Gladiators faced defeat against Qalandars

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, April 1st, 2018 | 0

Quetta Gladiators can be described as one of the most successful franchise team in Pakistan Super League considering their previous history in the tournament where this team played consecutive two finals but unfortunately could not win any title of it. But this time in the 3rd episode of PSL, they are in great form and on the way to win the title. But suddenly they faced an unfortunate defeat here. In the last match which was the 26th match of the tournament, Quetta Gladiators faced defeat against Qalandars and this was so wanted for them.

Gladiators faced defeat against Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars did not make any good start in the season and from the past two seasons, they had no greater achievement. They played several matches in the season but managed only two three victories till now. So, they already ruled out from the tournament and did not get chance to jump to the playoff. Now, they are putting Quetta Gladiators is in risk as well.

On the other hand, Gladiators played total nine matches in the season of PSL and won five times so far. So, they have chance to qualify for the playoff round but to secure their position in the next round, they had to win the match.

The match between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars was the 26th match in the tournament of Pakistan Super League 2018 and it was executed in 14th March, 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. In the match, toss luck favoured Gladiators but they failed to use it. They won the toss and as usual as toss winning team selected to bowl first. But in the day, Lahore Qalandars played brilliantly. They came to bat and based on their top orders they made 186 runs target in front of Gladiators. They only lost four wickets so far. Fakhar Zaman went too close to the century but finished his innings scoring 94 runs so far. He faced only fifty balls and made number of big shots there. Hasan Khan just took one wicket for Gladiators.

At the ground Sharjah, chasing was all time a good option and toss winning team used to decide bowl first. So, Gladiators came to chase the score and they also played well. They did go to close to the target but their players could not make highest number of shots in the match. So, by losing six wickets Quetta Gladiators scored 169 runs in selected 20 overs. Rilee Rossouw scored 42 runs highest for the team. Sunil Narine took two wickets for Qalandars in the match. So, finally Lahore Qalandars won by 17 runs against Gladiators.

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