PSL 2017: Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by one run


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Peshawar Zalmi Team

DJ Malan, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, MN Samuels, DJG Sammy*, Haris Sohail, Shahid Afridi, CJ Jordan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, EJG Morgan, Imran Khan (1), Sohaib Maqsood

Quetta Gladiators Team

LJ Wright, Ahmed Shehzad, KP Pietersen, RR Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Saad Nasim, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, TS Mills, Bismillah Khan, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, NLTC Perera, Umar Gul, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq


Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field


Quetta Gladiators 200/7 (20/20 ov)

Peshawar Zalmi 199/8 (19.5/20 ov)


19.6

Mohammad Nawaz to Hasan Ali, OUT, Quetta have won it!

Hasan Ali run out 0

19.5

Mohammad Nawaz to Wahab Riaz, OUT, he’s gone! Quetta are cock a hoop!

Wahab Riaz run out

19.4

Mohammad Nawaz to Jordan, OUT, caught behind

CJ Jordan c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 0

Jordan to face with two needed off three. Nawaz wiping the ball down vigorously

19.3

Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, 1 run, tosses it up outside off, Sammy looks to smear it through cover but gets an inside edge to fine leg

19.2

Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, FOUR

Sarfraz comes up to his bowler to have a quick chat

19.1

Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, no run, nails the blockhole outside off, Sammy jams his bat down, finds cover. Tiny misfield, but it doesn’t cost Quetta

18.6

Anwar Ali to Sammy, 1 run

18.5

Anwar Ali to Shahid Afridi, OUT, short ball, outside off, Afridi loads up the pull, but misses

Shahid Afridi c Mohammad Nawaz b Anwar Ali 34

18.3

Anwar Ali to Shahid Afridi, SIX, short ball, drags it from outside off with a pull to deep midwicket

18.2

Anwar Ali to Sammy, 1 run

18.1

Anwar Ali to Sammy, no run

17.6

Mills to Sammy, 1 run, shortish and outside off, carves it up and over point

17.5

Mills to Shahid Afridi, 1 run

17.4

Mills to Sammy, 1 run, whips it away off his pads to long leg, who suffers a little fumble

17.3

Mills to Sammy, no run, goes for a bouncer just outside off, Sammy shoulders arms

17.2

Mills to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full on off stump, defends and picks the single to deep cover

17.1

Mills to Sammy, 1 run

16.6

Mohammad Nawaz to Shahid Afridi, SIX, into the crowd at long-off. Charges down the pitch – what a sickening sight that must be for a bowler – and deposits a good length ball outside off over the boundary and into a clump of his rabid fans

16.5

Mohammad Nawaz to Sammy, 1 run, lifts a fuller delivery over cover

16.4

Mohammad Nawaz to Haris Sohail, OUT, good work

Haris Sohail b Mohammad Nawaz 6

16.3

Mohammad Nawaz to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, shortish and outside off, cuts to point

16.3

Mohammad Nawaz to Shahid Afridi, 1 wide

16.2

Mohammad Nawaz to Haris Sohail, 1 run, pushes it down to long-on as Sharjah roars “La-la! La-la! La-la!”

16.1

Mohammad Nawaz to Haris Sohail, FOUR, through the fielder at cover, that’s dreadful and Sarfraz the captain is down on his knees. He tried to hide Zulfiqar, one of the slowest movers, inside the circle and Sohail picks him out with a full toss

15.6

Mills to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, fuller delivery on middle, from around the wicket, flicks it through to the right of deep square leg for a couple

15.5

Mills to Shahid Afridi, SIX, bashes it over cover again and we have another ball will not be found. Out of the stadium. Mills bowls fast, and into the slot and Afridi swings free. This isn’t slogging. This is clean hitting.

15.4

Mills to Haris Sohail, 1 run, picks the slower, shorter ball, and pulls to deep square leg

15.3

Mills to Haris Sohail, no run

15.3

Mills to Haris Sohail, 1 wide, short, at rapid pace, climbs on Sohail as he tries to flick and misses

15.2

Mills to Haris Sohail, no run, back of a length and outside off, Sohail pokes outside off and is beaten. This is full pace.

Kapil: “Sorry but not at all smart from Malan. He had to stay till the end and take n his team through by playing second fiddle. All upto Sammy and Afridi now”

15.1

Mills to Malan, OUT, oh, that’s fantastic deception. This is sooooo slow. It’s back of a length, and that triggers the batsman’s instinct to pull, an instinct that is never easy to get the best of, which means you always play too early. That’s why Mills is such a good bowler – he can repeat this ball when he is in form. Makes the batsman toe-end it right back to him for a simple catch

DJ Malan c & b Mills 56

14.6

Anwar Ali to Shahid Afridi, SIX

14.5

Anwar Ali to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, finds the gap! Not sure how, considering this slower ball is way wide outside off. Sweeps it over square leg – the man was up and that presented the opportunity. Anwar, if anything, bowls the wrong length – good length

Midwicket, long-on back. Long-off on the boundary too

14.4

Anwar Ali to Shahid Afridi, no run, goes for the bouncer, on off stump, Afridi gets under it. Ooooh, he’s fancying taking this deep

14.3

Anwar Ali to Malan, 1 run, he’s through with a pull shot by the time the back of a length delivery actually arrives. Toe-end goes towards point

14.2

Anwar Ali to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full and straight, flicks it right through KP at midwicket. Dreadful misfield

14.1

Anwar Ali to Malan, 1 run, fuller delivery on off stump, drags it to long-on

13.6

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, 1 run

13.6

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, 1 wide, drifts it down leg, Malan flicks and misses, but Peshawar do get the wide

13.5

Mohammad Nawaz to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, caught on the cover boundary. This is good bowling. He sees the batsman charging, and so pushes it through quicker and wider. Hafeez has to reach out while hitting the ball over the top. Toe-ends it and is caught very nicely, Nasim sliding to his right.

Mohammad Hafeez c Saad Nasim b Mohammad Nawaz 77 (47b 5×4 6×6) SR: 163.82

Mazhar Shehzaad: “So now a regulation T20 chase after this partnership. Every other factor from 1st innings negated.”

Ishaque Saleh: “Professor has done his research. Giving LECTURE of his life! Such class hitting”

13.4

Mohammad Nawaz to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, dot ball. Very rare. Hafeez actually turns it into one, coming down the pitch and getting too close to the ball. Goes back to Nawaz

13.3

Mohammad Nawaz to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX

13.2

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, 1 run, hacks it to deep midwicket

13.1

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, FOUR, picks the gap at extra cover to bring up an excellent fifty. The fastest ever for Peshawar, off only 25 balls. A little width, and Malan hits it where it has the least chance of being stopped. There is only one man there and all he has to do is lift it over his head.

12.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, shifts back to a length ball on off stump and clips it between midwicket and square leg on the boundary. Excellent shot

12.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, 1 run, lashes an overpitched delivery outside off to long-off

12.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full on off stump, Hafeez works it through to deep midwicket. That’s the record for the highest partnership for Peshawar for any wicket – 124 unbroken

12.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, 1 run, full and wide, squeezes it out to cover

12.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, FOUR, this is just such delightful batting. There is no brute force. Everything is calculated. Everything is that much prettier. This is a low full toss on leg stump, Malan spots the mistake, gets down on one knee and scoops it over his right shoulder, banking on the short fine leg fielder not to catch up with it

12.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, full and outside off, Hafeez gets down low and scythes the ball towards backward point

11.6

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run

11.5

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, over long-on now. A little room given to free his arms and Hafeez gets under the ball and gives it the requisite air miles to disembark at the Peshawar dressing room

11.4

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, pushes it through on middle and leg, sweeps and misses

11.3

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish and outside off, cuts to point

11.2

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, so, even a good ball goes. Sees the batsman making room while he charges and pushes it wide of his reach. But Hafeez reaches out, doesn’t over hit, and by virtue of that, has timed the pants off the ball over extra cover. Absolute class. That’s the hundred partnership

11.1

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, superb way to get to his first fifty of the PSL. Steps down, gets to the pitch of even a flatter ball outside off, and lifts it over long-off. His driving, especially straight, has been a treat

10.6

Mills to Malan, FOUR, change of pace goes utterly wrong. It is short, sliding down leg and Malan pulls it to the long leg boundary. With the fielder up, that was basically a free hit.

10.5

Mills to Malan, FOUR, mid-off is up so hitting straight works. Short ball, outside off, skewed over the fielder and into the short boundary

Mohan: “Surprising, Malan has faced just 18 balls till now.

10.4

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, down leg again, and Zulfiqar on the long leg boundary has been pushed fine and he does well to stop the leg glance from beating him on his right

10.3

Mills to Malan, 1 run, slower ball, full on middle, Malan drops and runs to point

10.2

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, Hafeez goes for a cover drive and gets a thick outside edge to third man

10.1

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, picks the readymade gap at fine leg with Mills’ wayward line down leg. The pace he puts on the ball works to the batsman’s favour as he pulls well to the right of the man on the boundary

10.1

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, starts with a wide again, from around the wicket. This back of a length ball drifts down leg with Hafeez missing his flick

9.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run

9.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, 1 run, loops it up outside off, drives to the right of cover

9.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flatter delivery on off stump, pushes it to long-on

9.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, low full toss, drives to cover. Hafeez annoyed he didn’t get the gap

9.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, does well, having rocked back to pull the ball, to realise it is skidding through low and he has to use a straighter bat. Whips it to the right of long-on

9.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, tosses it up over the eyeline, and Hafeez likes this. Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps over midwicket. Vicious

8.6

Saad Nasim to Malan, FOUR, pulverises it through cover. Short and wide, giving him the freedom to hit through the line and imbue as much of his power as he likes. Malan says thank you. One more please?

8.5

Saad Nasim to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, smacks a full toss outside off to the sweeper on the off side

8.4

Saad Nasim to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, cuts a ball he should be driving off the front foot and is beaten as a result

8.3

Saad Nasim to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

8.2

Saad Nasim to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR

8.1

Saad Nasim to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, shortish and outside off, cuts to poin

7.6

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, comes down, making room, and seems to be deceived by the bowler lining it up wider outside off. Hafeez adjusts with his hands and finds a single through cover

7.5

Hasan Khan to Malan, 1 run, quick, flat, on leg stump, pulls it to deep square leg

7.4

Hasan Khan to Malan, no run, finally, he slows it down, and Malan is well into his sweep shot. Easily beaten

7.3

Hasan Khan to Malan, FOUR

7.2

Hasan Khan to Malan, 2 runs, quick and full on middle, Malan slogs to deep square leg

7.1

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, tries to play a late dab to a really full ball, just outside off, finds backward point

6.6

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, FOUR, seems to be having problems gripping the ball. This too ends up short and wide and Malan thwacks it straight down the ground. Think he’s concentrating a bit too much on bowling it flat and into the pitch

6.5

Mohammad Nawaz to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shifts his weight back to a flatter delivery on middle and sends it to long-on. That’s the fifty partnership off 34 balls

6.4

Mohammad Nawaz to Mohammad Hafeez, SIX, top shot. There’s no overhitting in Hafeez’s game. It’s all timing, and here he helps himself out by coming down the track and hitting it up and over with a straight bat

6.3

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, 1 run, one-bounce to long-off as Malan backs away and slaps a short ball outside off straight to the fielder

Now the umpires are checking on the ball, and it’s being changed

6.2

Mohammad Nawaz to Malan, SIX, poor bowling. it’s short, it’s down leg and it’s been dispatched over square leg. All it needed is a simple swing of the bat and Malan gets under it to power it away

6.1

Mohammad Nawaz to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, flat and outside off, cuts it past point

5.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, no run, tosses it up on middle, pushes it back down the ground and it gets tangled up in Hafeez’s feet

5.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, gets down the track, but shapes to do so a touch too early. Zulfiqar shortens his length and therefore allows only a single through cover

5.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, works it to midwicket

5.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, pushes his weight back and flicks a length ball through to deep midwicket

5.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, arm ball, in line with middle stump, asking for lbw. Hafeez does really well to pull his front leg back and block to square leg

5.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, 1 run, good footwork to get to the pitch of the ball outside leg stump, heaves it to deep midwicket.

4.6

Anwar Ali to Malan, 1 leg bye, and the slower ball, on leg stump, comes out right on cue. Malan goes for a pull, does not make contact, has to settle for leg byes

Long-on goes back, third man comes up

4.5

Anwar Ali to Malan, no run, beautifully bowled. This is a length ball on off stump, all the pace yanked off it, Malan tries to dab it to third man and misses altogether

4.4

Anwar Ali to Malan, 2 runs, belts a short ball towards the midwicket boundary, Shehzad the fielder hares after it and puts in a good dive to keep it to just two, Malan looking like he’s hitting form. Solid pull shot

4.3

Anwar Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, picks up a short ball on off stump and swivel pulls it to long leg

4.2

Anwar Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, takes the pace off this back of a length ball outside off and Hafeez, for once, is found wanting for timing tonight. Beaten

4.1

Anwar Ali to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller ball on off stump, defends to the right of extra cover.

3.6

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, shortish and outside off, dabs it to deep third man

3.5

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, excellent placement. The angle of the ball is coming into the right-hander, who makes use of it with a shuffle outside off, and then does all that is needed, a little clip to the left of short fine leg. The fielder chasing the ball tries to stop it with a boot. That’s a touch lazy

3.4

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, steers a short delivery off the front foot to cover. Crisp and classical

3.3

Mills to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, defends a back of a length ball on off stump

Shifts around the wicket to the right-hander, with a slip in

3.2

Mills to Malan, 1 run, short ball angled into the left-hander, Malan pulls down, and to deep square leg

3.2

Mills to Malan, 1 wide, slower ball drifts down leg side and it’s penalised by the umpire as well. Rightly

3.1

Mills to Malan, FOUR, through cover. There’s precious little wrong with this ball – fullish and a shade outside off – but Malan without moving his feet just flays the ball away

3.1

Mills to Malan, 1 wide, that’s the hat-trick. Short, too far outside off, Malan’s cut has no chance of making connection

3.1

Mills to Malan, 1 wide, that’s two in a row, this one a bouncer punished for climbing too high over the batsman’s head outside off

3.1

Mills to Malan, 1 wide, shortish and outside off – a shade too far reckons the umpire – as Malan cuts and misses

2.6

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run

2.5

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nudges it back down the pitch

2.4

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, 4 leg byes, drifts it down leg and Hafeez sweeps. No bat, but he does get a little pad to the long leg boundary.

2.3

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, gorgeous shot. This is all very minimalist from Hafeez. Stays beside the full, quick arm ball and by maintaining his balance and composure, he is able to slice it away to the point boundary. So classy

2.2

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller delivery on off stump, defends

2.1

Hasan Khan to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, superb shot. Comes down the track, but doesn’t give the bowler any indication of it. Gets to the pitch of the ball on leg stump and drives it serenely past mid-on

1.6

Zulfiqar Babar to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, quicker delivery on leg stump, whips it through square leg

1.5

Zulfiqar Babar to Samuels, no run

MN Samuels not out 1

1.4

Zulfiqar Babar to Samuels, no run

1.3

Zulfiqar Babar to Malan, 1 run

1.2

Zulfiqar Babar to Samuels, 1 run, goes very wide of the crease for a length ball on leg stump, flicks it through square leg. Zulfiqar has recovered from those seven wides

Marlon Samuels jogs out at No. 3

1.1

Zulfiqar Babar to Kamran Akmal, OUT, first ball, Zulfiqar you beauty! Does little more than put the ball in the right areas. Here that means on a good length and outside off. Kamran, under pressure by the required rate, goes for a slog and gets a top edge to mid-on

Kamran Akmal c Pietersen b Zulfiqar Babar 1

0.6

Anwar Ali to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

0.5

Anwar Ali to Kamran Akmal, no run, and he bowls a bouncer? Kamran bails out of it. Could easily have gone after the ball. Top edge could have flown for four too. But perhaps deep square leg dissuaded him from going after it

Third man comes up, long-on goes back

0.4

Anwar Ali to Kamran Akmal, no run, change of pace, and the 115 kph delivery is sliced to point

0.3

Anwar Ali to Kamran Akmal, no run, nice control from Anwar, allowing no room outside off, preventing the batsman from getting under it as well. Chops the ball to cover

0.2

Anwar Ali to Kamran Akmal, no run, belts a length ball on off stump to mid-off

0.1

Anwar Ali to Kamran Akmal, no run, short of a good length and outside off, Kamran slaps it to cover point


 

Quetta Gladiators 200/7 (20/20 ov)
19.6

Wahab Riaz to Hasan Khan, 1 leg bye

19.5

Wahab Riaz to Saad Nasim, OUT, knocks him over. That’s all is necessary. And the fuming fast bowler just turns around and walks back – no celebrations despite making a mess of Nasim’s stumps. Pin-point yorker that the batsman slogs all around

Saad Nasim b Wahab Riaz 9

19.4

Wahab Riaz to Saad Nasim, FOUR, another one to fine leg. Deflects a short ball outside leg, having drawn it out by moving around in his crease. Poor bowling, and Afridi yells at his bowler for it

19.3

Wahab Riaz to Saad Nasim, FOUR, good work. He gets the ball exactly where he wants it – down leg with fine leg up. A swivel pull sends it away to the boundary. Academic

19.3

Wahab Riaz to Saad Nasim, 1 wide, goes for a bouncer on middle, but it soars over the batsman’s head. Can’t do that

19.2

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, full and outside off, drills it to cover

19.1

Wahab Riaz to Saad Nasim, 1 run, short of a length on off stump, pulls it to deep square leg

18.6

Hasan Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, OUT, sweetly done. The inside edge doesn’t go past the cut strip, but Sarfraz thinks there is a single. Hasan spots the chance for another run-out, races up to the ball, and then races up to the stumps with it to send the Quetta captain back

Sarfraz Ahmed run out 17

18.5

Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, 2 runs, OUT

Anwar Ali run out 20

18.4

Hasan Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, third man is back now, and a full delivery outside off is steered to the fielder

18.3

Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, 1 run, nails the yorker outside off, Anwar squeezes it out with a closed face to deep midwicket

18.2

Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, FOUR, another edge to the third man boundary. It’s full, it’;s wide, Anwar tries to belt it over the covers, but he’ll be happy for these runs. Should be bowling slower balls to this field

18.1

Hasan Ali to Anwar Ali, FOUR, top sails to the boundary behind him. Hasan bowls short, with third man up, and Anwar, going for a pull, is beaten for sheer pace but still profits

17.6

Jordan to Anwar Ali, 1 run

17.5

Jordan to Anwar Ali, no run

17.4

Jordan to Anwar Ali, 2 runs

17.3

Jordan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run

17.2

Jordan to Anwar Ali, 1 leg bye, low full toss sliding down leg. Anwar, prior to the ball coming at him, has splayed his legs and heaves. No bat, flicks off the top of the pad to long leg

17.1

Jordan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full toss – that’s very high – Sarfraz heaves it into the midwicket region. Replays indicate it is well above the waist. Sarfraz is aggrieved. Makes no effort to hide it either, demanding the square leg umpire to call it no-ball

16.6

Wahab Riaz to Anwar Ali, 2 runs, works it to deep mdiwicket, and they go for a second run, good work from Anwar, with a full length dive with the bat face pointing down. He’s safe

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Anwar Ali, FOUR, this is close… this could be stunning…. Sammy, heart on his sleeve Sammy has run back several yards from mid-off, tracking the ball over his shoulder. Reaches out to try and take the catch, but it bobbles off his fingertips and into the boundary. Mistimed hack down the ground gets Anwar off the mark

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Rossouw, OUT, middle stump cracks open. Rossouw’s tortured stay ends as he swings across the line of a simple straight ball and misses altogether

RR Rossouw b Wahab Riaz 17 (18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 94.44

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Rossouw, 1 wide, goes for the slower bouncer, but it’s been called a wide for height. Good call from Rossouw to leave it alone outside off

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, backs away and launches a full delivery outside off to deep third man

16.2

Wahab Riaz to Rossouw, 1 leg bye, not the pace you’d want a full toss coming at your body – Rossow takes a 145 kph delivery on the thigh as he tries to shovel it through square leg

16.1

Wahab Riaz to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, hacks it towards deep midwicket

15.6

Jordan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, goes for the blockhole on leg, Sarfraz taps it down to long-on.

15.5

Jordan to Rossouw, 1 run, whips one to long-on’s left, having to take care to clear the front leg against a very full ball on leg stump

15.4

Jordan to Rossouw, 2 runs, aims for the blockhole wide outside off, doesn’t quite get it. Rossouw carves the ball to the right of deep point

Jmani: “ohhhh @Colin. I live in NY and work in the Empire State’s top floor. I saw KP’s six fly over me too ”

15.3

Jordan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full on middle, punches it to mid-off

15.2

Jordan to Rossouw, 1 run, full and just outside off, but with Rossouw clearing the front leg, he only just makes contact for a single into the off side just past the cut strip

15.1

Jordan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, smears a half-volley to cover, where Afridi stops a stinger. Frustration apparent with Sarfraz kicking the turf

14.6

Hasan Ali to Rossouw, 2 runs, takes a length ball on middle, having moved to leg, and smacks it to the right of mid-off. Sammy dives a touch too early, but is somehow able to recover

14.5

Hasan Ali to Rossouw, 2 runs, leading edge, just lobs over Sammy running back from mid-off. Goes for a flick and the full ball on leg stump doesn’t quite arrive as quickly as he thinks

14.4

Hasan Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, back of a length slower ball, Sarfraz guides it to deep third man

Qamar: “Authorities have changed the pitch after 10 overs or what ? Seems like so…!”

Zeeshan Sarwar : “Last 3 overs: 3-0-12-1, feels like 4 maidens”

14.3

Hasan Ali to Rossouw, 1 run, thunders down the track, making room to leg, but Hasan doesn’t give any. Only a single to deep point

14.2

Hasan Ali to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, slower ball – places it wide of the batsman’s reach outside off – Sarfraz bunts it to long-on

14.1

Hasan Ali to Rossouw, 1 run, swings across the line, but the short of a good length ball skews towards cover. Onto him too quickly

13.6

Shahid Afridi to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, full, quick, and at leg stump. Sarfraz leaps beside it to try and smack through the covers. No timing whatsoever

13.5

Shahid Afridi to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, leaps outside leg – as he often did against Herath right here in an epic Test – cuts to point

13.4

Shahid Afridi to Rossouw, 1 leg bye

13.3

Shahid Afridi to Rossouw, no run, seems like the wrong ‘un, and Rossouw might just have picked it, backing away and cutting to cover

Eighteen balls since the last boundary

13.2

Shahid Afridi to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, opens the face and dabs a fuller delivery on leg stump towards cover point. Quick through the air, no room to work with

13.1

Shahid Afridi to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, superbly done. Goes wide of the crease and slingshots a full delivery on leg stump. Sarfraz, making room, is suddenly stuck and has to defend

12.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, length on middle, Sarfraz punches it to long-on. That’s a mere six runs off the over. Two good ones from Peshawar

12.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, 1 run, full toss on leg stump, lifts it to long-off. Should do more with those deliveries

12.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run

12.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, 1 leg bye, beats him in flight, tossing the ball up on middle and leg. Rossouw, coming down the track, is struck on the pad as he flicks around it

12.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, full toss – a high one on off stump – Sarfraz works it past midwicket

12.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, 1 run, good length on middle, but Rossouw backs away and hammers it to long-off

11.6

Wahab Riaz to Sarfraz Ahmed, 2 runs, shortish on leg stump, nudges it through square leg. Should only have been four off the over, but it’s five as Wahab, after chasing the ball down himself, zings an extra as overthrows.

11.5

Wahab Riaz to Rossouw, 1 run, keeps to a single with a very full ball on middle. Rossouw, backing away, can only bunt it to mid-off

11.4

Wahab Riaz to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, Sarfraz, the new batsman, taps towards point to rotate strike

Syed kashif: “This is unfair to the spectators, probably most of them are rubbing their hands to catch a share of a crore and most of the sixex today are sailing outside the ground, not fair.”

11.3

Wahab Riaz to Rossouw, 1 run, whips a length ball from outside off to deep midwicket

11.2

Wahab Riaz to Pietersen, OUT, that’s high, and it’s taken at deep midwicket. Goes bang against a length ball, but this time, he seems to get it off the bottom of the bat. This is a pressure catch, and it’s swirling high in the air as well. Asghar steadies himself under it and does the job beautifully, reverse cup, over his head. Wahab got hit out of the ground a few overs ago, now he’s sent the batsman who did that off the pitch

KP Pietersen c Mohammad Asghar b Wahab Riaz 40

11.1

Wahab Riaz to Pietersen, no run, starts with a slower ball, pushing it across KP. He goes for it, looking for six over long-on, but misses completely because of the change in pace

10.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, misses out considering this is a full toss, giving free reign to swing the arms. KP picks out deep midwicket

10.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, 1 run, backs away and cuts to deep point

10.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Rossouw, 2 runs, good shot, it’s not often that the ball has been hit this well tonight along the ground. Makes room on leg stump and drives through the line to extra cover

10.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 1 run, slower through the air, and outside off, dabs it behind point

10.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, FOUR, bisects square leg and midwicket on the boundary. Top shot. The ploy to cramp KP on leg stump is not working. He is simply making his own room and smacking it away

10.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Pietersen, 2 runs, fires it full on leg stump, KP clears his front leg and smites it to deep square leg

9.6

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, some relief for Sammy and his team. He bowls back of a length, but does so without giving too much room for the batsman to work with. Shehzad brute-forces it down the ground, makes contact off the high part of the bat and pops a catch to long-off

Ahmed Shehzad c Wahab Riaz b Sammy 71

9.5

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, goes past the keeper! Possibly a half-chance. The dive is late, but then again, Shehzad has got a sizeable edge to this yorker outside off.

9.4

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, that’s another ball lost. Takes the power position, weight on the front foot, bat waiting high over his head, and when the length ball arrives, it disappears. Out of the ground over midwicket

9.3

Sammy to Pietersen, 1 run, a length ball trying to sneak past the batsman outside off is clubbed unceremoniously to deep midwicket. No respite

9.2

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, goes wide of the crease for a back of a length delivery, Shehzad flat-bats it to long-off

9.1

Sammy to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, poor start. It’s a loosener, a length ball on middle and leg and Shehzad tees off over midwicket.

8.6

Jordan to Pietersen, FOUR

8.5

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

8.4

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, slower ball robs Shehzad of timing, and this loft, meant to go over mid-off, scythes over cover point.

Colin: “I’m on an oil rig 50 miles offshore Dubai. I think I saw KP’s second six fly over us. ”

8.3

Jordan to Pietersen, 1 run, aims at the toes of KP, who keeps them out of the way and flicks to deep midwicket

8.2

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, looks for the wide yorker and Shehzad sends it to deep third man

8.1

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, back of a length and outside off, cuts to point

7.6

Shahid Afridi to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, completes a fifty in the play-off and exults. Brings up the landmark with a neat little clip through to long-on

7.5

Shahid Afridi to Pietersen, 1 run, well bowled. A lot quicker, a bit fuller, and careening into leg stump. KP just about plonks his bat down to save himself

7.4

Shahid Afridi to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, shifts back in his crease to a slow, length ball on off stump, and whips it through midwicket

7.3

Shahid Afridi to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, more! And it’s been caught in the crowd too. Shimmy down the pitch, sees a length ball, loves that it gives him room to free the arms and flat-bats it so very very hard

7.2

Shahid Afridi to Ahmed Shehzad, SIX, over long-on, the big hits just don’t stop and this raises the 50 partnership off only 28 balls. This shot is simply a big old wind up, getting under the ball and powering it away. The good thing both batsmen are doing is trying to hit straight (unless of course the ball is skirting down leg, when square leg, midwicket open up and the road outside the stadium are all game)

7.1

Shahid Afridi to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, picks the gap between point and short third man. Runs from both ends, and even Peshawar’s trump card is being berated

6.6

Mohammad Asghar to Pietersen, SIX, and that’s outta here too. Good use of the feet from KP, then he opens up his hips to target the leg side, having realised Asghar is really not intent on spinning the ball away, and rather in cramping the batsman up. Heaves it over square leg. It’s KP’s 200th T20 six

6.5

Mohammad Asghar to Pietersen, SIX, look out in the crowd! Races down the pitch, turns a length ball into an overpitched one and swings free. Such quick feet. Such fierce power.

6.4

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tosses it wider, slows it up too, Shehzad has to adjust, with his front foot coming down outside leg. He reaches out to hit it to point

6.3

Mohammad Asghar to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, looks to heave it over the leg side again, but Asghar does well, firing it full and following the batsman making room to free the arms

Kafeel: “101 meters monster by KP…… wow”

6.2

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, comes down the track to whip a fuller delivery through midwicket

6.1

Mohammad Asghar to Pietersen, 1 run, plays outside the line of an arm ball, essentially looking for it to turn. KP gets an inside edge behind square leg. Left-arm spin to KP. Fun

5.6

Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, lack of bounce saves a full delivery in the slot for the slog. Shehzad hangs back, expecting the length to be really full, and swings with all his might but it sneaks under his bat

5.6

Wahab Riaz to Pietersen, (no ball) 1 run, works it through to midwicket, and Wahab’s old nemesis the no-ball has piped up again

5.5

Wahab Riaz to Pietersen, SIX, fetch that! This has gone out of the stadium, Length ball – pacy length ball – on middle and KP just clears his front leg and monsters it over square leg. Boy, the crack that came off the bat…

5.4

Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, jumps off his feet to handle a 137 kph delivery, shortish on leg stump. Somehow pats it into the extra cover region for a single

5.3

Wahab Riaz to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, ooh, KP gets hit twice and ends up taking an appeal for obstructing the field. It all begins with him getting beaten for pace on middle and leg stump. Shehzad calls his partner through for a single, and in trying to make his ground, KP first runs into Wahab, who is trying to get to the ball, and then takes the throw in the back of the leg. Sammy withdraws the appeal, and it wouldn’t have worked away considering KP did not change direction as he runs

5.2

Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, dabs it to point for a single

5.1

Wahab Riaz to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, carves it to the point boundary. Any time there is pace on the ball, batting looks easy. Here for example, Shehzad simply holds in his stance and slashes it away

4.6

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, the arm ball again, quick and flat on fourth stump. Shehzhad makes the mistake of cutting it and still escapes with a bottom edge past the keeper’s right

4.5

Mohammad Asghar to Pietersen, 1 leg bye, looks for the paddle sweep, it doesn’t seem like he has made connection with the bat. Asghar goes for the lbw appeal, but this seems like the impact is outside off. Peshawar go for a review, possibly the first in a T20. Replays suggest KP might even have got glove to it – he showed his bat to the umpire whilst he was running down the pitch – but it is ruled as a leg bye. And not out because Hawk-Eye says ball hits pad outside off. Not the brightest use of DRS.

4.4

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, slugs it to deep midwicket, clearing the front leg the moment he sees the flatter ball angling into middle and leg

4.3

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, fuller delivery on middle, Shehzad blocks

4.2

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, some turn as he tosses it up outside off. Shehzad opens the face to block to point

4.1

Mohammad Asghar to Pietersen, 1 run, strides down the pitch and looks to take a good length ball outside off stump into midwicket. Only gets an inside edge to pad and then to point

3.6

Jordan to Pietersen, 1 run, full and straight, Pietersen clips it to the right of mid-on for a single

3.5

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

3.4

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, legcutter, full and wide outside off, Shehzad, by opting to slog into the leg side, just gets a toe-end to mid-on

Sarfraz: “If I’m not wrong, Luke Wright was playing exceptionally well in last season of PSL when he dropped with no reason In this season too, he got no chance until now.I rate him among best T20 batsmen in the world”

3.3

Jordan to Pietersen, 1 run, goes hard at the fuller delivery wide of off stump, but with the ball, this time, not coming onto the bat, Pietersen inside edges to long leg

3.2

Jordan to Pietersen, 2 runs, works it off his pads towards the square leg boundary. A touch too straight and the batsman shuffles back and across to pick the gap to the right of the man in the deep

3.2

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 wides, legcutter, on a length, very wide outside off, Shehzad lets it go, and so does the keeper Kamran Akmal

3.1

Jordan to Ahmed Shehzad, 2 runs, excellent timing again, and Samuels on the third man boundary is put under immense pressure. Shehzad hangs back, opens the face late, concentrates on placement and that’s why he gets two runs

2.6

Hasan Ali to Wright, OUT, chops on! Clever change of pace from Hasan and he certainly does enjoy pulling one over Wright. Pitches on a decent length outside off, the batsman thinks he can cut because of the width but hits too hard and plays too early

LJ Wright b Hasan Ali 12

2.5

Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run

2.4

Hasan Ali to Wright, 1 run, smashed straight over the bowler’s head. Hasan makes the mistake of bowling length to Wright on a pretty decent batting track. A full swing of the arms and it’s straight into the crowd over long-on

2.3

Hasan Ali to Wright, SIX, good bowling. This seems like the slower ball, pitching on a good length outside off, Wright slogs across the line and the ball sneaks under the bat

2.2

Hasan Ali to Wright, no run

2.1

Hasan Ali to Wright, no run, looks like the batsman can hit through the line on this pitch. Hasan gives up a back of a length ball outside off and Wright hammers it to point

1.6

Mohammad Asghar to Wright, 1 run, little nudge to the left of midwicket to keep strike

1.5

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, charges out now, and Asghar slows it right down. Works it to long-on

1.4

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, lovely timing. Again, the shot is made because he waits on the ball to arrive into his half and then brings his wrists into play. Flicks through straight midwicket

1.3

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, well played. No premeditation. Just waits on the bad ball – and it comes – short and wide and it’s smashed to the point boundary

1.2

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, no run

1.1

Mohammad Asghar to Ahmed Shehzad, no run

0.6

Hasan Ali to Wright, FOUR, back of a length on middle and leg, Wright dinks it around the corner behind square leg and Haris Sohail, the fielder, essentially escorts the ball to the fence

0.5

Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, 1 run, tip and run towards point, but this is going to be risky. Hafeez is the man hunting the ball down, and with a direct hit, there might have been trouble

0.4

Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, dreadful misfield from Samuels at midwicket. And for a mistimed hack across the line, Shehzad has got a boundary. And that too is only because Asghar, who is chasing the ball down, puts in a panic-stricken dive, even as it holds up in the outfield. He touches the ball, and at the same time his knee touches the rope

0.3

Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, some swing away from the flashing bat. Shehzad’s feet this time are not quite in the best position, rooted to the crease. The width on the ball makes him play but his timing is terrible

0.2

Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, no run, adjusts his length, pitching it a touch fuller on off stump, so Shehzad blocks with a straight bat

0.1

Hasan Ali to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR, picks it up and smashes it to the midwicket boundary. Fine shot from Shehzad, picking up the short ball so early, shifting his weight back and hitting it so cleanly