In the fourth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6, Lahore Qalandars easily defeated Quetta Gladiators by 9 wickets.

In the match played at the National Stadium in Karachi, Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar won the toss and elected to field first.

Quetta Gladiators scored 178 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and Qalandars completed the target of 179 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the 19th over.

Quetta innings

Quetta’s innings did not start well and its opener Tom Benton was dismissed for 4 in the second over.

After him, the second opener Saim Ayub was also dismissed for 3 runs in the next over.

After losing 2 wickets, captain Sarfraz and Chris Gayle batted responsibly and gave the team a stable position.

Sarfraz Ahmed was dismissed for 40 in the 14th over for a total of 113, while Chris Gayle was bowled by Rashid Khan for 68.

He was followed by Azam Khan and Ben Cutting of Quetta who scored 13 and 5 runs respectively while Muhammad Nawaz played a brilliant innings of 33 runs with the help of 3 sixes and remained unbeaten.

For Lahore Qalandars, Haris Rauf took three wickets while Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan and Ahmed Daniel took one wicket each.

Qalandars innings

Qalandars started their innings cautiously and captain Sohail Akhtar put on a 64-run partnership with Fakhar Zaman.

Sohail Akhtar scored 21 runs and was bowled by Zahid Mahmood. After him, Muhammad Hafeez along with Fakhar Zaman formed an unbeaten partnership of 115 runs and led the team to victory.

Fakhar Zaman batted brilliantly and played a brilliant innings of 82 off 52 balls and won the Man of the Match award.

Muhammad Hafeez also played a brilliant innings of 73 off 33 balls with the help of 6 sixes and remained unbeaten.

Zahid Mahmood took the lone wicket for Quetta.

Lahore Qalandars beats Quetta Gladiators

It is to be noted that this was the second match between the two teams. Qalandars also won their first match against Peshawar Zalmi while Quetta also lost to Karachi in the opening match.

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