Match Over - Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Quetta Gladiators, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: RS Mahanama
  • When: 10 Mar 2018, 18:00 SAST
  • Winner: Quetta Gladiators
  • Man of the Match: Sarfraz Ahmed


  • Umpire1: RT Robinson
  • Umpire2: Ahmed Shahab
  • Third Umpire: Rashid Riaz



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Peshawar Zalmi



Overs: 19.2 / 20.0

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators are now on top of the league standings

Sarfraz Ahmed is tonight's Player of the Match. "When I went in to bat, we needed 7.5 to the over. I told Rossouw of the importance to have a partnership. He played really well, his nature isn't to play a subdued game but we chased well. We conceded 10-12 runs more than we would've liked, but overall the bowlers did well. We have two big players joining the side - Jason Roy and Rashid Khan. Now our challenge will be to see how we can fit them."

Daren Sammy: They (Sarfraz and Rossouw) used their experience. They played better cricket and deserved to win. Disappointing to lose, we have two games left. If we can win and other results go in our favour, we can qualify. This season, things haven't gone as per plan but we won't give up. Let's see what happens. Wahab has taken the mantle to be the leader of our bowling pack. He's delivered every time I've asked for a wicket. Hasan has tried his best, as has Asif. It's all in our hands, we want to win the next two games.

Rilee Rossouw: I'm not the man of the moment. Superb from the bowlers to restrict them, then our captain was outstanding. His experience helps, he knows how to chase runs down. I was just trying to take a run-a-ball, I was trying to give him the strike because he was hitting them out of the park.

11.30pm To have won it so comfortably despite losing Watson and Pietersen to cameos should please Quetta Gladiators. In the end, it's the calm of Sarfraz and the industry of Rossouw that has helped them prevail. At 84 for 4, there was a window of an opportunity for Peshawar to come back, but the manner in which these two shut out risks and ran the target down effortlessly is a lesson for other teams to emulate. Where did Peshawar lose this? Well, it's hard to not look beyond their batting. On a belter of a surface, they should've looked to get closer to 170.

19.2DR Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, pulled on the bounce to deep midwicket. Hugs in the dugout as Sir Viv runs up to Moin Khan. Game set and match. What a partnership this between Rossouw and Sarfraz. What this result also means is the curtains come down on Lahore's campaign. They can't progress into the final four anymore..
19.1DR Smith to Sarfraz Ahmed, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full outside off, he makes room and thumps this to the deep extra cover boundary to level the scores. Unbelievable timing.
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 153/4 after 114 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 40 (29b 5x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 4-0-26-1
RR Rossouw 30 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 146/4 after 108 balls.
RR Rossouw 28 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 4-0-26-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 35 (25b 5x4 0x6 ) more

words exchanged between Sarfraz and Wahab. Some spice still left in the contest

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 137/4 after 102 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 30 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-0-25-1
RR Rossouw 28 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 127/4 after 96 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 28 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 3-0-21-1
RR Rossouw 20 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 8 runs this over. 117/4 after 90 balls.
RR Rossouw 13 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-15-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 25 (16b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 109/4 after 84 balls.
RR Rossouw 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 3-0-19-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 19 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 104/4 after 78 balls.
RR Rossouw 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Asghar 3-0-32-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 17 (11b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 96/4 after 72 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 11 (7b 2x4 0x6 ) LA Dawson 4-0-38-1
RR Rossouw 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 8 runs this over. 89/4 after 66 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 2-0-11-1
RR Rossouw 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 12 runs this over. 81/3 after 60 balls.
Rameez Raja 8 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Asghar 2-0-24-0
RR Rossouw 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 14 runs this over. 69/3 after 54 balls.
KP Pietersen 21 (13b 0x4 2x6 ) LA Dawson 3-0-31-1
Rameez Raja 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 2 runs this over. 55/2 after 47 balls.
Rameez Raja 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 2-0-14-1
KP Pietersen 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 12 runs this over. 53/1 after 42 balls.
KP Pietersen 7 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Asghar 1-0-12-0
SR Watson 37 (24b 6x4 1x6 ) more

slight delay. The zing bails are malfunctioning

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 41/1 after 36 balls.
KP Pietersen 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 1-0-5-0
SR Watson 27 (20b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Wahab Riaz now. Can we see a battle similar to Adelaide with Watson?

End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 36/1 after 30 balls.
KP Pietersen 5 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-7-1
SR Watson 22 (15b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 12 runs this over. 30/0 after 24 balls.
SR Watson 21 (14b 3x4 1x6 ) LA Dawson 2-0-17-0
Asad Shafiq 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 18/0 after 18 balls.
SR Watson 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-1-0
Asad Shafiq 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 12 runs this over. 17/0 after 12 balls.
Asad Shafiq 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 1-0-12-0
SR Watson 9 (3b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
Asad Shafiq 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) LA Dawson 1-0-5-0
SR Watson 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Asad ShafiqC Mohammad Hafeez B Hasan Ali9111081.82
SR WatsonC Kamran Akmal B Umaid Asif372561148
KP PietersenC Kamran Akmal B LA Dawson211302161.54
Rameez RajaC DJG Sammy B Wahab Riaz9901100
RR Rossouwnot out 302730111.11
Sarfraz Ahmednot out 453160145.16
Mohammad Nawaz -
Anwar Ali -
Hasan Khan -
Rahat Ali -
B Laughlin -
Total 158/4
LA Dawson4.003819.5
Umaid Asif4.002616.5
Hasan Ali4.002516.25
Wahab Riaz4.002616.5
Mohammad Asghar3.0032010.67
DR Smith0.205015