Karachi (Staff Report): Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by eight wickets in the final clinch Pakistan Super League 2019 trophy on Sunday.
Fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain's 3-30 and Ahmed Shehzad's unbeaten 59 played a pivotal role in scripting the decisive victory for the Gladiators.
Quetta's bowling attack restricted Peshawar to 138-8. In response, the Gladiators chased down the target in 17.5 overs.
Albeit Shane Watson (7)'s run-out and Ahsan Ali (25)'s soft dismissal by Wahab Riaz, the chase remained a walk in the park for the Gladiators.
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Earlier, closing ceremony of PSL held at Karachi s National Stadium.
The ceremony began with a one minute silence to honour the martyrs of Christchurch terrorist attack.
Pakistani singing sensation Fawad Khan, Ibrarul Haq and Aima Baig mesmerized the cricket fans with their magical voice during the ceremony.
Moreover, Pakistan’s pop queen Nazia Hassan was honored at PSL’s closing ceremony.
President Dr Arif Alvi, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor and DG Rangers (Sindh) Muhammad Saeed attended the ceremony.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani thanked law enforcement agencies for restoring cricket and bringing flagship to the PSL. He stated that Pakistan was ready to host international fixtures.
The PCB chairman said that the hosting of PSL 2019 final in Karachi is an historic day. “This is a historic day for Karachi and Pakistan that we are hosting the finals of HBL PSL 2019,” said Mani.
Over 200,000 people attended the Karachi’s National Stadium for the eight matches of PSL-Pakistan leg.