Hassan Khan hit Kieron Pollard for a six to seal the victory for Quetta Gladiators in the last over. Viv Richards ran out from the dugout to give the 19-year-old a hug he’d remember for a lifetime.
These priceless moments define the product that is the Pakistan Super League.
Multan Sultans humiliated Quetta Gladiators when the last time these two teams met in Sharjah.
Today, Quetta bounced back by winning on the second last ball of the match. They needed this win to gain momentum and the much needed 2 points to move to the fourth position above United and Qalandars. Multan Sultans despite the loss sit comfortably at the top of the table.
Quetta were chasing a not so stiff target of 153: they started off cautiously with run a ball scores by Shane Watson (26 off 26) and Asad Shafiq (20 off 20). Umar Gul dismissed the openers in back to back overs. Kevin Pietersen (5 off 10) failed to get a move on, and so did Sarfraz (11 off 10). It was Rilee Rossouw (27 off 24), and Rameez Raja (22 off 14) took Quetta closer to the target. Quetta needed 35 from the last three overs: cameos from Anwar Ali (15 off 8), Mohammad Nawaz (11 off 4) and Hassan Khan (9* off 3) helped them cross the finish line. Umar Gul in his comeback game that too against his previous team ended with the second best figures in the PSL, 6 for 24. He was adjudged player of the match for this impeccable performance, albeit in a losing cause.
Earlier, Multan Sultans lost both their openers in the first two overs. They were 6 for 2. It was a struggle from there on but they managed to post a target of 153; mainly thanks to their captain Shoaib Malik (65* off 43) who completed his second fifty in the PSL. Quetta’s bowlers shared a wicket each except Hassan Khan.