Quetta Gladiators into PSL 2019 final after beating Peshawar Zalmi

March 13, 2019

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Quetta Gladiators booked their place in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 final by securing a 10-run win over Peshawar Zalmi in the qualifier at National Stadium of Karachi on Wednesday.

Being sent into bat first, the Gladiators’ start did not go as planned as Ahmed Shehzad was back into the pavilion after scoring just one run.

Shane Watson — who is in a sublime form in the tournament — set up a crucial 111-run partnership with Ahsan Ali. The Australian was dismissed after scoring 71 off 43 deliveries which included five boundaries and six maximums.

Ahsan managed to contribute 46 runs with the bat.

After Watson and Ahsan’s departure, the Gladiators’ run-rate fell but the side managed to score 186-6 in their 10 overs.

In chase of 187-run target, Zalmi had a positive start as Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq scored a 41-run partnership before the former was back in the pavilion for 22 off 26 deliveries with four deliveries.

Spinner Fawwad Ahmed sustained an injury while bowling as Imam-ul-Haq’s shot hit his face and was taken back to the dugout for medical attention. Rilee Rossouw was given the ball to complete the over and the part-time bowler castled the left-handed batsman on his first ball for 23 runs.

The middle-order failed to provide any resistance and the side were reeling at 90-5. West Indies batsmen Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard gave hope to Peshawar of salvaging a victory with their power hitting.

Needing 21 runs for Peshawar Zalmi to win, Quetta skipper Sarfraz Ahmed gave the final over to Shane Watson. The Australian all-rounder broke the 83-run stand between Pollard and Sammy and managed to concede just 10 runs in his only over.

The journey is not over for Peshawar Zalmi as they will take on the winner of Thursday’s clash between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings for a place in the final.


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PESHAWAR ZALMI

Over 20: Peshawar Zalmi 176-7 (win by 10 runs)

Quetta Gladiators see off Peshawar Zalmi to qualify for the PSL 4 final
Shane Watson to Hasan Ali, 1 run
Shane Watson to Hasan Ali, 2 runs
Shane Watson to Wahab Riaz, RUN OUT
Sammy is run out and that’s the end of the game. 14 needed off two balls now

Shane Watson to Kieron Pollard, BOWLED
Watson keeps his nerves and castles Pollard. 14 off three needed but that may well be game, set and match

Shane Watson to Kieron Pollard, SIX
Shane Watson to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Over 19: Peshawar Zalmi 166-5 (need 21 more runs to win)

14 runs off that over and Bravo finishes with figures of 0-52. More importantly, 21 needed off the final over which will be bowled by Watson
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, SIX
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, SIX
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, wide

Over 18: Peshawar Zalmi 152-5 (need 35 more runs to win)

Tanvir finishes his spell of 0-38 with a good final over that goes for just nine
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, 1 leg bye
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Over 17: Peshawar Zalmi 143-5 (need 44 more runs to win)

Quetta are rattled here. Some poor fielding helps Peshawar get 14 off Hasnain’s final over but the pacer finishes with an impressive 2-27
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs
Mohammad Hasnain to Darren Sammy, 1 leg bye
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Over 16: Peshawar Zalmi 129-5 (need 58 more runs to win)

Can Pollard and Sammy pull this off here? 22 runs off that over but 58 still needed off just 24 balls
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, SIX
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, SIX
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, FOUR

Over 15: Peshawar Zalmi 107-5 (need 80 more runs to win)

17 runs off the last over but Peshawar still require a whopping 80 off the final five overs
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, wide
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, SIX
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, FOUR

Over 14: Peshawar Zalmi 90-5 (need 97 more runs to win)

Peshawar need something extraordinary here if they are to pull off a win with six overs to go
Mohammad Hasnain to Darren Sammy, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Darren Sammy, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Darren Sammy, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Misbah-ul-Haq, LBW
Misbah seemed out of sorts today and is trapped in front by young Hasnain in clash of Pakistan’s past and potential future

Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 leg bye

Over 13: Peshawar Zalmi 88-4 (need 99 more runs to win)

10 runs off Bravo’s over but the run-rate continues to climb and has crossed 14
Dwayne Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Dwayne Bravo to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs

Over 12: Peshawar Zalmi 78-4 (need 109 more runs to win)

Ahsan Ali gives away nine runs in his first over but dismisses Dawson to leave Peshawar in further trouble
Ahsan Ali to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
Ahsan Ali to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX
Ahsan Ali to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Ahsan Ali to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Ahsan Ali to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Ahsan Ali to Liam Dawson, CAUGHT
Ahsan Ali, who had never taken a wicket in his T20 career, dismisses Dawson first ball

Over 11: Peshawar Zalmi 69-3 (need 118 more runs to win)

Five runs off that over and the run-rate is now over 13. Peshawar must really get a move on here
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Liam Dawson, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Liam Dawson, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Over 10: Peshawar Zalmi 64-3 (need 123 more runs to win)

Peshawar are in deep trouble at the halfway mark of their chase
Rilee Rossouw to Liam Dawson, 1 run
Rilee Rossouw to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Rilee Rossouw to Liam Dawson, 1 run
Rilee Rossouw to Imam-ul-Haq, BOWLED
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
Fawad Ahmed to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run

Over 9: Peshawar Zalmi 60-2 (need 127 more runs to win)

Just five runs and a wicket come in that Nawaz over as Quetta’s spinners once again prove difficult to get away
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Sohaib Maqsood, CAUGHT
Sohaib Maqsood makes a complete hash of it and lobs a simple catch back to Nawaz

Over 8: Peshawar Zalmi 55-1 (need 132 more runs to win)

Fawad starts his spell with a seven-run over and the required run-rate is now exactly 11
Fawad Ahmed to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Sohaib Maqsood, wide
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, 2 runs
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Over 7: Peshawar Zalmi 48-1 (need 139 more runs to win)

Peshawar must up the ante here as the run-rate creeps towards 11
Mohammad Nawaz to Sohaib Maqsood, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Sohaib Maqsood, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Sohaib Maqsood, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Sohaib Maqsood, FOUR
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Over 6: Peshawar Zalmi 41-1 (need 146 more runs to win)

Hasnain finishes off the powerplay in brilliant fashion as he gives away six runs and dismisses Kamran Akmal
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, CAUGHT
Kamran Akmal perishes off the final ball of the powerplay as he flicks a leg-side Hasnain full toss straight to Rossouw in the deep

Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, wide
Mohammad Hasnain to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Over 5: Peshawar Zalmi 35-0 (need 152 more runs to win)

Peshawar haven’t lost a wicket yet but they are behind the required run-rate
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

Over 4: Peshawar Zalmi 33-0 (need 154 more runs to win)

Bravo does well to give away just six runs as Sarfaraz continues to shuffle his bowlers around
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, wide
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, no run

Over 3: Peshawar Zalmi 27-0 (need 160 more runs to win)

Imam just about clears the infield with his cover drive and Hasnain gives away eight in his first over
Mohammad Hasnain to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Over 2: Peshawar Zalmi 19-0 (need 168 more runs to win)

Peshawar have started strongly here as Imam-ul-Haq hits Tanvir for two fours
Sohail Tanvir to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Over 1: Peshawar Zalmi 8-0 (need 179 more runs to win)

Two boundaries in the first over for Kamran Akmal. The first was all skill, the second was all luck
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, FOUR

QUETTA GLADIATORS

Over 20: Quetta Gladiators 186-6

Quetta will be slightly disappointed at not reaching 200 but target of 187 won’t be easy for Peshawar
Wahab Riaz to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR
Wahab Riaz to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR
Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Nawaz, no run
Wahab Riaz to Dwayne Bravo, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Dwayne Bravo, no run

Over 19: Quetta Gladiators 176-6

Hasan Ali bowls a fine final over but struggled overall as he finishes with figures of 1-39
Hasan Ali to Dwayne Bravo, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Dwayne Bravo, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Sarfaraz Ahmed, CAUGHT
The Quetta innings has lost all momentum and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is dismissed by Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali to Sarfaraz Ahmed, no run
Hasan Ali to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 2 runs

Over 18: Quetta Gladiators 171-5

10 runs and a wicket come in that Wahab Riaz over
Wahab Riaz to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Sarfaraz Ahmed, FOUR
Wahab Riaz to Dwayne Bravo, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Umar Akmal, CAUGHT
Umar drives a Wahab full-toss straight into the hands of backward point
Wahab Riaz to Umar Akmal, FOUR
Wahab Riaz to Umar Akmal, no run

Over 17: Quetta Gladiators 161-4

Two wides but Tymal Mills does brilliantly in that over to not concede a boundary
Tymal Mills to Sarfaraz Ahmed, no run
Tymal Mills to Sarfaraz Ahmed, wide
Tymal Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Umar Akmal, no run
Tymal Mills to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Sarfaraz Ahmed, wide

Over 16: Quetta Gladiators 155-4

Umar Akmal gets two boundaries through the off-side to take 12 off Sameen Gul’s over
Hasan Ali to Umar Akmal, FOUR
Hasan Ali to Umar Akmal, FOUR
Hasan Ali to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Umar Akmal, 1 run

Over 15: Quetta Gladiators 143-4

Quetta lose quick wickets but 200 is still on the cards
Kieron Pollard to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Sarfaraz Ahmed, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Umar Akmal, 2 runs
Kieron Pollard to Rilee Rossouw, CAUGHT
Rossouw goes for 11 and Quetta seem to be losing their way a little here
Kieron Pollard to Rilee Rossouw, wide
Kieron Pollard to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Umar Akmal, wide

Over 14: Quetta Gladiators 134-3

Rilee Rossouw finishes off the over with two consecutive boundaries
Sameen Gul to Rilee Rossouw, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Rilee Rossouw, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Umar Akmal, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, LBW
Some respite for the pacer as Ahsan Ali is trapped leg-before for 46
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, no run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, SIX

Over 13: Quetta Gladiators 119-2

Boundaries seem to be drying up for the Gladiatiors
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, no run
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, no run
Tymal Mills to Rilee Rossouw, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Rilee Rossouw, 1 run

Over 12: Quetta Gladiators 115-2

A brilliant over by Wahab Riaz comes to an end as the pacer gives two runs and sends danger-man Shane Watson back to the pavilion
Wahab Riaz to Rilee Rossouw, 1 run,
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, BOWLED
The batsman goes back after scoring 71 off 43 deliveries
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Ahsan Ali, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahsan Ali, no run

Over 11: Quetta Gladiators 113-1

The pacer continues to concede runs as he is hit for two maximums
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 2 runs
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, SIX
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, 1 leg bye
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, 1 run – that’s the 100-run partnership
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, SIX

Over 10: Quetta Gladiators 96-1

Shane Watson and Ahsan Ali have put on a solid partnership
Liam Dawson to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, no run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, no run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, no run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, SIX

Over 9: Quetta Gladiators 88-1

Ahsan Ali hits the pacer for a boundary
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 leg bye
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, no run

Over 8: Quetta Gladiators 80-1

Watson shows off both raw power and deft touch to take 15 runs in that Pollard over
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, FOUR
Kieron Pollard to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, 1 runs – reaches his 50
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, FOUR
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, FOUR
Kieron Pollard to Ahsan Ali, 1 run

Over 7: Quetta Gladiators 65-1

Sameen hit for a four by Ahsan Ali in that eight-run over as Peshawar look to bowl some tight overs here
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, no run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run

Over 6: Quetta Gladiators 57-1

Wahab keeps it tight, giving away just four runs in that over
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Ahsan Ali, 1 run

Over 5: Quetta Gladiators 53-1

Quetta off to a fantastic start as Shane Watson powers them in the early stages
Liam Dawson to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, SIX
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, FOUR
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, SIX
Liam Dawson to Ahsan Ali, 1 run

Over 4: Quetta Gladiators 34-1

Shane Watson hits the boundary off the pacer
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, no run
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, no run
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, FOUR
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, dot

Over 3: Quetta Gladiators 28-1

Quetta batsmen free their arms as two maximums and a boundary come in the 19-run over
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, SIX
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, SIX
Hasan Ali to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Ahsan Ali, FOUR
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run

Over 2: Quetta Gladiators 9-1

Six runs and a wicket come in the over
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, FOUR
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, no run
Tymal Mills to Shane Watson, no run
Tymal Mills to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Tymal Mills to Ahmed Shehzad, BOWLED
What a start for the pacer as he hits Shehzad’s off-stump on his first ball

Over 1: Quetta Gladiators 3-0

The pacer gives three runs in the game’s first over
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run
Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, no ball
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run

Peshawar Zalmi XI:  Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq, Liam Dawson, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (captain), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Tymal Mills and Sameen Gul

Quetta Gladiators XI: Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Ahsan Ali, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Hasnain, Sohail Tanvir and Fawad Ahmed

Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and chose to field against Quetta Gladiators in the qualifier

The two sides ended the league stage in opposite manner. Quetta Gladiators suffered a dramatic one-run defeat at the hands of Karachi Kings. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, picked up a comfortable 61-run win over Karachi Kings.

The tournament has entered the playoff stage and its time for the teams to go big or go home. Here is a guide on how the playoff stage works.

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