Chris Gale was his best on Monday night when the big Jamaican set fire to the ongoing Pakistan Super League with 68 innings of fireworks running out of just 44 deliveries for the gladiators from Quetta against Lahore Qalandars. He broke five sixes and as many limits during the inning before falling victim to Afghan spin wizard Rashid Khan.
The 40-year-old West Indian certainly enjoyed cotton wool at night, while he later performed his famous dance on the field during a break at the request of commentator Ramiz Raja.
You can also watch the focus of his fun innings in the video below:
Left-handed opener Fakar made 82 of 52 balls, and 41-year-old Hafees hit 73 bubbles with just 33 balls in Lahore’s strong chase of 179-1 with 10 spare balls.
Both batsmen were dropped, but lifted 115 wins, winning the match, only 58 balls.
Hafeez smashed six sixes and five fours that included the winning line against Mohammad Hasnain through the covers to give Quetta their second straight loss in a six-team race.
“The ball came in handy on the bat and we always knew we would chase it,” said Lahore captain Sohail Akhtar. “Hafeez and Fakhar did very well in the run and it was an exceptional performance.”
Earlier, after being released into the bat, Lahore twice released veteran Chris Gale, 68, before anchoring Quetta at 178-6.
Gail, who was dropped by Aga Salman in the deep middle wicket in the 1920s, hit five fours and five sixes before Afghan legionnaire Rashid Khan bowled him in the 15th.
Gayle shared the value of 101 starts with captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, who returned in some form of wadding with 40 of 31 balls before receiving the top edge from an incorrect draw against fast bowling Haris Rauf, who took 3-38.
(With AP inputs).