264dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Peshawar steal one-run win, Quetta knocked out

The silly and the sublime came together in Lahore for a riveting finish as Peshawar Zalmi booked their place in the second qualifier and increased their chances of becoming back-to-back champions

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LA Dawson
62(35) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
9 0 0 6 13 0 8 26
Mohammad Nawaz(3)
35(32) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 5 13 6 2 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Rahat Ali
O4
M0
R16
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Hasan Ali
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
20 | 23 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 156/9 (2 runs required, RR: 7.80)

  • Mir Hamza0 (1b)
  • LA Dawson4-0-52-0
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-26-2

11.50pm That's all from Lahore tonight. Quetta Gladiators' season comes to an end but we still have two games to go in this tournament. Tomorrow we meet again for the second eliminator to see who will join Islamabad United in the finals. Will it be Peshawar who come up on top tomorrow or will Karachi's rampage continue? Guess we'll find out in 24 hours. For now, it's goodbye from all of us at ESPNcricinfo. See you soon!

11.40pm Time for the presentation. Hasan Ali (2-21) is the Man of the Match. He says: "As long as we win, it's okay to win late. The last over was a lot of pressure because of Anwar's sixes. The way Sarfraz played, we felt the pressure back then too. I am fit now, both with the new ball and the old ball. Finally, a big thank you to the Lahore crowd."

Losing captain Sarfraz Ahmed: "The match was in our hand, and I feel we lost the game because of our own errors. Nawaz and I shouldn't have been out that time. If we were sensible off the last ball, we could've had the super over, but the pressure got the better of the boys at the end. The way the pitch was, it didn't matter whether we batted first or second today. Our journey this year has been full of ups and downs, but Nadeem (our owner) has been excellent. Hope to come back stronger next year."

Winning captain Darren Sammy: "Needing 25, you tend to back your own team. The games against Quetta are always excellent, the crowd was great too, and honestly, a win is a win. At the start of the tournament, we lost some players. So, credit goes to these guys. Our coaches worked with the boys, and today, I needed them to step up. Sameen's two wickets were crucial, Asif was great, but our two seniors: Wahab and Hasan showed their class. Dawson the way he batted, without that innings we wouldn't be hear today. We enjoy this win, but need to take on Karachi again. Got to come back and do the basics right. Hopefully, we can continue this."

zulfi: "from Argentina losing final to Germany and twice to Chile, to Quetta losing two consecutive finals with RCB losing the final too... What should there fans like me do....? wait for SA to win WCup?"

That's the third year in a row that a play-off game between Peshawar and Quetta has finished in a one-run win. We await the presentation now.

Tariq: "Dawson made two fifties today. While batting, and bowling as well."

Saqib: "Why Hamza didn't run???? Poor running cost the match. "

Adnan: "Remember those 5 over throws?? "

11.27pm Another classic Peshawar-Quetta encounter tonight. Dawson conceded 23 off that final over, but Quetta fall short by a solitary run. The Quetta fans are in tears. Hafeez, Dawson, Kamran, Sammy celebrate! Quetta fall short to Peshawar once again but they'll think of all the 'what ifs'. The double-wicket over that included the dismissals of Sarfraz and Nawaz, the extra runs conceded in the field, the overthrow that went for four, all of that will hurt Quetta tonight. Peshawar are through to the second eliminator, where they face Karachi Kings tomorrow.

Don't forget Dawson's contribution with the bat, though. He was the only one to score a fifty today, and it was his 35-ball 62 that even took Peshawar to 157. Even if Peshawar would've lost tonight, it was his batting that gave their bowlers some sort of target to work with.

19.6
W
Dawson to Anwar Ali, 1 run, OUT, Peshawar win by one! Full toss on middle stump, and it's been smacked over Dawson! Dropped at long on but he's quick to throw it back in. The batsmen try to take the second, but they can't make it. Dawson takes the bails off at the non-striker's and Quetta Gladiators are eliminated.

Mir Hamza run out (Umaid Asif/Dawson) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Quetta need 3. Two for a super over

19.5
6
Dawson to Anwar Ali, SIX runs, over long off! This is unbelievable. Good length just outside off, Anwar comes down the wicket again and bunts it over Dawson's head. Tears in the stands among Peshawar fans

Quetta need 9 off two

19.4
6
Dawson to Anwar Ali, SIX runs, lifted! Over long on. Flat ball outside off, and Anwar once again charges down the wicket to smack it to the leg side. Full follow through of the bat!
19.3
0
Dawson to Anwar Ali, no run, full and wide outside off. Tries to drive this inside out over cover, but takes the inside edge. Goes to short fine leg, and refuses the single

Sid: "Not taking away anything from his commitment, but why did Sammy play this game when he is clearly unfit? It is different if you got injured during the game and you give your 100% to help your team, but it doesn't make any sense to play when you start limping from the first ball you face. Easy target on the field to pick up singles, and a liability while batting to rotate the strike. "

19.2
6
Dawson to Anwar Ali, SIX runs, ten off two! Quetta aren't going down just yet. Full outside off, and Anwar shimmies down the wicket. Meets it on the full, and muscled over long on. This game ain't over just yet
19.1
4
Dawson to Anwar Ali, FOUR runs, full outside off, and Anwar takes a big swing at it. Takes the top edge, and falls past Sammy's left. He's hobbling across - at third man - but Dawson's not pleased at all

Liam Dawson to bowl the final over. Quetta need 25. Anwar Ali has taken his helmet off

Mazahir: "When he (Wahab Riaz) is on song, he really means business, brilliant bowling by him."

Waleed : "So who's gonna captain Karachi tommorow as imad is injured and Morgan not coming to pakistan..??" -- Shahid Afridi

Muhammad Arif: "We, the people of Pakistan want to thank all the foreign players for coming to Pakistan... Especially sir Sammy and sir Richards... Love and respect from the people of Pakistan."

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Asad ShafiqT Kohler-Cadmore
2nd17Mohammad Nawaz (3)T Kohler-Cadmore
3rd63Sarfraz AhmedMohammad Nawaz (3)
4th0Sarfraz AhmedRR Rossouw
5th36MahmudullahRR Rossouw
6th1NLTC PereraRR Rossouw
7th15Anwar AliNLTC Perera
8th1Anwar AliHassan Khan
9th23Anwar AliMir Hamza

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