Result
Eliminator 1 (N), Lahore, Mar 20 2018, Pakistan Super League
157
(20 ov, target 158)
156/9
Zalmi won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
Peshawar Zalmi
1y
• The 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 
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Peshawar Zalmi157(20 overs)
Liam Dawson62 (35)
Tamim Iqbal27 (29)
Quetta Gladiators156/9(20 overs)
end of over 2023 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 156/9CRR: 7.8 
Mir Hamza0 (1)
Liam 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
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."

end of over 193 runs • 2 wicket
QG: 133/8CRR: 7 • RRR: 25.00
Mir Hamza0 (1)
Anwar Ali5 (8)
Wahab Riaz4-0-26-2
Hasan Ali4-0-21-2
18.6
Wahab Riaz to Mir Hamza, no run
yorker on off stump. Bottom edged by the batsman but the ball goes nowhere. It's near his boots, and Wahab ends with a dot. Akmal runs across and hugs Wahab for that over

Malik Murad: "The best part of T20 is that it changes so quickly, until the 10th over, QG were pretty much set to win this contest but just one over (Sarfu and Nawaz wickets) changed the entire scenario."

Malik Fakhar: "Carlos braithwate needed by quetta..."

Umer Farooq: "wise capitancy from sammy. not thinking of last over and putting his best bowlers who gave the desire result"

18.5
w
Wahab Riaz to Hassan Khan, OUT
edged! And that's the second wicket of the over. Good length on off stump, and Hasan tries to run this down fine. Gets bat on ball, but ends up edging it straight to Akmal. Quetta need 25 off 7
Hassan Khan c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Taha: "Brilliant captaincy by limping leader! "

Ammar ahmad: "What a match this has been! Goosebumps every ball. Wahab you beauty! But Quetta still have high hitters in their dugout!"

18.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Anwar Ali, 1 run
good length on off stump, bunted over Wahab to long on once again. Flat-bats it but not off the bat's middle

Hasan walks in to bat. His nose was bleeding just an hour ago. Full marks for the commitment for sure

18.3
w
Wahab Riaz to Perera, OUT
holes out to long on! Taken by Jordan, the sub. Full and wide outside off, and Perera drags his slog to the leg side. Straight to long on, and Jordan has to bend slightly down to complete the catch. Peshawar firmly on top now
NLTC Perera c sub (CJ Jordan) b Wahab Riaz 12 (11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

Quetta need 26 off 10

18.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Anwar Ali, 1 run
good length on leg stump, flat-batted over the bowler's head to long on. Perera's back on strike
18.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Perera, 1 run
full on off stump, squeezed to deep backward point but for only a single! Anwar's back on strike. Peshawar won't mind

Quetta need 28 off 12 and here's Wahab Riaz to bowl out

Krish: "Quetta should not lose hope. They still have an over from Liam Dawson. A left arm bowler against Perera is always fun. Lets hope the big slog clears the mid-wicket boundary multiple times to reach them to qualifier."

sjaka: "Tornado watch issued both here in Florida and Lahore (for different reasons) !!!"

Yousuf: "What about a super over?" -- stop giving us ideas, Yousuf

end of over 182 runs
QG: 130/6CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 14.00
Anwar Ali3 (6)
Thisara Perera11 (9)
Hasan Ali4-0-21-2
Wahab Riaz3-0-23-0
17.6
Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, no run
another dot! What an over. Good length outside off, and tries another leg-side heave. Can't make the connect and Hasan finishes his spell in a terrific manner!
17.5
Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, no run
short on off stump, tries to pull this into the stands, but can only swivel. Can't connect as the ball goes over his bat. Only two off the over. How can Hasan Ali finish?

Irfan siddiqui: "@shabaib soumya sarkar?? :)"

17.4
1
Hasan Ali to Perera, 1 run
back of a length outside off, muscles this pull down the ground. Goes to wide long on, and the throw from there is sent in in a flash! No chance of a second

Quetta need 29 off 15

17.3
Hasan Ali to Perera, no run
full on off stump, but another slower ball! Perera tries to drive this inside out, but once again through his shot too early. Takes the bat's toe end and goes to Hasan
17.2
Hasan Ali to Perera, no run
good length outside off, but it's the cutter on this occasion. Perera tries to slog this over the leg side, but through the shot too early. Misses it completely
17.1
1
Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, 1 run
good length outside off, pokes at it and runs this down to third man

Hasan Ali to bowl out

Best performances - batsmen
LA Dawson
62 runs (35)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
slog shot
22 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
9006130826
Mohammad Nawaz(3)
35 runs (32)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
851362001
Best performances - bowlers
Rahat Ali
O
4
M
0
R
16
W
4
Eco
4.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Hasan Ali
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossQuetta Gladiators , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2018
Player Of The Match
Hasan Ali
Series resultPeshawar Zalmi advanced
Season2017/18
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20-25, Interval 20.25-20-45, Second Session 20.45-22.05
Match days20 March 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Aleem Dar
Rashid Riaz
TV Umpire
Ahmed Shahab
Reserve Umpire
Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
Mohammed Anees