Peshawar Zalmi Bowling | Quetta Gladiators Vs Peshawar Zalmi | Match 10 | 1st March | HBL PSL 2018
12.02am Well, we’re past midnight in Sharjah and it’s time to say goodbye. What a cracking game this has been. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo’s coverage of tonight’s PSL game. This is Sreshth Shah, on behalf of Alagappan Muthu, signing off. Adios!
11.55pm We’re ready with the presentation.
Darren Sammy is the Man of the Match. He says: “We needed the win today. Quetta did well to bring it back after our start. Credit goes to our bowlers. Gul, in his first match, bowled excellent. And everyone else backed up. It was a good win. I always intended to bat today, that’s why I didn’t go to the MRI already. Even thought I told him I can’t run, he believed in me. I’ve been in this situation before. Just had to look at the equation – it was just three hits away. It happened today. We’re gonna enjoy tonight and come back again on Saturday.”
Sarfraz Ahmed, the losing captain. He says: “We were discussing whether we should bowl a pacer or a spinner for the last over. See, the pacers brought the game back for us, and because of that we gave the final over to a pacer. In hindsight, we could’ve given it to a spinner, but pacers have bowled well. It is disheartening to lose this close game, but the boys showed a lot of heart. They will learn a lot from here. We need to improve our batting. We should’ve scored a bit more. We also need a bit more variation with our bowling.”
11.45pm How often has Darren Sammy done this in T20 cricket?! Just when you thought Quetta’s bowlers pulled things back, it’s the Peshawar captain who brings all the fireworks to the crease. Two sixes, one dot, and one four. That’s all he needed to do, and he’s being congratulated by both teams. Extraordinary game of cricket. Quotes, presentations, reactions. Coming soon.
Here’s Darren Sammy after his match-winning knock: “I just needed to hit three sixes, that’s what I told the coach. Even if you hobble it’s okay, just get a six. It’s a great feeling to make the team win. Games against Quetta have always been classics. I’m going to go for an MRI scan tonight, and I think my knee has given way. I’m not sure yet, so hopefully I can take part in PSL 2018. We’ll see what the scan shows. Experience definitely helps. I told myself: just two big hits and we could win. I believed myself, and it came off.”
Bilal Aslam: “Sammy is a real Pathan, pains wont stop him from fighting!”
Muhammad Mubeen: “Sammmyyyyyyyyyyy. Do not remember the name. Remember this man and remember this innings, Cricketing world will surely see very little innings like this. Bravo!!!”