Qalandars sail to 8-wicket victory over Quetta
Gladiators in PSL match
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars cruised to an eight-wicket against Quetta Gladiators in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 fixture at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday.
The Qalandars, who were chasing an easy target of 99 runs set by the Gladiators, finished at 100-2 with 49 balls remaining.
Defending champions Gladiators had earlier finished with a dismal score of 98-9 after their batting order collapsed before Qalandars' fiery bowling.
Samit Patel alone dismissed four of the Gladiators' batsmen, including skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Gladiators knew they were in trouble when they stood at 21-6 after Patel made short work of Jason Roy, Azam Khan and Ben Cutting all in the sixth over.
Sohail Khan remained their top scorer, managing 32 runs from 35 balls.
The Qalandars had earlier won the toss and elected to field.
Teams: Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, DJ Vilas†, Mohammad Hafeez, BR Dunk, SR Patel, Sohail Akhtar (c), D Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Salman Irshad, Dilbar Hussain, Raja Farzan
Quetta Gladiators: JJ Roy, SR Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed† (c), BCJ Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz (3), Sohail Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain.