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The Lahore Qalandars easily defeat the Quetta Gladiators.

In the 10th match of the current eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which took place on Tuesday at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi, Lahore Qalandars defeated Quetta Gladiators by a score of 63 runs. Lahore Qalandars batted first and set a huge target of 199 runs before limiting the Gladiators to 135-8 in 20 overs.

After Jason Roy left, the Gladiators were unable to gain momentum during the run-chase. Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Mohammad Nawaz all perished quickly. Fakhar Zaman was the recipient of Iftikhar’s errant shot. In ten balls, he only managed to score six runs. Mohammad Nawaz (2) later lost to Sikandar Raza in the next over. Kamran Ghulam received the ball after the left-handed batter skidded his shot.

Veteran batter Hafeez was the next to leave the field and couldn’t cross the fence because the skipper Shaheen caught his skying shot. In 22 pitches, the right-handed batter scored 25 runs.
Odean Smith, who misjudged a slow ball and was caught by Rashid, was bowled out by Shaheen after taking a blinder.

The skipper struck again in his final over, dismissing Qais Ahmed after he scored nine runs.
After the two batters helped the Gladiators overcome an early setback against the Qalandars, Martin Guptill and Roy left quickly. Rashid Khan bowled Roy out after the destructive batter scored 48 runs in 30 balls, striking for the defending champions in just seven deliveries.

By trapping Abdul Wahid Bangalzai for an lbw, skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi gave the Qalandars a head start by sending him back to the pavilion. Bangalzai, a young batter, was looking for a golden duck. The Gladiators overcame their initial setback thanks to a 47-run partnership between Guptill and Roy for the second wicket.

However, after scoring 15 runs, all-rounder David Wiese dismissed Guptill. Shaheen and Wiese each took three wickets for the champions, while Rashid and Raza each took a wicket.
Lahore Qalandars had previously set a massive target of 199 runs for Quetta Gladiators. The Qalandars scored 199 runs thanks to Shai Hope, Tahir Baig, and Sikandar Raza’s strong batting.

The Gladiators made a comeback against the Qalandars in the later stages of the innings by taking quick wickets after the defending champions made a strong start to the innings. After losing their opening batters, Fakhar Zaman and Tahir, the Qalandars continued despite losing two wickets.

Fakhar and Tahir, Lahore’s openers, both went down quickly. For the first wicket, the pair added 49 runs. Odean Smith, on the other hand, sent the left-handed batter back to the pavilion after he scored 22 runs off 14 balls. Later, Tahir was bowled by Mohammad Nawaz, who scored 31 runs in 15 balls.

Hope and Kamran Ghulam put together a great 56-run partnership for the third wicket after the two openers left; however, after scoring 21 runs, Kamran was bowled by Qais Ahmed.
Hope, on the other hand, continued to bat well, but Odean, his fellow countryman, defeated him and sent him packing with 47 runs.

Hussain Talat, an all-rounder, looked good and scored 26 runs, but the Afghan spinner Qais bowled him out after his innings. With a peach of a delivery that hit the middle stump, pace ace Mohammad Hasnain struck in the 18th over and bowled out the dangerous batter David Wiese (1).

Near the end of the innings, Raza made a crucial hit, scoring 32 runs in just 16 balls.
Qais and Odean each took two wickets for Quetta, while Nawaz and Hasnain each took a scalp.

Quetta Gladiators Eleven Side

  1. Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)
  2. Mohammad Hasnain
  3. Naseem Shah
  4. Mohammad Nawaz
  5. Mohammad Hafeez
  6. Odean Smith
  7. Iftikhar Ahmed
  8. Martin Guptill
  9. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai
  10. Jason Roy
  11. Qais Ahmed

Lahore Qalandars Eleven Side

  1.  Fakhar Zaman
  2. Tahir Baig
  3. Shai Hope
  4. Kamran Ghulam
  5. Hussain Talat
  6. Sikandar Raza
  7. David Wiese
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Shaheen Afridi (c)
  10. Haris Rauf
  11. Zaman Khan

Technical Analysis

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) continues to offer a great deal of excitement and entertainment to cricket fans across the globe, as the eighth edition of the tournament is underway. The 10th match of the tournament saw Lahore Qalandars take on Quetta Gladiators at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi, where the former emerged victorious by a margin of 63 runs. The Qalandars put up a massive total of 199 runs in their innings, thanks to a brilliant batting performance from Shai Hope, Tahir Baig, and Sikandar Raza. In response, the Gladiators were only able to score 135-8 in their 20 overs, as the Qalandars’ bowlers, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, restricted the Gladiators from gaining momentum during their chase.

The Gladiators were given a head start by a 47-run partnership between Martin Guptill and Jason Roy for the second wicket, after an early setback against the Qalandars. However, the Qalandars’ bowlers managed to take quick wickets, with Shaheen and David Wiese each taking three, while Rashid Khan and Sikandar Raza took one each. The Gladiators ultimately fell short of the target by a large margin of 63 runs, with their batting line-up collapsing after the early setback.

In contrast, the Qalandars’ batsmen put up a strong performance, with Shai Hope and Tahir Baig setting the tone with an opening partnership of 49 runs. Hope continued to bat well, and was supported by Kamran Ghulam and Hussain Talat, as the Qalandars reached an impressive total of 199 runs. The Gladiators made a comeback in the later stages of the innings, with Qais Ahmed and Odean Smith each taking two wickets, while Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Hasnain took one each.

Overall, the match between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators was a thrilling encounter, with the former emerging victorious by a significant margin. The Qalandars’ strong batting performance, led by Shai Hope and Tahir Baig, was complemented by their impressive bowling display, which restricted the Gladiators from gaining momentum during their chase. The Pakistan Super League continues to offer cricket fans across the globe with a great deal of entertainment, and the eighth edition of the tournament promises to be yet another exciting one.

Conclusion

The match between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League was an exciting contest. The Qalandars put up a dominant display of batting to set a massive target of 199 runs for the Gladiators. Shai Hope, Tahir Baig, and Sikandar Raza played important roles in building the total.

The Gladiators began their run-chase positively with a 47-run partnership between Martin Guptill and Jason Roy. However, their innings lost steam after Roy’s dismissal, and they eventually fell short by 63 runs. Skipper Shaheen Shah Afridi was the standout bowler for the Qalandars, taking three wickets and contributing to their victory.

Overall, the match highlighted the importance of a strong start in T20 cricket, and the Qalandars demonstrated their ability to set a high target and defend it successfully. It was also a reminder of the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, with the Gladiators failing to replicate their previous success in the tournament.

The PSL continues to provide entertainment for cricket fans across the world, with high-quality cricket on display. With more matches to come, it remains to be seen which teams will emerge as the frontrunners for the championship.

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