Short Highlights | Lahore Qalandars Vs Quetta Gladiators | Match 5 | 25 Feb | HBL PSL 2018
That’s that from all of us. Hope to see you tomorrow. Until then, it’s goodbye from the commentary desk. Cheers and have a good night.
Mohammad Nawaz is the Player of the Match for his outstanding spell of 4-1-4-2. “Brendon McCullum was batting well, so when I came onto bowl, my only aim was to not give him any room,” he says. “Line and length was important, had to be accurate. After we picked two wickets, I was aggressive, I wasn’t afraid to flight the ball and there was some turn on offer. I aimed to be the best bowler and win matches for my team this season.”
Brendon McCullum: We were well in front but passed up another opportunity. Have to look hard at ourselves. I was disappointed with the energy on the field, not acceptable when you’re representing a proud place like Lahore. There’s no shame in losing but we have to give our 100 percent every time. There’s still a long way to go though.
Sarfraz Ahmed: The start was poor but the way we came back was incredible. It’s hard to bowl spin against the kind of batsmen they have, but I have a good understanding with KP. He helped as well, the way Nawaz came back here was superb, no praise is enough for him. The intent Watson showed was superb, as a team we got a lot of confidence out of this game.”
Asad Shafiq: No praise is enough for our bowlers because they set up the game, then Watson was sensational. Archer is a good fast bowler, his slower variations are good and he’s an excellent choice. Hope we benefit from his presence in the team. These conditions aren’t the easiest for bowlers, but they set it up for us. We had time, and the way Watson approached the chase was outstanding. Credit to the management and Sarfraz.
Quite a hiding that for Lahore Qalandars for the second time in two nights. Lots of soul-searching to do. Quetta have made a small chase look ridiculously easy. Sometimes, such chases can be tricky but they came out with just one agenda: look to score quickly, attack the bowling and look to elevate their net-run-rate. In the end, they’ve literally sauntered home. Asad Shafiq, who you normally don’t associate with big hitting in T20s, has done his credentials and confidence no harm by remaining unbeaten. Watson, who had a poor outing with the bat yesterday, has more than made up with a scintillating half-century.