The Gladiators, who batted first, scored a massive 178-6, thanks to Chris Gayle’s 68 and captain Sarfaraz’s 40, however, the Qalandars never looked fazed by the sizable target during their run chase.
Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez smashed a partnership of 115 that helped Qalandars beat Sarfaraz’s Gladiators.
Fakhar Zaman (82) and Sohail Akhtar (21) got them 64 runs for the opening wicket before Hafeez’s scintillating innings of 73 off just 33 balls made sure that Lahore got the job done with 10 balls and nine wickets to spare.
Chris Gayle struck his highest PSL score, 68 off 40 balls – aided by several dropped catches along the way – to help Quetta post 178, the highest first innings score this tournament. It looked a match-winning total then, but a stunning onslaught from Hafeez and Zaman helped Lahore Qalandars make short work of the target, and they got there with more than an over to spare.