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Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
47(32) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 1 2 0 3 5 19 17
RR Rossouw
37(25) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 2 0 9 2 14 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Wahab Riaz
O4
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Umaid Asif
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: @sreshthx

12.02am Well, we're past midnight in Sharjah and it's time to say goodbye. What a cracking game this has been. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of tonight's PSL game. This is Sreshth Shah, on behalf of Alagappan Muthu, signing off. Adios!

11.55pm We're ready with the presentation.

Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match. He says: "We needed the win today. Quetta did well to bring it back after our start. Credit goes to our bowlers. Gul, in his first match, bowled excellent. And everyone else backed up. It was a good win. I always intended to bat today, that's why I didn't go to the MRI already. Even thought I told him I can't run, he believed in me. I've been in this situation before. Just had to look at the equation - it was just three hits away. It happened today. We're gonna enjoy tonight and come back again on Saturday."

Sarfraz Ahmed, the losing captain. He says: "We were discussing whether we should bowl a pacer or a spinner for the last over. See, the pacers brought the game back for us, and because of that we gave the final over to a pacer. In hindsight, we could've given it to a spinner, but pacers have bowled well. It is disheartening to lose this close game, but the boys showed a lot of heart. They will learn a lot from here. We need to improve our batting. We should've scored a bit more. We also need a bit more variation with our bowling."

11.45pm How often has Darren Sammy done this in T20 cricket?! Just when you thought Quetta's bowlers pulled things back, it's the Peshawar captain who brings all the fireworks to the crease. Two sixes, one dot, and one four. That's all he needed to do, and he's being congratulated by both teams. Extraordinary game of cricket. Quotes, presentations, reactions. Coming soon.

Here's Darren Sammy after his match-winning knock: "I just needed to hit three sixes, that's what I told the coach. Even if you hobble it's okay, just get a six. It's a great feeling to make the team win. Games against Quetta have always been classics. I'm going to go for an MRI scan tonight, and I think my knee has given way. I'm not sure yet, so hopefully I can take part in PSL 2018. We'll see what the scan shows. Experience definitely helps. I told myself: just two big hits and we could win. I believed myself, and it came off."

Bilal Aslam: "Sammy is a real Pathan, pains wont stop him from fighting!"

Muhammad Mubeen: "Sammmyyyyyyyyyyy. Do not remember the name. Remember this man and remember this innings, Cricketing world will surely see very little innings like this. Bravo!!!"

19.4
4
Anwar Ali to Sammy, FOUR runs, Out come everybody to hug their captain! Courageous stuff from Darren Sammy. He's won them this game from nowhere. Full on off stump, and it's drilled down the ground. Mid off can't stop it and it's celebrations in the Peshawar camp. This is extraordinary. We don't know if we'll see Darren Sammy for the next game, but hats off to him for the resolve. Whoa. Peshawar Zalmi win by five wickets

very interesting, with Sammy unable to run. Three off three needed

19.3
0
Anwar Ali to Sammy, no run, excellent follow up ball, yorker on middle stump. Dug back to mid off but they can't take the single. Sammy says no for the run
19.2
6
Anwar Ali to Sammy, SIX runs, Sammy, you beauty! This man is a phenom! Short on middle stump, and it's been pulled over deep backward square. Swivels and sends this over the ropes. The bowler misses the length, and Sammy punishes it. Viv Richards nods his head in disbelief

Nine off five balls

19.1
1
Anwar Ali to Khalid Usman, 1 run, low full toss outside off, mistimes his slog towards the leg side. Trickles down to cow corner, but it's only a single with the captain struggling

Ten for Peshawar to win. Eight and less means Quetta win. NIne runs mean a super over

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | PZ: 132/5 (10 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 10.00)

  • DJG Sammy6 (1b)
  • Khalid Usman6 (8b)
  • Rahat Ali4-0-35-1
  • Mohammad Nawaz(3)3-0-17-1

The Peshawar camp looks very nervous as the two batsmen have a chat in the middle. Huge conference between the Quetta players too. Atleast six of them having a chat.

18.6
6
Rahat Ali to Sammy, SIX runs, stand and deliver! So what if he can't run! Just stands on his spot and sends this full ball over the long-on boundary. Full enough for Sammy to get under this, and sends it into the stands! Ten needed off the final over
18.5
1
Rahat Ali to Khalid Usman, 1 run, full on middle stump, comes down the wicket and muscles it to mid on. Darren Sammy hops across to the other end. He's clearly struggling

Zalmi 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23Kamran AkmalTamim Iqbal
2nd30DR SmithTamim Iqbal
3rd54Mohammad HafeezTamim Iqbal
4th5Tamim IqbalSabbir Rahman
5th13Khalid UsmanSabbir Rahman
6th18DJG SammyKhalid Usman