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
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.
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
googly on off, as it turns from a good length into the batter. Pushed to cover
quicker ball from over the wicket, tapped to extra cover
smashed over extra cover, as Tahir goes full on off. First runs off Tahir here
fuller ball on off, and defended to point off the front foot with an open face
Zahir is the last man
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
HMQ: "Really liking the captaincy of Rizwan here. He's using his bowlers really well and quite different from usual Pakistani captains"
slower ball and moves in the air, as it is pitched on yorker length just outside off and is dug out to third man
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.
backs away and his attempted pull doesn't find the bat. Strikes his helmet's grille flush, as the bowler checks on him
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
crashed over extra cover, as he drives on the up to this full length ball just outside off.
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
googly on a good length on off, and turns into the batter. Defended off the back foot
flighted ball on off, and defended
full and zipped through on middle. Defended very late, and Tahir knows he's just about missed out on a third wicket there
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
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
holed out to long-off. Tahir sets off on his celebratory run. Quetta lose another one, as Hassan mistimes an intended lofted drive
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
Imran Tahir is the fifth bowler to be used
length, played towards backward point
|Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Toss||Quetta Gladiators, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||16 June 2021 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Multan Sultans 2, Quetta Gladiators 0|