Update: 18 March, 2019 13:38 PM
Quetta Gladiators clinch maiden PSL title

Quetta Gladiators clinch maiden PSL title

Photo: AP

Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant half-century (58) to guide Quetta Gladiators to convincing eight wicket victory over Peshawar Zalmi en route to winning their first-ever HBL Pakistan Super League title at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday night.

Shehzad's innings was marked by explosive boundaries which paved the way for Gladiators victory.

Chasing Zalmi's modest target of 139 runs, Gladiators suffered an early blow when the in-form Shane Watson was run out by Umar Amin in the third over. Watson scored seven off six balls.

Despite losing Watson, Galdiators managed to score 57 runs inside the first six overs.

Ahsan Ali was out the next batsman to perish after adding 25 runs off 18 balls. Gladiators maintained their composure as they reached the target in 17.5 overs.

Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi failed to put on a big total. Imam-ul-Haq was sent back by Mohammad Hasnain after scoring only 3 runs.

Kamran Akmal soon followed when he was dismissed off Mohammad Nawaz's delivery in the fourth over. He scored 21 off 15 balls.

Shoaib Maqsood was the third man down, caught at long off by Rossouw owing to a witty slower delivery by Bravo. He scored an even 20 runs off 20 balls.

They lost too many wickets and now it was up to Kieron Pollard to help Peshawar to reach a respectable total.  

Unfortunately, Pollard did not stick around for much longer as he edged out to the keeper Mohammad Hasnain.

Pollard scored a disappointing 7 runs off 12 balls.

Sammy and Wahab Riaz were in a desperate attempt to add runs in the last three overs. Peshawar could muster only 138 runs.

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