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Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
49(33) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 0 2 1 3 1 21 20
Sarfraz Ahmed
45(31) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 0 3 1 11 10 2 13

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Hasan Ali
O4
M0
R25
W1
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: @captainshanky

Quetta Gladiators are now on top of the league standings

Sarfraz Ahmed is tonight's Player of the Match. "When I went in to bat, we needed 7.5 to the over. I told Rossouw of the importance to have a partnership. He played really well, his nature isn't to play a subdued game but we chased well. We conceded 10-12 runs more than we would've liked, but overall the bowlers did well. We have two big players joining the side - Jason Roy and Rashid Khan. Now our challenge will be to see how we can fit them."

Daren Sammy: They (Sarfraz and Rossouw) used their experience. They played better cricket and deserved to win. Disappointing to lose, we have two games left. If we can win and other results go in our favour, we can qualify. This season, things haven't gone as per plan but we won't give up. Let's see what happens. Wahab has taken the mantle to be the leader of our bowling pack. He's delivered every time I've asked for a wicket. Hasan has tried his best, as has Asif. It's all in our hands, we want to win the next two games.

Rilee Rossouw: I'm not the man of the moment. Superb from the bowlers to restrict them, then our captain was outstanding. His experience helps, he knows how to chase runs down. I was just trying to take a run-a-ball, I was trying to give him the strike because he was hitting them out of the park.

11.30pm To have won it so comfortably despite losing Watson and Pietersen to cameos should please Quetta Gladiators. In the end, it's the calm of Sarfraz and the industry of Rossouw that has helped them prevail. At 84 for 4, there was a window of an opportunity for Peshawar to come back, but the manner in which these two shut out risks and ran the target down effortlessly is a lesson for other teams to emulate. Where did Peshawar lose this? Well, it's hard to not look beyond their batting. On a belter of a surface, they should've looked to get closer to 170.

19.2
1
Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pulled on the bounce to deep midwicket. Hugs in the dugout as Sir Viv runs up to Moin Khan. Game set and match. What a partnership this between Rossouw and Sarfraz. What this result also means is the curtains come down on Lahore's campaign. They can't progress into the final four anymore.
19.1
4
Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, FOUR runs, full outside off, he makes room and thumps this to the deep extra cover boundary to level the scores. Unbelievable timing

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | QG: 153/4 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 5.00)

  • Sarfraz Ahmed40 (29b)
  • RR Rossouw30 (27b)
  • Umaid Asif4-0-26-1
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-26-1
18.6
1
Umaid Asif to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, backs away and drills this down to long-on
18.5
1
Umaid Asif to Rossouw, 1 run, short on middle, pulled to deep square leg
18.4
1
Umaid Asif to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full on middle, he makes room and squeezes the drive to the edge of the ring at mid-off
18.3
2
Umaid Asif to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, backs away and pulls this into the gap at deep midwicket

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30SR WatsonAsad Shafiq
2nd24KP PietersenSR Watson
3rd15KP PietersenRameez Raja (2)
4th15Rameez Raja (2)RR Rossouw
5th74Sarfraz AhmedRR Rossouw