Dhani wraps up the match! Full and wide outside off, wild heave aiming for midwicket results in a top edge swirling over point but it is taken safely on the ring with a tumbling effort falling backward.
11.50 pm Dhani ends with extraordinary figures of 4 for 5 in 3.1 overs to seal a thumping 80-run victory for Sultans. The Sultans had all the momentum heading into the second innings after that devastating 24-run over to end the first innings and the medium pacers were relentless with the ball in defense.
Now the Qalandars need to say a few prayers overnight and hope the last place Gladiators beat Karachi Kings. Otherwise the Kings will be going to the playoffs and Qalandars will be going home early. We'll be back tomorrow with coverage of the final doubleheader of the league phase. For Danyal Rasool, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!
bouncer over fourth stump, left alone.
good length ball angled across fourth stump, prods this with an open face to deep third man.
good length ball on off stump, punched toward mid-off.
Tahir has a magnet on his chest in the field today! Length ball on sixth stump, slashed to deep third man where Tahir settles under this 10 yards in from the rope and crouches to pouch this on his knees.
good length angled across off stump, nudged into the covers.
back of a length on off, goes back to flick along the ground toward mid-on.
wasif : "Dhani should be in the t20 squad for Pakistan! much better than haris rauf shaheen, hasan and dhani should bw the three fast Bowles. [amir as backup] "
He's currently blowing kisses to the camera after that double-wicket over.
bouncer once again, and a spectacular catch once again, this time by Rizwan running backwards 20 yards toward deep fine leg! Rashid top-edges a pull while backing away from leg stump, Muzarabani was coming in from the rope but Rizwan was determined to snatch this all the way. The Zimbabwean lets the captain take center stage with a magnificent effort covering the distance to latch onto this swirler.
bouncer on middle stump at 144 kph, Rashid backs away trying to pull over the leg side but is beaten for pace once more.
back of a length on fifth stump at 141 kph, Rashid goes to cut and is beaten by extra pace and bounce.
144 kph heat back of a length drills Rashid on the gloves! Extra mustard on that delivery and Rashid feels the brunt of it.
Slip is in place now.
another wicket after a failed DRS review! Bounced out to deep midwicket. And of all the guys to take it, the elder statesman Imran Tahir shows age is nothing but a number sprinting in 20 yards from the rope to take a tumbling catch! Faulker was hustled on the pull shot and the ball was in the air for a long time off a top edge. There was a man running out from the inner ring and it looked like a collision could be on the cards but he pulled out late to allow Tahir a chance to stretch out with a dive and the leggie pouched it in theatrical fashion.
back of a length at 141 kph follows Faulkner backing away from leg stump trying to punch through the off side. No noise but a big appeal and given not out. Dhani badgers Rizwan enough into going for the DRS call. Replays show there was significant movement after passing the bat but also daylight between bat and ball and no spike on ultraedge. Just wicket swing and movement off the pitch but clearly no noise and no contact. Not out stays the call.
Dahani to bowl his third now.
back of a length on fifth stump, elegant cut behind point and Tahir tumbles to his right on the third man rope to turn four into two.
Azweer: "Rashid needs to show some batting skills now." He's certainly got them in his arsenal. Just a matter of whether or not he can pull a few rabbits out of his hat to rally Qalandars back in this chase.
Strategic timeout called for by Aleem Dar. Not much can be said by Qalandars in terms of finding a way to claw back in this one. That final over of the first innings has become more and more significant with each wicket that tumbles in this chase.
Malghani: "Faulkner needs to show us the form he was in a few years back during Eng vs Aus ODIs. Played some crazy innings back then..."
Qamar: "Kind of Cricket played by Lahore Qalanders in Abu Dhabi leg. They dont deserves a place in playoffs. "
the last ball doesn't matter for Imran! Fist pumping and screaming like a maniac in delight! Peach of a ball back of a length on fourth stump angled in, David has a flat-footed swipe across the line and misses. The top of off stump is pegged backward and the bails go flying! Picturesque dismissal from start to finish with Imran's celebrations the cherry on top of the cake.
full and speared into the legs at 136 kph, David misses a flick across the line. Massive lbw shout denied. Dar was never ever interested. But they go for the DRS review. Live it looked like it was tailing down leg. Ball-tracking shows it would have shaved leg stump but umpire's call means the not out call stays as is.
slower length ball on fourth stump at 116 kph, Faulkner slaps this over wide long-on for a single.
back of a length on fourth stump at 133 kph, David checks into a prod for a single into the covers.
short on the body, David is up to the task ripping a fierce pull behind square, one bounce over the rope for four.
Cheers Danyal. Here is Imran Khan for his third.
Peter'll take you through the rest of this game.
smashed back down the ground to long on.
|Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Toss||Lahore Qalandars, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||18 June 2021 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Multan Sultans 2, Lahore Qalandars 0|