Breaking: Lahore Qalandars overcome Quetta Gladiators by 63 Runs in match 10 of HBL PSL 8. On Feb 21, Quetta Gladiators faced Lahore Qalandars in a one-sided match. Because Lahore Qalandars made it look too easy with their batting as well as their bowling. In contrast, Quetta loses two consecutive matches in two days at the same venue (National Bank Stadium, Karachi).
Lahore Qalandars Overcome Quetta Gladiators – Overview
Additionally, it was a living nightmare for Quetta Gladiators as Lahore Qalandars beat them with a great margin of 63 runs. Before the match started, Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to field first. Quetta has already played a match against Peshawar Zalmi just yesterday. So, they might have known the condition of the pitch and dew factor at night. In addition, Sarfaraz thought that their team will bowl first and control Lahore to give an easy-chasing target.
Moreover, there was also pressure from the previous match against Peshawar Zalmi. Because Quetta got to bat first in match 09 of PSL 2023. But they were not able to put up a good score on the scoreboard. A low run target gave Peshawar Zalmi a big edge in winning. Also, the Quetta Gladiators’ bowlers like Mohammad Hasnain and Naseem Shah could not defend their target and lost the match.
Sarfaraz tried to be smart in this match but their team still did not perform against Lahore Qalandars. Quetta Gladiators only scored 136 runs with the loss of 8 wickets at the end of 20 overs. However, the target intended to achieve was 199 runs.
The batting lineup of Lahore Qalandars played really well including Shai Hope, Fakhar Zaman, and Sikandar Raza. Similarly, their bowling lineup was great as it had Shaheen Afridi, Rashid Khan, Haris Rauf, and David Wiese. Shaheen and Wiese each got three wickets, delivering a nightmare for the Gladiators’ batting lineup.
Quetta Gladiators Highlights
Match 10 QG batting Scorecard Image
Lahore Qalandars Highlights
Match 10 LQ bowling Scorecard
In a spectacular display of skill and determination, Lahore Qalandars secured a convincing victory over Quetta Gladiators, triumphing by a margin of 63 runs. The Qalandars’ commanding performance both with the bat and in the field underscored their dominance, leaving Quetta Gladiators struggling to match their prowess.