Match Over - Quetta Gladiators won by 67 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Karachi Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: RS Mahanama
  • When: 08 Mar 2018, 18:00 SAST
  • Winner: Quetta Gladiators
  • Man of the Match: SR Watson


  • Umpire1: Shozab Raza
  • Umpire2: Asif Yaqoob
  • Third Umpire: Ahmed Shahab



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Karachi Kings



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Quetta Gladiators

A record win for Quetta. This is the biggest win by runs in PSL history. What a hammering this has been. Outclassed with the bat. Outclassed with the ball. Karachi never turned up and not for a moment looked to be in the contest. Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen teed off early and Karachi never recovered thereafter. They allowed Quetta to race away to a tall total, with Watson blitzing the season's highest individual score. And the chase was mostly a procession. Every time Karachi tried to up the pace, Quetta struck to knock the wind out of the chase.

Quetta rise to second place as a result. Karachi's net run rate takes a battering after that loss and is in the negative but at fourth place, they are very much in the run for a playoffs spot as of now. But they need to regroup quickly from this defeat, because if it comes down to the small margins in the end, these are the kind of defeats that make all the difference when the final permutations come into play.

Time for the presentations.

Shane Watson is presented with the Hanif Mohammad cap for his spot atop the tournament batting charts. He is also the Man of the Match. "I felt my weight tonight, which you always need in T20 cricket," he says. You got to make the most of those good days. I'm just absolutely loving playing my cricket. It's a great franchise to be a part of."

"Credit goes to Watson and Pietersen, they did really well," says Karachi captain Imad Wasim. "They're world-class players, and on a good wicket if you drop too many catches, it's going to hurt you and it did. We will see how it goes (Afridi opening), we will see the opposition and decide. It didn't pay off tonight, but obviously Shahid can change the game in a span of a few overs."

"The way those two played today, it was an opportunity for all the youngsters to learn from," says Quetta captain Sarfraz Ahmed. "When they get set, their shot selection becomes very good. That wasn't the case in the previous game. Whether we win or lose, we try to give confidence to the lads. I have taken Rahat Ali's name very few times this tournament, but he is critical to Pakistan cricket's future. Nawaz set the tone and from there the match was in our hands, as did Anwar Ali, and Ben Laughlin being with us has been a huge help."

That's a wrap of Match 19 then. Thank you for joining us tonight. Hope to catch you all again tomorrow on another double-header day. Goodbye and good night!

Hafsah: "I am not going to be AS sad if Karachi losses because I happen to be a Karachi fan from Houston and Houston Rockets are slaying in basketball right now. #positive "

talha: "no boundry from Muhammad Rizwan, representing another unjustified selection for wicket keeper batsman in PSL after Ramdin"

19.6Anwar Ali to Mohammad Rizwan, No run, length ball outside off, defended back.
19.5Anwar Ali to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, short, fetches a pull from outside off and Pietersen runs back from mid-on but the ball drops short of him.
19.4Anwar Ali to Mohammad Amir, No run, backs away to a short ball that follows him and finds the topmost part of the bat as the ball lobs up and drops short of the bowler running forward.
19.3Anwar Ali to Mohammad Amir, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, short ball, crunches a pull through deep midwicket. Bang off the middle against the run of play.
19.2Anwar Ali to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, slower length ball, flicked off the pads to deep fine leg.
19.1Anwar Ali to Mohammad Rizwan, 2 runs, short of a length, pulled to the right of deep backward square leg.
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 105/8 after 114 balls.
Mohammad Amir 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Rahat Ali 4-0-29-2
Mohammad Rizwan 23 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 102/8 after 108 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 21 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) Anwar Ali 2-0-13-2
Mohammad Amir 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 5 runs this over. 99/6 after 102 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 18 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 2-0-9-1
D Wiese 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 94/6 after 95 balls.
D Wiese 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) Rahat Ali 3-0-26-2
Mohammad Rizwan 14 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 82/5 after 90 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 13 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 3-0-18-1
Imad Wasim 29 (29b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Strategic timeout. Required rate close to 20. That's ridiculous. Back shortly.

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 76/5 after 84 balls.
Imad Wasim 26 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 4-0-17-1
Mohammad Rizwan 10 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 6 runs this over. 70/5 after 78 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 2-0-12-1
Imad Wasim 24 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Asad : "Disagree. Babar Azam has a career strike rate of 107 in PSL. He always puts himself in a shell and then gets out after scoring 30, 40 runs at a lower strike rate. Concentrates more on increasing his average than saving match."

End of over 12. 3 runs this over. 64/5 after 72 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Khan 4-0-19-1
Imad Wasim 21 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 61/5 after 66 balls.
Imad Wasim 19 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 1-0-6-1
Mohammad Rizwan 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 5 runs this over. 55/4 after 60 balls.
Imad Wasim 15 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Khan 3-0-16-1
Babar Azam 32 (31b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 50/4 after 53 balls.
Imad Wasim 13 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) Anwar Ali 1-0-10-0
Babar Azam 29 (28b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 40/4 after 48 balls.
Imad Wasim 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Khan 2-0-11-1
Babar Azam 27 (26b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 36/4 after 42 balls.
Imad Wasim 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Laughlin 1-0-4-1
Babar Azam 26 (22b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 32/3 after 36 balls.
CA Ingram 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Khan 1-0-7-1
Babar Azam 25 (21b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 25/2 after 30 balls.
Babar Azam 18 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-11-1
CA Ingram 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 10 runs this over. 23/2 after 24 balls.
Babar Azam 17 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) Rahat Ali 2-0-14-1
CA Ingram 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 7 runs this over. 13/2 after 18 balls.
Babar Azam 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 2-0-9-1
CA Ingram 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 4 runs this over. 6/2 after 12 balls.
CA Ingram 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Rahat Ali 1-0-4-1
Babar Azam 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shabaib Abdulla: "Childhood memory seeing Afridi as an opener. Want to see some old days hitting by Boom Boom Lala"

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/1 after 6 balls.
JL Denly 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-2-1
Shahid Afridi 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JL DenlySt. Sarfraz Ahmed Mohammad Nawaz130033.33
Shahid AfridiC B Laughlin B Rahat Ali160016.67
CA IngramC Mohammad Nawaz B Hasan Khan561083.33
Babar AzamC Anwar Ali B SR Watson323231100
RS BoparaC Sarfraz Ahmed B B Laughlin0100-
Imad WasimC Anwar Ali B Rahat Ali353111112.9
Mohammad Rizwannot out 26270096.3
D WieseC B Laughlin B Anwar Ali561083.33
Mohammad IrfanC Asad Shafiq B Anwar Ali0100-
Mohammad Amirnot out 671085.71
Usman Khan -
Total 113/8
Mohammad Nawaz4.001714.25
Rahat Ali4.002927.25
Hasan Khan4.001914.75
B Laughlin2.00914.5
Anwar Ali3.002127
SR Watson3.001816