he knows only one way to do it! What a shot! Length ball at off stump, goes deep in his crease and launches it over long-on to end all this drama. Poor ball in the circumstances, but what a finish from this guy. Watches it sail over and drops the bat like the metaphorical mic
Umair Waqas: "Last four matches in PSL: 1) 200 runs chased,KP madness 2) last ball finish 3) 2nd last ball finish,Afridi madness 4) Lahore win by 1 wicket"
Ali Mubeen: "You can easily find the similarity between Pak cricket and PSL...... unpredictable!!!!"
Umar: "Akmal got out as usual, Elliot hit a six as usual, Qalanders won .... highly unusual"
Muhammad Umair : "Brilliant win Lahore qalanders.what a great innings umer and Elliot.Elliot your last ball six win the hearts of Lahore fans.excellent performance."
11.55pm That's it from our coverage of the game tonight, folks. I'll leave you with the points table and your own comments. Hope you had a good night. If not, well....good night.
McCullum: "Brilliant game to be part of, just like the other day when we scored 200. This time we came out the right side. It was tough to seperate the two teams, congrats to Misbah and his guys as well.
Akmal is a huge player for us, he's a good strong leader in the field as well. Elliott is another key player, he showed us why he's world class. We've to give credit to the opposition for taking it deep into the game. But we managed to achieve it today, not too worried about the margin of victory."
Misbah: "We lost early wickets, and it was a 160-170 wicket. The bowlers fought well, but Akmal played really well. He just took the game away from us. This is how cricket is. We'll take the positives and reduce our mistakes in the next game."
Akmal: "Thanks to the coaching staff, they boosted me before this game. Pressure was there, but I had belief that I will take it to the end. Planned with Elliott to take it as deep as possible, and we wanted to play Irfan out for 6-7 runs per over and go after the others."
11.48pm Umar Akmal is the Man of the Match.
Zeeshan Sarwar : "Wow, what a finish. Grant Elliot does it again, flashes of Semi Final against SA"
Farhan: "Elliott, SUPERMAN!!!!"
Mube: "Elliot - the man of the crises."
DJ: "Looks like BAZ tell Elliot to hit six as a winning shot everytime!! Hats off Elliot!"
11.40pm What a finish to this game. Lahore had no business making it this difficult for themselves. Cruised nicely to get close and Akmal did what he's become notorious for. Can you wonder what could have been without Narine's little blitz?
But that's irrelevant. They've won it, and now they surge upwards in the table - based on net run-rate, they climb straight to second place from the bottom!
would you believe this?! Gets one on his hips, tries to whip it over square leg off the back foot. That's now what he should've been doing. It bobbles up and square leg takes it easily...have they crossed over? Looks like it
Ali Tabba: "Is Cricinfo maintaining points table? Cant find the link."--- Here you go.
slower ball, full at middle, he gets under it and whips it. It looks a gorgeous shot, but there's only height on it. Hardly any distance. Deep square leg runs in and takes an easy catch
slower bouncer in the corridor, through the hook too early, beaten
slower ball, full outside off, picks it, waits for it, and carves it out to sweeper cover
short at middle, shuffles ever so slightly and nails the pull shot to deep square leg's right
in the blockhole at leg stump again, Tanvir has held his shape and whipped it to deep midwicket
in the blockhole...and out! It was tailing in viciously and struck him on leg stump, but you've gotta reckon that was going down the leg side. We'll wait for the replays, but this looks like another howler...yep. Snicko shows disturbance too.
12 off 12
back of a length outside leg, horrible line considering square leg has just come in. Luckily, he miscues the pull and it floats past the square leg fielder and deep midwicket comes across
length ball, tries to club it through midwicket, but gets an inside edge onto the boot
another great bouncer, similar line, similar height, but it's burst straight through Haddin's gloves. Tips it over the bar, which means punishment in this game
superb bouncer, directed at a middle stump line and he wasn't close to connecting that hook shot
length ball outside off, slapped hard to deep point, where Duckett puts in a slide but takes too long to get back up and get in a throw. They come back for two
overpitched at leg stump, clears the front foot and slogs it past midwicket
Got to feel for Shadab. Just for a moment, he seemed to have pulled everything back, but Narine has swung the momentum in a matter of two balls. Small margins...
good length outside off, swings at it again, but it's a googly and spins past the bat
and again! This one is classy! Back of a length outside off, hangs back in the crease and pulls it over midwicket
oooooooo! Full, on the pads, stays in the crease, minimal movement and lifts it over square! That was huge!
short outside off, Narine goes back and is looking over the midwicket boundary to see if his pull connected, but it's in the keeper's hands
he's got him! What a day this guy is having! Akmal has played across on one too many deliveries. and this faster googly has caught him in front of the stumps as he tries to whip it into the leg side and Shadab knew the moment he missed that he's got his man. Off on a mini-Tahir run. Islamabad straight back into it.
short and wide, goes for the cut, just beats him on the outside edge
Shadab. Last throw of the dice?