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Saturday Mar 07 2020
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Web Desk

PSL 2020: Lahore Qalandars cruise to 8-wicket victory against Quetta Gladiators

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Web Desk
Lahore Qalandars celebrate the dismissal of Quetta Gladiators´ Azam Khan during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 cricket match between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore on Saturday. — AFP
 

LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars cruised to an eight-wicket victory against Quetta Gladiators at the city's Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday.

Qalandars' Samit Patel emerged as the star of the match and was aptly awarded 'Player of the Match' for his four-wicket haul with merely five runs conceded which proved instrumental in restricting the Gladiators' total to 98-9.

The Qalandars had won the toss and sent the Gladiators to bat first.

During the Gladiators' innings, Sohail Khan posted the greatest total (32 off 35 balls).

Zahid Mahmood scored 19, while Mohammad Nawaz racked up 10.

Shane Watson, Azam Khan, and Ben Cutting were all shockingly out for a duck.

For their part the Qalandars batsmen put up better totals with opener Fakhar Zaman scoring 20, Mohammad Hafeez 39 and Ben Dunk 30.

The side swiftly chased the 99-run target in 11.5 overs at the loss of only two wickets, both picked up the Gladiators' Mohammad Nawaz.

Despite their victory, the Qalandars are still placed at the bottom of the table, however now having a total of four points instead of the previous two.

The Gladiators are placed just one spot above them with six points.

Line-ups

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, DJ Vilas†, Mohammad Hafeez, BR Dunk, SR Patel, Sohail Akhtar*, D Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Salman Irshad, Dilbar Hussain, Raja Farzan

Quetta Gladiators: JJ Roy, SR Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed*†, BCJ Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Sohail Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain