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Sultans vs Qalandars, 10th Match at Sharjah, PSL, Feb 22 2019 - Ball by Ball Commentary

10th Match (D/N), Sharjah, February 22, 2019, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, T:201) 204/4

Qalandars won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
52* (29)
Cricinfo's MVP
130.45 ptsImpact List
Full commentary
end of over 2012 runs
LQ: 204/4CRR: 10.20 
David Wiese45 (20b 5x6)
AB de Villiers52 (29b 3x4 3x6)
Dan Christian 1-0-10-0
Andre Russell 2-0-28-0

7.12pm Wow. Despite the start Fakhar gave them, Qalandars were nowhere in this game until the last five overs. Enter AB de Villiers. He cracked an unbeaten fifty, adding 98 in 7.3 overs with David Wiese, who contributed a no less important 45 not out that included the winnings runs, off the last ball! They shared in eight sixes, taking an incredible 73 from the last five. Is this the game of the tournament so far? After his three wickets, how important was that no-ball by Junaid Khan? A game changer, quite possibly.

AB de Villiers is called Player of the Match for his unbeaten fifty

"It got a bit closer than I hoped for at the end," says de Villiers. "I was fortunate in being able to take my time at the beginning of my innings. David Wiese takes a lot of the pressure off me, being a boundary hitter. I get very nervous. To the youngsters out there, my message is that it's ok to feel nervous in a situation like this, just take it one over at a time."

Usman yasir: "Dont score 200 or more in PSL, otherwise u cant defend this. 3 times 200 plus has been scored and chased successfully"

SADAF MEHDI: "Sharjah and Last ball six...Love story"

Zubair Islam: "Luqman.....enjoy the Biryani.... u won the bet"

Nadeem: "Wow - Wow - Wow!"

Christian to Wiese, SIX runs

forget about it! They needed three, and Wiese gives them six. The players charge out onto the field. The ball was full, but not full enough. Wiese got underneath it, and powered it all the way over the rope

Qalandars need 3 from the final delivery

Christian to de Villiers, 1 leg bye

through his legs! Cracking delivery. Christian delivers another pinpoint yorker, and AB can't get bat on it but they pinch a single as it flicks the pad on the way to the keeper

Christian to de Villiers, 2 runs

a full toss, and it's a rare mis-hit from de Villiers, who tries to slog sweep it away. The ball bounces in front of the midwicket fielder, and they sprint back for a second

Christian to Wiese, 1 run

slashed in the air, but again the ball lands short of the fielder, this time at long off

Jay Dee: "Dear Liam, please confirm they are with Cricket Ball i am doubtful that they are playing with Football." -- **squints** Yep, it's a cricket ball

Christian to de Villiers, 1 leg bye

yorker from Christian, a slower one, and de Villiers can't get it away but they take a run off his boot

Luqman Saleem: "LQ acting like Pakistan's national cricket team. One minute down, next minute up! One match ~70/10 next match successfully chasing 200. If LQ wins, I will win 2 plates of Biryani (bet with sister). Come on LQ! Come on my Biryani"

Christian to Wiese, 1 run

in the air, but safe! Wiese mistimes his swipe into the leg side, but hits it so badly it doesn't reach the boundary fielder

Ahmad H. Nadeem: "In my view, this is going to be the best match in PSL this season. From where LQ where, and when ABD arrived the whole scenario transfigured. Quite peculiar of a match" -- And it's not over yet. Last over coming up, and Qalandars need 9 from it. Wiese on strike. Odds on a super over? Dan Christian will bowl the over

Syed Murtaza Za: "Super over anyone ? "

end of over 1916 runs
LQ: 192/4CRR: 10.10 RRR: 9.00
David Wiese37 (17b 4x6)
AB de Villiers50 (26b 3x4 3x6)
Andre Russell 2-0-28-0
Junaid Khan 4-0-39-3
Russell to Wiese, 1 run

Russell goes for the yorker, it's a low full toss and the ball is clipped out to deep midwicket. Wiese keeps the strike

Russell to de Villiers, 1 run

Abdullah: "When AB played that reverse 360 shot my father stood up and applauded and said out loud Everyone stand and applaud this genius " -- Your father is a wise man

Russell to Wiese, 1 run
Russell to Wiese, SIX runs

over fine leg! Wiese can hit them too. Russell chanced a short ball, but Wiese got back and across and muscled it all the way over the boundary

Russell to de Villiers, 1 run

a scooped drive balloons up and over point, but it evades the back-peddling fielder. Just the single

Adnan Naeem: "Just wondering how big AB sees the ball."

Russell to de Villiers, SIX runs

up, up, up into the night sky and out of the ground! Russell offers a gentle length delivery, and de Villiers sends the ball back even faster than it arrived. A 91-metre hit

Two overs to go, and Qalandars need 25 from them. De Villiers on strike

end of over 1816 runs
LQ: 176/4CRR: 9.77 RRR: 12.50
AB de Villiers42 (23b 3x4 2x6)
David Wiese29 (14b 3x6)
Junaid Khan 4-0-39-3
Andre Russell 1-0-12-0
Junaid to de Villiers, 1 run

Junaid pulls his length back, but de Villiers can only find a single off his pull. However, he does keep the strike

Junaid to de Villiers, SIX runs

how do words do justice to this shot? Only de Villiers can play them like this. He sets himself early for a reverse-scoop, and the ball is just the one he wants: a full toss. De Villiers turns his stance around and lifts it over third man, and the entire stadium is chanting his name

Junaid to Wiese, (no ball)

a wicket off a no-ball! Wiese was aiming for the stands but sliced right underneath the ball, Malik running across from the covers to hold an excellent high catch under pressure. But it doesn't matter, because Junaid's heel isn't behind the line as he delivers. To make matters worse, here comes a Free Hit - and de Villiers is on strike

Junaid to de Villiers, 1 run

that's better from Junaid, right up to the bat and AB can't get underneath it

Junaid to de Villiers, SIX runs

sliced over extra cover! As soon as it's there to be hit, AB does so. Junaid only misses his length by a couple of inches, but de Villiers punished him for it, bending very low to get under the ball and hammer it over extra cover

Hamza Shah: "These two players has partnership of 53 with RR 12 in 4.3 overs while RR 13 is required. Both turned the tables."

Junaid to de Villiers, no run

AB misses out! Junaid bustles in and delivers a wide full toss outside off. De Villiers doesn't manage to put bat to ball, and it's not called wide - though it was marginal

Usman yasir: "I am smelling super over here!"

Junaid to Wiese, 1 run

Wiese charges the bowler, but he can't do much with a yorker outside off, jabbing it through point

Akira Zenon: "Crowd chanting AB AB AB. What a marvelous moment. It can't get any better. "

end of over 1712 runs
LQ: 160/4CRR: 9.41 RRR: 13.66
David Wiese28 (12b 3x6)
AB de Villiers28 (18b 3x4)
Andre Russell 1-0-12-0
Mohammad Irfan 2-0-27-0
Russell to Wiese, 1 run

Wiese is perhaps taken a little by surprise as Russell slips in a short one, but he manages to put bat to ball and find a single to midwicket - keeping the strike

Ahmad H. Nadeem: "Apologies for my third comment but here goes: For those who are saying BT's injury will effect LQ. Simply read this. I think it will be a blessing upon LQ for not having him at this stage because he isn't a big hitter, and let's not forget he is a Test and ODI match domination."

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