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Lahore Qalandars got aboard the PSL bandwagon bouncing back after two losses with an emphatic 63-run win against unbeaten Quetta Gladiators in Dubai on Monday night.
Qalandars got their act together by piling a PSL record total of 194-3 thanks to a breathtaking half century from Umar Akmal (93) who smashed eight sixes and six boundaries in his 40-ball power packed innings.
Delport showed the way with a belligerent 55-ball 73 sharing in a partnership of 95 with Akmal as Lahore plundered 132 in the last 10 overs.
Quetta made a valiant bid to chase the daunting target and were in the hunt when Nawaz (42) and Sarfraz (31) during a 64-run alliance before their run chase floundered once they departed.
Gohar had a haul of four for 14 and Mendis 3 for 13.
Gul is the last man out as Quetta are bowled out for 131 in 16.2 overs.
Umar Gul c Umar Akmal b Zafar Gohar 0 (1b)
Rizwan pulls off a brilliant stumping off a wide with Akbar being adjudged out after much deliberation. Glad 130-9, 16 overs.
Akbar-ur-Rehman st Rizwan b Zafar Gohar 3 (4b)
Double strike by Mendis as Anwar miscues to point. Glads 129-8, 16 overs.
Anwar Ali c Zafar Gohar b Mendis 3 (3b)
Mendis gets his second as Gladiators are faltering in their valiant bid to chase 195. Gladiators 125-7, 15.2 overs.
Elton Chigumbura c Azhar Ali b Mendis 3 (4b)
Akmal takes a superb catch on the boundary as Nabi slices a pull shot. Gladiators 122-6, 14.3 overs.
Mohammad Nabi c Umar Akmal b Zafar Gohar 6 (6b)
Nawaz is out by a mile being bamboozled by Mendis. Gladiators 118-5, 13.5 overs.
Mohammad Nawaz st Rizwan b Mendis 42 (34b 5x4 1x6)
Zohaib strikes taking the crucial wicket of Sarfraz snaring him out. Gladiators 111-4, 12.3 overs.
Sarfraz Ahmed st Rizwan b Zohaib Khan 31 (19b 3x4 1x6)
Cooper has been smacked for a couple of boundaries as Gladiators are still in the hunt. Gladiators 108-3, 12 overs.
Azam goes for 20 as Nawaz slams three boundaries and a six to keep alive Quetta's hopes. Gladiators 89-3, 10 overs.
Nawaz is showing off his all round skills with two sizzling boundaries on either side of the wicket off Hammad.
Mendis has been hit for a couple of boundaries in his opening over. Gladiators 69-3, 9 overs.
Sarfraz brings up the 50 of the innings by sweeping Zohaib for a six over midwicket. Gladiators 51-3, 7 overs.
Lahore are celebrating after getting the prized wicket of Pietersen who miscues Bravo. Gladiators 37-3. 5.4 overs.
Kevin Pietersen c Cooper b Bravo 12 (7b 1x4 1x6)
Gohar strikes as Wright holes out to midwicket. Gladiators 26-2, 3.2 overs.
Luke Wright c Cooper b Zafar Gohar 4 (8b)
Pietersen shows his class by whipping the first ball from Cooper for a boundary. Gladiators 24-1, 3 overs.
Shehzad finally middles it hitting a couple of boundaries off Cooper before being bowled off an inside edge. Gladiators 20-1, 2.5 overs.
Ahmed Shehzad b Cooper 15 (11b 3x4)
Wright (1) survives after Gohar fails to hold on to a return catch as Quetta begin chasing 195. Galdiators 10-2, 2 overs.
Lahore Qalandars smashed a PSL record total of 193-3 after being put into bat thanks to an exhilarating half century from Umar Akmal whose 40-ball 93 was studded with eight sixes and six boundaries.
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Ball-by-ball scores of @Umar96Akmal's blistering innings.
Cameron Delport began the onslaught slamming eight boundaries and three sixes in his 55-ball 73 during a partnership of 95 with Akmal.
Qalandars plundered 132 runs during the last 10 overs when Akmal was in full cry.
THIS IS HOW YOU BAT LIKE A QALANDAR! @Umar96Akmal pic.twitter.com/5xZNa83B4v— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 8, 2016
Umar Akmal's fabulous innings comes to an end falling short of a century. Qaland 193-3, 19.5 overs.
Umar Akmal c Akbar-ur-Rehman b Anwar Ali 93 (40b 6x4 8x6)
Babar traps Delport leg before. Qaland 157-2, 17 overs.
Cameron Delport lbw b Zulfiqar Babar 73 (55b 8x4 3x6)
Akmal whacks a couple of huge sixes off Gul to bring up the 50 partnership with Delport off just 21 balls.
Want to watch two of @Umar96Akmal's most brutal hits for six?— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 8, 2016
OF COURSE YOU DO! pic.twitter.com/S7CgpMFafy
Umar Akmal joins the party by getting a couple of boundaries off Nawaz. Qalan 99-1, 13 overs.
South African southpaw Delport is turning it on dancing down the track to hit Nabi into the second tier followed by a boundary. Qaland 86-1, 12 overs.
Delport has smashed Babar for a couple of boundaries to bring up his half century. Qaland 72-1, 11 overs.
It's raining boundaries from the blade of Delport before Azhar is undone by a short ball from Gul. Qalan 62-1, 10 overs.
Azhar Ali c Akbar-ur-Rehman b Umar Gul 20 (21b 2x4 1x6)
Delport is on a roll pulling Gul fiercely to midwicket for a boundary. Qalan 48-0, 8 overs.
Delport has reverse swept Babar for a boundary. Qaland 41-0, 7 overs.
Delport also gets into his stride by slamming a boundary off Nawaz while Azhar lives dangerously slapping the left arm spinner over extra cover for a boundary. Qalan 29-0, 5 overs.
Azhar Ali rocks back and punches Babar through midwicket for a boundary. Qaland 19-0, 3 overs.
Azhar Ali opens his account by swinging Anwar Ali over long-on for a six. Qaland 8-0, 1 over.
Relive that glorious six by Lahori skipper @AzharAli_ earlier in the innings. pic.twitter.com/gOeNYzVJR5— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 8, 2016
Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field in Match 8 of PSL against Quetta Gladiators in Dubai on Monday.
.@TeamQuetta have won the toss and will bowl first! No @henrygayle for @lahoreqalandars today! pic.twitter.com/dVwQjulp9Q— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 8, 2016
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