Are you ready to know all the exciting turns and points in Match 18 between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators? Both teams played against each other this season in Match 10 as well. The Lahori boys won the match convincingly with a huge margin of 63 runs. The situation on the HBL PSL 8 Points table is also quite the opposite for both teams. While the reigning champions are at the top of the points table, the 2019 winners are at the bottom. However, could the Gladiators turn the tables for them during this match?
Match 18 between Quetta and Lahore happened on 2 March 2023. In this article, we will give you the match highlights in case you can’t watch it live. However, you can watch future matches live if you click here. Also, you can check out the live score for each match here. We also provide ball-by-ball live updates, so you do not want to miss them.
So without any further ado, let’s get right into it.
|GADDAFI STADIUM LAHORE|
|Match||Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators|
|Date||Thursday, March 2, 2023|
|TV Umpire||Faisal Afridi|
|Reserve Umpire||Shozab Raza|
|Match Referee||Muhammad Javed|
Gladiators won the toss and chose to field first. Okay, something for the gladiators.
There is one change for the Gladiators today. Yasir Khan came in for Jason Roy, who left the Gladiators due to national duty.
|LAHORE QALANDARS||QUETTA GLADIATORS|
Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Okay, even after early wickets, Qalandars had 148 on the board. Because of the grassy field and the light rain that had fallen immediately after the toss, the new ball played rather well early on.
- Sarfaraz’s seamers were also excellent, aided by bad shot selection and running. At 50/7, the reigning champions were doomed, but Raza saved the day with a spectacular 34-ball 71.
- The Zimbabwean displayed his whole arsenal, blasting the ball to all parts of the pitch and finding some help from Rashid as the duo spared the hosts’ blushes.
- After Rashid’s firing, Raza kept on, and despite some bizarre decisions towards the end, he deserves to be praised for his one-man performance.
|LAHORE QALANDARS 148-10|
|Sikandar Raza 71(34)||Mohammad Nawaz 2-19|
|Rashid Khan 21(20)||Naveen-ul-Haq 2-36|
|Shaheen Afridi 16(16)||Odean Smith 1-27|
- 148 was well below par on this surface, as strokeplay grew easier as the ball softened. Quetta got off to a good start as well, owing to Smeed’s cameo, but after the powerplay finished, Lahore began the pressure, led by Rashid and Wiese, both of whom were outstanding in their respective stints.
- The visitors quickly saw the match drift away from them, with wickets falling at regular intervals.
- Sarfaraz stayed around at one end, but he didn’t have the correct speed for this pursuit, and he didn’t have an attacker for assistance, so the chase tumbled down the cliff.
- With a necessary rate of 10 per over in the final six overs, you know that it would be impossible for Quetta to overcome Lahore’s death bowling wizards, and they did this again tonight.
- No appreciation is good enough to compensate for what the LQ accomplished. Best bowling in the tournament for a reason!
|QUETTA GLADIATORS 131-7|
|Will Smeed 32(25)||Haris Rauf 3-22|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed 27(28)||Rashid Khan 2-14|
|Umaid Asif 11(6)||David Wiese 1-22|
Man of the match
Sikandar saved the reigning champions today. If not for his 31-ball 74, Qalandars would have been in pretty bad shape.