Hafeez, Zaman sparkle as Quetta sink to bottom of table
In Lahore Qalandars Vs Quetta Gladiators | Match 4 | PSL 6 Lahore Qalandars beat Quetta Gladiators 178 for 6 (Gayle 68, Sarfaraz 40, Rauf 3-38) by nine wickets in a T20 match that felt like an epic by the time Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez chased Quetta Gladiators out of the game. This game was only a T20 match, but it felt like an epic by the time Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad HafeezChris Gayle helped Quetta post 178, the tournament’s highest first innings score, with his highest PSL score of 68 off 40 balls, assisted by several dropped catches along the way.
Lahore Qalandars made quick work of the target, and they got there with more than an over to spare, despite the fact that it appeared to be a match-winning total at the time.Hafeez was particularly destructive, taking control of a game that had appeared to be drifting and forcing an asking rate of over 11 back below a run-a-ball in just three overs.
By the end, it was like playing stick cricket;Hafeez’s sixes and fours appeared to come effortlessly, like keys on a keyboard, and the cameras around the world could see Quetta skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed’s rage.Hafeez scored 73 runs from the unbeaten 115-run partnership in the 33 deliveries he faced, which came off just 58 balls in Lahore Qalandars Vs Quetta Gladiators | Match 4 | PSL 6.
Quetta rearranged the batting order after being given the opportunity to bat, even though they did not alter anything.Yet again banton and Saim Ayub fell right on time, with Lahore Qalandars allowing them only 38 runs in the Powerplay, yet Gayle and Sarfaraz would gather a 101-run organization that set Quetta back on target.
Even though Gayle was not at his fluent best, he still blasted five fours and as many sixes to lead his team in scoring, and Sarfaraz appeared to be timing the ball more sweetly than has been evident for quite some time.Quetta had all the momentum when Mohammad Nawaz made a cameo at the end, but Hafeez and Fakhar had other ideas.
Star of the Day Following a brief social media exchange between Hafeez and Sarfaraz, the contest took on a new flavor.The game was put in even more danger when Hafeez was asked to bowl with the captain of Quetta at the crease.While Sarfaraz moved him away for two or three limits off his second finished, the 40-year-old would more than get him back with the bat.
Later, Hafeez would tell Gayle that he didn’t have Gayle’s bat muscles, but Gayle would only lust after Hafeez’s repertoire.He caressed his way to his fastest PSL half-century, off just 24 balls, capitalizing on some careless bowling and a fairly straightforward drop on the boundary by the young Saim Ayub, with barely a shot that looked like it was played in anger. That word is used with caution.He sped up even more as the asking rate dropped so quickly it might have needed a parachute. He scored another 23 runs in just nine deliveries, winning with a disdainful drive over extra cover from the young Mohammad Hasnain.
It goes on to show why Hafeez keeps saying that he will be in Pakistan’s World T20 plans. If he is in this kind of touch, he will be crucial to his franchise’s hopes of winning the PSL for the first time.
Miss of the Day There were several candidates for this position in a game that may have been more defined by mistakes than individual brilliance.Agha Salman was the early favorite, knocking Gayle out twice at cow corner in what appeared to be crucial moments. Tom Banton and Saim Ayub were also early, knocking Fakhar and Hafeez out once each.But Usman Shinwari’s third over, when he gave up 19 at a time when Lahore needed more than 11 runs per over to win, was the turning point in the game, and Quetta lost spectacularly.
After that over, Sarfaraz would go on to publicly rebuke Shinwari, possibly motivated by his personal desire to win against Hafeez. As the fours and sixes poured in, his mood would only get worse.Before the winning runs were scored, it appeared as though the negative atmosphere surrounding the fielding side had sealed their fate, and it already appears as though Quetta may face a difficult task in reviving this campaign.
By the way, Zaman was named Man of the Match, and with 82 runs off 52 balls, it was an innings that deserved more than Hafeez’s brilliance to be overlooked.As Sohail Akhtar struggled to start, he would superbly relieve the pressure, preventing the required rate from getting out of hand early.And when Hafeez joined him, he was by no means second-rate, demonstrating why, despite his inconsistent international performance, he is still one of the PSL’s most sought-after players.
Chris GayleGladiators vs. QalandarsPSL Quetta: After two games, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, and Chris Gayle remain winless.Their fielding was sloppy, their batting was a little twitchy, and their bowling was off-color.The team in blue has a lot to think about.Lahore, on the other hand, maintains their steady progress to the point where they now hold the lead.That concludes tonight.We will return with additional cricketing activity.
Captain Sohail Akhtar, winner:I’ve always believed that we will win if we have more than one wicket.These victories boost confidence, especially when the seniors perform well.Despite a few errors on the field, the bowling was pretty good.Rashid did an amazing job with the ball.
Player of the Game: Fakhar ZamanThese innings were just what I needed.I’m beaming with joy.I had been attempting to carry on with my activities.I didn’t want to hit it too hard.I didn’t put any pressure on Hafeez because he was there.He advised me to strike him.I did the same thing.I intend to try to start every game.
Ahmed Sarfaraz: Assuming that we drop simple gets, we won’t ever dominate matches of cricket.In addition, we failed to carry out our strategy of bowling wicket to wicket.In a T20 match, good teams save 10-15 runs by making good catchers.We continue to struggle to determine our combination.I had been hitting well, but I didn’t play enough games.I got the chance today, and I did well.
Muhammad Hafeez: Over the past few years, I have been working on this.ensuring that you don’t hit the ball too hard and relying solely on timing.Chris Gayle is something truly exceptional.I’m glad that everything is working out for me as well.
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