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Quetta thump Karachi to seal playoff spot

Grant Elliott picked up his second consecutive Man-of-the-Match award, helping Quetta Gladiators become the first team to seal a spot in PSL playoffs following their five-wicket win against Karachi Kings in Sharjah

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7.00pm That's it from us. Hope you've enjoyed our coverage, and do stay tuned for the second match of the day - Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi. Until then, goodbye!

Grant Elliott is the man of the match. "We're bowling very well as a unit, and with that pressure, someone's going to get a couple of wickets, and I was fortunate," he says. "There wasn't a lot of bounce, and maybe a little variation in pace. 150 would have been a good total. I guess changes of pace creates that variation. The batter wants to get at you at his peril."

Shoaib Malik: "Today's wicket wasn't a 180 wicket. It was around 150. We started off well, but could not capitalise on that start. Whoever is settled, should bat till the end. I was settled, I thought it was time to go for a big shot."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "I want to give credit to all the bowlers, I want to take all their names. I understood that the ball was keeping a bit low, so I played a little cautiously and knew we would win if I did that."

Saaib Uppal: "With 10 points, Quetta has clinched a spot in the 1st Qualifying Final! Their remaining two games are essentially dead rubbers now."

Salahuddin: "Karachi playing with 5 all rounders and only 3 specialist batsmen, I think we can see where the problem is"

6.47pm And that is that. Quetta are back on top of the PSL table. They've controlled this game from start to finish. Plenty of strange tactics from Karachi. First, they mixed their batting order up, promoting Tanvir ahead of Mushfiqur and Imad. Then they didn't bowl Mir Hamza at all, and only used Tanvir for two overs.

18.5
1
Sohail Tanvir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, length ball on off stump, and Anwar clears his front leg and punches it away to the right of sweeper cover
18.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shuffles across, exposes all his stumps. Tanvir follows him with a back-of-a-length ball and he tucks it quietly into the square leg region
18.3
2
Sohail Tanvir to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, back of a length on off stump, forced off the back foot to the left of sweeper cover
18.2
1
Sohail Tanvir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, cramps the batsman who's looking to create room for himself. Lets it come and dabs to short third man
18.1
1
Sohail Tanvir to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, shortish outside off, slapped straight to backward point. No chance of a single but the fielder, Imad, threw at the batrsman's end and conceded an overthrow

Tanvir.

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs | QG: 121/5 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.72, RRR: 3.00)

  • Anwar Ali3 (5b)
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed25 (30b)
  • RS Bopara3-0-14-0
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-34-1
17.6
0
Bopara to Anwar Ali, no run, yorker on leg stump, jabbed back to the bowler
  • Quetta thump Karachi to seal playoff spot

    Grant Elliott picked up his second consecutive Man-of-the-Match award, helping Quetta Gladiators become the first team to seal a spot in PSL playoffs following their five-wicket win against Karachi Kings in Sharjah

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st33LJ WrightAhmed Shehzad
2nd33KP PietersenAhmed Shehzad
3rd29KP PietersenSarfaraz Ahmed
4th8GD ElliottSarfaraz Ahmed
5th14Sarfaraz AhmedMohammad Nawaz (3)
6th10Sarfaraz AhmedAnwar Ali

Pakistan Super League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
PZ1073140.828
QG1073140.376
IU1055100.127
KK105510-0.673
MS103760.173
LQ10376-0.837