HBL PSL 2017 – 1st Playoff: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

HBL PSL 2017 – 1st Playoff: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

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HBL PSL 2017 – 1st Playoff: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators 200 for 7 in 20 overs

Peshawar Zalmi 199 for 9 20 overs

SHARJAH February 28: The end was eerily similar to the first HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) Play-off as Peshawar Zalmi lost their nerves in the final over of an incredible chase to hand Quetta Gladiators a berth in the final of the 2017 PSL edition set to be played in Lahore.

Needing 201 for a win, the Zalmi side gave a monumental batting performance to all but seal a historic win but the 2016 Play-off voodoo came to haunt them again as they surrendered the game with only seven runs needed off the last over bowled by spinner Mohammad Nawaz.

Last year Aizaz Cheema broke Zalmi hearts with a lion-hearted performance when the opposition lost their last three wickets needing four to win off the last four balls to lose by one run.

Tonight Nawaz had a mere two runs to defend of the last three and he removed Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz and bowled the perfect yorker to Hassan Ali as the batsman lost his wicket in an attempt to steal a single, captain Daren Sammy who lost the strike after hitting a four on the second ball of the over was a mere spectator on the other end as his tail-enders were rendered clueless against Nawaz.

Nawaz was mobbed by his squad members and the Gladiators management after his last over heroics as the Sharjah full house witnessed another spellbinding game in the HBL PSL 2017.

The 2017 edition ceases to amaze and Gladiators must have felt that they had the game in their bag after Zalmi lost opener Kamran Akmal and Marlon Samuels for one run apiece at the start of their 201 run chase.

Mohammad Hafeez who was horribly out of nick before the game produced a 77 run master class off only 47 balls with the help of six sixes to bring his team back in the hunt in association with Dawid Malan who scored 56 off only 30 balls.

The two added 139 runs for the third wicket before an astonishing 13 ball 34 with by Shahid Afridi brought Zalmi to within a whisker of a win. But it was Gladiators who prevailed at the end of the heart stopping thriller largely due to Nawaz’s brilliance.

Earlier the Gladiators innings was built around a dazzling 38 ball 71 run innings by Ahmed Shehzad who hit four sixes and seven fours, Kevin Pietersen scored 40 off only 22 balls as the Gladiators posted 200 runs on the board.

The drama that unfolded in the Zalmi innings could hardly be imagined after the Gladiators batting performance and only Nawaz’s steely nerves and the cluelessness of the Zalmi tail sealed a win for the Quetta team as the two teams produced a game for the ages.

The Zalmi-Gladiators’ rivalry might yet see another chapter this season if the Zalmi can overcome the heartbreak and win the last Play-Off on Friday against the winner of the Islamabad United-Karachi Kings game that takes place on Tuesday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Scorecard

1st Playoff: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators  |  Quetta Gladiators won by 1 run

Match Details
Toss Peshawar Zalmi, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2017
Umpires
Shozab Raza (Pakistan) and REJ Martinesz Match Date 28 Feb 2017
Match Referee RS Mahanama Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)    
Player of Match Ahmed Shehzad (Quetta Gladiators)    

Quetta Gladiators Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1

Ahmed Shehzad

c Wahab Riaz b Darren Sammy 71 0 38 7 4
2

Luke Wright

b Hasan Ali 12 0 7 1 1
3

Kevin Pietersen

c Mohammad Asghar b Wahab Riaz 40 0 22 2 3
4

Rilee Rossouw

b Wahab Riaz 17 0 18 0 0
5

Sarfraz Ahmed * †

run out Hasan Ali 17 0 20 0 0
6

Anwar Ali

run out Dawid Malan 20 0 10 3 0
7

Saad Nasim

b Wahab Riaz 9 0 4 2 0
8

Mohammad Nawaz

not out 1 0 1 0 0
9

Hassan Khan

not out 1 0 1 0 0
10

Tymal Mills

Did not bat
11

Zulfiqar Babar

Did not bat
Extra lb 7, w 4, nb 1 12
Total 7 wickets; 20.0 overs; 200 10 runs per over

Fall of wickets
1-31 ( Luke Wright, 3.0 ) ;  
2-121 ( Ahmed Shehzad, 10.0 ) ;  
3-132 ( Kevin Pietersen, 11.2 ) ;  
4-164 ( Rilee Rossouw, 16.4 ) ;  
5-188 ( Anwar Ali, 18.5 ) ;  
6-188 ( Sarfraz Ahmed, 19.0 ) ;  
7-199 ( Saad Nasim, 19.5 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Hasan Ali

4.0 0 41 1 0 0

Mohammad Asghar

3.0 0 28 0 0 0

Chris Jordan

4.0 0 30 0 1 0

Wahab Riaz

4.0 0 40 3 2 1

Shahid Afridi

2.0 0 20 0 0 0

Darren Sammy *

1.0 0 18 1 0 0

Mohammad Hafeez

2.0 0 16 0 0 0

Peshawar Zalmi Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1

Kamran Akmal †

c Kevin Pietersen b Zulfiqar Babar 1 0 7 0 0
2

Dawid Malan

c & b Tymal Mills 56 0 30 8 1
3

Marlon Samuels

run out Ahmed Shehzad 1 0 3 0 0
4

Mohammad Hafeez

c Saad Nasim b Mohammad Nawaz 77 0 47 5 6
5

Shahid Afridi

c Mohammad Nawaz b Anwar Ali 34 0 13 1 4
6

Haris Sohail

b Mohammad Nawaz 6 0 6 1 0
7

Darren Sammy *

not out 11 0 11 1 0
8

Chris Jordan

c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 0 0 1 0 0
9

Wahab Riaz

run out Sarfraz Ahmed 0 0 1 0 0
10

Hasan Ali

run out Sarfraz Ahmed 0 0 1 0 0
11

Mohammad Asghar

Did not bat
Extra lb 5, w 8 13
Total 9 wickets; 20.0 overs; 0 mins 199 9.95 runs per over

Fall of wickets
1-1 ( Kamran Akmal, 1.1 ) ;  
2-3 ( Marlon Samuels, 1.5 ) ;  
3-142 ( Mohammad Hafeez, 13.5 ) ;  
4-157 ( Dawid Malan, 15.1 ) ;  
5-174 ( Haris Sohail, 16.4 ) ;  
6-193 ( Shahid Afridi, 18.5 ) ;  
7-199 ( Chris Jordan, 19.4 ) ;  
8-199 ( Wahab Riaz, 19.5 ) ;  
9-199 ( Hasan Ali, 20.0 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Anwar Ali

4.0 0 25 1 0 0

Zulfiqar Babar

4.0 0 28 1 0 0

Hassan Khan

3.0 0 36 0 0 0

Tymal Mills

4.0 0 45 1 6 0

Mohammad Nawaz

4.0 0 51 3 2 0

Saad Nasim

1.0 0 9 0 0 0

Match Notes

Quetta Gladiators Inning

  • Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 4
  • 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 24 balls
    (Kevin Pietersen 13
    , Ahmed Shehzad 19
    , Ex 6)
  • Ahmed Shehzad : 50 off 29 balls
    (
    6 x 4  2 x 6  )
  • Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 9.0 overs (54 balls), Extras 6
  • 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 42 balls
    (Kevin Pietersen 52
    , Ahmed Shehzad 32
    , Ex 6)
  • Quetta Gladiators : 150 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 8
  • Quetta Gladiators : 200 runs in 20.0 overs (120 balls), Extras 12
  • Innings Break : Quetta Gladiators – 200/7 in 20.0 overs
    (Mohammad Nawaz 1
    , Hassan Khan 1)

Peshawar Zalmi Inning

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 9
  • 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 29 balls
    (Mohammad Hafeez 27
    , Dawid Malan 18
    , Ex 5)
  • Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 11.0 overs (66 balls), Extras 10
  • Mohammad Hafeez : 50 off 36 balls
    (
    4 x 4  3 x 6  )
  • 3rd Wicket : 100 runs in 52 balls
    (Mohammad Hafeez 42
    , Dawid Malan 52
    , Ex 6)
  • Dawid Malan : 50 off 25 balls
    (
    8 x 4  1 x 6  )
  • Peshawar Zalmi : 150 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 11