KARACHI: Shane Watson’s half-century and a brilliant last over helped Quetta Gladiators to seal a final spot this season, the team’s third PSL final in four years.
Watson’s 71 runs off 43 balls and 1-10 last over bowling was the decisive factor in beating Peshawar Zalmi by 10 runs in the qualifier at a sold-out National Stadium.
Gladiators won by 10 runs as skipper Darren Sammy (46) and Kieron Pollard (44) took the team to the final over in 187 run-chase but were triumphed by Watson.
Bowling after nearly a year and with hardly any legs to take half his normal run-up, the former Australian all-rounder dominated the day. Rookie pacer Mohammad Hasnain took two wickets, while Rossouw, Fawad Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz took one each.