Match 5: Lahore Qalanders Vs Quetta Gladiators

Bilal Qadir

Match 5: Lahore Qalanders Vs Quetta Gladiators

The fifth match of the Pakistan Super League was played between Lahore Qalanders and Quetta Gladiators. Quetta Gladiators won the toss and they decided to bowl first. Quetta team remained unchanged. Lahore Qalander batted three times first against Quetta Gladiators and scored 190 plus. Brendon McCullum was to open the Inning with Sunil Narine for Lahore Qalanders. Jofra Archer was to bowl the 1st over for Quetta Gladiators. Brendon McCullum smashed him for 4 boundaries in his 3rd delivery of the 1st over. Rahat Ali was to bowl the 2nd over. Brendon McCullum was looking dangerous. After 2 overs, Lahore Qalanders were 21 without any loss of a wicket. Shane Watson was to bowl the 3rd over. Sunil Narine smashed him 24 runs in his over. Rahat Ali picked the Sunil Narine wicket in the 4th over. He scored 28 runs from 10 balls. Jofra Archer took the wicket of Fakhar Zaman. 


He scored only single. Cameron Deloport was promoted in a batting order. He was the new batsman. There was the appeal from Nawaz on LBW of Brendon McCullum. Umpire rejected it. Sarfraz took the review and his review was approved and Brendon McCullum out. He scored 30 runs from 18 balls. After a bashing start, now Lahore Qalanders were under pressure. Now Gulraiz and Delport were on the crease. After 5 overs, Lahore Qalanders were 61 for 3. Cameron Delport hit two consecutive sixes to young Hassan Khan in the 7th over. Nawaz took the wicket of Cameron Delport. He scored 15 from 8 balls. Interesting comments from Ramiz Raja “They don’t know how to stay on the wicket”. They were always in hurry. Umar Akmal was the new batsman. Hassan Khan took the wicket on Umar Akmal. He scored only single. He reviewed it but rejected. After 10 overs Lahore Qalanders were 84 for 5. Now Raza Hassan And Gulraiz Sadaf and Raza Hassan were on the crease. Raza Hassan run out from the throw of Rossouw in the 12th over. Sohail Akhtar was the new batsman.  Muhammad Nawaz completed his most economical spell in the history of Pakistan Super League. His figure 4-1-4-2. After 15 overs Lahore Qalanders were 101 for 6. Well, Lahore Qalander only added 17 runs in last 5 overs. Lahore Qalanders gave an easy target to Quetta Gladiators of 120 runs in 20 overs. Brendon McCullum was the highest scorer from Lahore Qalanders. He scored 30 runs. Jofra Archer took 3 wickets and Muhammad Nawaz took 2 wickets from Quetta Gladiators.  Comments of the day from Cric Info ” Lahore Qalandars started like a bullet train but have finished like a cycle rickshaw” Shane Watson and Asad Shafiq were starting the inning for Quetta Gladiators. Raza Hassan to bowl the 1st over. 7 runs were scored in the 1st over. Shaheen Afrid was to bowl the 2nd over. After 2nd over Quetta Gladiators scored 14 without any loss of the wicket. Both the openers look sensible at the start of Innings. After 5 overs, Quetta Gladiators scored 35 without any loss. Watson was looking in hurry to achieve the target. He smashed 21 runs Sunil Narine in 6th over and also completed his fifty. 

Shane Watson Scored 50

Watson was dropped by Delport at mid-wicket. After 10 overs Quetta Gladiators were on 85 without any loss of the wicket. They wanted to win the match without any loss of the wicket. Narine took the wicket of Watson in 11th over. He scored 66 runs from 42 balls. Umar Amin was the new Batsman. Quetta Gladiators won the match by 9 wickets. Asad Shafiq remained not out on 38 and Umar Amin on 13.

Final Score Card Match 5

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