PSL 2024: Sir Viv Richards React on Quetta Gladiators playoff encounter

In a thrilling Pakistan Super League (PSL) match, the Quetta Gladiators defeated the Lahore Qalandars by six wickets, securing their spot in the playoffs. Let’s break down the match and see how it all unfolded. The Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat first. They got off to a strong start, reaching 38/0 in just five overs, thanks to Sahibzada Farhan and Mirza Tahir Baig.

However, Quetta’s spinner Abrar Ahmad turned the tide by dismissing both openers in quick succession. This put pressure on Lahore, and they stood at 39/2 at the end of the powerplay. Despite the setbacks, Lahore’s Shai Hope and Abdullah Shafique built a steady partnership, guiding their team to 122/3 by the fifteenth over. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shafique also reached half-centuries, finishing Lahore’s innings at 166/4.

Viv Richards Celebration In Psl - Sir Viv Richards

In response, Quetta’s Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel started confidently, reaching 39/0 within the powerplay. Although Lahore managed to break through by dismissing Roy, Shakeel and Khwaja Nafay built a strong partnership, pushing Quetta to 88/2 by the twelfth over.

As the match entered its final overs, Quetta needed 29 runs from the last two overs. With Shakeel leading the charge, they brought the equation down to 15 runs off the last over. Despite losing a wicket early, Shakeel remained composed and struck two crucial boundaries, leaving Quetta needing four runs off the final ball.

Sir Viv Richards React

In a thrilling climax, Mohammad Waseem Jr. smashed a massive six off the last ball, securing victory for Quetta Gladiators. The packed National Stadium erupted in joy, with mentor Sir Viv Richards himself sprinting from the dugout to celebrate the remarkable finish.

With this win, the Quetta Gladiators booked their spot in the playoffs, joining Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, and Islamabad United in the quest for the PSL title.

Twitter and Sir Viv Richards React

Twitter exploded with excitement as fans and pundits praised Quetta’s stunning victory. Sir Viv Richards couldn’t contain his joy and rushed to congratulate Mohammad Waseem Jr. for his match-winning performance.

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Overall, it was a thrilling match filled with ups and downs, showcasing the excitement and unpredictability of cricket in the PSL.

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