12th Match (D/N), Sharjah, Feb 23 2019, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, target 144)148/7
Gladiators won by 3 wickets
player of the match
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Quetta Gladiators
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Sarfaraz sees Gladiators home with last-ball six

The loss for Qalandars was compounded by an injury to AB de Villiers, who tweaked his lower back

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Commentator: Liam Brickhill (@gomorezvidinha
Scorecard summary
Lahore Qalandars143/7(20 overs)
Quetta Gladiators148/7(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 148/7CRR: 7.40 
Sarfaraz Ahmed52 (36)
Sohail Tanvir2 (2)
David Wiese4-0-37-1
Haris Rauf4-0-25-2

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"

Wiese to Sarfaraz, SIX runs

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.

Two required off the last over. Sarfraz on strike. A single will see a super over.

Wiese to Tanvir, 1 run

and he turns the strike back over with a single, clubbing a length ball out to deep midwicket

Wiese to Sarfaraz, 1 run

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

Wiese to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

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

Wiese to Tanvir, 1 run

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."

Wiese to Anwar Ali, OUT

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

Anwar Ali b Wiese 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

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

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 137/6CRR: 7.21 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Anwar Ali1 (1)
Sarfaraz Ahmed43 (33)
Haris Rauf4-0-25-2
David Wiese3-0-26-0
Haris Rauf to Anwar Ali, 1 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"

Haris Rauf to Sarfaraz, 1 run

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?"

Haris Rauf to Nawaz, OUT

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?

Mohammad Nawaz c Sohail Akhtar b Haris Rauf 19 (18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 105.56
Haris Rauf to Sarfaraz, 1 run

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"

Haris Rauf to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

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

Haris Rauf to Sarfaraz, no run

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

end of over 1813 runs
QG: 130/5CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 from 12b
Mohammad Nawaz19 (17)
Sarfaraz Ahmed37 (29)
David Wiese3-0-26-0
Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-20-1
Wiese to Nawaz, 2 runs

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."

Wiese to Sarfaraz, 1 run

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

Wiese to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

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

Wiese to Nawaz, 1 run

full and wide, and Nawaz brings his bat down on it to collect a single to cover

Wiese to Sarfaraz, 1 run

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"

Wiese to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

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

end of over 174 runs
QG: 117/5CRR: 6.88 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 from 18b
Mohammad Nawaz16 (15)
Sarfaraz Ahmed27 (25)
Sandeep Lamichhane4-0-20-1
Haris Rauf3-0-18-1
Lamichhane to Nawaz, no run

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 "

Lamichhane to Sarfaraz, 1 run

Sarfraz waits in the crease, swiping the ball down to long on for one

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossQuetta Gladiators, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Player Of The Match
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Sarfaraz Ahmed
Hours of play (local time)15.30 start, First Session 15.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.20, Second Session 17.20- 18.50
Match days23 February 2019 - daynight match (20-over match)
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Ranmore Martinesz
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Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
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Rashid Riaz
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsQuetta Gladiators 2, Lahore Qalandars 0