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Best performances - Batsmen

Babar Azam
61(49) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 4 8 9 9 5 7 11
LMP Simmons
55(39) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 28 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 10 18 6 11 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohail Khan
O4
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Mohammad Irfan(4)
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Commentator: @sreshthx

END OF OVER:
1 | KK: 8/1

12.40am That's all from us tonight. Hope you've enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of this thriller. We have a break tomorrow, but the PSL will be back on Tuesday. This is Sreshth Shah, and on behalf of Raghav MV, signing off now. Thanks for your company - adios!

Here's Mr. Cool, Sunil Narine: "I wanted to keep things simple. What's important are the first two balls. Being able to bowl a few dots was the key. The wicket was important too. It didn't help that I was bowling to Lendl Simmons, he knows my game. No matter what a spinner bowls, batsmen can get under it, so I tried to bowl flat. Brendon asked me whether I wanted to bowl, so I told him 'I'd try my best'"

12.30am If there was one game that deserved such a finish, it's probably a Karachi-Lahore encounter. Handshakes all around, but both teams are smiling. That's the kind of finish we like. Karachi stay on third. We're waiting for news on Imad Wasim, though. Nothing official yet on that front.

0.6
6
Narine to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Afridi ends with a six! But Lahore win. Full and wide outside off, Afridi makes room, and creams it over deep extra cover. Smiles in the Lahore camp. Disappointment for Karachi, but hats off to Narine. What bowling, what variation.
0.5
1
Narine to Simmons, 1 run, full on off stump, and it's been bunted over Narine to long off. McCullum in the deep there
0.4
0
Narine to Simmons, no run, full and quick! That's 116 kph and Simmons has no clue. Full on leg stump, and he can't clip this away. Goes to the leg side
0.3
W
Narine to Ingram, OUT, what a great catch! McClenaghan dives forward at fine leg and holds on. It's the offspinner on middle stump, and turning away from Ingram. He tries the slog-sweep, but top edged. Took ages to come down, but McClenaghan was under it. Fist-pump from Narine. When was the last time you saw him show some emotions?!

CA Ingram c McClenaghan b Narine

0.2
1
Narine to Simmons, 1 run, knee-high full toss on off stump. Big swing from Simmons, but mistimes his slog to Fakhar at cow corner. They need 11 (technically 10) to win off four

Ghumman: "Please any update about Imad?" -- nothing yet, but you'll be the first to know. As soon as we know something.

0.1
0
Narine to Simmons, no run, good length on middle stump, it's the one that straightens. Carved off the back foot to point, but no chance of a single

END OF OVER:
1 | LQ: 11/2

Lendly Simmons and Colin Ingram walk out. Right-left combination. Lendl's coming out without a helmet,

Narine's warming up for Lahore. He's bowled a maiden in the Super Over before. Even Shaheen Afridi is warming up. Hmm, Lahore keeping their cards close to their chest.

Eleven for Karachi would also do it tonight. They're ahead on boundary count.

0.6
W
Mohammad Amir to McCullum, 1 run, OUT, short on leg stump, shuffles across to the off side and pulls along the carpet to deep backward square. McCullum wants the second, but that's harakiri. He's run out, and ,Karachi need 12 to win

BB McCullum run out

0.5
4
Mohammad Amir to McCullum, FOUR runs, ow full toss on off stump, McCullum gets his front foot out of the way and smacks this inside-out over mid off. One-bounce four. A crucial boundary that takes Lahore to double digits
0.4
1
Mohammad Amir to Devcich, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, Devcich backs away and lifts this over midwicket. Two men in the deep, though
0.3
1
Mohammad Amir to McCullum, 1 run, low full toss on middle stump, slapped to Babar at cover. Could've easily sneaked under his bat, so well played by BMac
0.3
0w
Mohammad Amir to McCullum, 1 wide, another extra! It's all happening tonight in Dubai. Full and wide outside off, after noticing McCullum preparing for the ramp. Pushed too wide, and pays the price for that
0.2
0lb
Mohammad Amir to Devcich, 1 leg bye, full on leg stump, and Devcich can't flick this to the leg side. Cramps him for room, and hits his front pad. The ball goes trickles down to the off side for a run
0.2
0w
Mohammad Amir to Devcich, 1 wide, good length on leg stump, but too wayward this time. Amir sees Devcich backing away, and tries to follow him. But the line is all wrong, and goes down the leg side. Gotta bowl that again
0.1
W
Mohammad Amir to Fakhar Zaman, 1 run, OUT, good length on middle stump, pulled along the ground to deep midwicket. One is comforably taken, but BMac wants the second. Fakhar is slow to get back, especially since he started off from the back foot. And yes, he's run out! Rocket throw from deep midwicket. Lahore have one wicket remaining

Fakhar Zaman run out

END OF OVER:
20 | LQ: 163/8 (1 run required, RR: 8.15)

12am It's just past midnight in Dubai, and we're heading to a super over. Lahore's second super over this season.

What drama we've seen tonight. First, Sohail's two big shots in the over's first half. Then the run outs. And then, the umpiring confusion. But now we're ready with the Super Over. Fakhar Zaman and Brendon McCullum walk out. McCullum is still talking to Aleem Dar. Amir has the ball.

19.6
W
Usman Khan to Gulraiz Sadaf, 1 run, OUT, super over! Unbelievable scenes. Confusion everywhere. Full toss low on middle stump, mistimed to the leg side and they're off for the run. Usman collects, and runs them out at the striker's end as they try to sneak a second.
McCullum and Lahore want clarification. He's talking to the umpire, presumably about the run off the previous delivery. The commentators say that 'McCullum thought that they needed one off the final ball.' There's still a lot of confusion, but sanity prevails eventually. It'll be a super over. Phew.

Gulraiz Sadaf run out (Usman Khan/†Mohammad Rizwan) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.6
1nb
Usman Khan to Sohail Akhtar, 1 no ball, is that a six?! Nope, that's taken at long on! But wait, he's overstepped! Karachi's celebrations need to wait. It was in the slot to be punished, and Sohail lifts this over the non-striker and taken at long on. Karachi are celebrating, but, but, but, but, Usman has conceded a front-foot no ball! You can't write a script for this! Free hit now, but they're also checking if the batsmen took a single before the catch was taken. If they complete the run then Lahore will need 1 off 1. If he was out before the run was taken, then Lahore need 2 off 1. The umpires are still conferring. OK, its official: no run off the bat there. Lahore need two off one. Plus, a free hit. They can only be run out off the last ball.

Conference between Afridi and the bowler now. The fielders are all in the deep. They know a single is ok, so the Karachi fielders are near the boundary

19.5
1
Usman Khan to Gulraiz Sadaf, 1 run, full on off stump, smacked to cover for a single. They need three off the final ball to win. Two for a super over

Antar: "Aahh, nothing like reading commentary on cricinfo with 3 balls to go and the plane on the runway about to take off.... shall i switch to flight mode :(" -- ask them to wait, please!

19.4
W
Usman Khan to Sohail Akhtar, OUT, short ball on middle stump, tries to pull but misses because of the slower ball. McClenaghan is backing up and he's scampered across to the other side, but the keeper gets the direct hit. They're taking the second run - off the overthrow - but replays show that the batsman was short! Dot ball, and Sohail's off strike. Four off two now

MJ McClenaghan run out (†Mohammad Rizwan) 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

19.3
6
Usman Khan to Sohail Akhtar, SIX runs, you beauty, Sohail Akhtar! Full on off stump, and he gets his front foot out of the way. Just the perfect length for the long handle, and it's been thumped over long off. Smoked!

around the wicket

Ten off four balls now

19.2
4
Usman Khan to Sohail Akhtar, FOUR runs, smacked over Usman! Stands tall and pitches this full ball's length very early. Big swing, and he misses the yorker. The low full toss comes off the bat's sweet spot

Qalandars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26AP DevcichFakhar Zaman
2nd63Fakhar ZamanAgha Salman
3rd14SP NarineAgha Salman
4th35BB McCullumAgha Salman
5th2BB McCullumSohail Akhtar
6th1Sohail KhanSohail Akhtar
7th19MJ McClenaghanSohail Akhtar
8th3Gulraiz SadafSohail Akhtar