Result
1st Qualifying Final (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 19 2016, Pakistan Super League
133
(20 ov, target 134)
132/9
Quetta Glad won by 1 run
Player Of The Match
Quetta Gladiators
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Quetta through to final after one-run win

The first qualifier of the inaugural Pakistan Super League was a nail-biting affair and came down to the last ball, with Quetta Gladiators holding their nerve to clinch a one-run win and leave their opponents Peshawar Zalmi heartbroken

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Scorecard summary
Quetta Gladiators133(19.3 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi132/9(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs • 2 wicket
PZ: 132/9CRR: 6.6 
Mohammad Asghar1 (1)
Shaun Tait0 (0)
Aizaz Cheema4-0-34-2
Anwar Ali4-0-28-1

11:50pm: Phew, what a finish! Sarfraz sets off on a celebratory run and thuds himself into the floor. KP leaps for joy. Quetta have booked their tickets to the final. Peshwar are not out yet; they can have a another crack at the final if they win the third qualifier. They await the winner of the Islamabad v Karachi clash.

Nawaz is the Man of the Match

Cheema: The morale is high and is great to be in the final. I dedicate the win to my family.

wasiQ: "so it's #cheemaa you beauty."

Abdul: "Sir viv richards celebrations #pricelessMoments"

Noman: "Aizaz Cheema done it again. First for Pakistan in Asia Cup 2012 & now for Quetta. What a cool man he is.. Take a bow.."

Aamir: "What a nail biter !"

Ali Cheema: "Underdogs Gladiators are the first team to qualify for the finals :) "

Noman Awan: "PSL is the winner in the end."

Aafaq Parry: "So it would be KP 's third league final this year... he would love to go 1 step ahead... Best of luck #QG"

Orian Zaphire: "Thats the ultimate definition of a nail bitter in T20, Cheers to Gladiators.

Aafaq Parry: "We have had 2 nail-biting lower scoring games today... Congrats to #Cheema N #Morris fo holding on to their nerves in pressure situations..."

It was a pleasure to bring you this match. Thanks for your comments and company. Do tune in tomorrow as well. Goodbye and good night for now.

19.6
1
Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Asghar, 1 run
Cheema wins a thriller for Quetta; they are through to the final. Big celebrations in the Quetta camp. Viv Richards is jumping amid his boys. Rising short ball, Asghar shapes to pull/slog and ends up flapping it back towards the bowler

Cheema is on a hat-trick. Peshawar need three off the last ball

19.5
w
Aizaz Cheema to Wahab Riaz, OUT
Sir Viv is up on his feet, he is thrilled. Sammy has his hands on his head. Short and wide outside off, carved in the air. Another skier. Shehzad hangs onto this catch at point even as he tumbles onto the ground. Shehzad is pumped
Wahab Riaz c Ahmed Shehzad b Aizaz Cheema 22 (16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

Wahab on strike. Asghar is the new man

19.4
w
Aizaz Cheema to Hasan Ali, OUT
rushing short ball on off, Hasan aims for a gallery hit. He only sends a top edge into the air..... Cheema moves forward and to his right towards the short-midwicket region and hangs onto the pressure catch
Hasan Ali c & b Aizaz Cheema 5 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Safeer beeriche: "Morris done it for SA, can Wahab also?"

Peshawar need three runs off three balls

19.3
1
Aizaz Cheema to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
dug in short on off, the top edge lands in front of long-on
19.2
4
Aizaz Cheema to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs
low full toss on off, Wahab spanks it to the cow corner boundary

Ghumman: "PSL delivering thrillers."

Wasimqadir: "Who is in fr a super over???"

19.1
Aizaz Cheema to Wahab Riaz, no run
full and angled from wide of the crease, Wahab loads up for a slap over the covers. He can't touch it

Peshawar need eight off the last over

Ali Cheema: "Does anyone remember Aizaz Cheema's last over heroics in Asia Cup final vs Bangladesh? I have faith in him"

end of over 1913 runs
PZ: 126/7CRR: 6.63 • RRR: 8.00
Wahab Riaz17 (12)
Hasan Ali5 (2)
Anwar Ali4-0-28-1
Mohammad Nawaz4-0-27-3
18.6
1
Anwar Ali to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
glanced off the legs to short fine leg
18.5
Anwar Ali to Wahab Riaz, no run
short and outside off, he throws his hands at a cut and misses. Wahab is distraught with himself

Zuhaib Afzal: "What a match we have! "

18.4
4
Anwar Ali to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs
low full toss on the pads. That's a gift.... whipped away through backward square leg

shehroze: "Happiness is to watch Sir Viv Richards getting excited on every happening of match"

18.4
1w
Anwar Ali to Wahab Riaz, 1 wide
full and drifting down leg, wide

Aamir: "Now its all about who can handle pressure the best..."

18.3
2
Anwar Ali to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs
too full on off, Wahab drops to one knee and goes over the covers
18.2
1
Anwar Ali to Hasan Ali, 1 run
nice and full on off, Anwar finds the outside edge, which runs towards short third man, Cheema flings to his left and stops the ball
18.1
4
Anwar Ali to Hasan Ali, FOUR runs
length ball on off, Hasan punts it over mid-off

Hasan Ali to face his first ball in PSL. Anwar with the ball

end of over 1814 runs • 1 wicket
PZ: 113/7CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 10.50
Wahab Riaz10 (8)
Mohammad Nawaz4-0-27-3
Anwar Ali3-0-15-1

Zuhaib Afzal: "Another twist"

Umer Mukhtar: "And Nawaz passes the test..."

17.6
w
Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, OUT
Viv Richards takes high-fives in the dug out; Sammy falls. Slides in on off, Sammy sets up for another heave. This time he holes out to N-Mac at long-on
DJG Sammy c McCullum b Mohammad Nawaz 38 (29b 5x4 1x6) SR: 131.03
17.5
2
Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, 2 runs
full and outside off, drilled to left of long-off

Ayub: "Big test for Nawaz"

17.4
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, FOUR runs
another flat, fast one, Sammy cudgels it to the cow corner fence. It does not look pretty but that will do for Peshawar
17.3
6
Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, SIX runs
quicker and shorter outside off, Sammy sits back and pummels it over long-on
17.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
slides on straight, driven through cover
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPeshawar Zalmi , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2016
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nawaz
Series resultQuetta Gladiators advanced
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 days19 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Shozab Raza
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Ahmed Shahab
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama