Sarfraz wins it! A low full toss from Wiese, Sarfraz bends low and belts it over wide long on. The fielder out there thought he was in business, but the ball just kept going.
7.19pm Gladiators continue their unbeaten run, courtesy a perfectly timed knock from Sarfraz. Another tight finish in the PSL, and those five or six missed run-outs in the field really came back to haunt Qalandars. Had they been able to break the stand between Sarfraz and Nawaz a little earlier, it all could have been very different.
TahirTDM: "Sarfaraz you Beautyyyyyyyy.... "
Naseef: "Wiese gets back what he gave last night!!"
Dr. Haroon : "Sharjah and last ball sixers: a great love story "
Carey Over: "We still need to give it up for Abhijato. He may have finally been on the wrong side of the prediction, but how close was it? Please, Liam, describe his endeavours! Irrespective of what has happened, he will forever remain a cult hero in many of our eyes!"
ABdullah: "Semi instant karma for wiese :D"
Two required off the last over. Sarfraz on strike. A single will see a super over.
and he turns the strike back over with a single, clubbing a length ball out to deep midwicket
full again, driven down the ground and this time it's just a single as Devcich is quickly in
Khurram Shahzad: "Super Over Smelling" -- Could be, they need 3 from 2
big swing from Sarfraz to a full ball, the ball coming off the cue end and rolling slowly down to long on - so slowly that there's time for them to rush back for a second
another very full ball from Wiese, and Tanvir jams his drive out through cover to turn the strike over
Should they have taken that single at the end of the last over? Surely better to have Sarfraz on strike. There is a lengthy conference in the Qalandars camp as the new bat walks out.
Rashid: "@Shehryar, Crystal ball still creating fog. Don't undermine Abhijito's predictions until last ball is balled."
bowled him! Wiese runs in and bowls an inswinging yorker, right on his toes. The ball reverses in and dips, zipping under Anwar's bat and shattering the stumps
Last over coming up. Wiese will bowl it. He hit the winning runs last night, can he bowl the winning over this time around. Gladiators need 7 to extend their unbeaten run
rising delivery on off stump, Anwar Ali rides the bounce and taps to point, and they take the single
Mo: "captaincy requires experience, pak have to start grooming our younger players to take up the mantle so we are not in the position we were in when the butt scandal happened, or when misbah retired, although azhar did fine for a short while, we should be able to promote a leader from within the squad rather than out of the blue make the new squad member the captain. teams like NZ with kane, SAF w markram, Engl with Root, and India with Kohli are a few examples of this"
yorker from Rauf, tailing in at 144km/h, but Sarfraz gets the bat down on it to find a single to third man
Awais Muhammad: "anyone smelling super over?"
caught at the boundary! Rauf sends down an offcutter, on a length, and he goes for a big pull. He hit it fairly well, but not well enough to get it over Sohail Akhtar, who is very close to the boundary when he takes the catch. So close, in fact, that the umpire's want to have another look at where his foot was in relation to the boundary marker. Seems it's a clean catch though. Is there a twist?
length again, Sarfraz targets wide long on but the fielder runs around and stops the shot, on the bounce
ShehryarAhmed: "Alas!I have lost count of the run out chances missed by LQ in this innings"
smeared through midwicket! Sarfraz clears his leg, picks the length, and smacks it right between the two fielders on the boundary
AB de Villiers is up and about in the dug-out, but clearly not well enough to take the field
good start from Rauf, who can bowl at fiery pace but starts with a canny slower ball at 114km/h, deceiving Sarfraz who drives and misses outside off
The partnership is worth 49, and Quetta Gladiators need 14 from 12 to win
through the finger tips! Nawaz throws his hands at a wide one, slapping it just over a leaping fielder at extra cover
Ossama: "Lahore have only themselves to blame for their poor fielding. So many run out chances missed. And why isn't Anderson bowling? Better than Weise surely."
pinpoint yorker, another tight run, and another missed run out! Sarfraz gets bat on it and just sets off. The keeper runs in, picks up the ball and throws at the stumps, but misses. Nawaz was out if he had hit
pulled over fine leg! Another change-up from Wiese, the slow offcutter bouncer, but Sarfraz won't be hoodwinked, waiting on it and deliberately pulling it in the air down to fine leg
full and wide, and Nawaz brings his bat down on it to collect a single to cover
full toss from Wiese, and Sarfraz swats it out to long leg - but there's protection on the boundary
ShehryarAhmed: "According to the great Abhijato, LQ will win now. Maybe it's the time that one of the predictions of Abhijato turns out to be wrong"
slammed through extra cover! Change of pace from Wiese, and Sarfraz spots it early, clearing his left leg and smashing his drive through the gap
excellent finish, Lamichhane beating Nawaz yet again with a googly that rushed right past the outside edge of his flailing bat
Asif Ali: "When someone talks about a good player to be a captain. The next thing come to mind is, his performance will be effected. I am just curious where are players like Imran khan, Wasim and clark , dhoni whose performance got improved with capatiancy "
Sarfraz waits in the crease, swiping the ball down to long on for one