Result
18th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 16 2016, Pakistan Super League
201/2
(20 ov, target 202)
203/8
Quetta Glad won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Quetta Gladiators
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Nabi's last-ball four wins Quetta a thriller

Mohammad Nabi emerged the hero for his team, striking a last-ball four to guide Quetta Gladiators to a two-wicket win against Lahore Qalandars

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Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Lahore Qalandars201/2(20 overs)
Quetta Gladiators203/8(20 overs)
end of over 2016 runs
QG: 203/8CRR: 10.15 
Mohammad Nabi30 (12)
Zulfiqar Babar1 (1)
Zohaib Khan4-0-38-0
Dwayne Bravo4-0-30-3

11.50pm Wow, what a nail-biter that was. Sensational stuff this. Mohammad Nabi has helped chase 15 off the last over. Quetta chase down 202 and complete an awesome victory, a win that surely will boost their confidence even more. I wonder if Azhar could have given the last over to the medium-pacer of Delport, all easy in hindsight though. The match looked dead after 18 overs, but Nabi kept it alive with successive boundaries. In the end, this could be a catastrophic loss for Lahore. Karachi have to win their game tomorrow to go through and keep Lahore out of the playoffs.

Bismillah Khan is the Man of the Match: "They gave me a chance and I'm happy for that, the staff gave me a lot of confidence. the cricket is easy, it is the pressure at this level. You handle the pressure well, you'll be successful."

SabawoonSalik: "Great to see Nabi scoring some runs a real booster for the play-offs"

19.6
4
Zohaib Khan to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs
it has gone for four and Nabi has done it for his side. What drama here. Very full and wide outside off, Nabi scythes it away over point. What a game this has been. Zohaib chose to bowl it full and wide, was that the wisest choice? Nabi got under it and found the gap. Bravo, it seemed, ran around and fumbled at the boundary.

3 off 1.

19.5
1
Zohaib Khan to Zulfiqar Babar, 1 run
full toss is drilled back to Zohaib who drops a really hard chance. They scamper one as well. He could have stopped the single. If he had taken it, Nabi would not be on strike.

Right then, the game right here. This is the ball. The all-important penultimate ball. A wicket?

19.4
1
Zohaib Khan to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
yorker outside off, a thick inside edge goes to short fine leg for one. Nabi is off strike

A conference. Coming over the wickets is an option. Lots of hand movement from Azhar. Won't matter if Nabi connects.

19.3
6
Zohaib Khan to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs
that is six. Short outside off, Nabi stays back and whacks it. Long over the fence. Very predictable stuff.

The bowler will have to take a punt, be brave and slow one up outside off.

19.2
4
Zohaib Khan to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs
that will be four. Anticipating that length, gets back in the crease and drills it back to the long-on fence. Great shot.

15 off 5. If the yorker length is missed, ....

19.1
Zohaib Khan to Mohammad Nabi, no run
yorker on off, drilled back to the bowler. Zohaib does well. Picks up and removes the stumps, the non-striker is back but.

Not impossible. 15 off 6. They don't have a front-line bowler to bowl. Nabi is key. Zohaib Khan has been given the ball. It is spin. There may be a bit of dew too.

end of over 1912 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 187/8CRR: 9.84 • RRR: 15.00
Mohammad Nabi15 (7)
Zulfiqar Babar0 (0)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-30-3
Ehsan Adil4-0-39-4
18.6
1
Bravo to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
worked away to deep midwicket for a run. Nabi wants the strike and he'll get it

Rahat : "what a nail biter"

Awais: "No not again.. another twist"

18.5
w
Bravo to Anwar Ali, OUT
gone. What an important wicket. Will it matter though because Nabi is back on strike? Another slower ball on off, hit away into the air to long-on. Umar Akmal takes a quality, pressure catch. This pendulum is swinging again
Anwar Ali c Umar Akmal b Bravo 6 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

A boundary here changes things, but then again, so does a wicket.

Uzair: "One more six and the game is changed again."

18.4
1
Bravo to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
full on off, full toss maybe. Swatted to long-on for a run

Around the wicket

18.3
Bravo to Mohammad Nabi, no run
another slower ball outside off, right in the slot again. Nabi fails to connect. Dot ball
18.2
4
Bravo to Mohammad Nabi, FOUR runs
four. Wow, what is happening here? Slower ball outside off, Nabi comes down and gets bat on his slice past point for four. Not sure he intended it but in the gap, four.
18.1
6
Bravo to Mohammad Nabi, SIX runs
six. What a start to the over that is. Full outside off, Nabi rushes down and just clobbers it over cover. Clears the boundary by a distance. Pressure on Bravo now

Bravo to bowl the penultimate over. One of the spinners or Delport will have to bowl the last.

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 175/7CRR: 9.72 • RRR: 13.50
Anwar Ali6 (7)
Mohammad Nabi3 (2)
Ehsan Adil4-0-39-4
Kevon Cooper4-0-37-1
17.6
Ehsan Adil to Anwar Ali, no run
full outside off, Anwar fails to connect. Beaten. End of an outstanding comeback by Ehsan Adil.
17.5
1
Ehsan Adil to Mohammad Nabi, 1 run
full on off, drilled to long-on
17.4
2
Ehsan Adil to Mohammad Nabi, 2 runs
nicely hit. Full and wide outside off, scythed away past point for a couple. Good fielding at the boundary
17.3
w
Ehsan Adil to Mohammad Nawaz, OUT
gone. Nawaz goes. Adil gets him. Put in the slot on off, right there for the big hit and Nawaz goes for it but on;ly manages a thin outside edge which is easily held by the keeper.
Mohammad Nawaz c †Mohammad Rizwan b Ehsan Adil 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mustafa: "Fair play award goes to Ehsan Adil"

17.2
Ehsan Adil to Mohammad Nawaz, no run
full on off, superbly driven but straight to cover.
17.1
1
Ehsan Adil to Anwar Ali, 1 run
full on off, driven to long-off

Mohammad Nawaz has come out.

Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossQuetta Gladiators , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2016
Player Of The Match
Bismillah Khan
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.20, Interval 16.20-16.40, Second Session 16.40-18.10
Match days16 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Joel Wilson
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Shozab Raza
Reserve Umpire
Ahmed Shahab
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsQuetta Gladiators 2, Lahore Qalandars 0