Nawaz, Watson help Gladiators thrash Qalandars

Last year's runner up clinch nine-wicket win in Dubai on Saturday


Azeem Siddiqui February 24, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Mohammad Nawaz produced an inspirational spell of left-arm spin and Shane Watson’s blistering batting hand Quetta Gladiators their first victory in the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as they beat Lahore Qalandars by nine wickets in Dubai on Saturday.

After being put into bat first, Qalandars were off to an astonishing start as they reached to 60 for the loss of one wicket inside first five overs.

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However, another monumental collapse saw Brendon McCullum’s men lost five wickets for just 29 runs, from which they could not recover and managed to score just 119 for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

McCullum finished the innings with the top score of 30 off 18 with the help of three fours and two sixes.

For Gladiators, Nawaz was the show stopper as he claimed the most economical figures in the PSL history and finished with figures of two for four in his four overs.

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Chasing 120 was never going to be a tough task for a strong looking Gladiators batting lineup, and so it proved to be as they got over the line in 14th over.

Watson was the star of the show, as he finished with 66 off just 42 balls with the help of five fours and five sixes.

For his outstanding bowling performance, Nawaz was awarded man of the match.



And that's it. Gladiators secured an impressive win. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. Till tomorrow, its goodbye from all of us.



QG 120-0 (14 overs)

Twelve off the over.

FOURx2! Brilliant batting from the left-hander.

Narine to continue.



QG 108-0 (13 overs)

Thirteen off the over.





Yasir Shah to start his new over.



QG 95-0 (12 overs)

Five runs and a wicket off the over.



Narine to start his new over.



QG 90-0 (11 overs)

Five off the over.

Shaheen Shah Afridi.



QG 85-0 (10 overs)

Fourteen off the over.





Yasir Shah to start his new over.



QG 71-0 (9 overs)

Four off the over.

Mustafizur to start his new over.



QG 67-0 (8 overs)


Just five off the over.

Yasir Shah to start his new over.



QG 62-0 (7 overs)

Twenty one off the over.







Narine to start his new over.



QG 41-0 (6 overs)

Six off the over.



Mustafizur Rahman to start his new over.



QG 35-0 (5 overs)

Just three off the over.

Sunil Narine to start his new over.



QG 32-0 (4 overs)

Six off the over.

Yasir Shah to start his new over.



QG 26-0 (3 overs)

Twelve off the over.



Raza to continue.



QG 14-0 (2 overs)

Seven off the over.



Shaheen Shah Afridi to start his first over.



QG 7-0 (1 over)

Seven off the over.



Raza Hasan to start his first over.



That's it from the first half. We will join you for the second half soon.



LQ 119-9 (20 overs)

Four off the over.

Rahat Ali to start his new over.



LQ 115-9 (19 overs)

Eight off the over.



Watson to start his new over.



LQ 107-9 (18 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Archer to start his new over.



LQ 105-8 (17 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.



Watson to continue.



LQ 102-7 (16 overs)

Just one run and a wicket off the over.



Archer to start his new over.



LQ 101-6 (15 overs)

Eight off the over.

Rahat Ali to start his new over.



LQ 93-6 (14 overs)

Just four off the over.

Hasan to bowl his final over.



LQ 89-6 (13 overs)

A maiden from the left-armer.



Nawaz to start his new over.



LQ 89-5 (12 overs)

Just one off the over.

Watson to start his new over.



LQ 88-5 (11 overs)

Just four off the over.

Hasan Khan to continue.



LQ 84-5 (10 overs)

One off the over.

Nawaz to continue.



LQ 83-5 (9 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.



Hasan to continue.



LQ 79-4 (8 overs)

Two runs and a wicket off the over.



Nawaz to continue.



LQ 77-3 (7 overs)

13 off the over.



Hasan Khan to start new over.


LQ 64-3 (6 overs)


Just four runs and a wicket off the over.

OUT! Big wicket for Gladiators. McCullum departs.

Mohammad Nawaz to start his first over.



LQ 60-2 (5 overs)

Twelve runs and a wicket off the over.





Archer to start his new over.



LQ 48-1 (4 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.



Rahat Ali to start his new over.



LQ 45-0 (3 overs)

Twenty four off the over.







Shane Watson to start his first over.



LQ 21-0 (2 overs)

Twelve off the over.



Rahat Ali to bowl his first over.



LQ 9-0 (1 over)

Nine off it.



Jofra Archer to start his first over.



TOSS: The news from the centre is Gladiators have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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