PSL 2021, QUE beats LAH: Usman, Khurram shine as Quetta Gladiators defeats Lahore Qalandars by 18 runs- A superb bowling performance from Usman Shinwari and Khurram Shahzad has helped Quetta Gladiators defeat Lahore Qalandars by 18 runs. Apart from Tim David 46(27) all the Lahore batsmen failed to do well as the entire team got all out for just 140 runs with 2 overs to spare.
Earlier, a late blitz from skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and Azam Khan has helped Quetta Gladiators reach 158/5 in their allotted 20 overs. While Sarfaraz added unbeaten 34 runs, Azam contributed 33 runs off just 18 deliveries. Earlier, Jake Weatherald slammed 48 off just 41 while opening for Quetta to continue his blistering form. Meanwhile, James Faulkner continued his impressive form to pick three wickets in the contest.
|Fakhar Zaman||b M Hasnain||12||9||1||0||133.33|
|Sohail Akhtar (C)||c J Weatherald b Usman Shinwari||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Zeeshan Ashraf||c S Ahmed b Khurram Shahzad||16||18||0||1||88.89|
|Mohammad Hafeez||c Azam Khan b Usman Shinwari||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Ben Dunk (WK)||b Mohammad Nawaz||6||5||1||0||120.00|
|Tim David||c S Ahmed b Usman Shinwari||46||27||4||3||170.37|
|Rashid Khan||b Mohammad Nawaz||8||10||1||0||80.00|
|Ahmed Daniyal||c Mohammad Nawaz b Khurram Shahzad||3||9||0||0||33.33|
|James Faulkner||Not out||12||12||1||0||100.00|
|Shaheen Afridi||b Khurram Shahzad||12||6||1||1||200.00|
|Haris Rauf||b M Hasnain||19||7||2||1||271.43|
|Extra||5 (b 0, w 3, nb 1, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat|
|Jake Weatherald||b Mohammad Hafeez||48||41||8||1||117.07|
|Usman Khan||c Tim David b JP Faulkner||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Cameron Delport||b Rashid Khan||10||11||1||0||90.91|
|Sarfraz Ahmed (WK/C)||Not out||34||27||3||1||125.93|
|Azam Khan||c FK Zaman b JP Faulkner||33||18||5||1||183.33|
|Mohammad Nawaz||c & b JP Faulkner||6||5||1||0||120.00|
|Hassan Khan||Not out||12||15||0||0||80.00|
|Extra||15 (b 1, w 7, nb 1, lb 6)|
|Yet To Bat||Khurram Shahzad, M Hasnain, Usman Shinwari, Zahoor Khan|
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and opted to field
The Gladiators are having one of the worst campaigns managing just one win so far in seven outings. They have faced 10 wickets and 61 runs defeat against Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi respectively in the last two games. The Gladiators do have a couple of more games remaining but their chances of qualifying to the next round are highly unlikely. Moreover, this will be the second time Quetta Gladiators will square off against the Lahore Qalandars. When both teams met previously at National Stadium in Karachi, Qalandars registered a thumping 9 wickets win over Gladiators after comfortably chasing 179 runs target in just 18.2 overs.
Lahore Qalandars, meanwhile, is comfortably sitting on the second spot with five wins and two defeats in seven encounters. They are lagging behind the table-toppers Islamabad United in the net run rate and will be eyeing to reclaim the top spot, making a double over the Gladiators.
An enthralling battle is expected to take place when both the teams will square off in Abu Dhabi tomorrow. The match will start at 06:30 PM IST.
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PSL/Super League T20, QUE vs LAH squads
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Abdul Nasir, Andre Russell, Anwar Ali, Jack Wildermuth, Faf du Plessis, Hassan Khan, Arish Ali Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood, Zahir Khan
James Faulkner, Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Maaz Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar (c), Ben Dunk, Callum Ferguson, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Faizan, Tim David, Zaid Alam, Ahmed Danyal, Seekuge Prasana, Sultan Ahmed, and Zeeshan Ashraf