7.00pm That's it from us. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage, and do stay tuned for the second match of the day - Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi. Until then, goodbye!

Grant Elliott is the man of the match. "We're bowling very well as a unit, and with that pressure, someone's going to get a couple of wickets, and I was fortunate," he says. "There wasn't a lot of bounce, and maybe a little variation in pace. 150 would have been a good total. I guess changes of pace creates that variation. The batter wants to get at you at his peril."

Shoaib Malik: "Today's wicket wasn't a 180 wicket. It was around 150. We started off well, but could not capitalise on that start. Whoever is settled, should bat till the end. I was settled, I thought it was time to go for a big shot."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "I want to give credit to all the bowlers, I want to take all their names. I understood that the ball was keeping a bit low, so I played a little cautiously and knew we would win if I did that."

Saaib Uppal: "With 10 points, Quetta has clinched a spot in the 1st Qualifying Final! Their remaining two games are essentially dead rubbers now."

Salahuddin: "Karachi playing with 5 all rounders and only 3 specialist batsmen, I think we can see where the problem is"

6.47pm And that is that. Quetta are back on top of the PSL table. They've controlled this game from start to finish. Plenty of strange tactics from Karachi. First, they mixed their batting order up, promoting Tanvir ahead of Mushfiqur and Imad. Then they didn't bowl Mir Hamza at all, and only used Tanvir for two overs.

Sohail Tanvir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, length ball on off stump, and Anwar clears his front leg and punches it away to the right of sweeper cover
Sohail Tanvir to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shuffles across, exposes all his stumps. Tanvir follows him with a back-of-a-length ball and he tucks it quietly into the square leg region
Sohail Tanvir to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, back of a length on off stump, forced off the back foot to the left of sweeper cover
Sohail Tanvir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, cramps the batsman who's looking to create room for himself. Lets it come and dabs to short third man
Sohail Tanvir to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish outside off, slapped straight to backward point. No chance of a single but the fielder, Imad, threw at the batrsman's end and conceded an overthrow


18 | 4 Runs | QG: 121/5 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 3.00)

  • Anwar Ali3 (5b)
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed25 (30b)
  • RS Bopara3-0-14-0
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-34-1
Bopara to Anwar Ali, no run, yorker on leg stump, jabbed back to the bowler
Bopara to Anwar Ali, 2 runs, back of a length slower ball outside off, waits on it and dabs it down to the left of third man
Bopara to Anwar Ali, no run, back of a length now, swiped to mid-on
Bopara to Anwar Ali, no run, length ball on off stump, angling in. Lets it come on, looking to steer it backward of point, but he's denied room and he defends instead, the ball bouncing away behind the stumps
Bopara to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower ball wide of off, steers it away but can't beat the backward point fielder diving to his right
Bopara to Anwar Ali, 1 run, full on leg stump, clipped to long-on

Anwar Ali is the new batsman. A bit of a wobble, but Quetta only need 10 more, from the last three overs.

17 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 117/4 (10 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 3.33)

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed24 (29b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-34-1
  • Sohail Khan4-0-28-0
Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nawaz, OUT, length ball outside off, pushes to the right of cover and takes off for a single. Not a great idea, hit it towards the throwing arm of the fielder, and he hits the stumps direct at the non-striker's end to find Nawaz well short

Mohammad Nawaz run out (Vince) 6 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

Shakib Al Hasan to Mohammad Nawaz, 2 runs, down the track, drives with the turn to the left of long-on, and that is excellent running., The fielder had some distance to cover, and Sarfraz took the first run in a hurry and then dived to complete the second
Shakib Al Hasan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, sweeps from a middle-and-leg now, gets an inside edge onto pad, rolls down to short fine leg again
  • Quetta thump Karachi to seal playoff spot

    Grant Elliott picked up his second consecutive Man-of-the-Match award, helping Quetta Gladiators become the first team to seal a spot in PSL playoffs following their five-wicket win against Karachi Kings in Sharjah

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

1st33LJ WrightAhmed Shehzad
2nd33KP PietersenAhmed Shehzad
3rd29KP PietersenSarfaraz Ahmed
4th8GD ElliottSarfaraz Ahmed
5th14Sarfaraz AhmedMohammad Nawaz (3)
6th10Sarfaraz AhmedAnwar Ali

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