25th Match (D/N), Abu Dhabi, Mar 5 2019, Pakistan Super League
(19.5/20 ov, target 125)
Zalmi won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
Peshawar Zalmi
• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Misbah-ul-Haq's fifty helps Peshawar Zalmi clinch playoffs berth

Lahore Qalandars had reduced Peshawar Zalmi to 20 for 5. Then walked in Misbah-ul-Haq, who combined with Darren Sammy to seal a knockouts berth for his side

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Scorecard summary
Lahore Qalandars124/7(20 overs)
Haris Sohail43 (33)
David Wiese*26 (16)
Sameen Gul2/17(4)
Peshawar Zalmi125/6(19.5 overs)

7.20pm What a knock from Misbah! What a partnership too, with Sammy. All those years of experience really counted in the end, and this win means Zalmi have qualified for the play-offs. Misbah finishes with 59 not out, having added a round 100 for the sixth wicket with Sammy, which is a new PSL record. Where did it all go wrong for Qalandars? They had the game in their hands when Zalmi were 20 for 5. For his game-changing knock, Misbah is the Player of the Match.

"To qualify for the play-offs was the first objective," says Zalmi captain Darren Sammy. "We've got one game left, hopefully we can seal that top two spot. We're united, we win together, we lose together."

Muneeb Saeed: "cometh the moment, cometh the man! What an innings from King Misbah! "

Abdul Khan: "Misbah ul haq loves the Abu Dhabi stadium. He has a great record and it would be a great way to end his time in Abu Dhabi. Love you King"

Abhijato: "The last over kept us on the edge of our seats. These veterans of the game have shown us what experience and temperament can help you achieve. It's been an insightful experience for both cricket fans and young players watching the game. The PSL is leaving us breathless with its production of one timeless thriller after another... Cheers to tapes for holding these creaky bones together, the PCB for organising this tournament, and Cricinfo for making cricket easier to follow and love!"

Ashish Poudel: "I am very unhappy for Shishir ... I think he will die single : ) "

Lamichhane to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
tapped to short third man, they take on the fielder and complete a remarkable chase!

And now ten Doeschate will go off. He's hurt his back and can't continue. Lamichhane will finish the over, Wahab Riaz on strike. Super over, anyone?

ten Doeschate to Misbah-ul-Haq, 3 runs
overthrows! Misbah clips to midwicket, and they take on the fielder for a second run. The throw from the deep by Fakhar is not a great one, and the keeper can't collect it cleanly either, giving away another run. And they're level

Misbah is on strike. Oh dear, and ten Doeschate seems to have hurt his back as well. Drama. Lamichhane to finish the over?? No, ten Doeschate is good to go

ten Doeschate to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
short, and it's pulled down to fine leg, where the fielder collects on the bounce

Five balls remain, Zalmi need five runs from them

ten Doeschate to Sammy, OUT
Sammy is floored! The ball keeps a little low, Sammy swings hard at it, but it zips under the bat and into the stumps. He loses his balance trying to play the shot too. Ten Doeschate comes over himself to help Sammy up
DJG Sammy b ten Doeschate 46 (36b 4x4 1x6) SR: 127.77
ten Doeschate to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
dropped at fine leg! It was a really tough chance. Misbah swung the ball very hard down to fine leg, and Sohail Akhtar had to dive to get down low at the dipping chance. He got there, but couldn't hold on as he hit the ground

Sujan from Nepal: "Shishir, please propose the girl if Sandy defends the match in last over. Sandy, please win this match for Shishir and us. " -- Sorry everyone, Ryan ten Doeschate will bowl the last over

end of over 197 runs
PZ: 119/5CRR: 6.26 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Daren Sammy46 (35)
Misbah-ul-Haq55 (53)
Shaheen Afridi4-1-17-3
Haris Rauf4-0-28-0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sammy, no run
another excellent yorker from Afridi, and Sammy can do nothing with this one
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
just short of a good length and Misbah swivels to pull to midwicket
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sammy, 1 run
sharp yorker from Afridi, but it still brings a single as Sammy digs it out to long off
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
flicked off the pads for a single into the leg side

Nadeem: "Amazing display of batting by these two 'seniors' and teaching the younger generations how to play in these conditions. "

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
Shaheen aims full, just outside off, and Misbah is forward to push to cover
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs
lofted over cover! Misbah goes to fifty. This stand is now the highest for the sixth wicket in PSL history, and Misbah is the oldest player to score a T20 fifty

This stand of 92 (so far) has resurrected Zalmi. They need just 13 from the last two overs now, a situation that was almost unthinkable when they were 20 for 5

end of over 1818 runs
PZ: 112/5CRR: 6.22 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 from 12b
Daren Sammy45 (33)
Misbah-ul-Haq49 (49)
Haris Rauf4-0-28-0
Shaheen Afridi3-1-10-3
Haris Rauf to Sammy, SIX runs
launched over cover! Sammy has taken Rauf on, and won the battle. This was full and wide, and Sammy sent it arcing over the cover field with a fierce swing of the blade
Haris Rauf to Sammy, 2 runs
full and swatted out to deep midwicket, where Devcich sprints around the boundary to keep them to two

Isaac Marshall: "There was huge pressure on Shehzad! If he didn't get a big score he was probably dropped for the rest of the PSL and maybe not retained for next year so it was a potentially career deciding knock. It's like comparing mandarins to tangerines."

Haris Rauf to Sammy, FOUR runs
off the edge! Sammy swings hard at a full one and a thick edge bouncing down to the third man boundary

Bilal Ahmed: "Misbah is oozing experience. He's an epitome of class and composure."

Haris Rauf to Sammy, FOUR runs
slapped over mid off! Sammy spots a full length delivery and lifts it cleanly over mid off to raise the hundred
Haris Rauf to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
in the air, but safe! Misbah heaves at a length delivery but he miscues the shot. Fortunately for him, he hits it so badly that the ball drops well in front of long on
Haris Rauf to Sammy, 1 run
yorker to start from Rauf, Sammy squeezes it down to third man for a single

Aishf: "You have got to admire Zalmi's resilency. They never give up even if they are in tough situations. Perhaps the Qalandars can take a note from them seeing how they have thrown away easier matches."

end of over 174 runs
PZ: 94/5CRR: 5.52 • RRR: 10.33 • Need 31 from 18b
Misbah-ul-Haq48 (48)
Daren Sammy28 (28)
Shaheen Afridi3-1-10-3
David Wiese4-0-32-1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
very full, just outside off, and Misbah drills his drive to cover, where Fakhar dives to stop the shot and save a boundary

Ali: "@Isaac, you cant compare apple with oranges. This is an innings under pressure and that innings was relatively pressure-less."

Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPeshawar Zalmi , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2019
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.20, Second Session 17.20- 18.50
Match days5 March 2019 - day/night match (20-over match)
Asif Yaqoob
Ahsan Raza
TV Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Reserve Umpire
Faisal Afridi
Match Referee
Mohammed Anees
PointsPeshawar Zalmi 2, Lahore Qalandars 0