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14th Match (N), Karachi, Mar 3 2021, Pakistan Super League
(19.4/20 ov, target 177)154
Gladiators won by 22 runs
player of the match
Qais Ahmad
Quetta Gladiators
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• Matt Roller

Gladiators claim first win of season to end PSL's chasing streak

At the 14th attempt, the unthinkable happened: the team asked to bat first managed to win a match

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Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: Danyal Rasool
Scorecard summary
Quetta Gladiators176/7(20 overs)
Usman Khan81 (50)
Saim Ayub23 (18)
Multan Sultans154/10(19.4 overs)

Right, this has been lots of fun, especially since we got to see a trend bucked. Thanks a lot for sticking with us, and catch you in the next game.

Qais Ahmed's 3/21 gets him the Player of the Match award.

"We need to improve in the field. We give at least 10-15 runs away in the field, and that's a huge amount of runs in T20 cricket," Rizwan says. "We're struggling to build partnerships in the middle order, but Qais and Nawaz bolwed brilliantly and stifled our momentum. I'm in a bit of pain, and we're awaiting X-Rays on my foot. Hopefully it's all good."

Hasnain's bromance with Steyn continues, talking about how much he's learning from him. He talks about how he asked Steyn to bowl a bouncer at Dhani's head, because the Multan bowler fears the short delivery. Tongue firmly in cheek, though

Sarfaraz is hugged by Azam Khan, Dhani and Steyn share a laugh and a cuddle, Hasnain smiles that sweet smile of this, Sarfaraz has a joke with Dhani. Lovely spirit this match ends in.

One was a run-out! But I was wrong, clearly

19.4
W
Steyn to Shahnawaz Dhani, OUT

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

Shahnawaz Dhani c du Plessis b Steyn 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Umar: "Here we go ladies and gents.The streak is about to be broken!That too from the unlikeliest of teams.Well played Quetta and Sarfaraz!Finally points on the board!"

19.3
W
Steyn to Tahir, 1 run, OUT

lovely sower ball that dipped back in. Tahir could only poke it to third man and scampered back for a second that was never really on. Sarfaraz collects the throw from Zahid cleanly and knocks the stumps down with the South African well short.

Imran Tahir run out (Zahid Mahmood/†Sarfaraz Ahmed) 14 (12m 8b 1x4 1x6) SR: 175

Four sixes in four balls needed

19.2
1b
Steyn to Md Imran Khan, 1 bye

slower ball again, doesn't connect, and they run a bye

Celine: "Do you think Dale Steyn will get at least 1 wicket in his last over? " No

19.1
Steyn to Md Imran Khan, no run

pace off, he went through his shot early. Beats the batsman

Steyn to bowl the final over. 25 to win

end of over 1912 runs
MS: 152/8CRR: 8.00 RRR: 25.00 • Need 25 from 6b
Imran Tahir13 (7)
Imran Khan0 (0)
Mohammad Hasnain4-0-34-2
Zahid Mahmood4-0-39-2
18.6
4
Mohammad Hasnain to Tahir, FOUR runs

four more! Well, Tahir's done his best. It takes a top edge and sails over Sarfaraz's head for four. The captain comes and pats Hasnain on the head. He's in a better mood now he feels victory's in his grasp

18.5
Mohammad Hasnain to Tahir, no run

another short one. Tahir can't seem to connect with them, but in fairness, they are seriously quick

18.4
Mohammad Hasnain to Tahir, no run

banged it in short and beat him with the extra bounce

Fahad Khan: "Chasing streak is about to finish. Cricinfo plz publish my comment and end your streak too."

18.3
2
Mohammad Hasnain to Tahir, 2 runs

not quite as well timed, but it's sliced over mid-off, giving Azam Khan a nice little chase. He manages to cut it off before it goes for four.

Ezen : "Seriously Ben Cutting what have you done." What everyone's thinking

18.2
Mohammad Hasnain to Tahir, no run

length ball, 148kph again. Tahir can only block it

18.1
6
Mohammad Hasnain to Tahir, SIX runs

well, wasn't that nicely timed? Tahir carves him over point for six! Gloriously timed, and such nonchalance to a delivery bowled in excess of 148kph

end of over 188 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 140/8CRR: 7.77 RRR: 18.50 • Need 37 from 12b
Imran Tahir1 (1)
Imran Khan0 (0)
Zahid Mahmood4-0-39-2
Mohammad Hasnain3-0-22-2
17.6
1
Zahid to Tahir, 1 run

Ben Cutting shells a skier, denying Zahid a hat-trick. Zahid, to his credit, just shrugs it off, but he'll be bitterly disappointed. Imran Tahir scooped it to long-off, and Cutting had all the time to get underneath it. But it pops out of the Aussie's hands

17.5
W
Zahid to Sohail Khan, OUT

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

Sohail Khan c du Plessis b Zahid Mahmood 8 (6m 5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 160
17.4
W
Zahid to Rizwan, OUT

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

Mohammad Rizwan c Mohammad Hasnain b Zahid Mahmood 66 (92m 50b 7x4 2x6) SR: 132
17.3
1
Zahid to Sohail Khan, 1 run

clipped him over the covers. The deep fielder, Qais, had to be alert to ensure it didn't bounce over his head!

17.2
6
Zahid to Sohail Khan, SIX runs

shut me up with that. It's in the slot, he gets in position and claps him over midwicket, comfortably clearing the ropes

17.1
Zahid to Sohail Khan, no run

rips off the surface, Sohail has a slog, might be wiser to give Rizwan the strike

end of over 178 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 132/6CRR: 7.76 RRR: 15.00 • Need 45 from 18b
Sohail Khan1 (1)
Mohammad Rizwan66 (49)
Mohammad Hasnain3-0-22-2
Qais Ahmad4-0-21-3
16.6
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Sohail Khan, 1 run

length ball clipped to long-on, and Sohail keeps the strike. No problem this, for Quetta

Hamza: "Game is out of Rizwan's limit. No doubt he is in form but finishing in this situation is out of his limit. Finisher braithwaite is also out too.."

16.5
W
Mohammad Hasnain to Brathwaite, OUT

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

Carlos Brathwaite c Cutting b Mohammad Hasnain 4 (5m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
16.4
4
Mohammad Hasnain to Brathwaite, FOUR runs

misses his length, it's a low full toss. Brathwaite slaps it back over his head for a boundary. Those are the risks of trying to bowl yorkers at this stage

Zuhaab: "Perfect platform for Rizwan to silence his critics and emerge as a finisher! Take this to the end and he seals his spot for good! " Surely if he still has critics they're not worth listening to?

16.3
Mohammad Hasnain to Brathwaite, no run

smart yorker to greet Brathwaite, at 148.3kph.

Best performances - batters
Usman Khan
81 runs (50)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Mohammad Rizwan portrait
Mohammad Rizwan
66 runs (50)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Qais Ahmed player portrait
Qais Ahmad
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Shahnawaz Dhani
O
4
M
0
R
44
W
3
ECO
11
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossMultan Sultans, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Qais Ahmad
Qais Ahmad
Match days3 March 2021 - night(20-over match)
T20 debut
Usman Khan
Usman Khan
Umpires
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Asif Yaqoob
Pakistan Image
Faisal Afridi
TV Umpire
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Richard Illingworth
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Zameer Haider
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsQuetta Gladiators 2, Multan Sultans 0