30th Match (N), Karachi, March 15, 2020, Pakistan Super League
(16.2/20 ov, T:151) 154/5

Gladiators won by 5 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

Full commentary

10.30pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you on Feb 17 for the semifinals. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

10.19pm Time for the presentation

Sarfaraz Ahmed, Quetta Gladiators captain: "We've done well for four years, unfortunately this year it wasn't so. The bowlers did well today, and took wickets in the middle, only then can you stop batsmen. Our opening stand was also good, Watson and Manzoor were great too. The tournament has been amazing. Congratulations to everyone. The crowd was great everywhere, not just Karachi. Great sign."

Babar Azam, Karachi Kings captain: "The runs were a bit less. The plans early on, we couldn't play like that because of Sharjeel's dismissal. We had tweaked the batting order too, so the total wasn't as good as it could. We need to focus on the semifinals. The past is done. We need to focus on our best combination and strengths. Throughout the tournament, we've done pretty well."

Shane Watson, man of the match: "Nice to get a few in the middle. Wish it came in a cause where we qualified. PSL 2020 was phenomenal. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to play with crowds last few games, but the crowd's been phenomenal this season. I'm not sure if I'll be here next year. Will be with family for the next six months."

10pm Defending champions Quetta Gladiators finish the season with a win. If only they had a few more thumping wins, they could've finished fourth. But for now, both teams shake hands (well, atleast some of them do)

Adnan: "Now get to the real point. Who is the find for Pakistan in this PSL? Any guesses.... I couldn't figure it out...!"

Ishfaq Ahmad Bh: "Lets play semifinal and final after COvid disaster is over...... Common PCB"

Arshad Iqbal to Azam Khan, FOUR runs

good length, on middle, and paddled over square leg for four! Gladiators win by five wickets and finish fifth

Arshad Iqbal to Azam Khan, no run

good length, on middle, and flicked to square leg. Dot ball

end of over 169 runs
QG: 150/5CRR: 9.37 RRR: 0.25
Mohammad Nawaz8 (4)
Azam Khan8 (10)
Waqas Maqsood 4-0-19-2
Arshad Iqbal 3-0-33-2

Naveed: "Will the semis and final be played with no crowd as well?"

Maqsood to Nawaz, SIX runs

oh, shotttt! Overpitched on off, and hammered over the bowler's head! Scores are level

Maqsood to Azam Khan, 1 run

angling across, length ball, and he helps it on its way to third man

Maqsood to Azam Khan, no run

good length, on leg. Tapped leg side

Maqsood to Nawaz, 1 run

good length, on middle, and pulled along the ground to deep midwicket

Maqsood to Azam Khan, 1 run

good length on leg stump. Paddled off his pads to deep midwicket

Maqsood to Azam Khan, no run

back of a length slower ball. Angling across, and he offers no shot

end of over 152 runs • 2 wickets
QG: 141/5CRR: 9.40 RRR: 2.00
Azam Khan6 (6)
Mohammad Nawaz1 (2)
Arshad Iqbal 3-0-33-2
Usama Mir 3-0-30-0

Wajid Jawaid : "This semifinals lineup means there will be one of the two powerhouses of Pakistan cricket in the final. This will be a first for Karachi/Lahore. There will be massive interest therefore in the final and, of course, in the semifinal between these two teams"

Arshad Iqbal to Azam Khan, 1 run

full, just outside off, and pushed towards point with the bat's open face

Arshad Iqbal to Azam Khan, no run

good length, on off. Clipped to square leg

Arshad Iqbal to Nawaz, 1 run

full outside off, and driven off the front foot to wide mid off

Arshad Iqbal to Nawaz, no run

back of a length, rising delivery. Comfortably defended from near his face

Asad Rasool: "Expecting twist in the tail"

Arshad Iqbal to Cutting, OUT

on a hattrick! Back of a length, on middle. Tries to guide it leg side, but leading edge gives an easy catch to cover

Ben Cutting c Walton b Arshad Iqbal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Arshad Iqbal to Watson, OUT

spliced to mid off as Watson goes for a big shot again. Stood tall, trying to flat-bat this over the bowler's head, but taken at mid off

Shane Watson c Babar Azam b Arshad Iqbal 66 (34b 7x4 4x6) SR: 194.11
end of over 1411 runs
QG: 139/3CRR: 9.92 RRR: 2.00
Shane Watson66 (33)
Azam Khan5 (4)
Usama Mir 3-0-30-0
Ali Khan 3-0-36-1
Usama Mir to Watson, 1 run

good length, outside off. Cut square to deep point

Usama Mir to Watson, FOUR runs

good length, outside off, back of a length. Rocks back and pulls to deep midwicket

Usama Mir to Watson, SIX runs

overpitched, outside off, and that's been deposited. Over long off!

Usama Mir to Watson, no run
Usama Mir to Watson, no run

short and wide. Watson looks to cut, but misses. Backed away too much

Usama Mir to Watson, no run

good length, on off. Looks to pull, but toe-ends it to point

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