In the second match played at the National Stadium in Karachi, Quetta Gladiators scored 190 runs for the loss of four wickets in the stipulated overs and gave Zalmi a target of 191 runs to win. The openers of Gladiators Will Smeed and Ahsan Ali gave a brilliant start of 155 runs, Ahsan Ali was dismissed for 73 off 46 balls, his innings included eight fours and three sixes. This was the highest partnership of any Quetta openers. Zalmi’s Qadir took two wickets. Will Smeed scored 97 runs in just 62 balls.
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi captain Shoaib Malik had won the toss and chose to field first. Shoaib Malik said that Quetta will try to keep it limited to low runs. Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that they will try to give a big score by batting first, the team has become stronger with the presence of Iftikhar Ahmed, hopefully, Shahid Afridi will join the team soon.