Lahore Qalandars beat Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs in the 8th match of Pakistan Super League 2016 in Dubai, to register their first win in the tournament.
After winning the toss, Gladiators Captain Sarfraz Ahmed chose to field first, but the decision totally went against his strategies,
Lahore Qalandars made 194 runs for loss of 3 wickets in allotted 20 overs.
Qalandars openers, Azhar Ali and Cameron Delport kept their calm and played off first six risky overs without loosing any wicket.
This was enough time for Cameron Delport to stretch his arms, he began to take gladiators bowlers when Azhar Ali left the crease with 20 in the bag.
He was then joined by Umar Akmal who came in and changed the whole face of the game. AKMAL first completed his fifty in just 22 balls and then went to capitalize on it.
Cameron Delport also departed for 65 but Umar, with 8 gigantic sixes and 6 fours in his innings scored 93 of just 40 balls.
For gladiators, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and Anwar Ali took one wicket each.
Gladiators in reply were quite defensive, slow pace of the innings built up the pressure which caused them quick wickets.
Quetta Gladiators bowled out for 131 runs in 16.2 overs.
Sarfraz and Nawaz gave some support to the team but once they lost wickets in pursue of big shots, no other player could manage at least to play full 20 overs.
Mohammad Nawaz remained top scorer with 43, while skipper Sarfraz Ahmed made 31 runs.
For Lahore Qalandars, Zafar Gohar bagged4, while Ajantha Mendis grabbed 3 wickets.
PTV Sports telecast the match live.
Pakistan defeated India by 2-1 in the hockey match of the 12th South Asian Games 2016 in Guwahati, India.
Pakistan was leading by 1-nil after the first half. In the second half both teams scored one goal each.
Mohmmad Arslan Qadir netted the both goals for Pakistan.
Earlier, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 3-nil in their opening match.