19th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Jun 12 2021, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, target 198)136/9
Zalmi won by 61 runs
Player Of The Match
73 (46)
end of over 207 runs
QG: 136/9CRR: 6.80 
Sarfaraz Ahmed36 (28)
Zahir Khan6 (3)
Mohammad Imran 4-0-20-0
Wahab Riaz 4-0-20-2

And that is it from us tonight. It was a brilliant day for Zalmi, but don't forget to join us for the double-header Sunday tomorrow, when Zalmi meet Multan Sultans and Islamabad United play Lahore Qalandars. Until then, stay safe and take care, as on behalf of Karthik and Ranjith, this is Himanshu signing off. Good night.

Faisal: "I still feel that kamran akmal been wasted in last 5 years bcz he got so much to offer as a T20 batsman"

Time now for the presentations.

Wahab Riaz, the winning captain: "The way boys started wasn't good, but the experience came in from Kamran Akmal, and hats-off to Miller. Irfan is showing the attitude, and he's a great guy. We are looking at the playoffs by taking it one-by-one."

David Miller is the Player of the Match for his 73 off just 46 balls: "It was an enjoyable innings, but started a bit rusty. The team needed us to build a partnership at that stage [10 for 2]. I knew I was two balls away from getting to a run-a-ball. I gave myself enough time there. And we wanted to get through the powerplay with little damage."

And in another update from the PSL, Hasan Ali is set to miss the remainder of PSL 2021.

Faisal: "After watching kamran Kamal innings.what about him in pakistan batting line up for upcoming T20 WC?" --- That looks like a far-fetched dream at the moment.

The Gladiators can get to at most eight points now, with a highly improbable chance of making the playoffs.

Muhammad jalal: "It's all over.. you even can't imagine the downfall of such a promising team...Better luck next time."

Faran: "5 ducks sums up Quetta innings."

11.58pm And in the end, a comfortable win for the Zalmi. A 61-run margin can prove to be a pretty handy one in the latter stages if the net run rate comes into the equation. Miller, Akmal and Powell were aggressive with the bat, and Irfan was impressive with the ball. The Zalmi bowlers kept hurting the Gladiators despite a 62-run opening stand, and needless to say, du Plessis' absence also made a difference.

Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz, 1 run

a short ball on middle and leg again, and this one too is pulled to deep squarer, although is much straighter and right down to the fielder

Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz, FOUR runs

pulled away for four. Short of a length on middle and leg, and swiveled to the right of the deep square leg fielder

Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz, no run

plays the scoop from a full-toss on middle and leg but gets it on the higher part of the bat and also the glove to square leg instead. Looked like Sarfaraz wanted it to be called a no-ball, but it wasn't

Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz, 2 runs

full-toss on middle and leg, and Powell has some footy skills to show again. That was played pretty high and driven to deep point's right, where the fielder kept it to a single

Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz, no run

gets a leading edge to third man after attempting a heave to this full ball on fourth stump

Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz, no run

yorker on middle and leg, and Sarfaraz is nearly bowled. But he stops the ball from flicking the stumps with his right boot

Imran will finish off the formalities

end of over 196 runs • 2 wickets
QG: 129/9CRR: 6.78 RRR: 69.00
Zahir Khan6 (3)
Sarfaraz Ahmed29 (22)
Wahab Riaz 4-0-20-2
Umaid Asif 3-0-17-2
Wahab Riaz to Zahir Khan, 2 runs

chipped to deep point after making room. Wahab followed the batter, and pitched that full and outside leg as Zahir manages a late loft

Wahab Riaz to Zahir Khan, no run

tries repeating the shot, but can't get bat to ball this time. Wahab bowls full and slightly wide of off, and it's a dot ball this time

Wahab Riaz to Zahir Khan, FOUR runs

backs away and lofts over point for four. Bowled full and outside off, and his late loft finds the fence to the right of the deep point fielder

Zahir is the last man in

Wahab Riaz to Zahid, OUT

middle stump uprooted. That was pitched on a good length on middle and leg, and shaped away from the batter, who was clearly late in trying to cover the line of the ball. Not an easy ball for a No. 10 by any means, and that's another one for Wahab

Zahid Mahmood b Wahab Riaz 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Wahab Riaz to Zahid, no run

goes for the fuller delivery on fifth stump, and the batter can't get the glide to third man away

Zahid in at No. 10

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Hasnain, OUT

slower ball on off, and edged behind. Looking for the expansive drive on the off side, he swung his bat hard at it while remaining rooted in the crease and has to depart for a first-ball duck. Good, high take from Akmal to his right

Mohammad Hasnain c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Zain Ul Abideen: "Painful to see QG play like this which was a top team in PSL just a couple of seasons ago."