Sikandar Raza remained unbeaten by scoring 71 runs off 34 balls, Quetta’s batting faltered after the partnership of the openers, 5 wickets fell in the journey of 27 runs, and the team was restricted to 131 for 7 wickets. Quetta Gladiators lost
After defeating Quetta Gladiators by 17 runs, the host team made a strong comeback to score 148 after losing 7 wickets for 50.
Will Smead was the top scorer with 32 runs, Sir Faraz Ahmed, who failed to hit on important occasions, returned not out on 27, Haris Rauf took 3 wickets, and Rashid Khan took 2 wickets.
Lahore (Abbas Raza / Sports Reporter) Lahore Qalandars got a rare victory in the HBL PSL 8. They defeated Quetta Gladiators by 17 runs and won their fourth consecutive victory. The host team was on 50. After losing 7 wickets, Zabar Dast came back and got a total of 148, Sikandar Raza remained unbeaten with 71 runs off 34 balls, and Naveen ul Haq and Mohammad Nawaz managed to take 2, 2 catches. In response, Quetta’s batting faltered after the fifty contributions of the openers, 5 wickets fell in the journey of 27 runs, and the team was limited to 131 runs for 7 wickets, Will Smid was the top scorer with 32 runs, heating on important occasions.
I failed Sir Faraz Ahmed returned not out on 27, Haris Rauf took 3 wickets and Rashid Khan took 2 wickets. According to the details, Quetta Gladiators won the toss and decided to bowl in Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Qalandars opener Fakhar Zaman (4) was run out by Umeed Asif’s direct throw in the first over. Abdullah Shafiq showed aggression against Odin Smith. But in the very next over, Tahir Baig (2) gave a return catch to bowler Meeed Asif, Naveen-ul-Haq caught Sam Blings (2) with the help of Will Smid, the pacer bowled Hussain Talat (6) in his next over.
The bulls scattered in the air, before the end of the power play, 4 wickets of Lahore Qalandars fell in the journey of 28 runs, against the expectation, captain Shaheen Shah Afridi came to bat in the middle order, and the total reached 45 when Muhammad Nawaz got Abdullah Shafiq. Bowled for 15, When Shaheen (16) was run out on Naveen-ul-Haq’s throw, the worries of the host team increased, David Visa took the path to the pavilion by scoring only 2 runs and selling the bowler Muhammad Nawaz, and the total score was 50 when the seventh wicket fell.
Naseem Shah took a review to declare Rashid Khan (1) caught behind the wickets but to no avail, Sikandar Raza and Rashid Khan counter-attacked and scored 19 runs including 2 sixes and a four in Umeed Asif’s over, Naveen Haq And Naseem Shah also couldn’t stop the flow of runs from Sikandar’s bat, Odin Smith dismissed Rashid (21) with the help of Iftikhar Ahmed, Naseem Shah got Haris Rauf caught by Sarfraz Ahmed before opening the account, in the same over. My review against Zaman Khan (0) failed, and Sikandar Raza’s bat continued to pour runs.
In the last over, Zaman Khan (0) was run out by Umeed Asif’s throw, and Qalandars were all out for 148 after 4 balls. Sikandar Raza was not out after scoring 71 runs off 34 balls. Entering the figure, Naveen-ul-Haq and Mohammad Nawaz managed to take 2, 2 catches. In reply, the openers of Quetta Gladiators got off to a good start and maintained a good run rate in the overs of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. On the last ball, Haris Rauf caught Yasir Khan (14) with the help of wicketkeeper Sam Billings.
In the next over, Rashid Khan got Will Smead (32) lbw, which reduced the run rate, of Mohammad Hafeez. (2) Run out on Fakhar Zaman’s throw, Rashid Khan took the help of the wicketkeeper to finish off Iftikhar Ahmed’s innings at 3. The score had just reached 80 when David Visa got Martin Guptill (15) running with the help of Abdullah Shafiq, with the required run rate also 10. over, Zaman Khan failed to get Sarfraz Ahmed (9) out lbw, and Odin Smith (11) who avoided being run out twice, bowled Haris Rauf to Sam Billings.
Only 3 runs were scored in the over, now 41 runs were required from 18 balls, Shaheen Shah Afridi gave 7, Haris Rauf scattered the balls of Muhammad Nawaz (4) in the air, the pacer gave 9 runs, 25 runs in the last over. Sarfaraz Ahmed avoided a runout, then became a single. It was too late when Umeed Asif hit a six on the fourth ball. Umeed Asif remained not out on 11, Haris Rauf 3 and Rashid Khan managed to take 2 wickets.