7.00pm Whew, what a game. The Qalandars were rocking that chase for its majority. The Gladiators chipped away and kept themselves in the hunt with wickets. Their fielding was decent, their accuracy good. And the Qalandars have just been undone by some spectacular spin bowling. A rather sluggish surface and a low-scoring thriller, superb entertainment.

Presentation time.

Hasan Khan is the Man of the Match

Brendon McCullum: "A funny old game, both teams feeling out the competition. Timid in parts. We tried to get too safe against spin, we got good players, I'd rather them caught at the boundary than bowled or lbw."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "A couple of fielding lapses but we recovered well. A lot of motivation from our support staff. The key was wickets."

18.4
W
Hassan Khan to Yasir Shah, OUT, straight up and Hasan takes a juggled catch. The Quetta Gladiators complete a stunning turnaround victory. A touch short from Hasan, yasir goes back and looks to pull but gets a thick leading edge, goes straight up and Hasan settles underneath it.

Yasir Shah c & b Hassan Khan 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

18.3
1
Hassan Khan to Mohammad Irfan, 1 run, driven decently to long-off. Another single.

10 off 10

18.2
1
Hassan Khan to Yasir Shah, 1 run, shouldn't be a run there. Worked down to short fine leg for a quick single. Is there a direct hit? Irfan took his time to get across but got there eventually
18.1
1
Hassan Khan to Mohammad Irfan, 1 run, short on off, pulled to long-on

Pressure on the batting side. One boundary changes things though. Hasan will bowl. A slip

END OF OVER:
18 | 1 Run 2 Wkts | LQ: 125/9 (12 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 6.00)

  • Yasir Shah0 (2b)
  • Mohammad Irfan1 (1b)
  • Tymal Mills4-0-31-1
  • Mohammad Nawaz4-0-19-2
17.6
0
Mills to Yasir Shah, no run, uh oh. Full and wide, Yasir looks to go over mid-off. No contact. Suddenly, run rate is a factor too

Plenty of noise around too. A proper low-scoring thriller

17.5
0
Mills to Yasir Shah, no run, good length outside off, blocked to cover
17.4
1
Mills to Mohammad Irfan, 1 run, just wide of slip. Full outside off, a thick outside edge. Splendid captaincy from Sarfraz, he has third man so fine for the No. 11

13 off 15. One wicket. Quetta suddenly favourites. A slip in place

17.3
W
Mills to Narine, OUT, gone! Quetta have the wicket they need. What bowling from Mills. Doesn't bother with the slower delivery, goes full and straight. Just a touch short than a full length. Narine is rooted in the crease and the ball pins him right in front. On this surface, bounce is hardly going to be a factor. Given.

SP Narine lbw b Mills 26 (15b 0x4 3x6) SR: 173.33

13 needed off 16. More importantly,. Gladiators need a wicket. Yasir Shah is the new man.

17.2
W
Mills to Bilawal Bhatti, OUT, how is that? A direct hit at the bowler's end. it's either a wicket or two runs. A length delivery from Mills, tapped to cover. The fielder picks up, turns around and effects a direct hit at the bowler's end. Bhatti is short by a few inches. Fantastic fielding. How crucial will that be?

Bilawal Bhatti run out (Perera) 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.1
0
Mills to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full and wide, inside the tramline. Bhatti misses his drive

END OF OVER:
17 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | LQ: 124/7 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.29, RRR: 4.33)

  • Sunil Narine26 (14b)
  • Bilawal Bhatti1 (1b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz4-0-19-2
  • Thisara Perera3-0-27-0
16.6
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Narine, SIX runs, fired outside off, Narine doesn't care, clears his front leg and heaves the ball way over long-on. Six more. What an innings he has played

Zameer Arif: "A MoM performance from Narine. Well done."

16.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, driven to long-off with the spin
16.4
W
Mohammad Nawaz to Elliott, OUT, bowled. Big wicket. Flat delivery and straight, not very pacey. Gets the ball to stop a touch, beats the bat and hits middle stump. Undone by the pace of the surface. Beautifully bowled

GD Elliott b Mohammad Nawaz 26 (30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.66

Qalandars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34BB McCullumJJ Roy
2nd15BB McCullumFakhar Zaman
3rd1Umar AkmalFakhar Zaman
4th10Mohammad RizwanFakhar Zaman
5th8GD ElliottFakhar Zaman
6th9GD ElliottSohail Tanvir
7th40GD ElliottSP Narine
8th7SP NarineBilawal Bhatti
9th0Yasir ShahSP Narine
10th4Yasir ShahMohammad Irfan (4)

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ84390.309
QG84390.166
KK8448-0.098
IU8448-0.139
LQ8356-0.223