PSL 2018: Schedule
Match Basics
23rd Match: Quetta Gladiators versus Peshawar Zalmi
Date: 10th March, 2018
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab, Tim Robinson
Toss won by:Quetta Gladiators, elected to field first.
Scorecard Summary
1st Team Play: 157/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.85)
Batting:DR Smith 49 runs off 33 balls, Darren Sammy 36 runs off 19 balls.
Bowling: Shane Watson 2/26 in 4 overs, Rahat Ali 1/30 in 4 overs.
Target: 158runs from 20 overs.
2ND Team Play: 158/4 (19.2 Overs, RR: 8.17)
Batting: Sarfraz Ahmed 45 runs off 31 balls, Shane Watson 37runs off 25 balls.
Bowling: Hasan Ali 1/25 in 4 overs, Wahab Riaz 1/26 in 4 overs.
Player of the match: Sarfraz Ahmed
Result:Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining).
Highlights & Analysis
  1. The importance of batting partnerships in cricketing contests cannot be overstated. Partnerships form the backbone of a batting innings and can singlehandedly decide the outcome of a match. This match was, also, decided by a magnificent partnership between Rilee Rossouw and Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. With their team in danger of losing the game at 84-4, both batsmen came out to bat under pressure. They did not let it affect them though, as they played with composure and professionally carried their team to victory in the face of brilliant bowling from Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz.
  2. Shane Watson was once again instrumental in Quetta’s success. Not only did the tournament’s highest scorer contribute a crucial 37 runs, he once again chipped in with a controlled bowling effort. Watson not only choked the flow of runs for the Zalmi, but also bowled wicket taking deliveries and was rewarded with two scalps.
  3. The Zalmi will be kicking themselves as they shot themselves in the foot with a careless batting effort. Had they batted a bit more shrewdly and gotten fifteen to twenty more runs on the board, it might have been a different story. As it transpired, the Zalmi, despite a courageous bowling effort from their pacemen, simply did not have enough runs to work with.
  4. Quetta go top with ten points while the Zalmi lie in fifth position and are dangerously close to elimination. This result also guaranteed elimination for the Lahore Qalandars who are rock bottom.
Quetta Gladiators Peshawar Zalmi
Sarfraz Ahmed (skipper)
Asad Shafiq, Umer Amin
Muhammad Nawaz, Kevin Pietersen
Rahat Ali, Shane Watson
Hassaan Khan, Anwar Ali
Jofra Archer
Rilee Rosouw
Rameez Raja (jnr)
Saud Shakeel
Saad Ali
Mahmoodullah Riyadh
Darren Sammy (c)
Tamim Iqbal
Kamran Akmal
Andre Fletcher
Riki Wessels
Hammad Azam
Haris Sohail
Dwayne Bravo
Khushdil Shah
Umaid Asif
Saad Nasim
Mohammad Hafeez
Shabbir Rahman
Liam Dawson
Sameen Gul
Hasan Ali
Chris Jordan
Mohammad Asghar
Wahab Riaz

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