Quetta Gladiators on Saturday beat Karachi Kings by seven wickets courtesy Rilee Rossouw's match-winning unbeaten innings of 76 from 53 balls at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Quetta opted to bowl first and all thanks to Thisara Perera's three-for restricted Karachi to 159-8.
In their chase, Quetta were helped by a 130-run partnership from captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Rossouw.
Over 19.1: QUE 160-3
First ball from Pollard and it's guided towards extra cover. Game, set, match Quetta Gladiators.
Over 19: QUE 155-3
Quick running between the wickets helps Quetta. Five off seven with one ball remaining... and Rossouw digs one out to take a single. Gladiators need four in the last over.
Sohail Khan bowls the penultimate over.
Over 18: QUE 150-3
FOUR! Another good over for Quetta. Rossouw brings the balls-score difference in favour to Gladiators.
Over 17: QUE 142-3
SIX! Sarfraz takes the aerial route on the last ball. That makes it 18 off 18.
Imad Wasim on.
Over 16: QUE 129-3
Eleven runs off the over; 31 off 24 now for Quetta.
FOUR! Sarfraz find the unguarded extra cover boundary.
Over 15: QUE 118-3
Seven runs off the over. Quetta need 42 off 30 balls.
Over 14: QUE 111-3
Eight off the over.
FOUR! Sarfraz takes charge of the chase.
Over 13: QUE 103-3
Six from Sohail Khan's over. Rossouw slammed a FOUR off him too.
Over 12: QUE 97-3
Nine runs off Abrar Ahmed's over; it included a FOUR by Sarfraz Ahmed.
Over 11: QUE 88-3
Shoaib Malik goes for nine in his over courtesy a FOUR by Sarfraz Ahmed.
Over 10: QUE 79-3
Five runs off Bopara's over.
Over 9: QUE 74-3
SIXx2! Rossouw showing his South African class.
FOUR! Banged in short and Rossouw step forward to punch it towards deep midwicket.
Keiron Pollard now!
Over 8: QUE 55-3
Ravi Bopara goes for six in his first over.
Over 7: QUE 49-3
Goes for 10 in his over.
New kid Abrar Ahmed has been given the ball.
Over 6: QUE 39-3
FOUR! Rossouw once again.
Over 5: QUE 32-3
OUT! Malik at point takes Asad Shafiq's catch. Sohail Khan is on fire!
Over 4: QUE 30-2
SIX! Rilee Rossouw goes big over square leg with a slog sweep.
Over 3: QUE 23-2
OUT! Pietersen edges one to Sangakkara. The umpire send it upstairs and it has carried to the Sanga. Two wickets in the over.
OUT! Shehzad caught Pollard.
SIX and a FOUR by Ahmed Shehzad.
Sohail Khan on.
Over 2: QUE 13-0
Seven runs off the over.
Imad Wasim shares the new ball.
Over 1: QUE 6-0
Six runs off the over.
Mohammad Amir opens the bowling. Ahmed Shehzad and Asad Shafiq will open the chase for Karachi.
Over 20: KHI 159-7
FOUR! Imad Wasim contributes.
OUT! Bopara caught at square leg as he tries to pull one.
Tymal Mills was being saved for the last over.
Over 19: KHI 151-6
An expensive over from Perera.
FOURx2! Ravi Bopara is not ready to run. Instead, he is making the fielders chase the ball.
RUN OUT! Babar couldn't make it to the non-striker's end in time.
SIX! Babar brings up his FIFTY with a grand shot.
Over 18: KHI 134-5
FOUR! Make that two and in the same position - square leg.
FOUR! Bopara opens his account with a boundary.
Anwar Ali to Ravi Bopara and Babar Azam.
Over 17: KHI 123-5
OUT! Malik (15 off 8) caught by Nawaz.
FOUR! Over the wicket, on legs and the treatment was worthy by Babar Azam.
Over 16: KHI 114-4
FOUR! Malik with another boundary. Quetta losing the grip at the moment.
Anwar Ali runs in for his third over.
Over 15: KHI 105-4
SIX! Shoaib Malik walks in, then walks down and sends the ball flying over midwicket.
OUT! Pitersen cups Pollard in the deep. Karachi needed quick runs and Pollard tried.
FOUR! Pollard comes forward this time and slams it past long-on, again!
SIX! Length ball and it's hit over long-on by Pollard.
Nawaz to Pollard.
Over 14: KHI 87-3
Only one off his over.
Tymal Mills is back.
Over 13: KHI 86-3
Six off his over; no boundaries, however.
Over 12: KHI 80-3
Kieron Pollard joins Babar Azam.
OUT! Sanga slogs one over covers but find the deep fielder.
Over 11: KHI 75-2
FOUR! Paddle sweep from Sanga.
FOUR! A tad short and pulled towards unguarded cow corner by Babar Azam.
Over 10: KHI 64-2
SIX! Sanga pulls out a biggie over midwicket. Takes two steps forward and punches it over the boundary.
Mohammad Nawaz now. Three left-arm spinners operating!
Over 9: KHI 55-2
Nine runs off Hasan Khan's over courtesy a FOUR by Babar Azam.
Over 8: KHI 46-2
Only four runs.
Zulfiqar Babar bowls his second to Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam.
Over 7: KHI 42-2
Five runs off his over.
Hasan Khan, last game's man-of-the-match, is here!
Over 6: KHI 36-2
OUT! Leading edge and Perera flies to his right to take a stunner! Gayle gone; time for Karachi to go to plan B?
Thisara Perera introduced into the attack.
Over 5: KHI 34-1
Four runs off Zulfiqar Babar's first over.
Over 4: KHI 30-1
OUT! Change of pace works for Mills and he deceives Shahzaib who top-edges it into the hands of Mills. Easy catch! Babar Azam joins Gayle.
FOURx2! Mills receives a beating from Shahzaib Hasan.
Over 3: KHI 18-0
SIX by Gayle and a FOUR by Shahzaib. Anwar pays for missing the run-out chance.
Over 2: KHI 6-0
Tymal Mills give only one in his over.
Over 1: KHI 5-0
Gayle escaped a run-out chance. Anwar drops the ball and dislodges the bails with his hands.
Anwar Ali to bowl the first over. Chris Gayle and Shahzaib Hasan will open the innings for Karachi.