result
25th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Jun 16 2021, Pakistan Super League
(12.1/20 ov, target 184)73
Sultans won by 110 runs
player of the match
Shan Masood
Multan Sultans
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• Debayan Sen

Shan Masood, bowlers combine to notch up record 110-run win for Multan Sultans

The biggest loss by runs in PSL history also eliminated the Quetta Gladiators from the playoffs race

Match centre 
Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: @himanshu_a30
Scorecard summary
Multan Sultans183/5(20 overs)
Quetta Gladiators73/10(12.1 overs)

So with that, we come to the end of our PSL coverage for today. A one-sided affair this evening, but don't forget to tune in for the double-header tomorrow as the playoffs race has been spiced up, with the Karachi Kings fifth and just two points behind the Sultans. Until next time, it's goodbye and good night from Thilak, Debayan and Himanshu.

Azweer: "QG drew with Shan Masood with 73 runs and number of 4s with 7 each. Masood won by no. of sixes. He has 4 vs QG's 2 sixes."

kashif nawaz: "change the captain of quetta gladiators next season and consider overseas player like faf use as captain of quetta because he is capable for quetta to bring them in play offs next season"

Hilal Hassan: "Seems Quetta will end on the last spot in this year's PSL. All that Sarfaraz's shoutings on the bowlers were just a waste of energy then."

And here come the presentations.

Here's Mohammad Rizwan, the winning captain, who also wins the Hanif Mohammad cap for most runs this season: "We play 10 matches, so you need momentum somewhere. We didn't get that in Karachi, but have gelled well here in Abu Dhabi. Someone or the other keeps performing, and that's giving us the results."

Shan Masood is the Player of the Match: "It makes your job easier when you've got batsmen performing. Whoever would get the momentum today was decided to take the team through. I want to learn, and want to score runs for my team wherever I play."

Faizan: "As a PSL fan it's hard to see Quetta in this situation regardless of the franchise you support. One of the best PSL teams since its inception but now players struggling with injuries and loss of form. Heartbreaking. "

Bilal Raja: " @himanshu_a30, what is the biggest margin victory in PSL? " --- Here's the list, Bilal. This win has put the Sultans right on top.

Sarfaraz Ahmed has this to say after his side have been eliminated: "We didn't get a good start with the bat, and never gained the momentum. We couldn't get the team combination right this season, especially with the foreign players. And this was a reason why we couldn't get the results in our favour."

11.20pm What a resounding win for the Sultans here. A massive boost to their net run rate with that margin. This also confirms the Gladiators' exit from the tournament, with the batting collapse today summing up their season. From 27 for 1, they were folded up for 73. Chasing 184 was always going to be challenging, but this was too easy for the Sultans. They were set up by Masood and Charles, and Tahir provided the finishing touches with the ball.

12.1
W
Dahani to Zahir Khan, OUT

backs away, makes room and sends that bang to deep point. Gladiators' elimination confirmed now, as Zahir goes for the aerial drive to this full length ball on middle and leg. That's the second-lowest total in PSL as well, and the Sultans romp home on by a massive 110 runs

Zahir Khan c Sohaib Maqsood b Shahnawaz Dahani 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
end of over 127 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 73/9CRR: 6.08 RRR: 13.88 • Need 111 from 48b
Zahir Khan6 (4)
Mohammad Hasnain1 (5)
Imran Tahir2-1-7-3
Shahnawaz Dahani3-0-15-0
11.6
1
Tahir to Zahir Khan, 1 run

miscues this drive off a full length on middle and off, and sends that in the air to long-off. But he's safe, as the ball reaches the fielder on the bounce

11.5
1
Tahir to Mohammad Hasnain, 1 run

googly on off, as it turns from a good length into the batter. Pushed to cover

11.4
1
Tahir to Zahir Khan, 1 run

quicker ball from over the wicket, tapped to extra cover

11.3
4
Tahir to Zahir Khan, FOUR runs

smashed over extra cover, as Tahir goes full on off. First runs off Tahir here

11.2
Tahir to Zahir Khan, no run

fuller ball on off, and defended to point off the front foot with an open face

Zahir is the last man

11.1
W
Tahir to Usman Shinwari, OUT

goes flatter with that flipper on middle, and he's got him leg before. Reviewed by Hasnain. That pitches on a full length on middle and comes back in to crash into the stumps. No bat, as confirmed by the replays and nine down now

Usman Shinwari lbw b Imran Tahir 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

HMQ: "Really liking the captaincy of Rizwan here. He's using his bowlers really well and quite different from usual Pakistani captains"

end of over 117 runs
QG: 66/8CRR: 6.00 RRR: 13.11 • Need 118 from 54b
Mohammad Hasnain0 (4)
Usman Shinwari7 (5)
Shahnawaz Dahani3-0-15-0
Imran Tahir1-1-0-2
10.6
Dahani to Mohammad Hasnain, no run

slower ball and moves in the air, as it is pitched on yorker length just outside off and is dug out to third man

10.5
1
Dahani to Usman Shinwari, 1 run

short of a length on middle and off, and comes into the batter. Defended off the back foot to cover for a single

The physio out for the routine concussion check. Everything fine, and we are good to resume.

10.4
Dahani to Usman Shinwari, no run

backs away and his attempted pull doesn't find the bat. Strikes his helmet's grille flush, as the bowler checks on him

10.3
2
Dahani to Usman Shinwari, 2 runs

back of a length on off, and angles into the batter. Almost a run-out at the non-striker's, as this was dabbed toward point

10.2
4
Dahani to Usman Shinwari, FOUR runs

crashed over extra cover, as he drives on the up to this full length ball just outside off.

10.1
Dahani to Usman Shinwari, no run

Dhani bowls that at 143kph, and on a good length on off. Angling in, and Shinwari is beaten on the outside edge while being squared up in his defence

end of over 10Wicket maiden
QG: 59/8CRR: 5.90 RRR: 12.50 • Need 125 from 60b
Mohammad Hasnain0 (3)
Usman Shinwari0 (0)
Imran Tahir1-1-0-2
Sohail Tanvir3-0-28-1
9.6
Tahir to Mohammad Hasnain, no run

googly on a good length on off, and turns into the batter. Defended off the back foot

9.5
Tahir to Mohammad Hasnain, no run

flighted ball on off, and defended

9.4
Tahir to Mohammad Hasnain, no run

full and zipped through on middle. Defended very late, and Tahir knows he's just about missed out on a third wicket there

9.3
W
Tahir to Khurram Shahzad, OUT

appeal for lbw, and given. Reviewed by Khurram. Good length ball and flatter on middle and leg. Turns away slightly and strikes the back of his front pad before flicking to the back pad. No bat involved, as confirmed by the replays. That's three reds, and just as many wickets in the over. It's all wrapping up quick and fast here. Tahir on a hat-trick

Khurram Shahzad lbw b Imran Tahir 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Tahir over the wicket with a slip

Thanks Debayan. Not much left here, as Khurram enters the crease

Since this is hastening towards a chastening defeat from Quetta, here's Himanshu to see us through

9.2
W
Tahir to Hassan, OUT

holed out to long-off. Tahir sets off on his celebratory run. Quetta lose another one, as Hassan mistimes an intended lofted drive

Hassan Khan c Rossouw b Imran Tahir 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
9.1
W
Tahir to Hassan, OUT

Nawaz could be gone here, and in very unlucky fashion! It's a firm drive from Hassan to a low full toss, and it has taken Tahir's fingers and caught Nawaz out of his ground. In fact, he wasn't even expecting this to come back to the stumps

Mohammad Nawaz run out (Imran Tahir) 10 (6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Imran Tahir is the fifth bowler to be used

end of over 96 runs • 1 wicket
QG: 59/5CRR: 6.55 RRR: 11.36 • Need 125 from 66b
Mohammad Nawaz10 (6)
Hassan Khan0 (0)
Sohail Tanvir3-0-28-1
Blessing Muzarabani2-0-8-1
8.6
Tanvir to Nawaz, no run

length, played towards backward point

Best performances - batters
Shan Masood portrait
Shan Masood MS
73 runs (42)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
slog sweep
16 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Johnson Charles
J Charles MS
47 runs (24)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
0 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir MS
O
2
M
1
R
7
W
3
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Khurram Shahzad QG
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
ECO
6.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossQuetta Gladiators, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Shan Masood
Shan Masood
Match days16 June 2021 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
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Asif Yaqoob
Reserve Umpire
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Faisal Afridi
PointsMultan Sultans 2, Quetta Gladiators 0