Highlights, PSL 2018, Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, Eliminator at Lahore, Full cricket score: Zalmi win by 1 run

Highlights, PSL 2018, Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, Eliminator at Lahore, Full cricket score: Zalmi win by 1 run

00:30 (IST)

So that's  it from today's coverage. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did to bring it to you. The attention now shifts to the second eliminator which will be played between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi. The match starts at 7.30 pm. Do join us for the coverage. As of now, it's time to say goodbye! Take care. 

00:16 (IST)

"26 runs to back yourself. The game of cricket, especially against Quetta, over the years, they will give somebody a heart attack. A win is a win," says winning captain Darren Sammy. 

00:16 (IST)

Sarfraz Ahmed, Quetta Gladiators captain: I think we lost the game because of ourselves. Myself and Nawaz should've batted more sensibly. Yes, in the last over I think the players lacked common sense under pressure. 

00:15 (IST)

"Extremely happy! Better late than never! There was a lot of pressure in the last over when Annu bhai (Anwar Ali) hit a couple of sixes, and the way Safi bhai (Sarfraz Ahmed) played. Big thanks to the crowd," says Hasan Ali, who is the Man of the Match for his figures of 2/21

23:58 (IST)

Peshawar Zalmi win by one run! Quetta Gladiators have been eliminated.  Phew. Drama. Drama. This was an unbelievable cricket match. This could easily have been a nightmare for Liam Dawson. Anwar miscued one but the long on fielder put it down. Luckily for him, he recovered well and threw the ball towards the non striker's end and Dawson run Hamza out. 

23:55 (IST)
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SIX! This is crazy. Third six of the over. Anwar smacks it over long off. 3 off 1. 

23:54 (IST)
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SIX! Out of the ground. Another six. 9 off 2. The equation seems possible all of a sudden. Anwar comes down the track and smashes it over wide long on. 

23:53 (IST)
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SIX! Wow. Anwar isn't giving up, is he? Charges down the track and smokes it over long on. 

23:52 (IST)

FOUR! A wild swing from Anwar Ali. It takes the leading edge and flies over short third man. A limping Sammy gives it a half-hearted chase. Dawson is not a happy man. 

23:51 (IST)

QG 133/8 after 19  overs (Hamza 0, Anwar 5)

Wahab begins with a full delivery, Thisara squeezes it through point for a single. Anwar clears his front leg, obviously wanting to go for the big shot but mistimes it to long on. One run taken. Thisara Perera departs and a ball later Hasan Khan too takes the long walk back to the pavilion. This match is heading in only one direction. 

25 off the final over. No prizes for guessing who the favourites are.

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Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators, Pakistan Super League Eliminator, latest update: Peshawar Zalmi win by one run! Quetta Gladiators have been eliminated.  Phew. Drama. Drama. This was an unbelievable cricket match. This could easily have been a nightmare for Liam Dawson. Anwar miscued one but the long on fielder put it down. Luckily for him, he recovered well and threw the ball towards the non striker's end and Dawson run Hamza out.

Preview: The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) finally comes home in its true sense, with the first of the three matches to be hosted in Pakistan taking place on Tuesday evening.

Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators face off in the Eliminator at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well as the central government leaving no stone unturned in providing full security to the players. The two sides faced off at the same venue last year in the final of the second edition, which incidentally was the first time that the board hosted a match in Pakistan instead of its adopted home UAE.

Darren Sammy and Sarfraz Ahmed. Image credit: Twitter

Darren Sammy and Sarfraz Ahmed. Image credit: Twitter

However, the shifting of matches to Pakistan has resulted in the Quetta Gladiators losing out on the services of a few of their key players, with the side's clash against Islamabad United last Thursday turning out to be the final competitive match for England legend Kevin Pietersen. Also backing out from the Quetta camp is fellow South African-born Englishman Jason Roy. Yorkshire cricketer Tom Kohler Cadmore and West Indian opener Johnson Charles have been named their replacements.

Peshawar, on the other hand, travel to Lahore with nearly all of their overseas picks. Only Dwayne Smith has chosen to opt out of the knockout stage of the tournament. It was a similar situation for the Darren Sammy-led team last year, when a full-strength Peshawar beat a depleted Quetta side convincingly in the summit clash of the tournament.

Squads:

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Andre Fletcher, Riki Wessels, Mohammad Hafeez, Saad Nasim, Darren Sammy (c), Liam Dawson, Umaid Asif, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Sameen Gul, Hammad Azam, Chris Jordan, Haris Sohail, Khushdil Shah, Ibtisam Sheikh, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Asghar, Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman.

Quetta Gladiators: Asad Shafiq, Johnson Charles, Umar Amin, Rameez Raja, Rilee Rossouw, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk, c), Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Hasan Khan, Mir Hamza, Rahat Ali, Ben Laughlin, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Chris Green, Mahmudullah, Thisara Perera, Tom Kohler-Cadmore.

Updated Date: March 21, 2018 00:26:29 IST

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