Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

KC Sangakkara
63(44) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 22 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
9 0 4 8 21 6 1 14
Fakhar Zaman
49(30) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 1 9 1 3 19 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Junaid Khan
O3
M0
R24
W3
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Imran Tahir
O3.2
M0
R27
W3
Eco8.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

That's all we have for you from ball-by-ball. Thanks for joining us. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

"Trying our best. Sanga and Shehzad started superbly today, that helps us target 180," Shoaib Malik, the Multan captain says. "First six overs are very important, if we don't lose wicket, even if you end up scoring 45-50 runs, with two set batsmen there, it's a struggle for the bowling team. Sanga played an exceptional innings. The plan is to just give yourself some time. You can hit a boundary an over and still get 10 runs through singles and twos later. And with experience, it's possible to do that. Junaid Khan is a very good bowler and I knew when I asked him to come and bowl, he said I'll do it, and I must mention Imran Tahir's name as well. He came up to me, in a crucial situation, said give me the ball and he took those wickets for us. Our goal was to fight till the last ball, even when it seemed like they would win"

"We were in the game right up until the last ball of Pollard's over. We lost by 40 runs, but it was a lot closer than that," Brendon McCullum, the Lahore captain says. "I thought Zaman and Akmal played really well to set us up. But once Umar got out - I thought it was the right risk to take against Pollard, their sixth bowler. It took a great bit of fielding to dismiss Fakhar Zaman and change the state of the game. We'll be better for the run tonight, we've got good batting, good bowling, but we'll cop this on the chin and we'll learn from this"

Imran Tahir is the Man of the Match, good call considering his double-wicket over changed the game. "Very pleased with how I bowled my last two overs. It's a bit different than what I expected. I thought the pitches would turn. It is going to be challenging, bowling at Pakistan domestic players, they play spin really well. I'm just glad I made a strong comeback. I always believe that I don't play for myself, I play for the team and that's why I try to do well. Grateful to the captain for throwing the ball at me after my first two overs [which were poor]"

Seven wickets for four runs, among those a hat-trick for Junaid Khan, the second in PSL cricket. That is a collapse of epic proportions, and to think Lahore were actually looking like they would breeze to victory. Fakhar Zaman had taken them to 132 for 3. But he was dismissed, thanks to a spectacular catch from Ahmed Shehzad, running forward and diving to pick the ball up just as it died on him, and then the innings slumped. The last five wickets fell for only one runs.

GhulamAli: "It was 131/3, when I thoughtI must to go to Kitchen and quickly grab a cup of tea to enjoy last moments. But when i came back it was 136 /all out. You gotta kidding me. "

Muhammad Mubeen: "For me, the wicket of Fakhar Zaman was the turning point of the Match. "

17.2
W
Imran Tahir to Shaheen Shah Afridi, OUT, slaps it straight to cover and Multan win their second game in a row!

Shaheen Shah Afridi c Shoaib Malik b Imran Tahir 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.1
0
Imran Tahir to Shaheen Shah Afridi, no run, slogs wildly, gets beaten by the googly, Sanga knocks over the stumps. Is the batsman safe? Yep. There's just enough of Shaheen Afridi's boot behind the line

END OF OVER:
17 | 1 Run 3 Wkts | LQ: 136/9 (44 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 14.66)

  • Mustafizur Rahman0 (1b)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi0 (0b)
  • Junaid Khan3-0-24-3
  • Imran Tahir3-0-27-2

Rizu: "6 wickets within 2 overs What a drama? " over before Qalandars were looking to win this game"

16.6
0
Junaid Khan to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, full and outside off, he pokes and misses
16.5
W
Junaid Khan to Raza Hasan, OUT, hat-trick! Junaid Khan has a hat-trick! The crowd goes wild. The great Wasim Akram is on his feet. And the batsman is walking off having pulled a short ball straight to short midwicket

Raza Hasan c Shoaib Malik b Junaid Khan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Fifth wicket in the last 11 balls and Junaid Khan is on a hat-trick

16.4
W
Junaid Khan to Delport, OUT, that's the kindest treatment given to a leg-stump full toss in the history of cricket. Addresses it to deep midwicket where Shehzad doesn't even have to move.

CS Delport c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

16.3
W
Junaid Khan to Yasir Shah, OUT, top-edge, settles safely in the keeper's hands, and Lahore are collapsing badly. Good thinking from Junaid to go for the bouncer again. It ends up too quick, and it rises too high for the lower-order batsman to deal with

Yasir Shah c †Sangakkara b Junaid Khan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Qalandars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st32SP NarineFakhar Zaman
2nd8BB McCullumFakhar Zaman
3rd65Umar AkmalFakhar Zaman
4th27Fakhar ZamanSohail Akhtar
5th1CS DelportSohail Akhtar
6th2CS DelportAamer Yamin
7th1Yasir ShahCS Delport
8th0CS DelportRaza Hasan
9th0Raza HasanShaheen Shah Afridi
10th0Mustafizur RahmanShaheen Shah Afridi