It was carnage in Sharjah as Fakhar Zaman lit the stage with his blistering innings, crushing the hopes of Quetta fans for an easy play-offs place.
Match 26: Quetta Gladiators vs. Lahore Qalandars
Toss: Quetta Gladiators, elected to field first
Lahore Qalandars Innings
It was Fakhar Zaman’s day and everyone knows what he can do. Fakhar smashed 94 off just 50 balls to power the team to 4-186, the second highest total of PSL 3. In doing so, he also posted the highest individual score this year in PSL.
Gulraiz Sadaf (42*) and Sunil Narine (20) played their part in putting a very challenging total on the board.
Quetta Gladiators Innings
With the likes of Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Kevin Pieterson and Rilee Rossouw, you could expect a show, but not this time around as Qalandars made inroads after Watson fell at team a total of 52.
Rossouw put up a fight, hammering 5 sixes in his 22-ball 42, but the target of 187 was a bit too much as Quetta fell short by 17 runs.
Summary: Lahore Qalandars won by 17 runs
Lahore Qalandars — 186 for 4 (20 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 94 (50)
Anwar Ali 1-24 (4 overs)
Quetta Gladiators — 169 for 6 (20 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 42 (22)
Sunil Narine 2-22 (4 overs)
Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars)