‘Cometh the hour, cometh the man’. David Wiese proved this cliché true with his pristine striking in the tense moments of the game to navigate Lahore Qalandars to victory over Peshawar Zalmi. The Proteas veteran kept his calm in the face of wickets tumbling on the other end and launched the winning six on the penultimate delivery of the game.
Wiese held his nerve against the rampant Carlos Brathwaite and dispatched a length delivery over the fielder stationed at long-on. Wiese’s six-ball 17 featuring two maximums and his last-over heroics mirrored his epic performance against Multan Sultans in the 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
In that high-scoring encounter held at Sharjah, Qalandars found themselves in a similar position when Wiese was the man facing the final delivery of the match requiring three runs against Dan Christian. At that instant too, Wiese emerged triumphant by blasting a huge six to cap off a memorable win.