Finally the day has arrived when the Pakistan Super League has reached its qualifying stage. First final is played among the top two teams Peshawar Zalmi and the Quetta Gladiators. The electric environment of Dubai under lights is jam packed. The match started with a interesting partnerships between the Quetta Gladiators strikers. Quetta were put into bat before they lost the toss to Peshawar Zalmi.
Its a lovely evening at Dubai on 19 February 2016. Bismillah Khan who did so well in the last match on the other day sadly went for a duck tonight. He tried to put Hasan Ali out of the groundin the very second ball he faced, but ended up in the hands of Bairstow. Ahmed Shahzad failed on this important day, got himself stomp out in a silly fashion. He made 6 runs with a boundary.
Kevin Pietersen have joined Sangakkara to play an all important partnership of the match. kevin pieterson has been out of the international cricket, he wont be going back to play another match for his country, but now he will a dominant force in the domestic leagues in 2016. He has started his journey beautifully and cheerfully in PSL. He got a lovely 50 in the 14th over.
Sangakkara hit 6 boundaries with the fiery KP. He became a victim of Sammy with 37 runs on 29 balls.Sarfraz joined Kevin Pieterson in the 13th over, but that was just not his night. He got back on a duck. He misread the delivery by Shahid Afridi who was bowling wrong ones with such intensity. Shahid caught him on his own ball.
Nawaz did well to give strike back to KP and Wahab Riaz was back for attack. The KP was the only one left to get Quetta to some decent total. Making 150 was looking a very hard task at the moment. Zalmi bowlers were completely dominating Quetta strikers.100 was up just before the 15th over. KP had to be careful.
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Nawaz smashed Wahab Riaz for a massive six with left handed stroke on the last ball.But the disaster happened when KP was gone for 53 on the first ball of 15th over. He went for the shot too early, paid the price. But well done anyway Kevin, you did your task well. Now the game has changed completely.