14th Match, Sharjah, Feb 20 2017, Pakistan Super League
(19.2/20 ov)146/9
Qalandars won by 1 wicket (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Umar Akmal
Lahore Qalandars
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• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Elliott six seals nerve-wracking one-wicket win for Lahore

Grant Elliott channeled his 2015 World Cup semi-final heroics for Lahore Qalanders, hitting a six in the final over off Mohammad Sami to seal a one-wicket win over Islamabad United at Sharjah

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Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Islamabad United145/8(20 overs)
Shadab Khan42 (24)
Dwayne Smith20 (17)
Yasir Shah2/27(4)
Lahore Qalandars146/9(19.2 overs)

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!

Sami to Elliott, SIX runs

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

Sami to Yamin, OUT

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

Aamer Yamin c Smith b Mohammad Sami 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 196 runs • 2 wickets
LQ: 140/8CRR: 7.36 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Grant Elliott20 (16)
Rumman Raees4-0-26-3
Mohammad Sami3-0-20-0

Ali Tabba: "Is Cricinfo maintaining points table? Cant find the link."--- Here you go.

Raees to Tanvir, OUT

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

Sohail Tanvir c Smith b Rumman Raees 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Raees to Tanvir, no run

slower bouncer in the corridor, through the hook too early, beaten

Raees to Elliott, 1 run

slower ball, full outside off, picks it, waits for it, and carves it out to sweeper cover

Raees to Elliott, FOUR runs

short at middle, shuffles ever so slightly and nails the pull shot to deep square leg's right

Raees to Tanvir, 1 run

in the blockhole at leg stump again, Tanvir has held his shape and whipped it to deep midwicket

Raees to Narine, OUT

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.

Sunil Narine lbw b Rumman Raees 12 (5b 0x4 2x6) SR: 240

12 off 12

end of over 1812 runs
LQ: 134/6CRR: 7.44 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Grant Elliott15 (14)
Sunil Narine12 (4)
Mohammad Sami3-0-20-0
Shadab Khan4-0-28-2
Sami to Elliott, 2 runs

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

Sami to Elliott, no run

length ball, tries to club it through midwicket, but gets an inside edge onto the boot

Sami to Elliott, 4 byes

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

Sami to Elliott, no run

superb bouncer, directed at a middle stump line and he wasn't close to connecting that hook shot

Sami to Elliott, 2 runs

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

Sami to Elliott, FOUR runs

overpitched at leg stump, clears the front foot and slogs it past midwicket

end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 122/6CRR: 7.17 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 24 from 18b
Sunil Narine12 (4)
Grant Elliott7 (8)
Shadab Khan4-0-28-2
Rumman Raees3-0-20-1

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...

Shadab to Narine, no run

good length outside off, swings at it again, but it's a googly and spins past the bat

Shadab to Narine, SIX runs

and again! This one is classy! Back of a length outside off, hangs back in the crease and pulls it over midwicket

Shadab to Narine, SIX runs

oooooooo! Full, on the pads, stays in the crease, minimal movement and lifts it over square! That was huge!

Shadab to Narine, no run

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

Shadab to Umar Akmal, OUT

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.

Umar Akmal lbw b Shadab Khan 66 (42b 8x4 3x6) SR: 157.14
Shadab to Umar Akmal, no run

short and wide, goes for the cut, just beats him on the outside edge

Shadab. Last throw of the dice?

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossLahore Qalandars, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Player Of The Match
Umar Akmal
Umar Akmal
Match days20 February 2017 - day match (20-over match)
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Ahmed Shahab
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Ahsan Raza
TV Umpire
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Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
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Shozab Raza
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsLahore Qalandars 2, Islamabad United 0