History repeats itself as Quetta chase 201 against Lahore

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Abdul Majid February 18, 2017
Quetta beat Lahore with seven balls to spare. PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Quetta Gladiators refreshed the memories of PSL's first edition as they chased Lahore Qalandars' 201-run target on Saturday in Sharjah.

Last year, Lahore were the first team to put up a 200+ score on the board and courtesy Mohammad Nabi, Quetta chased it down on the last ball.

Today, it was Kevin Pietersen (88* off 42) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (45 off 25) who took charge of the chase and helped Gladiators chase the target with seven balls to spare.



Earlier, Lahore managed to score 200-3 in their 20 overs courtesy Jason Roy's 51 off 27 balls.



Over 18.5: QUE 202-5

Lahore scored 200 and Quetta chased it courtesy Mohammad Nabi; today, it was the brilliance of Sarfraz Ahmed and Kevin Pietersen - all done with seven balls to spare.

FOUR! Over extra cover it is and this becomes the repeat of last year's encounter.



Two taken... 3 off 8 needed! Can Anwar end it with a biggie?

SIX! Over Sohail Tanvir's head by Anwar Ali and it's 5 off 9 nine. History is ready to repeat itself.



Anwar Ali joins KP.

OUT! Sarfraz (45 off 25) edges a slow ball to the keeper.



FOUR! Sarfraz towards extra cover. 11 off 11 now.

Who will bowl the penultimate over... Sohail Tanvir it is!



Over 18: QUE 186-4

Make that four SIXES! Length and again smashed over midwicket by KP. What a day to find form.



SIX! Add another one to KP's account. Midwicket it is. The match has taken a 360 degree turn.



SIX! Another one goes out of the ground courtesy KP.



SIX! KP goes straight.



Irfan Jr.



Over 17: QUE 160-4

SIX! Sarfraz sends the ball on the roof top now.



SIX! KP into the roof top, over midwicket.



SIX! KP over long leg.



Narine.

Over 16: QUE 139-4

SIX! Sarfraz clears midwicket. 62 off 24.



Sohail Tanvir.

Over 15: QUE 124-4

Five off his over.

Yasir.



Over 14: QUE 119-4

KP ends it with a SIX.



FOUR and SIX from Sarfraz.



Delport.





Over 13: QUE 102-4

Eight off Yasir's over.



Over 12: QUE 94-4

Five off Irfan Jr's over.



Over 11: QUE 89-4

OUT! Perera caught by Aamer Yamin.



Bhatti leaves the field due to sprain. Cameron Delport to finish the over.

FOUR! Pietersen again.

Bhatti starts.

Over 10: QUE 84-3

OUT! Rossouw departs. Bhatti takes the catch.

Irfan Jr.

Over 9: QUE 80-2

SIX! Rilee hits it out of the stadium. New ball please.

FOUR! Pietersen is finding his form back.

Yasir.

Over 8: QUE 66-2

SIX! KP goes over long on.

Narine.



Over 7: QUE 55-2

Four from the over.

Yasir Shah.



Over 6: QUE 51-2

FOUR! Towards square leg by Rilee.

SIX! Full and hit over midwicket by Rilee.



FOUR! Edge runs to third man off KP.

Bilawal Bhatti.





Over 5: QUE 35-2

DROPPED! Rilee put down at deep point by Narine.

FOUR! Rilee Rossouw finds the fence, TWICE!

BOWLED! Shehzad pulls it onto his stumps.



No ball and free hit! Just a single.

Irfan Jr.



Over 4: QUE 22-1 

Two off the over.

Narine.



Over 3: QUE 20-1 

FOUR! Edge and Shahzad accounts.

OUT! Saad Nasim departs. Caught by Rizwan. KP in the middle.



Tanvir.



Over 2: QUE 11-0 

Four off the over.

Sunil Narine.



Over 1: QUE 7-0 

FOUR from Shahzad.

Sohail Tanvir bowls. Ahmad Shahzad and Saad Nasim will start the chase.



Over 20: LHR 200-3

First 200 of the second edition of the PSL. Can Quetta chase it down?

SIX from Rizwan.



Thisara Perera.



Over 19: LHR 191-3

SIX and a FOUR off the over by Delport and Rizwan respectively.



Anwar Ali.



Over 18: LHR 177-3

Ten off the over. SIX from Perera.





Over 17: LHR 167-3

Twenty one off Nawaz's over. Tow SIXES and a FOUR.







Over 16: LHR 146-3

Mahmudullah goes for 11 courtesy a SIX in his over by Rizwan.





Over 15: LHR 135-3

SIX! Rizwan finally decided to take someone on and puts the ball into the stands over the bowler's head.

Mohammad Nawaz.



Over 14: LHR 125-3

Two runs and a wicket off the over.

Cameron Delport is out there with Rizwan now.

OUT! Fakhar (47 off 31) goes for the midwicket region again but this time finds the fielder. Another great innings comes to an end.

Zulfi.



Over 13: LHR 123-2

SIX! Fakhar Zaman clears his front leg and goes boom over midwicket.



Hasan Khan.



Over 12: LHR 112-2

Only five from the over. Lahore need to stop the run rate from dropping.

Thisara Perera.



Over 11: LHR 107-2

OUT! Umar Akmal (17) goes without troubling Quetta much. Caught by Mahmudullah at long on.



FOUR! Umar helping the Lahore scoreboard.

Hassaan Khan.



Over 10: LHR 103-1

Goes for only three.

Zulfi is back!



Over 9: LHR 100-1

SIX! Umar Akmal joins the party now. Over covers!



Hasan Khan.



Over 8: LHR 87-1

FOURx2! Two boundaries on the first three balls by Zaman to welcome the Bangladeshi spinner. Seems likes all Lahore players are in their highest gear from the word go!

Mahmudullah introduced. More spin!



Over 7: LHR 77-1

Two runs and a wicket off the over. Umar Akmal has joined Zaman to keep the current run rate intact.

BOWLED! Jason Roy departs after scoring 51 off 27.



Hasan Khan.



Over 6: LHR 75-0

FOUR! Fakhar Zaman slams it past the bowler, straight down the ground. Power-hitting from both batsmen.

FIFTY up for the right-hand opener, Jason Roy, off just 24 balls.

FOUR! Another one. This time it's midwicket. Short again and Roy pulls it to the unguarded boundary.

FOUR! Short and Roy send it over the head of mid-on. He moves to 45 from 20.

Spin and Mohammad Nawaz on.

Over 5: LHR 62-0

SIX! Full, slow and Roy waits for it to come to him. Strikes it cleanly and clears long-on.



FOUR! Welcomed with a boundary by Zaman.

Thisara Perera replaces Zulfi.

Over 4: LHR 48-0

SIX! On his legs again and Roy clears the front leg to bludgeon it over midwicket.



NO BALL, FREE HIT! Roy send a fuller delivery into the second row of the stands. It's a SIX!



Anwar Ali again.

Over 3: LHR 31-0

FOURx2! Roy has his name written all over those two boundaries. It's not easy to hit Zulfi, but Roy is acting as a rebel here.

Zulfiqar Babar.

Over 2: LHR 19-0

FOUR! Roy goes bang on the last ball. Good start for Lahore.

Anwar Ali and pace from the other end.



Over 1: LHR 13-0

FOURx3! Roy takes the lead and Fakhar follows it with two boundaries.

Zulfiqar Babar has the new ball. Jason Roy and Fakhar Zaman will face him.



Toss: Quetta won the toss and elected to field first against Lahore


COMMENTS (1)

PakPower | 4 years ago | Reply Brilliant game of cricket! KP has still got it! Excellent innings from Sarfaraz as well!
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