PSL2018

LAHORE – A dominant Peshawar Zalmi engineered Quetta’s ouster from the Pakistan Super League PSL 2018 with a one-run win at Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday.

The do-or-die match for both the teams was one of the best cricket thrillers the world has ever seen.

Zalmi have now qualified to play the second qualifier match against Karachi Kings after defeating Gladiators.

In a dramatic turn of event, Gladiator’s fast bowler Anwar Ali smashed three sixes and one boundary to alter the 158-run chase to three runs off one ball with only one wicket remaining, but the run-out on the last delivery knocked-out Quetta from the tournament.

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LIVE UPDATES

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Second innings

Quetta in trouble after losing back-to-back wickets of Muhammad Nawaz and Sarfaraz Ahmad.

First Innings

Liam Dawson’s brisk batting ended Quetta Gladiators’ dominance in the middle of the first innings.

Breakthrough for Quetta as Kamran and Andre Fletcher depart.

Covers are being removed, play to resume shortly.

Opener Tamim Iqbal smashed two fours, taking Peshawar to 8-0 off the first four balls of the match before rain stopped play and forced the teams off the field.

The winner of the match will go on to play against Karachi Kings in the second eliminator on tomorrow (Wednesday)  at the same venue while the loser will be knocked out from the tournament.

The match, which started at 7:00pm tonight, being broadcast live on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo Sports in Pakistan and UAE.

You can also download Goonj application for Live Streaming. Cricket fans can also view the match online on the PSL-T20 Official website. For the live score, updates, and analysis, you can follow dailypakistan.com.pk.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

All-time meetings in PSL 2018: Peshawar Zalmi W1, Quetta Gladiators W1

Karachi Kings, who finished at second place in the round-robin stage, suffered an eight-wicket loss at the hands of Islamabad United in the qualifier.

Islamabad United qualified for the final of this year’s edition to be played on March 25 at Karachi’s National Cricket Stadium. All the tickets for the mega event’s final have been sold out.

Strict security measures have been taken to ensure no untoward incident during the match. Contingents of law enforcement agencies and security teams have been deployed inside and outside the stadium.

Lahore’s National Hockey Stadium has been turned into a 20,000-bed hospital.

TEAMS

Quetta XI: T Kohler-Cadmore, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mahmudullah, R Rossouw, T Perera, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Khan, Rahat Ali, Mir Hamza

Peshawar XI: Kamran Akmal, Tamim Iqbal, A Fletcher, Mohammad Hafeez, Saad Nasim, L Dawson, D Sammy, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Sameen Gul

Match Prediction

Peshawar 60%

Quetta 40%

Weather Report

Mostly cloudy. Light rain at night is expected.