END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 130/9 (20 runs required, RR: 6.50)

  • Hassan Khan17 (14b)
  • Mohammad Irfan4-0-36-2
  • Tymal Mills4-0-27-2

Amir, Mills, Imad, Afridi - each of these bowlers kept coming at Quetta to make a 150 chase look like 180. If this is a sign of things to come, it will be quite a task to put up tall scores against this bowling unit. Smiles in the Karachi camp as Mickey Arthur, the national team head coach who is also in-charge of the franchise, hugs his boys and exchanges high-fives. The mood is slightly more sombre in the Quetta camp with Viv Richards offering words of consolation. So, not quite the thriller we expected but a fun contest nonetheless.

As well as they bowled, I'd pick Colin Ingram's 21-run 41 as the turning point. That gave them the impetus to post 149, and that made a huge difference in the end. Anything around 125 would've meant a different approach from Quetta.

Shahid Afridi on that super catch: These days, I try to hide myself on the field but Babar told me to field in the deep. It worked well (laughs). Fielding is an art, you have to enjoy it. If you don't, you will be found out. You have to be ready all the time. Karachi Kings is a well-balanced team.

WATCH - Afridi's stunning catch at the boundary (Available in India, UK, and USA only)

19.6
W
Mohammad Irfan to Archer, OUT, excellent improvisation but he can't beat the man at long-off. Walks across, takes this low full toss and looks to belt it over long-off, but turns out to be a simple catch. This is the first time Kings have beaten Gladiators in PSL's short history. Imad Wasim begins his PSL captaincy career with a convincing victory.

JC Archer c Denly b Mohammad Irfan 5 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

19.5
1
Mohammad Irfan to Hassan Khan, 1 run, backs away and steers this full delivery to deep point
19.4
2
Mohammad Irfan to Hassan Khan, 2 runs, steps out and slaps this short ball up and over point, down to the boundary rider
19.3
1
Mohammad Irfan to Archer, 1 run, backs away and drills this full delivery towards wide long-off
19.2
4
Mohammad Irfan to Archer, FOUR runs, this one's squeezed into the gap between point and short third man. Superbly done
19.1
0
Mohammad Irfan to Archer, no run, beaten by a yorker-length delivery outside off. Looked to back away and drill this through cover

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 122/8 (28 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.42, RRR: 28.00)

  • Hassan Khan14 (12b)
  • Tymal Mills4-0-27-2
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-20-1
18.6
W
Mills to Anwar Ali, OUT, as easy as they come as far as catches go. Rizwan backs away wanting to pull but Mills cramps him for room and this ill-advised pull turns into a slice to the keeper.

Anwar Ali c †Mohammad Rizwan b Mills 7 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

18.5
2
Mills to Anwar Ali, 2 runs, muscles this into the gap at deep midwicket, but the boundary rider comes around to cut that off
18.4
0
Mills to Anwar Ali, no run, tries to fetch this short ball from outside off, beaten for pace.
18.3
2lb
Mills to Anwar Ali, 2 leg byes, slower delivery, this time he swings but the ball deflects off the pad away towards Irfan junior who fails to bend down in time to stop it on the first attempt at fine leg. Then, near the boundary cushion, his right leg may have been touching the hoarding as he eventually pulled it back in.
18.2
0
Mills to Anwar Ali, no run, sees the batsman backing away and digs one in short and wide, beaten as he swings through
18.1
0
Mills to Anwar Ali, no run, back of the hand slower delivery which Anwar Ali picks, drilled down but hit the stumps at the non-striker's end to take the pace off. Could've been a boundary otherwise. But that wasn't it. The ball deflected towards where Mills was on his followthrough and he tried to run-out the non-striker

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | QG: 118/7 (32 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 16.00)

  • Anwar Ali5 (4b)
  • Hassan Khan14 (12b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-20-1
  • Tymal Mills3-0-25-1
17.6
1
Mohammad Amir to Anwar Ali, 1 run, driven firmly towards mid-off for a quick single
17.5
0
Mohammad Amir to Anwar Ali, no run, swing and a miss. Looked to cut but beaten by the slowness of this delivery
17.4
0
Mohammad Amir to Anwar Ali, no run, play and a miss. Looked to back away and go through the off side
17.3
4
Mohammad Amir to Anwar Ali, FOUR runs, thick outside edge and this races away to the third man boundary. Looked to flay this behind point
17.2
W
Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Nawaz, OUT, snakes back in a long way to tickle through to the keeper off an inside edge. Nawaz looked to make room and go over cover, but was late on the stroke. That could be the final nail in Quetta's coffin as far as this match is concerned. Nawaz started well but just couldn't bring out the big shots towards the end.

Mohammad Nawaz c †Mohammad Rizwan b Mohammad Amir 30 (20b 3x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

17.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, swings and misses. Looked to pull from way outside off, beaten for pace

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs | QG: 113/6 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 12.33)

  • Mohammad Nawaz30 (18b)
  • Hassan Khan14 (12b)
  • Tymal Mills3-0-25-1
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-15-0
16.6
1lb
Mills to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 leg bye, swings and misses. This tails back in to hit the pad but would've slid down leg. They scamper a leg-bye. Oh, hoye, wait on, wait on. Karachi have reviewed. Nothing wrong with the legality of the delivery, but hawkeye suggests this would've missed leg stump. So the decision won't be overturned. Artificial excitement.

Kashif Malik: "Why the Afridi's catch is not available in Pakistan?" Because we don't have the rights to broadcast videos there.

16.5
0
Mills to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, excellent bouncer, surprises Nawaz with one angled in towards the body, he ducks under it
16.4
1
Mills to Hassan Khan, 1 run, slower length ball angling in, tickled towards fine leg

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
4SR WatsonAsad Shafiq
0Umar AminAsad Shafiq
11KP PietersenUmar Amin
30Umar AminRR Rossouw
21Sarfraz AhmedUmar Amin
4Umar AminMohammad Nawaz (3)
43Mohammad Nawaz (3)Hassan Khan
9Anwar AliHassan Khan
8JC ArcherHassan Khan

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
IU1073140.296
KK1054110.028
PZ1055100.464
QG1055100.312
MS10459-0.191
LQ10376-0.931