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.
Qalandars won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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!
full toss on the knees on fourth stump, Shaheen winds up and wallops this high over mid-on, one bounce over the rope.
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.""
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.
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.
full and wide just inside the guideline, slices this to deep backward point for one.
length ball off the pads missing a flick, stifled lbw shout as the ball dribbles away for an extra.
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.
short on the legs, hooks this over fine leg up in the ring and it backspins away to the rope.
short and wide, sliced to the off side sweeper for one.
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.
full on off stump, jammed out to extra cover for one.
full on fourth stump, guided out to deep point for one.
wide yorker, opens the face to guide this to deep third for one.
full and wide, slices this drive out to the sweeper for one.
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.
bullseye! Yorker on middle, Billings tries to swipe through midwicket but plays over the top of this and middle stump is smashed backward.
short ball on middle, pulled over wide midwicket and picks the gap to the rope.
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.
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|Toss||Peshawar Zalmi, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Lahore Qalandars advanced|
|Match days||17 March 2023 - night (20-over match)|
Over 19 • LQ 176/6Qalandars won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
|Abdullah Shafique||run out||10||10|
|D Wiese||not out||9||7|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||not out||12||4|
|Extras||(b 4, lb 7, w 8)|
|Total||176(6 wkts; 18.5 ovs)|