Match Over - Peshawar Zalmi won by 1 run + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Quetta Gladiators, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Referee: Mohammed Anees
  • When: 20 Mar 2018, 16:00 SAST
  • Winner: Peshawar Zalmi
  • Man of the Match: Hasan Ali


  • Umpire1: Aleem Dar
  • Umpire2: Rashid Riaz
  • Third Umpire: Ahmed Shahab



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Peshawar Zalmi



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Quetta Gladiators

11.50pm That's all from Lahore tonight. Quetta Gladiators' season comes to an end but we still have two games to go in this tournament. Tomorrow we meet again for the second eliminator to see who will join Islamabad United in the finals. Will it be Peshawar who come up on top tomorrow or will Karachi's rampage continue? Guess we'll find out in 24 hours. For now, it's goodbye from all of us at ESPNcricinfo. See you soon!

11.40pm Time for the presentation. Hasan Ali (2-21) is the Man of the Match. He says: "As long as we win, it's okay to win late. The last over was a lot of pressure because of Anwar's sixes. The way Sarfraz played, we felt the pressure back then too. I am fit now, both with the new ball and the old ball. Finally, a big thank you to the Lahore crowd."

Losing captain Sarfraz Ahmed: "The match was in our hand, and I feel we lost the game because of our own errors. Nawaz and I shouldn't have been out that time. If we were sensible off the last ball, we could've had the super over, but the pressure got the better of the boys at the end. The way the pitch was, it didn't matter whether we batted first or second today. Our journey this year has been full of ups and downs, but Nadeem (our owner) has been excellent. Hope to come back stronger next year."

Winning captain Darren Sammy: "Needing 25, you tend to back your own team. The games against Quetta are always excellent, the crowd was great too, and honestly, a win is a win. At the start of the tournament, we lost some players. So, credit goes to these guys. Our coaches worked with the boys, and today, I needed them to step up. Sameen's two wickets were crucial, Asif was great, but our two seniors: Wahab and Hasan showed their class. Dawson the way he batted, without that innings we wouldn't be hear today. We enjoy this win, but need to take on Karachi again. Got to come back and do the basics right. Hopefully, we can continue this."

zulfi: "from Argentina losing final to Germany and twice to Chile, to Quetta losing two consecutive finals with RCB losing the final too... What should there fans like me do....? wait for SA to win WCup?"

That's the third year in a row that a play-off game between Peshawar and Quetta has finished in a one-run win. We await the presentation now.

Tariq: "Dawson made two fifties today. While batting, and bowling as well."

Saqib: "Why Hamza didn't run???? Poor running cost the match. "

Adnan: "Remember those 5 over throws?? "

11.27pm Another classic Peshawar-Quetta encounter tonight. Dawson conceded 23 off that final over, but Quetta fall short by a solitary run. The Quetta fans are in tears. Hafeez, Dawson, Kamran, Sammy celebrate! Quetta fall short to Peshawar once again but they'll think of all the 'what ifs'. The double-wicket over that included the dismissals of Sarfraz and Nawaz, the extra runs conceded in the field, the overthrow that went for four, all of that will hurt Quetta tonight. Peshawar are through to the second eliminator, where they face Karachi Kings tomorrow.

Don't forget Dawson's contribution with the bat, though. He was the only one to score a fifty today, and it was his 35-ball 62 that even took Peshawar to 157. Even if Peshawar would've lost tonight, it was his batting that gave their bowlers some sort of target to work with.

19.6LA Dawson to Anwar Ali, OUT, 1 run, Peshawar win by one! Full toss on middle stump, and it's been smacked over Dawson! Dropped at long on but he's quick to throw it back in. The batsmen try to take the second, but they can't make it. Dawson takes the bails off at the non-striker's and Quetta Gladiators are eliminated..
19.5LA Dawson to Anwar Ali, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, over long off! This is unbelievable. Good length just outside off, Anwar comes down the wicket again and bunts it over Dawson's head. Tears in the stands among Peshawar fans.

Quetta need 9 off two

19.4LA Dawson to Anwar Ali, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, lifted! Over long on. Flat ball outside off, and Anwar once again charges down the wicket to smack it to the leg side. Full follow through of the bat!.
19.3LA Dawson to Anwar Ali, No run, full and wide outside off. Tries to drive this inside out over cover, but takes the inside edge. Goes to short fine leg, and refuses the single.
19.2LA Dawson to Anwar Ali, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, ten off two! Quetta aren't going down just yet. Full outside off, and Anwar shimmies down the wicket. Meets it on the full, and muscled over long on. This game ain't over just yet.
19.1LA Dawson to Anwar Ali, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full outside off, and Anwar takes a big swing at it. Takes the top edge, and falls past Sammy's left. He's hobbling across - at third man - but Dawson's not pleased at all.
End of over 19. 3 runs this over. 133/8 after 114 balls.
Mir Hamza 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 4-0-26-2
Anwar Ali 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Hasan walks in to bat. His nose was bleeding just an hour ago. Full marks for the commitment for sure

Quetta need 26 off 10

End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 130/6 after 108 balls.
Anwar Ali 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-0-21-2
NLTC Perera 11 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 128/6 after 102 balls.
Anwar Ali 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 3-0-23-0
NLTC Perera 10 (6b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Shabaib Abdulla: "One over by hassan ali and one by wahab and who will bowl the third one??" -- Dawson maybe? That's the conventional option for certain. Don't see anyone else managing to. Especially not Sammy with that leg

End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 118/6 after 96 balls.
NLTC Perera 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 4-0-26-2
Anwar Ali 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Naveed: "Who are the crowd supporting? Good cricket or a particular team? Following cricinfo from Auckland nz because sadly sky isn't showing psl here but thanks to you guys can still follow it in morning rush hours " -- Difficult to judge, but good cricket I think! They just want a last-ball finish, if you'd ask me. They look tense though

Karthic: "Can we get Dinesh Karthic to bat"

Awais: "Thisara and Anwar Ali... Either explosion or implosion, fasten the seat belts!"

Sjrn : "Watching from Preston, UK. Probably not a very exciting place but holds the honour of being the hometown of the great Freddie the Flintoff " -- Enjoy, man. Here's Thisara Perera. He's been in terrific form at the Nidahas Trophy. Quetta need 42 off 28

End of over 15. 4 runs this over. 112/4 after 90 balls.
Mahmudullah 19 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-19-2
RR Rossouw 8 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Faraz: "Here Farazzzz from UAE Abu Dhabi. Watching match with one eye and watching my naughty daughter with one eye "

Farhan: "Riley Rossow is definitely not in touch really struggling to middle"

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 108/4 after 83 balls.
Mahmudullah 17 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 3-0-24-0
RR Rossouw 6 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 102/4 after 78 balls.
RR Rossouw 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) LA Dawson 3-0-29-0
Mahmudullah 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Inba: "Is Hafeez not bowling these days?? Bowling action?? Btw I m from India " -- He's not allowed to. Was called up for his action in NZ

End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 94/4 after 72 balls.
Mahmudullah 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Sameen Gul 4-0-21-2
RR Rossouw 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Tanzeel: "@Immad how you can miss The new Afridi.. Everyone is talking about him"

Zahid: "IMMAD you missed ShaeenShah, Agha Salman and Ibtisam Shiekh"

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 86/4 after 66 balls.
Mahmudullah 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 2-0-18-0
RR Rossouw 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Farooq : "Remembering the past two play-offs between these two teams which were decided on the last ball, Oh I am already biting my nails.

End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 80/4 after 59 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 35 (21b 3x4 2x6 ) Sameen Gul 3-0-17-2
RR Rossouw 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Syed Shahiq: "It is still 70-30 in favor of Quetta. "

Hammad: "Nice to see an emerging player, Sameen Gul, making an impact on a big occasion!"

End of over 9. 16 runs this over. 79/2 after 54 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 35 (20b 3x4 2x6 ) LA Dawson 2-0-21-0
Mohammad Nawaz 35 (28b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Jamshed Khan: "Sarfaraz wants to play in front of his city's (Karachi) crowd and he will. Come on Sarfaraz!!!"

End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 63/2 after 48 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 33 (26b 5x4 1x6 ) Wahab Riaz 2-0-13-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 21 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 54/2 after 42 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 18 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) LA Dawson 1-0-5-0
Mohammad Nawaz 28 (23b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 45/2 after 35 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 15 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 1-0-8-0
Mohammad Nawaz 22 (19b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 37/2 after 30 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 21 (18b 3x4 1x6 ) Wahab Riaz 1-0-5-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 9 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 32/2 after 24 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 21 (15b 3x4 1x6 ) Sameen Gul 2-0-16-0
Sarfraz Ahmed 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 23/2 after 17 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 12 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-14-2
Sarfraz Ahmed 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 17/1 after 12 balls.
Mohammad Nawaz 12 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) Sameen Gul 1-0-8-0
T Kohler-Cadmore 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/1 after 6 balls.
T Kohler-Cadmore 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-9-1
Mohammad Nawaz 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
Asad ShafiqC DJG Sammy B Hasan Ali0100-
T Kohler-CadmoreC Kamran Akmal B Hasan Ali5510100
Mohammad NawazC Umaid Asif B Sameen Gul353251109.38
Sarfraz AhmedC Kamran Akmal B Sameen Gul352132166.67
RR RossouwC Hasan Ali B Umaid Asif8140057.14
MahmudullahB Umaid Asif19203095
NLTC PereraC B Wahab Riaz121101109.09
Anwar Alinot out 281413200
Hasan KhanC Kamran Akmal B Wahab Riaz0100-
Mir HamzaRun out Umaid Asif,LA Dawson 0100-
Rahat Ali -
Total 156/9
Hasan Ali4.002125.25
Sameen Gul4.002125.25
Wahab Riaz4.002626.5
Umaid Asif4.002626.5
LA Dawson4.0052013