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20 | 3 Runs 3 Wkts | QG: 189/7 (2 runs required, RR: 9.45)

  • Sohail Tanvir0 (1b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz1 (1b)
  • Usman Shinwari4-0-43-3
  • Aamer Yamin4-0-54-0

11.15pm Right, then. That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo tonight. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we had in bringing the game to you. See you soon for more PSL action. Till then, have a good night!

11.10pm Reactions and presentation to follow.

Sarfaraz, the losing captain: "Both teams were supported by the crowd, an excellent game. I think we've understood that cricket is not an easy game. Ahmed played an excellent innings, but Shinwari trumped that in the final over. Although we've qualified, we wanted to win because we have the momentum moving on. Looks like 180+ is par here."

Imad, the winning captain: "I told Usman not to give up. Now that we've qualified, the pressure is taken off. Credit, though, will go to Shinwari. It's not easy to beat a top-class team."

Usman Shinwari is the Man of the Match. He says, "I was thinking that the ball is old, so I should try to use it well. The plan worked today, I'm glad. We know that bowlers can get hit for fours and sixes in a game, so we can't get disheartened when that happens. Need to just lift ourselves for the next delivery, and that's what paid off now."

Umer Khan: "I knew we could defend five, because we know how Usman bhai can bowl. Maza aaya (was a lot of fun). The message was to bowl wicket-to-wicket during the final stages. I'm bowling deliveries that are forcing batsmen to reach at it, and I'm getting success with that plan. Slowly, all our key performers are contributing in every match."

Nisar: "This is one of the G.O.A.T t20 matches i have ever seen in my life."

11.03pm Still reeling from this finish. T20 cricket at it's best, eh? We'll have the presentation soon, but spare a thought for Ahmed Shehzad. He singlehandedly kept Quetta in the game, but the match reminded us that 'it ain't over till the fat-lady sings'. However down and out you may be, you can never drop your shoulders. It takes just one ball to cause a shift in momentum, and Karachi today displayed that very trait. The win for Karachi will also scare the other playoff teams, because now they know that Karachi believe they can win from any situation. By the way, the four qualifiers are now decided: Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Karachi Kings qualify into the Playoffs

10.57pm Usman Shinwari conceded 22 off his third over, but took three wickets for only three runs in the final over to break Quetta and Lahore's hearts. When Ahmed Shehzad was out for 99, with four runs to win in five balls, the game still belonged to Quetta. But Usman Shinwari's fiery death-over bowling has absolutely dismantled Quetta's middle order, and has sent a knife through the heart of Lahore fans. A classic T20 game, one that will be remembered for years to come.

Ibrahim: "That's the impact of home ground and support. A stadium cheering you and supporting you can make you defend 5 runs in the last over."

Fayiz: "Only player to blame is sarfaraz. Knowing every angle of NSK he should have come in instead of bravo. "

Mnkhan : "Ahmed shahzad selfishness on first ball cost QG the match. He refused a 2 to complete his century and look where it got QG"

Zulfi: "Quetta and one run finishes... what a love story"

Sohaib Jan: "Usman Shinwari one minute down another minute up, just like Pakistani team.."

Sohaib Ahmed: "Shenwari absolutely redeeming himself in style."

Amir Javid : "What a nail biter! Cricket, Pakistan welcomes you back."

Usman Shinwari to Sohail Tanvir, 1 leg bye, Karachi win by one run and Lahore Qalandars are knocked out! Unbelievable finish to the game. Yorker on middle, and that's been inside-edged onto his pads. They can take only one run, and Usman Shinwari has completed Karachi's heist.

Umar Salamat: "2 runs please for a super over"

Haris : "shinwari you beauty. Always in red hot form, either runs or wickets "

If Karachi win, Lahore are knocked out. Remember.

Stephen Jones: "Have Quetta been watching the Indian ladies team ?? They blew it needing only 3 off 6 balls surely they can get the 5 they need from 6 balls ?? "

Osy: "Yes overtime #admin We want #superover"

Usman Shinwari to Sarfaraz Ahmed, OUT, Shinwari takes a third! Length ball on off, ad he under-edges the ball right into his stumps. Usman Shinwari, villain in his last over, hero in the next. Quetta need 3 off the final ball for a win

Sarfaraz Ahmed b Usman Shinwari 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mazahir: "I feel for Mr. Rana only now."

Usman Shinwari to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, back of a length on off, and pulled one-bounce to deep backward square

Quetta need 4 to win in 3 balls.

Wajid Jawaid: "WHAT. A. MATCH"

Bilal Mustafa: "I want to be Shinwari in world of Bumrahs.... "

Usman Shinwari to Anwar Ali, OUT, length ball, wide outside off, and the attempted cut has been edged to the keeper! Two wickets in two balls, and Anwar Ali is out as well! Twist in the tail?!

Anwar Ali c †Dunk b Usman Shinwari 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Hamza Shah: "Karachi management Applauding Shahzad efforts what a great sign of support and love. PSL United the nation once again."

Usman Shinwari to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, length ball, just outside off, and he flat-bats a shot to mid off. But Ingram dives across his right, and takes an absolute stunner! Shehzad falls for 99! Heartbreak but he gets a hug from sir Viv in the dugout

Ahmed Shehzad c Ingram b Usman Shinwari 99 (57b 8x4 6x6) SR: 173.68

Shehzad on 99

Usman Shinwari to Anwar Ali, 1 run, full and wide outside off, and he carves a shot over point. Falls just short of the boundary, and is intercepted by the fielder

Quetta need 5 off 6. Lahore fans, breath easy...

Gladiators 2nd innings Partnerships

1st68SR WatsonAhmed Shehzad
2nd17Ahmed ShehzadRR Rossouw
3rd45Ahmed ShehzadUmar Akmal
4th47DJ BravoAhmed Shehzad
5th10Anwar AliAhmed Shehzad
6th0Sarfaraz AhmedAnwar Ali
7th1Sarfaraz AhmedMohammad Nawaz (3)
8th1Sohail TanvirMohammad Nawaz (3)

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