Shahid Afridi Just Took The Catch Of The Year In PSL 3

Posted February 26, 2018

Shane Watson's effort of a 42-bal 66 helped Quetta Gladiators chase Lahore Qalandars' low total to win the fifth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018.

The start couldn't have been any worse for Quetta as Watson ran himself out in comical fashion as he set off without knowing where the ball was and that set a trend from which the team never quite recovered.

Sunil Narine was the only Lahore bowler to pick up a wicket when he dismissed Watson in the 12th over, as the Austrian missed a quick one from the West Indian.

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While Watson was sending the white ball around the stadium, Asad Shafiq, known more his cricketing excellence in whites, kept the other end going with nearly a run-a-ball. Watson and Asad Shafiq's opening partnership provided a major boost to the Gladiators to chase down the target with 6 overs still remaining.

Mohammad Nawaz took two wickets including Brendon McCullum who got out on 30 off 18. Even with Fakhar Zaman, who could have been a big threat to the Quetta team, lasted only three balls before falling to Jofra Archer caught him double mind.

And the former Pakistan captain showed everyone what he is still capable of, as he pulled off a catch that might just be one of the best of his career, contributing to the Kings' first win over the Gladiators in the history of the T20 franchise tournament. The left-handed Pakistani star ended up giving a tame return catch to the West Indian fast bowler. He conceded just four runs in his four overs and also took two wickets.

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Nawaz revealed his thought process during that incredible spell.

Brief Scores: Karachi Kings 149/9 (Colin Ingram 41, Khurram Manzoor 35, Shane Watson 3-22) beat Quetta Gladiators 130/9 (Umar Amin 31, Imad Wasim 2-19) by 19 runs.

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