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Quetta beats Multan in last-over thriller

DUBAI: Tailender Hasan Khan hit a six off the second last ball of the match to take Quetta Gladiators to a two-wicket win over Multan Sultans in the 17th clash of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) here on Wednesday.

Quetta were off to a good start but they kept losing wickets while chasing the 153-run target by Multan Sultans taking the game to the last over of the match.

Asad Shafiq and Shane Watson gave the Gladiators a good opening start but the middle order failed to capitalise on it and kept losing wickets at crucial stages till Umar Gul dismissed their last all-rounder Nawaz when they only needed 9 runs.

Hasan Khan and Laughlin held their nerve to play the last over till Hasan hit a six off the second last ball to give his team a much needed victory.

Multan Sultans’ pacer Umar Gul took six wickets.

Earlier, Multan skipper Shoaib Malik’s 65 off 43 led his to a steady total of 152.

Malik with his super exciting innings laced with four boundaries and three sixes pulled Multan out of pressure as their openers were fallen earlier on just three runs after they were put to bat first.

In form Sangakara with his reckless short caught on the first ball of the innings without getting off the mark. Nawaz was the man who brought a crucial breakthrough for Quetta.

Ahmed Shehzad followed his partner immediately in the second over scoring just one run off seven balls. Quetta were off to good start as they struck the strong opening pair of this tournament so far, earlier on just three runs.

Night watchman Sohail Tanvir rescued Multan quiet nicely after he was dropped on 0. He made  valuable 19 runs at critical situation hitting a six and a boundary.

Sohaib Maqsood who played winning knock for Multan last night, added just 27 runs before he was leg-before-wicket off Laughlin .

Rose whitely scored 16 runs while Pollard ended with 16 runs not out.

Muhammad Nawaz, Ben Laughlin, Shane Watson, Anwar Ali and Rahat Ali took one wicket each.

Quetta Gladiators’ captain Sarfraz had won the toss and opted to take field first.




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