

7.12pm Wow. Despite the start Fakhar gave them, Qalandars were nowhere in this game until the last five overs. Enter AB de Villiers. He cracked an unbeaten fifty, adding 98 in 7.3 overs with David Wiese, who contributed a no less important 45 not out that included the winnings runs, off the last ball! They shared in eight sixes, taking an incredible 73 from the last five. Is this the game of the tournament so far? After his three wickets, how important was that no-ball by Junaid Khan? A game changer, quite possibly.

AB de Villiers is called Player of the Match for his unbeaten fifty

"It got a bit closer than I hoped for at the end," says de Villiers. "I was fortunate in being able to take my time at the beginning of my innings. David Wiese takes a lot of the pressure off me, being a boundary hitter. I get very nervous. To the youngsters out there, my message is that it's ok to feel nervous in a situation like this, just take it one over at a time."

Usman yasir: "Dont score 200 or more in PSL, otherwise u cant defend this. 3 times 200 plus has been scored and chased successfully"

SADAF MEHDI: "Sharjah and Last ball six...Love story"

Zubair Islam: "Luqman.....enjoy the Biryani.... u won the bet"

Nadeem: "Wow - Wow - Wow!"

Christian to Wiese, SIX runs, forget about it! They needed three, and Wiese gives them six. The players charge out onto the field. The ball was full, but not full enough. Wiese got underneath it, and powered it all the way over the rope

Qalandars need 3 from the final delivery

Christian to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, through his legs! Cracking delivery. Christian delivers another pinpoint yorker, and AB can't get bat on it but they pinch a single as it flicks the pad on the way to the keeper
Christian to de Villiers, 2 runs, a full toss, and it's a rare mis-hit from de Villiers, who tries to slog sweep it away. The ball bounces in front of the midwicket fielder, and they sprint back for a second
Christian to Wiese, 1 run, slashed in the air, but again the ball lands short of the fielder, this time at long off

Jay Dee: "Dear Liam, please confirm they are with Cricket Ball i am doubtful that they are playing with Football." -- **squints** Yep, it's a cricket ball

Christian to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, yorker from Christian, a slower one, and de Villiers can't get it away but they take a run off his boot

Luqman Saleem: "LQ acting like Pakistan's national cricket team. One minute down, next minute up! One match ~70/10 next match successfully chasing 200. If LQ wins, I will win 2 plates of Biryani (bet with sister). Come on LQ! Come on my Biryani"

Christian to Wiese, 1 run, in the air, but safe! Wiese mistimes his swipe into the leg side, but hits it so badly it doesn't reach the boundary fielder

Ahmad H. Nadeem: "In my view, this is going to be the best match in PSL this season. From where LQ where, and when ABD arrived the whole scenario transfigured. Quite peculiar of a match" -- And it's not over yet. Last over coming up, and Qalandars need 9 from it. Wiese on strike. Odds on a super over? Dan Christian will bowl the over

Syed Murtaza Za: "Super over anyone ? "

19 | 16 Runs | LQ: 192/4 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 10.10, RRR: 9.00)

  • D Wiese37 (17b)
  • AB de Villiers50 (26b)
  • AD Russell2-0-28-0
  • Junaid Khan4-0-39-3
Russell to Wiese, 1 run, Russell goes for the yorker, it's a low full toss and the ball is clipped out to deep midwicket. Wiese keeps the strike
Russell to de Villiers, 1 run,

Abdullah: "When AB played that reverse 360 shot my father stood up and applauded and said out loud Everyone stand and applaud this genius " -- Your father is a wise man

Russell to Wiese, 1 run,
Russell to Wiese, SIX runs, over fine leg! Wiese can hit them too. Russell chanced a short ball, but Wiese got back and across and muscled it all the way over the boundary
Russell to de Villiers, 1 run, a scooped drive balloons up and over point, but it evades the back-peddling fielder. Just the single

Adnan Naeem: "Just wondering how big AB sees the ball."

Russell to de Villiers, SIX runs, up, up, up into the night sky and out of the ground! Russell offers a gentle length delivery, and de Villiers sends the ball back even faster than it arrived. A 91-metre hit

Two overs to go, and Qalandars need 25 from them. De Villiers on strike

18 | 16 Runs | LQ: 176/4 (25 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.77, RRR: 12.50)

  • AB de Villiers42 (23b)
  • D Wiese29 (14b)
  • Junaid Khan4-0-39-3
  • AD Russell1-0-12-0
Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, Junaid pulls his length back, but de Villiers can only find a single off his pull. However, he does keep the strike
Junaid Khan to de Villiers, SIX runs, how do words do justice to this shot? Only de Villiers can play them like this. He sets himself early for a reverse-scoop, and the ball is just the one he wants: a full toss. De Villiers turns his stance around and lifts it over third man, and the entire stadium is chanting his name
Junaid Khan to Wiese, 1 no ball, a wicket off a no-ball! Wiese was aiming for the stands but sliced right underneath the ball, Malik running across from the covers to hold an excellent high catch under pressure. But it doesn't matter, because Junaid's heel isn't behind the line as he delivers. To make matters worse, here comes a Free Hit - and de Villiers is on strike
Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, that's better from Junaid, right up to the bat and AB can't get underneath it
Junaid Khan to de Villiers, SIX runs, sliced over extra cover! As soon as it's there to be hit, AB does so. Junaid only misses his length by a couple of inches, but de Villiers punished him for it, bending very low to get under the ball and hammer it over extra cover

Hamza Shah: "These two players has partnership of 53 with RR 12 in 4.3 overs while RR 13 is required. Both turned the tables."

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, AB misses out! Junaid bustles in and delivers a wide full toss outside off. De Villiers doesn't manage to put bat to ball, and it's not called wide - though it was marginal

Usman yasir: "I am smelling super over here!"

Junaid Khan to Wiese, 1 run, Wiese charges the bowler, but he can't do much with a yorker outside off, jabbing it through point

Akira Zenon: "Crowd chanting AB AB AB. What a marvelous moment. It can't get any better. "

17 | 12 Runs | LQ: 160/4 (41 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.41, RRR: 13.66)

  • D Wiese28 (12b)
  • AB de Villiers28 (18b)
  • AD Russell1-0-12-0
  • Mohammad Irfan(4)2-0-27-0
Russell to Wiese, 1 run, Wiese is perhaps taken a little by surprise as Russell slips in a short one, but he manages to put bat to ball and find a single to midwicket - keeping the strike

Ahmad H. Nadeem: "Apologies for my third comment but here goes: For those who are saying BT's injury will effect LQ. Simply read this. I think it will be a blessing upon LQ for not having him at this stage because he isn't a big hitter, and let's not forget he is a Test and ODI match domination."

Russell to de Villiers, 1 run, Russell aims full and wide again, de Villiers threading his drive through point
Russell to de Villiers, FOUR runs, powered down the ground! De Villiers seizes on a floaty, full ball, spanking it straight back down the ground, and all along the turf. The shot also raises the fifty stand between these two
Russell to Wiese, 1 run, full, and a Wiese drive turns the strike back over

Akira Zenon: "I think Sultans studied for Zaman & ABD while Wiese came out of Syllabus and this time Professor Fawad Rana himself made this paper."

Qalandars 2nd innings Partnerships

1st35Fakhar ZamanSohail Akhtar
2nd66Salman ButtFakhar Zaman
3rd1Salman ButtAB de Villiers
4th4AB de VilliersAgha Salman
5th2BRM TaylorAB de Villiers
5th96AB de VilliersD Wiese

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