PSL: Quetta scrape into final with 1-run win over Peshawar
SHARJAH (92 News) – Quetta Gladiators clinched a place in the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) through a stunning one-run win over Peshawar Zalmi in the first play-off at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Though Quetta posted a mammoth 200 for 7 in 20 overs through Ahmad Shezhad’s 71 off 38 balls with seven fours and four sixes and his 90 runs partnership in seven overs with Kevin Pietersen (40), Quetta chased through Mohammad Hafeez’s 77 off 47 balls with five fours and six sixes and his 139 runs partnership with Dawid Malan (56) in 12 overs.
Shahid Afridi also chipped in with 34 runs off just 13 balls with four sixes and one boundary but a deadly final over from Mohammad Nawaz with Peshawar needing only seven runs to win, helped Quetta pull off a nail-biting win.
Zlami will now have to beat the winner of the second play-off match between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United in the eliminator on Friday to get a place in the final happening in Lahore.
The second playoff will be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings tonight at the same venue.
The third qualifying final of the tournament will be played at Dubai on Friday.