The temperature in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) rose several notches in Dubai on Sunday when Quetta Gladiators pulled off a remarkable win against Peshawar Zalmi with just a ball to spare. The Gladiators won the match by three wickets.
Having been put into bat first, Peshawar amassed 135 runs in their allotted 20 overs for the loss of seven wickets. West Indian Darren Sammy top scored with a brisk 48 off 31 balls. Mohammad Nawaz was the pick of the bowlers for Quetta, taking three wickets for just 29 runs.
Quetta, the only unbeaten team in the tournament, got off to a flyer as Ahmed Shehzad and Luke Wright powered them to 35 in just three overs before Shehzad was caught behind. But English batsman Kevin Petersen along with Sarfraz Ahmed helped anchor Quetta’s innings. Eighth-wicket pair Anwar Ali and Elton Chigumbura then ensured that Quetta got over the line with just one ball to spare.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2016.