Fantasy AnalysisKP put on an amazing display and proved he's still a match-winner after taking Gladiators from 89/4 to 202/5, beating Qalandars by five wickets. The South Africa born batsman brought up his 50 with a massive six over midwicket, he hit three fours and eight sixes in all. Pietersen had gone through three partners before he was joined by Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed, the pair shared a 101-run partnership for the fifth wicket. In the 18th over Pietesen went berserk, smashing Mohammad Irfran for four sixes, three of which were consecutive. The over before he had hit Sunil Narine for three sixes, overall 42 runs came from overs 17 and 18.
Fantasy AnalysisImportant though his 45 was Ahmed's biggest contribution was playing second fiddle to Kevin Pietersem who blasted 88 from 42 balls. Pietersen went through three partners before the Gladiators captan came to the crease. The two shared a 101-run stand for the fifth wicket. The Pakistan international wicketkeeper hit three fours and three sixes in his 25-ball 45 and helped stear his side to the top of the PSL points table.
Fantasy AnalysisSmith's 72 was crucial to United's chase and ultimate last-ball victory. The 33-year-old batsman survived a brutal dropped catch in the 14th over when he was on 44. Hassan Ali grassed a sitter at long on and then watched as it trickled into the boundary. The Basian batsman smashed six fours and four sixes, his 50 came from 42 balls. Smith is currently the lead run-scorer in PSL.
Fantasy AnalysisMarsh's 17th first class half-century may have bolstered his chances for a Test recall especially since his biggest competitor for the spot, Glenn Maxwell, could only manage 16 not-out before Australia declared at 469/7. The 25-year-old all rounder hit 11 fours and one six in his 200 minute innings. The younger of the Marsh brothers was dropped from Australia's Test side after they lost their home Test series to South Africa 2-1 late last year.
Fantasy AnalysisIrfan removed two of King's overseas superstars, Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara. The seven foot fast bowler sent Gayle packing for just two runs after Universe Boss skyed a catch to Mohammad Sami at third man. Sangakkara was bowled in the following over also for two, well and truly humbled by a searing yorker. Despite Irfan's incredible returns Kings were ahead of the required rate when the rain fell and won the game via Duckworth-Lewis.
Fantasy AnalysisSouth Africa's T20 captain was in early for his side on Friday with Quinton de Kock being dismissed by Trent Boult early for a duck. Together with Hashim Amla, the pair built the key partnership of the game worth 87 runs to take the Proteas to 102 when du Plessis was dismissed in the 12th over for 36. His innings came from 25 balls and included three sixes and a four.
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