Muhammad Nabi is an Afghanistan cricketer born in 1985. He is a right handed batsman, and a right arm off break bowler. He is an integral part of Pakistan Super League playing for Quetta Gladiators.
He has played 35 T20s yet, and has made 481 runs for his country. He hasn’t got a fifty or a T20 hundred yet, but the big tall talented guy from Afghanistan has rocked the PSL world last night with getting Gladiators to victory in the last over. Nabi remained not out for 30 runs.
He has taken 31 wickets in the T20s so far. Against the Lahore Qalandars, Nabi played an innings of his lifetime. The Gladiators team had some excellent players playing like the captain Sarfraz,Elliot the match winner, Ahmed Shahzad and the young Bismillah Khan. But it was Nabi in the ending last over who got through to the victory.
The match went down to the wire, to the very last ball of Bravo. The teams are back in Dubai from Sharjah. The Quetta Gladiators has a mammoth total of 203 to chase in 20 overs. This total is sometimes good enough for a 50 over game on a bowling pitch. But the hero Nabi for Quetta gave another blow to the Lahore Qalandars, throwing them down and almost out of the tournament.
Lahore Qalandar still have one match left, this is a must win situation for them now if they stand a chance to qualify to the next round. It was all due to Nabi’s incredible performance last night.
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Gladiators chose to field, sending Lahore to batting, got hit by Gayle in the first over for boundaries and sixes. Skipper Azhar gave full support to Gayle for 60, Gayle hit 6 sixes and Azhar hit 2. Gayle had an incredible strike rate of 176.47, but Nabi was brilliant surpassing him with with strike rate of 250.00 till he fought for victory till the last ball.