Chris Gayle was at his blazing finest on Monday evening when the burly Jamaican mild up the continuing Pakistan Tremendous League with a firework of an innings of 68 runs off simply 44 deliveries for Quetta Gladiators towards Lahore Qalandars. He smashed 5 sixes and as many boundaries in the course of the course of the innings earlier than falling prey to Afghan spin wizard Rashid Khan.
The 40-year-old West Indian was absolutely having fun with his batting on the evening as he later did his well-known ‘googly’ dance on the sector throughout a break on the request of commentator Ramiz Raja.
You may also watch spotlight of his entertaining innings within the video beneath:
Left-handed opener Fakhar made 82 off 52 balls and 41-year-old Hafeez hit a blistering 73 off simply 33 balls in Lahore’s sturdy run-chase of 179-1 with 10 balls to spare.
Each batsmen have been dropped however raised a 115-run, match-winning stand off solely 58 balls.
Hafeez smashed six sixes and 5 fours that included the successful boundary towards Mohammad Hasnain by means of the covers handy Quetta its second successive loss within the six-team occasion.
“The ball was coming properly onto the bat and we at all times knew we are going to chase it down,” Lahore captain Sohail Akhtar mentioned. “Hafeez and Fakhar paced the run chase very properly and it was an excellent efficiency.”
Earlier, after being put into bat, Lahore let veteran Chris Gayle (68) off the hook twice earlier than he anchored Quetta to 178-6.
Gayle, dropped within the 20s by Agha Salman at deep mid-wicket, hit 5 fours and 5 sixes earlier than Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan clear bowled him within the 15th over.
Gayle shared 101-run stand with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who returned to some batting kind with 40 off 31 balls earlier than getting a prime edge off a mistimed pull towards quick bowler Haris Rauf, who took Three-38.
(With inputs from AP).