Lahore Qalandars 107 for two (de Villiers 47*, Haris 33*) beat Quetta Gladiators 106 (Ahsan 33, Lamichhane Four-10) by eight wickets
How the sport performed out
Sandeep Lamichhane’s career-best T20 figures of Four for 10 decimated first-place Quetta Gladiators’ promising begin within the Powerplay as Lahore Qalandars rode on the Nepal legspinner’ the again to an eight-wicket win in Dubai. Lamichanne got here to bowl within the fourth over and decreased Gladiators from 33 for zero to 47 for Four after simply 15 balls, simply lacking a fifth as Sarfaraz Ahmed barely survived his first ball.
Gladiators discovered it tough to get better after Lamichhane’s match-turning spell, ultimately subsiding for 106 in 19.1 overs. Regardless of a modest begin to their chase – each openers fell cheaply to finish the Powerplay at 35 for two – Haris Sohail and AB de Villiers added an unbroken 74 for the third wicket as Qalandars coasted throughout the road with 21 balls to spare to win the rematch between the 2 sides after Gladiators’ last-ball three-wicket win on Saturday in Sharjah.
play1:35Lamichhane rips via Quetta high order
Sandeep Lamichhane took Four-10 as Quetta have been bowled out for simply 106.
Lamichhane efficiently satisfied his captain Fakhar Zaman to assessment a not-out choice within the nick of time in opposition to Shane Watson 4 balls into the fourth over. Replays indicated the skiddy supply struck Watson’s pad fractionally earlier than the bat as he went onto the again foot to chop and three crimson lights meant Watson was out lbw. It was the second that sparked Lamichhane’s haul.
Ahsan Ali was holding agency on 33 on the non-striker’s finish within the face of Lamichhane’s spell, however Sarfaraz’s dicey name for a two to long-on resulted in Ahsan being run-out by three yards, because of a pointy relay from David Wiese to Fakhar Zaman on the non-striker’s finish to make it 53 for five.
Lamichhane was at it within the discipline too, pulling off an excellent catch on the run at deep midwicket to assert Sarfaraz’s slog sweep off Yasir Shah for 29. Apart from him and Ahsan, no person else made greater than 12 for Gladiators.
play1:08De Villiers 47* guides Lahore to victory
AB de Villiers scored 47 off 38 balls to seal Lahore Qalandars’ comfy eight-wicket win over Quetta Gladiators
Star of the day
No brainer for Lamichhane. After the sharp name for DRS to get Watson, Rilee Rossouw sliced a drive to backward level for his second wicket. The creme de la creme was his googly that bowled Umar Akmal via the gate. He capped his haul by stifling Danish Aziz with a collection of googlies spinning away from the left-hand batsman earlier than an tried reverse sweep backfired, gloving a catch to slide.
The massive miss
One of many few blemishes on the day for Qalandars got here within the 18th over when Sohail Tanvir flicked Shaheen Afridi to deep midwicket however Sohail Akhtar spilled an easy probability. Afridi obtained his revenge yorking Tanvir to start out the 20th.
The place the groups stand
Gladiators have now two straight losses after successful 4 out of 4 to start PSL 2019. However they continue to be within the first place, two factors forward of Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. Qalandars are formally fourth, having an inferior internet run price to Zalmi and United with all three on six factors.