happy birthday! Dawson spots a full one and slams it straight back down the ground for four. He reaches fifty with the shot, but more importantly for his team he also gets them over the line with a last-gasp boundary
7.30pm Phew! There was almost nothing to separate these two teams, but with his unbeaten fifty Dawson has done just that. Dawson is named Player of the Match for his knock.
"We tried to take the game deep," says Dawson. "We know it's not easy coming in as a new batsman. I was a little bit nervous. They bowled well. Faheem bowled really well with his wide yorkers."
Jay Dee: "Love you Liam (both of you) I won my Biryani Plate." -- Enjoy!
Abhijato: "Well sir, it's been another stunning match for booksellers and cricket lovers alike... As I had mused, with his sportsmanship and skills, Sammy has grown his legend yesterday as well as tonight. What a player! We are lucky to see him play, for when he comes good, he comes good in a way which is perhaps incomprehensible to people who haven't seen him. Here's to hoping you do see some Duminy magic in Newlands(;)!" -- I'll be heading there in a few minutes, just in time for the chase.
Nisar: "Its like a perfect written script, Birthday boy hitting last ball for four to win the game. I reckon full PSL in Pakistan would be hell of a League like IPL, the quality of cricket is just incredible."
Alber Soomro: "I was tired back from university, I followed match for a while and then went to sleep, I woke up and open ESPN App and wow wow wow !! What I was able to witness, match ain't over, PZ needs 14 off 6 balls with Sammy on strike, What a Thriller, In the end Happy Birthday Liam. What a way to celebrate it of last ball 4."
Ibrahim: "Too much biryani plates for bet in PSL. This is the beauty of PSL "
TalhaBadr: "@ArhamAtif. You smelt a toe biting finish after 14th over of 1st innings. You go to one hell of a NOSE"
Mohsin Shah: "Dawson has given Birthday treat to zalmi fans.. Now its Afridi's time to give birthday treat to Sultan fans.."
Dawson on strike, on his birthday. He needs to hit the last ball for four to win the game
Sammy is run out! They chance another bye to a missed drive, and again the keeper throws the ball to Sami. He turns and throws, hitting the stumps this time. And Sammy hasn't grounded his bat! His bat was over the line, but in the air, and his foot wasn't grounded
full toss disappears! Sami charges in and sends down a full toss, Sammy winding up and sending it straight back down the ground for an 87 metre six
chaos! Dawson walks across to off but misses his attempted scoop. Sammy calls him through anyway, and Ronchi throws the ball to Sami, who has a shy but misses the non-striker's stumps
full, straight, and he can only get it down to long off for one
Sam: "@Uzair: It could be a Sami-racle"
smashed out to wide long off, where Walton sprints across and saves two runs
Sami will bowl the last over. Sammy on strike. 14 needed
scooped over short fine leg! Dawson knows what Faheem is trying to do so he walks right across to the off side again, scooping the full ball in the air and just over a leaping short fine leg fielder. Dawson walked so far across, he wasn't even standing on the pitch when he played the shot
Ali Jan: "It's the 5th match with the no ball in death overs in last 6 or 7 matches. Also wicket on that no ball. And seems like this was the 1st match when chasing team lost even they got no ball advantage like last 4 match."
sliced up and over cover, but the fielder at wide long off stops it on the bounce and keeps them to one
Uzair: "It's Sammy-ricale"
Sammy just tries to hit this one too hard, unleashing a huge swing at the ball, but it's too full and too wide and he can't get anything on it
no major damage, just a single as Dawson walks across and swings a full one into the leg side
caught off a no ball! Faheem sends down a full toss and Sammy mis-hits it out to Shadab, who holds a high catch. Sammy is trudging off, but he's held back as the umpire's check his back heel. It's not behind the line, and it's a Free Hit coming up
Dawson walks right across to the off side to get in line, but his drive can't beat cover
full, wide and it zips under the bat! Faheem's plan is holding solid
Faheem will bowl out in the penultimate over
full, wide and he slashes out to the cover sweeper
Ali Hashmi: "SAMMY-licious.."
hammered down the ground again, but he doesn't get all of this one and it comes to ground in front of the long off fielder
top edge now! Rumman reverts to a short length and Sammy swings wildly, the ball taking the top edge and bouncing away to fine leg
slower ball, down the ground! Sammy saw this one early, hammering it straight back over the bowler's head for his first six
slower ball from Rumman, and Dawson flicks it to short fine leg
short and rising in to Sammy, who pulls but misses, and they take a single off the body
Khurram Shahzad: "WOW to IU fielding"
saved on the boundary! Sammy hammered this flat and hard out to wide long off, where the fielder sprinted across and managed to palm it back inside the rope, saving runs. Possibly five of them. This is technically a dropped chance, but he did very well just to get there