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Zalmi vs Qalandars, Eliminator 2 at Lahore, PSL 2023, Mar 17 2023 - Ball by Ball Commentary

Eliminator 2 (N), Lahore, March 17, 2023, Pakistan Super League
(18.5/20 ov, T:172) 176/6

Qalandars won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
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Cricinfo's MVP
104.77 ptsImpact List
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10.44 pm So Qalandars set up a rematch with Multan Sultans. There were a few hiccups in the chase and Qalandars left the door ajar with some terrible running between the wickets, but Zalmi could not capitalize on any number of runout chances. This was far from the most cleanly played game by both sides, but in the end, Qalandars made fewer mistakes to get across the line.

Hasaan: "Shaheen!!! YOU BEAUTY!!! "

Qalandars allrounder Sikandar Raza: "For me, it's a massive achievement and a humbling experience. Inshallah we'll defend our trophy. Tahir and Sam Billings had a very good partnership. We said instead of slogging, good cricket shots will give you a lot of reward and running hard between the wickets. We plan well to maximize our rest to hydrate well, eat well. Everyone was fit and ran hard between the wickets. Shaheen allows us to speak. It's not always him. Sam Billings, David Wiese, myself, he opens the floor to let anyone speak. So he always consults others and is a brave captain."

Zalmi captain Babar Azam: "We had a good first 11 overs, but then overs 11 to 15 we didn't score enough. We needed 185. The wicket was a little two-paced. After 10 overs the ball reversed a little bit for the pacers and it became a little difficult. In the end, our bowling was not up to the mark. We were good for 8 to 9 overs in the field, but not the full 20."

Player of the Match is Tahir Mirza Baig for his half-century.

That's it for today's live coverage. Come back tomorrow for the PSL Final when Qalandars take on Multan Sultans. Until then, take care!

Salman Irshad to Shaheen Shah Afridi, SIX runs

that's all she wrote! Lahore are in the final! Full on off, punches this back over the non-striker's head and sails over the rope. The home crowd goes delirious. Qalandars win by four wickets with seven balls to spare.

Salman Irshad to Shaheen Shah Afridi, FOUR runs

full toss on the knees on fourth stump, Shaheen winds up and wallops this high over mid-on, one bounce over the rope.

Salman Irshad to Wiese, 1 run

full on the stumps, punched away through cover for one.

Tousif Noor: ""Despite Lahore Qalandars' lead, their unpredictable nature keeps the match on a knife-edge, making for an exciting finish.""

Salman Irshad to Shaheen Shah Afridi, 1 run

yorker full on middle, leading edge comes back down the pitch trying to flick into midwicket and the ball caroms off the non-striker's stumps into mid-off for one.

Salman Irshad to Wiese, 1 leg bye

slower ball lands back of a length on middle, goes to pull and is through the shot way too early, hit in the ribs and dribbles away for one.

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 163/6CRR: 9.05 RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 runs from 12b
David Wiese8 (5b 1x4)
Shaheen Shah Afridi1 (1b)
Azmatullah Omarzai 4-0-31-2
Salman Irshad 3-0-30-1
Azmatullah to Wiese, 1 run

full and wide just inside the guideline, slices this to deep backward point for one.

Azmatullah to Shaheen Shah Afridi, 1 run

length ball off the pads missing a flick, stifled lbw shout as the ball dribbles away for an extra.

Azmatullah to Raza, OUT

bullseye! Thigh high full toss tailing in from outside off, Raza swings through this with a pull as the ball zaps the top of off stump. Raza might want to check his bat to see if there's a hole in it. It was a terrible delivery, but Raza got overexcited trying to smash it for six and fanned on it.

Sikandar Raza b Azmatullah Omarzai 23 (14b 3x4 0x6 28m) SR: 164.28
Azmatullah to Raza, FOUR runs

short on the legs, hooks this over fine leg up in the ring and it backspins away to the rope.

Azmatullah to Wiese, 1 run

short and wide, sliced to the off side sweeper for one.

Azmatullah to Raza, 1 run

dropped! Short and wide, slices this high over point trying to uppercut this but gets it squarer than he wanted and picks out the cover sweeper charging in, who covers the ground well but spills a thigh high chance.

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 155/5CRR: 9.11 RRR: 5.66 • Need 17 runs from 18b
Sikandar Raza18 (11b 2x4)
David Wiese6 (3b 1x4)
Salman Irshad 3-0-30-1
Aamer Jamal 3-0-32-1
Salman Irshad to Raza, 1 run

full on off stump, jammed out to extra cover for one.

Salman Irshad to Wiese, 1 run

full on fourth stump, guided out to deep point for one.

Salman Irshad to Raza, 1 run

wide yorker, opens the face to guide this to deep third for one.

Salman Irshad to Wiese, 1 run

full and wide, slices this drive out to the sweeper for one.

Salman Irshad to Wiese, FOUR runs

full on fourth stump, goes for yorker but gets the length fractionally wrong and punches this through wide cover beating the sweeper to the rope.

Salman Irshad to Billings, OUT

bullseye! Yorker on middle, Billings tries to swipe through midwicket but plays over the top of this and middle stump is smashed backward.

Sam Billings b Salman Irshad 28 (21b 3x4 0x6 43m) SR: 133.33
Salman Irshad to Billings, 1 wide
end of over 1612 runs
LQ: 146/4CRR: 9.12 RRR: 6.50 • Need 26 runs from 24b
Sikandar Raza16 (9b 2x4)
Sam Billings28 (20b 3x4)
Aamer Jamal 3-0-32-1
Azmatullah Omarzai 3-0-23-1
Aamer Jamal to Raza, FOUR runs

short ball on middle, pulled over wide midwicket and picks the gap to the rope.

Aamer Jamal to Raza, 2 runs

length ball heaved to the leg side for one to deep square leg. Confusion between the pair on whether or not to turn back for two. Keeper is pulled a long way from the stumps to collect the relay before flicking back at the striker's end with a direct hit from 10 yards away but the batter makes his ground with a dive. The ricochet goes away for an overthrow to allow a second in the end.

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Over 19 • LQ 176/6

Qalandars won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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