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Watson powers Quetta to resounding win over Peshawar

March 4, 2019

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Shane Watson’s unbeaten 91-run knock helped Quetta Gladiators hammer Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 fixture in Abu Dhabi on Monday. 


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QUETTA GLADIATORS

Over 17.5: Quetta Gladiators 166-2 (win by eight wickets)

Wahab ends the innings with a no-ball as Watson finishes on an unbeaten 91
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no ball
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, FOUR
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, wide
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, SIX
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, 2 runs

Over 17: Quetta Gladiators 152-2 (need 14 more runs to win)

Rossouw dismisses Hasan Ali with a pulled six that leaves Quetta just 14 runs away from the target
Hasan Ali to Rilee Rossouw, SIX
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Rilee Rossouw, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Rilee Rossouw, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Watson, 1 leg bye

Over 16: Quetta Gladiators 141-2 (need 25 more runs to win)

Umaid Asif to Rilee Rossouw, FOUR
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, BOWLED
Umaid Asif’s final over goes for 13 to leave Quetta needing just 25 runs off the final four overs

Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 4 + wide

Over 15: Quetta Gladiators 128-1 (need 38 more runs to win)

Quetta well and truly on top as they require just 38 runs off the final five with nine wickets in hand
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, SIX
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, wide
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs

Over 14: Quetta Gladiators 116-1 (need 50 more runs to win)

Peshawar need more tight overs like that one from Umaid Asif as Quetta cruise along
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 leg bye
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, no run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

Over 13: Quetta Gladiators 111-1 (need 55 more runs to win)

Good over that for Quetta as Shehzad paddles Sameen over fine leg for a boundary
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run

Over 12: Quetta Gladiators 101-1 (need 65 more runs to win)

Pollard does well in his first over but Quetta are cruising here
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, wide
Kieron Pollard to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 leg bye
Kieron Pollard to Shane Watson, 1 run
Kieron Pollard to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

Over 11: Quetta Gladiators 94-1 (need 72 more runs to win)

Sameen Gul gives away seven runs in that over as Watson pulls him for four
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, no run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run

Over 10: Quetta Gladiators 87-1 (need 79 more runs to win)

Liam Dawson to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, 1 run,
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, no run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, FOUR
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, FOUR
Liam Dawson to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

Over 9: Quetta Gladiators 76-1 (need 90 more runs to win)

Watson wins his latest duel with Wahab Riaz, pulling the pacer for a six in the ninth over
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, SIX
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run

Over 8: Quetta Gladiators 68-1 (need 98 more runs to win)

Hasan Ali is having a horror day in the field as he drops his second catch of the day in Dawson’s first over
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Shane Watson, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Liam Dawson to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Liam Dawson to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs

Over 7: Quetta Gladiators 62-1 (need 104 more runs to win)

Umaid goes for aplenty in that over as Shehzad and Watson step it up a gear
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, SIX
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 2 runs
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR

Over 6: Quetta Gladiators 45-1 (need 121 more runs to win)

Good start by Wahab, who gives away just three runs in his first over
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Wahab Riaz to Shane Watson, 1 run
Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

Over 5: Quetta Gladiators 42-1 (need 124 more runs to win)

Shane Watson, just given a reprieve by Hasan Ali, has Quetta going along nicely on their way at the start
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, no run
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, FOUR
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, FOUR
Umaid Asif to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 1 run
Umaid Asif to Shane Watson, 2 runs

Over 4: Quetta Gladiators 30-1 (need 136 more runs to win)

Watson uses all his experience to release the pressure, smashing Sameen Gul for a four and a six in the fourth over
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, no run
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, SIX

Over 3: Quetta Gladiators 19-1 (need 147 more runs to win)

Hasan Ali keeps up the pressure on Quetta, giving away just five runs
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 2 runs
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run

Over 2: Quetta Gladiators 14-1 (need 152 more runs to win)

Sameen impresses in his first over as he keeps things tight while also dismissing Ahsan Ali
Sameen Gul to Shane Watson, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, no run
Sameen Gul to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR
Sameen Gul to Ahsan Ali, LBW
Sameen Gul dismisses Ahsan Ali for just one with a great fuller delivery

Over 1: Quetta Gladiators 8-0 (need 158 more runs to win)

Watson smashes a six off the final ball to spoil what had been a good over so far. Eight runs come off it in the end
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, SIX
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, no run
Hasan Ali to Ahsan Ali, 1 run
Hasan Ali to Ahsan Ali, no run
Hasan Ali to Shane Watson, 1 run

PESHAWAR ZALMI

Over 20: Peshawar Zalmi 165-4

What an over that by Bravo as he gives away just three runs in the final over as Peshawar finish at 165-3
Dwayne Bravo to Umar Amin, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, WICKET
Bravo dismisses countryman and Peshawar skipper Sammy for just three as he tries to clear the boundary
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Over 19: Peshawar Zalmi 162-3

Three consecutive fours by Pollard mean Tanvir goes for 14 in that over
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Darren Sammy, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, FOUR

Over 18: Peshawar Zalmi 148-3

Dwayne Bravo is taken to the cleaners as Kieron Pollard hits a six and two boundaries in his over
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, SIX
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Dwayne Bravo to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Dwayne Bravo to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Over 17: Peshawar Zalmi 130-3

The young pacer gets the wicket of Kamran Akmal by hitting his stumps
Mohammad Hasnain to Darren Sammy, 1 leg bye
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, BOWLED
Kamran Akmal is castled by Mohammad Hasnain after scoring 72

Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, wide
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Over 16: Peshawar Zalmi 125-2

Kamran Akmal hit Sohail Tanvir for a six and a four in this expensive over
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kieron Pollard, 2 runs
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, SIX

Over 15: Peshawar Zalmi 111-2

Kamran, Pollard hold key as Peshawar look to post big total
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, no run

Over 14: Peshawar Zalmi 102-2

Seven runs and a wicket come in the over
Fawad Ahmed to Kieron Pollard, FOUR
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, CAUGHT
Imam-ul-Haq skies the ball and is caught by Mohammad Hasnain off Fawad Ahmed’s bowling

Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, no run,
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

Over 13: Peshawar Zalmi 95-1

Imam-ul-Haq hits Bravo for a maximum in that 11-run over
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run,
Dwayne Bravo to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run,
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, 1 wide
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Imam-ul-Haq, SIX

Over 12: Peshawar Zalmi 84-1

Kamran is not holding back now and hits Fawad for 14 in that over
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, no run
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Fawad Ahmed to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, SIX

Over 11: Peshawar Zalmi 70-1

Finally some pressure is released as Kamran hits a six off Nawaz to score nine runs in that over
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, SIX

Over 10: Peshawar Zalmi 61-1

Peshawar have lost their way against spin here and must up the ante if they are to set a decent total
Fawad Khan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Fawad Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run
Fawad Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run
Fawad Khan to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Fawad Khan to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
Fawad Khan to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Over 9: Peshawar Zalmi 59-1

Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Imam-ul-Haq, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, BOWLED
The spinners had put the squeeze on Peshawar and the pressure tells as Nawaz castles Fletcher for 26
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, no run

Over 8: Peshawar Zalmi 58-0

Spinners doing a good job here for Sarfaraz as Fawad begins his spell with a tight over that yields just three runs
Fawad Ahmed to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Andre Fletcher, no run
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, 1 leg bye
Fawad Ahmed to Kamran Akmal, no run
Fawad Ahmed to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Fawad Ahmed to Andre Fletcher, no run

Over 7: Peshawar Zalmi 55-0

Nawaz gives away just two runs as the field spreads after the powerplay
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, 1 run,
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run

Over 6: Peshawar Zalmi 53-0

Andre Fletcher hits Hasnain for a four and a massive six but the young pacer recovers fairly well to concede 12
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, SIX
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, FOUR

Over 5: Peshawar Zalmi 41-0

Kamran plays yet another superb cut to hit Bravo for a four in that nine-run over
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, no run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Dwayne Bravo to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Dwayne Bravo to Andre Fletcher, 2 runs

Over 4: Peshawar Zalmi 32-0

Finally an over without a boundary as Sohail Tanvir gives away just five runs
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, wide
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run

Over 3: Peshawar Zalmi 27-0

Kamran Akmal greets Muhammad Hasnain with two consecutive fours through point as nine runs come off his first over
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Andre Fletcher, no run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Mohammad Hasnain to Kamran Akmal, FOUR

Over 2: Peshawar Zalmi 18-0

Sohail Tanvir does well to give away just six runs in his over after being hit for a four off the very first ball
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, 1 leg bye
Sohail Tanvir to Kamran Akmal, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, no run
Sohail Tanvir to Andre Fletcher, FOUR

Over 1: Peshawar Zalmi 12-0

Peshawar off to a flyer as 10 runs come off it
Mohammad Nawaz to Andre Fletcher, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, 1 run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, SIX
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, FOUR
Mohammad Nawaz to Kamran Akmal, no run

Quetta Gladiators have won the toss and chose to bowl. 

It is a repeat of the PSL 2017 final in which Peshawar Zalmi had defeated Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs.

With both sides heading into the contest with a win, an exciting contest can be expected in the win.

Hello and welcome to the updates of the Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi fixture at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.


The fixture is a repeat of the 2017 final.

Both sides had clinched victories in their previous game. Liam Dawson’s last-ball heroics helped Peshawar Zalmi trounced defending champions Islamabad United by four wickets.

Quetta Gladiators defeated had defeated misfiring Multan Sultans by six wickets thanks to some clinical bowling.

 
 
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