HBL PSL 9,2024 Match 4- Quetta Gladiators cruise to 5-wicket win over Lahore Qalandars

HBL PSL 2024 Match 4: Quetta Gladiators Secure 5-Wicket Victory against Lahore Qalandars

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Today, Quetta Gladiators won by 5 wickets against Lahore Qalandars at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore during Match 4 of HBL PSL2024.

Match Summary

Lahore Qalandars vs. Quetta Gladiators, 4th Match of the Pakistan Super League

Lahore Qalandars scored 187 runs for losing 7 wickets in 20 overs, while Quetta Gladiators chased down the target, scoring 188 runs for losing 5 wickets in 19.1 overs.

Result- Quetta Gladiators won the match by 5 wickets.

Match Analysis

Quetta Gladiators secured their second victory in HBL PSL 9 by defeating the home team, Lahore Qalandars, with a five-wicket margin at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday night.

Khawaja Nafay, in his second HBL PSL match, shone with a stylish unbeaten half-century after coming in to bat at number three. The Lahore Qalandars, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, suffered their second consecutive defeat.

Chasing a demanding target of 188 runs against the home team, the opening batsman of Quetta Gladiators once more provided a strong start. Saud played a flick shot against Shaheen Shah Afridi on the last ball of the opening over, securing his first game boundary.

On the final delivery of the third over, he smashed Shaheen for a remarkable six over the keeper’s head. Jason Roy also joined the action, hitting Jahandad Khan for two boundaries in the fifth over. The pair achieved a fifty-partnership in five overs, and the powerplay resulted in 61 runs.

Saud (40 runs off 23 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six) was deceived by a yorker from Zaman Khan on the fifth delivery of the seventh over, giving Lahore their first breakthrough. Just three balls later, Sikandar Raza dismissed Roy, knocking over his stumps as he departed for a 24-run contribution off 19 balls with the help of four boundaries. The partnership between Rilee Rossouw (18 runs off 13 balls, including 3 fours) and Khawaja Nafay lasted for 19 balls, adding 29 runs before Haris Rauf dismissed Rossouw in the 11th over.

In the same over, Nafay unleashed his shots on the first and fifth balls, smashing Haris Rauf for two massive sixes and injecting momentum into Quetta’s innings. The 22-year-old maintained his composure during challenging moments, living up to the expectations surrounding his arrival in the HBL PSL. Leg-spinner Salman Fayyaz made an impact in the 14th over by dismissing Sarfaraz Ahmed, leaving Quetta at 130-4 with 58 runs needed from 41 balls.

Shefane Rutherford contributed 14 runs off 12 balls before Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed him in the 17th over. Nafay achieved his first-ever HBL PSL fifty off 29 balls by hitting Rauf over wide mid-off in the subsequent over.

Quetta successfully chased down the 188-run target with five balls remaining, and the winning runs were scored by Nafay, who remained unbeaten on 60 runs off 31 balls. Nafay’s innings included four boundaries and three sixes.

In the earlier part of the evening, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and chose to bat first. Akeal Hosein bowled with the new ball for Quetta. Fakhar Zaman had an early escape on the second ball of the opening over when he chipped the ball to Mohammad Wasim Jnr in the covers, who missed an easy catch.

Fakhar’s struggle, scoring 6 runs off 9 balls, ended on the first ball of the third over as he gave a straightforward catch to Jason Roy at mid-on.

Sahibzada Farhan and Rassie Van der Dussen increased the scoring rate with a few boundaries during the powerplay, despite Quetta’s bowlers starting off well. Lahore concluded the powerplay with 43 runs on the board, losing one wicket in the process.

Abrar Ahmed entered the attack in the seventh over of the innings and put pressure on Sahibzada with his tight bowling. However, Sahibzada responded with a boundary over extra cover and a six over deep mid-wicket on the last two balls of the over.

Abrar came back for another over, shifting the game’s balance in Quetta’s favor by dismissing Rassie van der Dussen. His delivery pitched on a good length just outside off-stump, tricking the batsman with some turn before hitting the stumps.

At the halfway point, Lahore Qalandars were 67 for two with Abdullah Shafique partnering Sahibzada in the middle.

In the dramatic 11th over-delivered by Wasim Jnr, Sahibzada was dropped at the third man area by Mohammad Hasnain, adding to the tension. Just three balls later, Abdullah smashed the ball into the stands for a towering six.

Sahibzada reached his half-century off 39 balls, marking his second consecutive HBL PSL fifty. However, on the fifth ball of the 13th over, Sahibzada (62 runs off 43 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes) was dismissed by Hasnain, caught by Nafay, after hitting back-to-back sixes in the same over. Left-handed batter Jahandad was then sent up the order, and he immediately showed his attacking intent by hitting the first ball for a four, hinting at what was to come.

Abdullah (11 runs off 10 balls, including 1 six) was caught behind in the 14th over, bowled by Hosein. Jahandad and Sikandar Raza then teamed up to forge a rapid partnership of 45 runs off just 21 balls. Jahandad particularly shone in the 16th over against Abrar, accumulating 23 runs with three massive sixes, displaying his knack for quick scoring. However, the partnership was broken by Mohammad Amir, who dismissed Raza (18 runs off 12 balls, including 1 four and 1 six) on the fourth ball of the 17th over.

In the final three overs, Lahore accumulated 34 runs, finishing on 187 for seven in their allotted 20 overs. Skipper Shaheen contributed a brief cameo of 12 runs off eight balls, featuring a first-ball six, while Jahandad remained unbeaten on 45 off just 17 balls, hitting three fours and four sixes.

For Quetta, Hasnain and Hosein took two wickets each, while Amir, Wasim Jnr, and Abrar each contributed with one wicket apiece.

Match Statistics

Lahore Qalandars Fall of WicketsPlaying XIs

  • 1-9 (Fakhar Zaman – 2.1 overs)
  • 2-62 (Rassie van der Dussen – 8.4 overs)
  • 3-99 (Sahibzada Farhan – 12.5 overs)
  • 4-103 (Abdullah Shafique – 13.1 overs)
  • 5-148 (Sikandar Raza – 16.4 overs)
  • 6-160 (Carlos Brathwaite – 17.3 overs)
  • 7-178 (Shaheen Afridi – 19.1 overs)

Quetta Gladiators Fall of Wickets

  • 1-69 (Saud Shakeel – 6.5 overs)
  • 2-72 (Jason Roy – 7.2 overs)
  • 3-101 (Rilee Rossouw – 10.3 overs)
  • 4-130 (Sarfaraz Ahmed – 13.1 overs)
  • 5-164 (Sherfane Rutherford – 16.3 overs)

Playing XIs

Lahore Qalandars

  1. Fakhar Zaman
  2. Sahibzada Farhan (WK)
  3. Rassie van der Dussen
  4. Abdullah Shafique
  5. Sikandar Raza
  6. Salman Fayyaz
  7. Carlos Brathwaite
  8. Jahandad Khan
  9. Shaheen Afridi (C)
  10. Haris Rauf
  11. Zaman Khan

Quetta Gladiators

  1. Jason Roy
  2. Saud Shakeel
  3. Khawaja Nafay
  4. Rilee Rossouw (C)
  5. Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK)
  6. Sherfane Rutherford
  7. Akeal Hosein
  8. Mohammad Wasim
  9. Mohammad Hasnain
  10. Mohammad Amir
  11. Abrar Ahmed

Match Details

Date: 19-02-2024 (Time 7:pm)

Venue – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Toss – Lahore Qalandars elected to bat

Umpires – Aleem Dar (Pakistan), Michael Gough (England), Ahsan Raza (Pakistan TV)