RESULT
14th Match (N), Karachi, March 03, 2021, Pakistan Super League
(19.4/20 ov, T:177) 154

Gladiators won by 22 runs

Quetta Gladiators INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Usman Khan lbw b Imran Tahir815064103162.00
Saim Ayub c Khushdil Shah b Imran Tahir23184021127.77
Faf du Plessis  b Sohail Khan17172710100.00
Azam Khan lbw b Shahnawaz Dahani17102221170.00
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)† b Imran Khan3470075.00
Ben Cutting lbw b Shahnawaz Dahani1081710125.00
Mohammad Nawaz c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shahnawaz Dahani20101540200.00
Qais Ahmad not out 23120066.66
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.80)176/7
Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Saim Ayub, 7.6 ov), 2-122 (Usman Khan, 13.6 ov), 3-122 (Faf du Plessis, 14.1 ov), 4-131 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 15.3 ov), 5-154 (Azam Khan, 17.4 ov), 6-155 (Ben Cutting, 17.6 ov), 7-176 (Mohammad Nawaz, 19.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sohail Khan403318.2595000
14.1 to F du Plessis, well, what sort of shot was that? Walked across to the off-side to try and ramp it over short fine leg. Gets a thick inside edge that clips the leg stump on its way, and it's two wickets in two for Multan. 122/3
Imran Khan302217.3372100
15.3 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sarfaraz goes! Imran bounds in from wide on the crease, spears in a yorker as Sarfaraz backs away, and it crashes into the base of leg stump via the bottom edge! Hint of reverse, perhaps. Sarfaraz backed away very early, giving himself room to hit through the off side, but Imran backed his plan, nailed the yorker, and cleaned him up. Great bowling. 131/4
Shahnawaz Dahani4044311.0077100
17.4 to Azam Khan, yorker, hit in front, big appeal... given! Azam reviews Was this sliding down? Hint of reverse actually - angling down leg but nipped back. If there's no bat involved Azam is in trouble, and UltraEdge confirms no bat. Pitching in-line, impact in-line, hitting leg stump halfway up. Gone! Azam's fun comes to an end. 154/5
17.6 to BCJ Cutting, yorker, nailed on the boot, huge appeal but Mr Yaqoob isn't interested. Rizwan calls for the review. Very full, old-fashioned toe-crusher which smacks Cutting on the cap of the boot as he looked to jam his bat down. No bat, says Illingworth. Crashing into the base of leg stump, and Dhani has another!. 155/6
19.6 to Mohammad Nawaz, rushes him with a back-of-a-length ball at 144.8kph, and Nawaz is late on the pull shot. It loops up, and Rizwan settles underneath it for a simple catch!. 176/7
Carlos Brathwaite4043010.7585220
Khushdil Shah10505.0020000
Imran Tahir402927.2561110
7.6 to Saim Ayub, Imran gets Ayub's wicket. That might not be terrible for Quetta, who need batsmen who can get a move on. He did the right thing, trying to slap it over cow corner, only to find the fielder positioned specifically for that shot. 69/1
13.6 to Usman Khan, reverse sweep, leading to a huge appeal from Tahir. The umpire gives it out - looked to me like there might have been bat on it. He does review after all. Turns out there is no bat, and it's three reds on Hawkeye. Usman goes for a fantastic 51-ball 80. This guy's done his job, and now it's down to the big hitters. 122/2
Multan Sultans INNINGS (Target: 177 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Mohammad Rizwan (c)†c Mohammad Hasnain b Zahid Mahmood66509272132.00
James Vince c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Qais Ahmad24214040114.28
Shan Masood lbw b Qais Ahmad1480025.00
Rilee Rossouw c Usman Khan b Qais Ahmad38140037.50
Sohaib Maqsood c Cutting b Mohammad Nawaz2460050.00
Khushdil Shah c Saim Ayub b Mohammad Hasnain19122030158.33
Carlos Brathwaite c Cutting b Mohammad Hasnain43510133.33
Sohail Khan c du Plessis b Zahid Mahmood85601160.00
Imran Tahir run out (Zahid Mahmood/†Sarfaraz Ahmed)1481211175.00
Imran Khan not out 0212000.00
Shahnawaz Dahani c du Plessis b Steyn012000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, w 10)13
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 7.83)154
Fall of wickets: 1-63 (James Vince, 7.6 ov), 2-65 (Shan Masood, 9.1 ov), 3-86 (Rilee Rossouw, 11.5 ov), 4-90 (Sohaib Maqsood, 12.5 ov), 5-127 (Khushdil Shah, 16.2 ov), 6-131 (Carlos Brathwaite, 16.5 ov), 7-139 (Mohammad Rizwan, 17.4 ov), 8-139 (Sohail Khan, 17.5 ov), 9-154 (Imran Tahir, 19.3 ov), 10-154 (Shahnawaz Dahani, 19.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Hasnain403428.50135120
16.2 to Khushdil Shah, swiped away to the onside, but no timing on it. Saim Ayub had to be sharp as he charged forward, taking a smart catch. Hasnain's pumped up in that harmless way of his, and Quetta strike again. 127/5
16.5 to CR Brathwaite, misses his length, it's an even higher full toss, but Brathwaite doesn't middle this! Lost his shape on that shot, and miscues it to long-on. Cutting takes an easy catch, and Multan - and Rizwan - are being cut adrift now. 131/6
Dale Steyn3.403419.2774020
19.4 to Shahnawaz Dahani, makes room and sends this high into the Karachi sky! Faf du Plessis charges in and completes a great catch diving forward and - wait for it - QUETTA GLADIATORS WIN A GAME. THE CHASING SIDE LOSE! Broken streaks galore here, and the PSL has finally - belatedly - given us all a twist we wanted to say far earlier than it actually came. 154/10
Zahid Mahmood403929.7594200
17.4 to Mohammad Rizwan, is that the final nail in the coffin? Rizwan moved across to try and sweep him over midwicket, but it was too far outside off to really connect properly. Hasnain runs to his left and completes a sharp catch. 66 off 50 for Rizwan, and this chasing streak looks like it's finally - FINALLY - ending. 139/7
17.5 to Sohail Khan, and another wicket, things are falling apart now! Sohail Khan tried to smash it over long-on, as he needed to, honestly. A really sharp catch from Faf sends him back. 139/8
Mohammad Nawaz402315.75121110
12.5 to Sohaib Maqsood, falling like tenpins! Poor shot, a low-effort slog to long-on without really committing to it. Straight down his throat, and Quetta well on top now. 90/4
Qais Ahmad402135.25112010
7.6 to JM Vince, Qais gets his man! Beautiful legspinner, lands on middle and rips away. Vince tried to drive with the spin, only to get a feather through to the keeper. 63/1
9.1 to Shan Masood, nailed him! Qais is having a blinder! Traps him in front, there's a huge appeal and this time the umpire rules in Quetta's favour. Shan Masood tried to sweep it, and it struck him well outside the crease. But can that alone save him on review? Nope, it's crashing into middle of middle. The reviewing has been woeful tonight. 65/2
11.5 to RR Rossouw, picked up and sent straight into fine leg's hands! Qais is taking Quetta closer and closer to glory. Shinwari takes the catch, and Qais raises his arms aloft. He's helping his team, and the asking rate is only going in one direction. 86/3
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MATCH DETAILS
National Stadium, Karachi
TossMultan Sultans, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Gladiators
Qais Ahmad
Match days3 March 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Usman Khan
Usman Khan
Umpires
Pakistan
Asif Yaqoob
Pakistan
Faisal Afridi
TV Umpire
England
Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Zameer Haider
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
PointsQuetta Gladiators 2, Multan Sultans 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Quetta Gladiators innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Quetta Gladiators: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (Usman Khan 32, Saim Ayub 18, Ex 0)
  • Usman Khan: 50 off 33 balls (8 x 4)
  • Quetta Gladiators: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 1
  • Strategic Timeout: Quetta Gladiators - 117/1 in 13.0 overs (Usman Khan 80, F du Plessis 13)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (Usman Khan 36, F du Plessis 14, Ex 0)
  • Over 13.6: Review by Quetta Gladiators (Batting), Umpire - Asif Yaqoob, Batsman - Usman Khan (Struck down)
  • Quetta Gladiators: 150 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 17.4: Review by Quetta Gladiators (Batting), Umpire - Asif Yaqoob, Batsman - Azam Khan (Struck down)
  • Over 17.6: Review by Multan Sultans (Bowling), Umpire - Asif Yaqoob, Batsman - BCJ Cutting (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: Quetta Gladiators - 176/7 in 20.0 overs (Qais Ahmad 2)
  • Multan Sultans innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 2.6: Review by Quetta Gladiators (Bowling), Umpire - Faisal Afridi, Batsman - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down)
  • Over 4.0: Review by Quetta Gladiators (Bowling), Umpire - Faisal Afridi, Batsman - JM Vince (Struck down)
  • Multan Sultans: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (Mohammad Rizwan 33, JM Vince 17, Ex 2)
  • Over 9.1: Review by Multan Sultans (Batting), Umpire - Asif Yaqoob, Batsman - Shan Masood (Struck down)
  • Mohammad Rizwan: 50 off 37 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Multan Sultans: 100 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 5
  • Strategic Timeout: Multan Sultans - 116/4 in 15.0 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 63, Khushdil Shah 13)
  • Multan Sultans: 150 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 12
Sultans Innings
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