Ben Dunk and Samit Patel play an important role in this match. Both Batsmen play an outstanding inning in this match and help their team to win their first match in HBL PSL 2020.
Sarfraz Ahmed, captain of Quetta Gladiator, won the toss and elected to bowl first. In the start of the game, Lahore Qalander was in great trouble because their opener started losing their wickets one by one. Opener Fakhar out on 1/36 by scoring only 15 runs against Quetta. Then their second opener CA Lynn out on 2/49 by scoring only 27 runs. After CA Lynn, Muhammad Hafeez comes into the Track, But due to bad luck, he loses his wicket on 3/50 by scoring Zero runs against Quetta Gladiator. But Ben Dunk, who was a left-handed batsman of Lahore Qalander, came into Track with his partner Samit Patel.
Both Ben Dunk scored 93 runs off 43 balls, and Samit Patel scored 71 runs off 40 balls and took their team to total runs of 209 which was the highest PSL 2020 target. Both Samit Patela and Ben Dunk create the highest partnership in HBL PSL 2020. Both are the highest scorer batsmen set the flow of run to all sides, smashing sixes and fours to all parts of the ground, setting a new record of the vent. Ben Dunk and Samit Patel brought smiles and cheers on the face of the team management and a diehard fan of the Lahore Qalandars Team.
Due to the amazing batting of both Batsmen, they put their team out of danger. Ben Dunk also set the record of hitting maximum sixes in an innings by hammering three fours and ten sixes off 43 balls to every part of the ground. While Samit Patel also delivers nine fours and two sixes off 40 balls. Later, Samit hit the shot but caught by Nawaz off Cutting. Also, Ben Dunk also smashes the big hit, but the catch was taken at the edge of boundary by Ahsan Ali off Muhammad Nawaz at 205.
Cutting took two wickets on giving 36 runs, Muhammad Husnain and Fawad Alam got one wicket off 44 and 3 runs respectively.
While Quetta Gladiator was under pressure and for this reason, they started losing wickets at the start of innings. Jason Roy who was the opener only able to score 12 runs from 28 balls and then later Ahsan Ali also an opener of Quetta Gladiator slipped to 2-29. At this time, Quetta Gladiator is suffering from huge pressure and then Sarfraz Ahmed, Captain decided to come earlier. But due to bad luck, Sarfraz Ahmed also out at 50 by scoring only 9 runs. While other openers Shane Watson smashes only one four and two sixes and then out at 53 runs.
Then Azam Khan who was fifth batsmen out at 70 runs by scoring only 15 runs. Then Lahore Qalander was able to take the sixth wicket of Nawaz at 97 runs which were only able to make 24 runs. Anwar A was the seventh batsmen out at 116 by scoring only 4 runs. Ben Cutting was the only player who does its best to support Quetta Gladiator by scoring 53 runs off 27 balls.
Lahore Qalander not only performs well on the batting side but also gives the best performance on the bowling side. Salman Irshad was the top player who was able to take 4 wickets off 29 runs. Muhammad Faizan took only two for 29 runs, Samit Patel took two wickets as well as Dilbar by giving only 31 and 11 runs respectively.