Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the eighth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016 between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators at Dubai on Monday. Lahore Qalandars have some huge names in their side such as Chris Gayle, Abdul Razzaq, Dwayne Bravo, Mustafizur Rahman, Kevon Cooper, Cameron Delport, Azhar Ali, and others. They are captained by Umar Akmal. On the other hand Quetta Gladiators have Sarfraz Ahmed as captain and the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, Kevin Pietersen, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim, Luke Wright, Thisara Perera, Elton Chigumbura, Mohammad Nabi, Umar Gul, and Jade Dernbach. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2016 Match 8 at Dubai

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 124/6 in 15 overs | Batting: Akbar-ur-Rehman 1(2), Elton Chigumbura 3(3)Lahore Qalandars won the contest by 63 runs as Quetta Gladiators have been dismantled for a mere score of 131 in just 16.2 overs. Zafar Gohar had a good day with the ball as he chipped in with four wickets. Ajantha Mendis too bowled beautifully for his three wickets. OUT! Chigumbura c Azhar Ali b Mendis 3(4)

OUT! Anwar Ali c Zafar Gohar b Mendis 3(3)

OUT! Akbar-ur-Rehman st Mohammad Rizwan b Zafar Gohar 3(4)

OUT! Umar Gul c Umar Akmal b Zafar Gohar 0(1)

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 124/6 in 15 overs | Batting: Akbar-ur-Rehman 1(2), Elton Chigumbura 3(3): Gladiators lost their way completely in the middle and a defeat seems to be on the card as wickets have fallen like nine pins. They need 91 runs from 30 deliveries and need a miraculous performance to win the game from here. OUT! Sarfraz Ahmed c Mohammad Rizwan b Zohaib Khan 31(19) 

Mohammad Nawaz st Mohammad Rizwan b Mendis 42(34) 

OUT! Mohammad Nabi c Umar Akmal b Zafar Gohar 6(6)

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 89/3 in 10 overs | Batting: Mohammad Nawaz 32(23), Sarfraz Ahmed 19(11): Gladiators are losing wickets which is not helping their cause. They need more 106 runs to win in ten overs which is quiet achievable but need wickets in hand. Kevin Pietersen got out to Dwayne Bravo just for 12 runs. Gladiators need some good hitting and with Sarfraz Ahmed at the crease one can expect some fireworks. 

Live Cricket Score Quetta Gladiators 35/2 in 5 overs | Batting: Kevin Pietersen 11(4), Mohammad Nawaz 2(7): Gladiators have a huge target ahead of them. They have suffered an early blow and made the made the process more difficult for them. Moments later, Luke Wright too made his way back to the pavilion. Kevon Cooper and Zafar Gohar got their team the much needed breakthroughs as they are in a dominating position at the moment. OUT! Ahmed Shehzad b Cooper 15(11)

OUT! Luke Wright c Cooper b Zafar Gohar 4(8)

OUT!

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 194/3 in 20 overs | Batting: Dwayne Bravo 5(5), Hammad Azam 0(0): What a delight it has been to watch Umar Akmal today. He’s absolutely mauled everything. To put things in perspective, teams have found it difficult to get past 140 in the PSL but Akmal has propelled Qalandars to almost 200. He fell tragically short of getting to three figures but incredible effort to score 93. That’s a massive chase set up for Quetta. From here almost seeming insurmountable.

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 157/2 in 17 overs | Batting: Umar Akmal 61(27): Through to the 10 over mark Qalandars were at an underwhelming 62/1 and in just seven overs after that they have added 96 runs! It has been maddening hitting by them since. Umar Akmal has masterminded the carnage. He’s scored 61 from just 27 deliveries. That is absolutely fantastic. Delport was playing brilliantly but was dismissed for a 55-ball 73.

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 118/1 in 14 overs | Batting: Cameron Delport 65(49), Umar Akmal 30(15): What a thrilling segment of cricket that has been. Lahore paying rich dividends for preserving wickets in the first ten overs. Umar Akmal has unleashed himself on the Quetta attack and is being supported by Delport who is hammering away to glory.

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 62/1 in 10 overs | Batting: Cameron Delport 41(39): That was a solid opening partnership between Delport and Azhar Ali broken in the final ball of the tenth over. They did not add runs at a very rapid rate but that has been the trend at the PSL anyway. As it has been witnessed a scored of 145-150 is very defendable.

The Pakistan Super League has got off to a good start. There have already been some thrilling matches so far and some excellent performances with the ball. The batsmen have not quite got going yet, but it is only a matter of time before we see some huge scores as well. PSL is modelled after the successful T20 leagues around the world such as Indian Premier League (IPL), Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Big Bash League (BBL), Natwest T20 Blast, and Ram Slam T20. It has all the makings of becoming a major T20 tournament world wide. PSL 2016 is also going to be good preparation for international players who will take part in ICC World T20 2016 later this year, which will be held in India. There will also be the Asia Cup T20 2016 for the major Asian teams prior to that.

Squads:

Quetta Gladiators: Ahmed Shehzad, Kevin Pietersen, Asad Shafiq, Saad Nasim, Rameez Raja, Anwar Ali, Luke Wright, Bilal Asif, Thisara Perera, Elton Chigumbura, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Kumar Sangakkara, Bismillah Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema, Jade Dernbach.

Lahore Qalandars: Mukhtar Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Chris Gayle, Sohaib Maqsood, Cameron Delport, Naved Yasin, Imran Butt, Abdul Razzaq, Hammad Azam, Dwayne Bravo, Zohaib Khan, Kevon Cooper, Mohammad Rizwan, Umar Akmal (c), Yasir Shah, Zafar Gohar, Mustafizur Rahman, Zia-ul-Haq, Adnan Rasool, Ehsan Adil.

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