Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators: Khawaja Nafay Leads Quetta to 5-Wicket Victory

In a thrilling encounter at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024, Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators, with Quetta emerging victorious by five wickets. The match witnessed remarkable performances from both teams, but it was Khawaja Nafay stellar innings that guided Quetta to triumph.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Lahore Qalandars set a competitive total. Their powerplay saw them at 43/1 in 6 overs, gradually building momentum. At the 10-over mark, they stood at 67/2, and by the end of the 15th over, they reached 117/4. Shahibzada Farhan’s impressive knock of 62 runs and Jahandad Khan’s contribution of 45* helped Lahore Qalandars reach a formidable total of 187/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

Quetta Gladiators, however, started their chase aggressively. Their powerplay yielded 61 runs without any loss of wickets in 6 overs. By the 10th over, they were at 94/2, and by the 15th over, they reached 147/4. Khawaja Nafay unbeaten 60* and Saud Shakeel’s quickfire 40 runs off 23 balls were crucial in Quetta’s pursuit. Eventually, Quetta Gladiators achieved the target, scoring 188/5 in just 19.1 overs, securing a notable victory.

The match saw several standout moments. Akeal Hosein’s pivotal wicket of Fakhar Zaman during the powerplay was deemed the moment of the match. Jahandad Khan’s explosive batting, scoring 45 runs off just 17 balls, earned him the title of Energetic Batter of the Match. Saud Shakeel’s composed innings earned him the Superpower of the Day accolade.

Khawaja Nafay was rightfully awarded the Player of the Match for his match-winning innings, steering Quetta Gladiators to victory in this exciting encounter.

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